poothong

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(111)
Derang hathu papaayayang asàpoothongapa papaayaka suumbu hatthu kalthaaro.
derang
3pl
hathu
indef
papaaya=yang
papaya=acc
asà-poothong=apa
cp-cut=after
papaaya=ka
papaya=loc
suumbu
wick
hatthu
indef
kal-thaaro
when-put
‘When they cut open a papaya and put a wick into it.’
(112)
Ithukapang lorangpe leheryang kithang athipoothong.
ithukapang
then
lorang=pe
2pl=poss
leher=yang
neck=acc
kithang
1pl
athi-poothong
irr-cut
‘Then we will cut your neck.’
(113)
Baapa derangpe kubbongka hatthu pohong nyapoothong.
baapa
father
derang=pe
3pl=poss
kubbong=ka
garden=loc
hatthu
indef
pohong
tree
nya-poothong
past-cut
‘Father cut a tree in their garden.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CUT Coding set Argument type
1 cutter Ø A
2 cut thing NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
M n
(13)
‘The chlid cuts the mango with the knife.’
U
R n