k'ay

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(62)
Le xibpalo' tu k'ayah hump'éel k'aay.
le
DEM
xibpal-o'
boy-D2
t-u
PRFV-SBJ.3
k'ay-ah
sing-CMPL
hun-p'éel
one-CL.INAN
k'aay
song
‘The boy sang a song.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SING Coding set Argument type
1 singer sbj.V A
2 song V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
N y
C
R y
(61)
‘The boy sang.’
(210)
‘The singers sang for the nobleman.’
(288)
‘The nightingale has begun to sing.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
(211)
‘They sing for each other.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
C
N y
U
N n