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Jimmy Lin (2004). Event Structure and the Encoding of Arguments.

URL: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~jimmylin/publications/JLin-Mandarin-verb-syntax.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1366&langcode=kan (2019-06-24).


Example #1:

    (171)   a. Hari tann -annu puNyavantanendu nambi -koLL -utt          -aane
    Hari self -Acc      wealthy           believe -Vrm -Npast -3SgM
    `Hari believes himself to be wealthy.'
Example #2:

    a. Hari tann -annu hogaLi -koLL -utt       -aane
    Hari self -Acc       parise -Vrm -Npast -3SgM
    `Hari praises himself.'
Example #3:

    intended: `Hari hammered himself flat.'
Example #4:

    a. *Hari tann -age keTTad -aag              -i nakki -koND -a
    Hari self -Dat bad          -be(come) -Pp laugh -Vrm.Pst -3SgM
    intended: `Hari laughed himself hoarse.'
Example #5:

    (173)   a. Hari tann -annu chappatey -aag         -i taTT    -id -a
    Hari self -Acc   flat        -be(come) -Pp hammer -Pst -3SgM
    `Hari hammered himself flat.'
Example #6:

    a. Hari tann -age keTTad -aag           -i nakk -id -a
    Hari self -Dat bad         -be(come) -Pp laugh -Pst -3SgM
    `Hari laughed himself hoarse.'