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Means 'to be sitting', as opposed to amzs 'to assume sitting position, to sit down'. There is another positional form mzngr, which is the one that formally participates in the three-way series with amzs. It can also mean 'live, reside' (at: LOC).
'Live' can also be expressed by various nominal-type expressions, such as
yu är 'permanent person' and wirär 'residing person' (the lattter is an agent nominalisation of were).

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(123)
Bä ämewan aba erengr.
3sgABS
äme-wan
mat-LOC
aba
RCN
ere-ngr
sit-ND:STAT
‘He was sitting on the mat (not long ago).’
(128)
Är toge samban derengron.
är
person
toge
child
samba-n
village-LOC
d-ere-ngr-on
3sgU:γ-sit-ND:STAT-PST
‘The boy lived in the village.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIVE SIT Coding set Argument type
1 liver sitter NP-abs & und.V S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
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
C
y
U
n
U
n