räms

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Other meanings expressed by passives, resultatives etc. in English are expressed by infinitive constructions, such as:
Mngw räms mái ym. - The house is still being built.
Mngw rämsmne ym. - The house has been built.
Yna mngw wgd rämsmne ym. - This house is well-built.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(68)
Yna äräm kend mnḡ tramte.
yna
DEM
är-äm
man-ERG
kend
paperbark
mnḡ
house(ABS)
t-ram-t-e
3sgU:α-build-ND:IPF-3sgA
‘The man built a paperbark house.’
(161)
Togetogeyäbem Kmgonde tñ yramtat.
togetoge-yäbem
children-PL:ERG
Kmgo-nde
Kmgo-GEN
fence
y-ram-ta-t
3sgU:α-make-ND:IPF-3nsgA
‘The boys are tying up Kamgo's fence.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BUILD MAKE Coding set Argument type
1 builder maker NP-erg & V.act A
2 built thing made thing NP-abs & und.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(191)
‘Two men are building a house for themselves.’
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n