ibakta

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It is probably related to the verb iba'ate which means 'to carry in the arms'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(3)
Juan Mariata ibaktak.
Juan
Juan
Maria-ta
Maria-acc
ibakta-k
hug-pfv
‘Juan hugged Maria.’
(165)
Juan into maria emo ibaktak.
Juan
Juan
into
and
Maria
Maria
emo
refl
ibakta-k
hug-pfv
‘Juan and Maria hugged each other.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HUG Coding set Argument type
1 hugger NP-nom A
2 huggee NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M It employs a participle marker on the verb. n
(166)
‘Maria is hugging around.’
C
R It can not accept the undetermined object. y
(182)
‘Maria is being hugged.’
C
R y
(554)
‘Juan hugs the child for Maria. / Juan greets Maria by hugging the child.’
C
R y
(555)
‘Juan made Maria hug the child.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(556)
‘The pillow can be hugged. / The pillow is huggable.’
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(557)
‘The child was hugged.’
C
N y
C
N y