armbs

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Basically means 'ascend (by whatever means)'; can combine with directional prefixes to mean 'come up', 'go up' etc. Regularly used to describe entry into house (which involves climbing up a ladder)

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(120)
Är karmbte lädawama.
är
man(ABS)
k-armb-te
M:β-ascend-ND:IPF:3sgA
läda-wama
ladder-COM
‘The man climbed the ladder (ascended by means of the ladder).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CLIMB Coding set Argument type
1 climber NP-abs & V.act X
2 climb instrument NP-com I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(121)
‘The man took the child up the ladder onto the balcony.’
C
y
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