sömârâ

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(216)
Anyââ wâ sömârâ ngê chaa tèpe xù ri.
anyââ
Mummy
PFV
sömârâ
tell
ngê
INS
chaa
one
tèpe
story
BEN
ri
3PL
‘Mummy is telling them a story.’
(46)
Ri wâ sömârâ ngêrê chaa tèpe.
ri
3PL
PFV
sömârâ
tell.story
ngê=rê
INS=PFV
chaa
one
tèpe
story
‘They are going to tell a story.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller Ø S
2 told content ngê+NP I
3 tellee xù+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(217)
‘They are going to tell this story. / They are going in order to tell this story.’
U
n
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
U
n
C
y
C
M y
C
N y
U
n
U
N n