waets

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The RR form awaets can be taken literally ('follow each other') but can also be used of a courting or mating couple.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(102)
Yna äräm mleg yngaetnda.
yna
DEM
är-äm
man-ERG
mleg
girl
y-ng-aet-nda
3sgU:α-AW-follow-ND:PST.PF:3sgA
‘The man followed the girl.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FOLLOW Coding set Argument type
1 follower NP-erg & V.act A
2 followee NP-abs & und.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(103)
‘The three children are following each other in a straight line.’
C
R y
(104)
‘He is following behind.’
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
U
n
U
n