tsikbat

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Tsikbalt is regularly reduced to tsikbat.

Coding frame

Example

(23)
Le xch'úupalo' tu tsikbatah hump'éel che'hbil tsikbal ti' le xibpalo'.
le
DEM
xch'úupal-o'
girl-D2
t-u
PRFV-SBJ.3
tsikbal-t-ah
talk-TRR-CMPL
hun-p'éel
one-CL.INAN
che'h-bil
laugh-GER
tsikbal
story
ti'
LOC
le
DEM
xibpal-o'
boy-D2
‘The girl told the boy a funny story.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller sbj.V A
2 told content V.obj P
3 tellee ti'+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R is generally replaced by the verb 'to monologize' y
(147)
‘I am talking to myself.’
C
R y
(146)
‘In our group we tell each other old stories.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n