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contains the causativizer -king

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

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(Oorang) (sathuru=[yang]) (snaapan=dering) arà-mathi-king.
oorang
man
sathuru=yang
enemy=acc
snaapan=dering
rifle=abl
arà-mathi-king
nonpast-dead-caus
‘The man kills the enemy with a rifle.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer Ø A
2 killee NP-acc P
3 killing instrument NP-abl I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
M n
U
R n