bwa’e

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(2)
Juan mansanata bwa'e.
Juan
Juan
mansana-ta
apple-acc
bwa'e
eat
‘Juan is eating an apple.’
(77)
Bempo munim bwa'e.
bempo
3pl
muni-m
bean-pl
bwa'e
eat
‘They are eating beans.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater NP-nom A
2 eaten food NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(179)
‘Juan is eating.’
U
R n
(553)
‘Juan is eating.’
C
R y
(353)
‘The man made the woman eat the bread.’
C
R y
(180)
‘The apple is gone.’
(181)
‘This food is easy to eat (lit. This cow (meat) is easy to eat.).’
C
R y
C
R y
(183)
‘The apple is gone (lit. The apple is eaten.).’
C
R y
(550)
‘I ate the apple for my mother (in her place).’
C
M y
U
M n
(551)
‘I am eating the chicken's thigh.’
C
R y
(552)
‘I am eating meat.’
U
M n
C
M y
C
M y