majae

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(11)
U ili uusi chu'uta majae.
u
det
ili
small
uusi
child
chu'u-ta
dog-acc
majae
fear
‘The child is afraid of the dog.’
(114)
U yoeme chu'uta majae.
u
det
yoeme
man
chu'u-ta
dog-acc
majae
fear
‘The man fears the dog. / The man is afraid of the dog.’
(115)
U yoeme majae.
u
det
yoeme
man
majae
fear
‘The man is fearing. / The man is afraid.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEAR Coding set Argument type
1 fearer NP-nom A
2 fear stimulus NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R This alternation expresses only the fearer. y
(187)
‘Maria is afraid.’
C
R y
U
M It may carry a participle marking. n
(188)
‘Maria has been afraid.’
(366)
‘Maria is feeling fear (because of the people).’
C
R y
(317)
‘I frightened the dogs. \ lit. I made the dogs to fear.’
(347)
‘The man made the woman fear the (other) man.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
M y
(367)
‘Someone is scared because of the dog (lit. The fearsome dog (causes someone to be scared).).’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y