etejo (1)

Coding frame

Examples

(67)
U ili uusi jamut eteorita neu etejok.
u
det
ili
little
uusi
child
jamut
woman
eteori-ta
story-acc
ne-u
1sg-dir
etejo-k
tell-pfv
‘The little girl told me a story.’
(318)
Achaim, emou ne etejobae.
achai-m
mister-pl
emo-u
2pl.refl-dir
ne
1sg
etejo-bae
tell-des
‘Gentlemen, I want to tell you (...).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller NP-nom A
2 tellee NP-dir X
3 told content NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
U
R n
(407)
‘Juan talked about a (specific part of the) story.’
(408)
‘Juan talked about the story.’
U
n
C
M The verb requires an applicative marker in order to allow the causative marker. y
(343)
‘The man made the woman tell the boy about the girl.’
C
y
U
N n
C
R y
(406)
‘The story is already told.’
C
R y
(405)
‘The story has already been told.’
C
N y
C
N y