wapls

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Means 'load to overflowing', 'fill'. It is the derived causative form of the verb apls 'overflow'. This is an unusual example of the aspectual choice affecting the case frame: it appears that the perfective, which has the meaning 'to overflowing', puts the theme in the absolutive, while the imperfective, which means 'to the brim', puts it in the locative. So far this is the only verb attested like this.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(189)
Bmbem pitasan nne baba yapltat gowawan.
bmbem
2nsgERG
pitas-an
enough-LOC
nne
food(ABS)
baba
RCN
y-apl-ta-t
3sgU:α-fill-ND:IPF-3nsgA
gowa-wan
canoe-LOC
‘You’ve loaded the canoe up completely (with enough).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOAD Coding set Argument type
1 loader NP-erg & V.act A
2 loaded thing NP-abs & und.V P
3 loading place NP-loc L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(190)
‘They filled the canoe completely to overflowing.’
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
R y
(205)
‘A man full of (overflowing with) spirit.’
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n