ta’a

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(55)
Inepo Mariata ta'a.
inepo
1sg.subj
Maria-ta
Maria-acc
ta'a
know
‘I know Maria.’
(104)
Ju yoeme uusita ta'an.
ju
det
yoeme
man
uusi-ta
child-acc
ta'a-n
know-ipfv
‘The man knows the child.’
(171)
Joan into Maria emo ta'ak.
Joan
Juan
into
and
Maria
Maria
emo
refl
ta'a-k
know-pfv
‘Juan and Maria met (lit. Juan and Maria knew each other.).’
(310)
Inepo Joanta ta'ak.
inepo
1sg.subj
Joan-ta
Juan-acc
ta'a-k
know-pfv
‘I knew Juan. / I met Juan.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KNOW Coding set Argument type
1 knower NP-nom A
2 known thing/person NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(168)
‘I know Hermosillo (lit. I know about Hermosillo.).’
C
R y
(194)
‘The stuff/person is known.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
(373)
‘It can be known.’
U
R n
(375)
‘I know someone/people.’
C
R y
(344)
‘The man made the woman know the child.’
C
M y
(372)
‘The man knows the woman's child.’
U
n
C
R y
(374)
‘The known people. / The known things.’
C
N y
C
N y