wayabs

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(32)
Ymam {wawapsereita/yagta} wagib yayabnda.
ymam
3sgERG
{wawapser-eita/yagta}
{teacher-DAT1/3sgDAT1}
wagib
fish
y-ayab-nda
3sgU:α-show-ND:PST.PF:3sgA
‘She showed the fish to the teacher / to him.’
(37)
Ymam ybegta ag yawayabae.
ymam
3sgERG
ybegta
3nsgDAT1
ag
coconut
yaw-ayab-ae
3nsgU:α-show-DU:PF:3sgA\duU
‘He showed the two of them one coconut.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHOW Coding set Argument type
1 shower NP-erg & V.act A
2 shown thing NP-abs & und.V P
3 showing addressee NP-dat X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(193)
‘After that, Isaac is showing off the dead bandicoot.’
C
R y
(33)
‘That man showed (him) two coconuts.’
(36)
‘He showed them the coconut.’
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n