nmadbid

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locational arguments are optional with this verb; this verb means both be sitting and sit down

Coding frame

Verb type: vai

Examples

(44)
Binoojiinyag gii-nmadbiwag maa mchisag.
abinoojiinh-ag
child.AN-AN.PL
gii-namadabi-w-ag
PAST-sit.AI-3SBJ-AN.PL
maa
there
michisag
on.the.floor
‘The children sat on the floor.’
(81)
Binoojiinyag gii-nmadbiwag maa e-gnooyaag gwiidbwining.
abinoojiiny-ag
child.AN-AN.PL
gii-namadabi-w-ag
PAST-sit.AN-3SBJ-AN.PL
imaa
there
e-ginooyaa-g
REL-be.long.IN-3SBJ
gwiidabiwin-ing
chair.IN-LOC
‘The children sat down on the bench.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SIT SIT DOWN Coding set Argument type
1 sitter sitdowner V.subjS S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(152)
‘I seated the old lady.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y