mñteba wakaes

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Lit. 'look upon/see with sweetness'.
'Like V-ing' can be expressed by using an infinitive clause in the U position.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Examples

(94)
Är togam mleg mñteba yakate.
ärtog-am
boy-ERG
mleg
girl
mñte-ba
sweetness-COM
y-aka-t-e
3sgU:α-look.at-ND:B.IPF-3sgA
‘The boy likes/loves the girl.’
(95)
Är togam angan räms mñteba yakate.
ärtog-am
boy-ERG
angan
song
ø-räm-s
TR.INF-make-NLZR(ABS)
mñte-ba
sweetness-COM
y-aka-t-e
3sgU:α-look.at-ND:B.IPF-3sgA
‘That boy likes singing.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE Coding set Argument type
1 liker NP-erg & V.act A
2 liked entity NP-abs & und.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(212)
‘You two love each other.’
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