uts ti' ich

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Relational adjectival experiential construction:
[ [ W ]
Adj -Absi [ ti' [ PossE Li [ E ]NP ]NP ]PrepP [ S ]NPi ]S
"S is W to E's X", where L is a body part sensu lato of E.
This is an expansion of the relational adjectival predicate construction.

This construction follows a pattern, but is lexicalized. Since the base is adjectival, there are no valency alternations.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: A

Example

(9)
Le xibpalo' uts tu yich u tumben baaxal.
le
DEM
xibpal-o'
boy-D2
uts
good
t-u
LOC-POSS.3
y-ich
0-eye
u
POSS.3
tumben
new
baaxal
toy
‘The boy likes his new toy.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE Coding set Argument type
1 liked entity sbj.V A
2 liker V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M Only on the basis of the incorporative verbalization. y
(197)
‘They like each other.’
C
N y
C
R y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
(197)
‘They like each other.’
U
N n