Alternation ‘Accidental/Potential Transitive Alternation’ (Uncoded)

The most agent-like argument appears in the Poss-essive case, the P in the Absolutive. The number of arguments of a transitive verb does not change in the Accidental/Potential Transitive Alternation, the accidental/potential agent stands in the Poss-essive case and the P remains in the Absolutive case.

Verb Meaning Verb form Basic coding frame Derived coding frame Occurs Comment # Ex.