skazatʹ (сказать)

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Coding frame: the recipient argument is obligatory when the meaning is 'TELL'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(61)
On skazal žene, čto pojdët v magazin.
on
he
skaza-l
tell-PST.M.SG
žene
wife.DAT
čto
that
pojdët
go.FUT.3SG.M
v
in
magazin
store
‘He told his wife that he would go to the store.’
(62)
Ona skazala emu: "Ne trogaj menja!".
ona
she
skaza-l-a
tell-PST-F.SG
emu
he.DAT
ne
NEG
trogaj
touch.IMP
menja
me.ACC
‘She said to him: "Don't touch me!".’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SAY TELL Coding set Argument type
1 sayer teller NP-nom & V.subj S
2 saying addressee tellee NP-dat X
3 said content told content UTT X

Alternations