wenzas

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(58)
Togam wénngama kanam enzanda.
tog-am
child-ERG
wén-ngama
stick-ABL
kanam
snake(ABS)
ø-enza-nda
3sgU:α-touch-ND:PST.PF:3sgA
‘The boy touched the snake with a stick.’
(217)
Bä ynd enzan.
3sgABS
ynd
1sgERG
ø-enz-a-n
3sgU:α-touch-ND:IPF-1sgA
‘I'm touching him.’
(57)
Är togam mleg toge tndan enzanda.
ärtog-am
boy-ERG
mlegtoge
girl(ABS)
tnd-an
hand-LOC
ø-enza-nda
3sgU:α-touch-ND:PST.PF:3sgA
‘The boy touched the girl on the hand.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TOUCH Coding set Argument type
1 toucher NP-erg & V.act A
2 touchee NP-abs & und.V P
3 touching instrument NP-abl I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(59)
‘The two poles are touching each other.’
(60)
‘I am touching myself on the nose.’
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n