banthu

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(23)
(Aanak) (baapa=nang) arà-banthu.
aanak
child
baapa=nang
father=dat
arà-banthu
nonpast-help
‘The child helps the father.’
(56)
Cinggala raajanang derang pada banthu aada.
cinggala
Sinhala
raaja=nang
king=dat
derang
3pl
pada
pl
banthu
help
aada
exist
‘They helped the Sinhalese king.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HELP Coding set Argument type
1 helper Ø S
2 helpee NP-dat X

Alternations

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