məkʷ-t

Coding frame

Example

(127)
məkʷtas tə= saplin.
məkʷ-t-∅-as
eat-CTR-3.OBJ-3.ERG
tə=
DET=
saplin
bread
‘He ate bread.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eaten food V.obj P
2 eater V.sbj A

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
N used as the basic form y
C
R y
C
M y
(128)
‘I will let you eat it.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(139)
‘The bear will eat you. / You will be eaten by the bear.’
C
y
U
N n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
R y
(138)
‘She [Basket Ogress] has eaten the children.’
C
y