p'uch

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transitive base

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(28)
Le xibpalo' tu p'u'p'uchah le kaan yéetel che'o'.
le
DEM
xibpal-o'
boy-D2
t-u
PRFV-SBJ.3
p'u'-p'uch-ah
RED-beat-CMPL
le
DEM
kaan
snake
yéetel
with
che'-o'
wood-D2
‘The boy beat the snake with a stick.’
(322)
Le xibpalo' táan u p'uchik le kaan yéetel u bastono'.
le
DEM
xibpal-o'
boy-D2
táan
PROG
u
SBJ.3
p'uch-ik
beat-INCMPL
le
DEM
kaan
snake
yéetel
with
u
POSS.3
baston-o'
stick-D2
‘The boy is beating the snake with his stick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BEAT Coding set Argument type
1 beater sbj.V A
2 beatee V.obj P
3 beating instrument yéetel+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M There is little use for the introversive. y
(157)
‘The boy beats.’
C
R y
(321)
‘The snake was beaten by the boy.’
C
R y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
U
N n