buite

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This meaning has a distinction between a singular participant subject and a plural one. We are exemplifying the meaning by using the singular form, but there is a plural form tenne for the same meaning.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(126)
Juan buitek.
Juan
Juan
buite-k
run-pfv
‘Juan ran.’
(157)
Juan goi kilometrom buitek.
Juan
Juan
goi
two
kilometro-m
kilometer-pl
bui~buite-k
rdp:iter~run-pfv
‘Juan ran two kilometers.’
(320)
U sontao kawiu bichaa buite.
u
det
sontao
soldier
kawi-u
mountain-dir
bichaa
towards
buite
run
‘The soldier runs towards the mountain.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# RUN Coding set Argument type
1 runner NP-nom S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(593)
‘The race can be run.’
U
N n
U
R n
(592)
‘I am running the race. / I am running in the race.’
C
R y
(358)
‘The man made the child run on the floor.’
C
R y
(591)
‘I am running for someone (i.e. in his place).’
U
N n
C
M It does not allow the singular form without a causative marker. y
C
M It does not allow the use of the singular form of the verb. y
(594)
‘People ran far away. (lit. It was run far away.)’
C
N y
C
N y