kosnutʹsja (коснуться)

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Deponent/lexicalized reflexive (*kosnutj-)

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(70)
Ona kosnulasʹ rukoj odejala.
ona
she
kosnulas'
touch.PST.F.REFL
ruk-oj
hand-INS
odejala
blanket.GEN
‘She touched the blanket with her hand.’
(112)
On kosnulsja rukoj stekla.
on
he
kosnu-l-sja
touch-PST.M.SG-REFL
rukoj
hand.INS
stekla
glass.GEN
‘He touched the glass with his hand.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TOUCH Coding set Argument type
1 toucher NP-nom & V.subj S
2 touchee NP-gen X
3 touching instrument NP-instr I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N Deponent reflexive y
C
N Deponent reflexive y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N The argument of kosnut'sja is always marked with the genitive case. n
C
N y