teuwa

Coding frame

Examples

(341)
U yoeme uusi beemetau etejoita teuwak.
u
det
yoeme
man
uusi
child
beeme-ta-u
girl-acc-dir
eteori-ta
story-acc
teuwa-k
tell-pfv
‘The man told a story to the girl.’
(209)
Juan Mariata teuwak.
Juan
Juan
Maria-ta
Maria-acc
teuwa-k
tell-pfv
‘Juan spoke to Maria. / Juan told something to Maria.’
(219)
Ne tejwa.
ne
1sg
tejwa
tell
‘Speak to me. / Tell me (something).’
(308)
U yoeme bu'uk teuwa.
u
det
yoeme
man
bu'uk
overmuch
teuwa
tell
‘The man is talking too much.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller NP-nom A
2 told content NP-acc P
3 tellee NP-dir X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
R y
(339)
‘The man made the woman say nothing to the girl.’
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
N y