cuuri

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(11)
(Maaling) (kaaya oorang=dering) (kuuda[=yang]) arà-cuuri.
maaling
thief
kaaya
rich
oorang=dering
man=abl
kuuda=yang
horse=acc
arà-cuuri
nonpast-steal
‘The thief steals the horse from the rich man.’
(68)
Dee aràcuuri baaye kaaya oorang padadering kaaya oorangderingjo aràcuuri.
dee
3s
arà-cuuri
nonpast-steal
baaye
good
kaaya
rich
oorang
man
pada=dering
pl=abl
kaaya
rich
oorang=dering=jo
man=abl=emph
arà=cuuri
nonpast=steal
‘He steals from the rich men, it is from the rich that he steals.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# STEAL Coding set Argument type
1 stealer Ø A
2 stolen thing NP-acc P
3 stealing source NP-abl I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
M n
U
R n
(69)
‘He steals all the people's goods.’