patta

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(38)
U jamut ili uusita pisammea patta.
u
det
jamut
woman
ili
small
uusi-ta
child-acc
pisam-mea
blanket-instr
patta
cover
‘The woman covers the child with a blanket.’
(90)
Aapo soto'ita patta.
aapo
3sg.subj
soto'i-ta
pot-acc
patta
cover
‘He is covering the pot.’
(245)
U jamut rebo'osammea au patta.
u
det
jamut
woman
rebo'osa-m-mea
shawl-pl-instr
au
refl
patta
cover
‘The woman is covering herself with the shawl.’
(246)
Ili uusita sabanammea patta!
ili
little
uusi-ta
child-acc
sabana-m-mea
sheet-pl-instr
patta
cover
‘Cover the child with the sheets!’
(248)
U ili uusi achaiwata betchi'ibo au pattak.
u
det
ili
little
uusi
child
achai-wa-ta
father-poss-acc
betchi'ibo
for
au
refl
patta-k
cover-pfv
‘The child covered himself for the father.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COVER Coding set Argument type
1 coverer NP-nom A
2 covered thing NP-acc P
3 cover NP-instr I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(150)
‘These sheets do not cover (people).’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(537)
‘The child can be covered with the blanket.’
U
M n
(536)
‘He covered it in the pot.’
C
R It is also possible with indirect causative -tebo. y
(321)
‘The man made the woman cover the boy with the blanket.’
C
R y
(535)
‘The girl covered the child on behalf of the woman.’
U
N n
C
R y
(247)
‘The child is already covered with the sheet.’
C
R y
(538)
‘The child was covered with the sheet.’
C
N y
C
N y