awapaps

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Can take 'how to' clause: a finite clause introduced by dene 'thus'.
AA alternation gives meaning 'teach'.

Coding frame

Example

(177)
Ynd yawapaptan ybegta tande zi.
ynd
1sgERG
y-awapap-ta-n
3sgU:α-teach-ND:IPF-1sgA
ybegta
3nsgDAT1
tande
1sgPOSS
zi
language
‘I'm teaching her my language.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TEACH Coding set Argument type
1 teacher NP-erg & V.act X
2 teachee NP-obl & und.V X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(176)
‘He was teaching us to tie the door post string of a yam house with string.’
C
R y
(178)
‘I am learning Nen.’
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n