momae ke otärs

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otärs is simply 'to make a noise'; 'cough' is obtained by conjoining this with the phrase momae ke 'mucus noise' here functioning as a coverb

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Är momae ke kotne.
är
man(ABS)
momae
mucus
ke
noise
k-ot-ne
M:β-make.noise-ND:IPF:3sgA
‘The man coughed.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COUGH Coding set Argument type
1 cougher NP-abs & V.act X

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