a’awa

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There is an alternative coding frame with two accusative objects (ex. 206).

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(205)
U ili uusi unna tomita a'awa.
u
det
ili
little
uusi
child
unna
much
tomi-ta
money-acc
a'awa
ask_for
‘The child asks for a lot of money.’
(206)
Ne tomita a'awak nim maalata betchi'ibo.
ne
1sg
tomi-ta
money-acc
a'awa-k
ask_for-pfv
nim
1sg.pos
maala-ta
mother-acc
betchi'ibo
for
‘I asked for money from my mother.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# ASK FOR Coding set Argument type
1 asker NP-nom A
2 requested thing NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M It is less common to drop the object. n
(154)
‘The child asked for a lot.’
U
R n
(68)
‘The little child asked money from his father.’
(204)
‘The child asked money from his father.’
C
R y
(207)
‘I asked for money from my mother.’
C
R y
(568)
‘The money was asked for. / The money was required.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(567)
‘The money can be asked for (as a loan).’
U
N n
C
R y
(342)
‘The man made the woman ask the male for money.’
C
R y
(569)
‘The mask is already asked for.’
C
N y
C
N y