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Martin Krämer and Dieter Wunderlich (1998). Transitivity alternations in Yucatec, and the correlation between aspect and argument roles.

URL: http://www.scar.utoronto.ca/~binnick/TENSE/MAYA.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 517&langcode=yua (2021-09-17).


Example #1:

    (6)     k/(ah)=a wil -/on
    occur=2     see -1PL                                                               [BY: xxxiv]
    `You might see us'
Example #2:

    b. ti/       ten          a= ts/a/ -ik           le  hu/un -o/
    PREP 1SG.PRON         2= give -IMPF        DET book    -DIST
    'It is to me that you should/must give    that book!'
Example #3:

    c.      meyh -il      mak -en
    work -REL       man -1SG
    'I am a worker'                                                                [
Example #4:

    (23)    a.    k=a           han -al
    INCOMPL=2 eat     -IMPF
    `you are eating'
Example #5:

    b.    k=a           han -t      -ik
    INCOMPL=2 eat     -AO     -IMPF
    `you are eating it'
Example #6:

    b.    /uts    -tSah -etS
    good -INCH -2
    'you got well'                                                                [B
Example #7:

    b.      tS/uy -lah          -en
    hang -INCH.PERF -1
    'I hung' (I was in a hanging position/ I completed the act of getting into a han
Example #8:

    b. yan=u=           S/ok -ol     ti/    tu men u= lak mak
    EXIST=3     read.PASS -IMPF PREP PREP       3= other person
    `It must be read to her by another person.'
Example #9:

    (46)     a.     m/alob/   /a= tan           -ik      mayah
    well        2= speak         -IMPF    Maya
    `You speak Maya well'
Example #10:

    (48)    a.    k=a           luk/    -ul
    INCOMPL=2 leave      -IMPF
    `you are leaving'
Example #11:

    b.    k=a         luk/     -s       -ik
    INCOMPL=2 leave -CAUS         -IMPF
    `you are removing it'
Example #12:

    b.    k=a           Soy     -t    -ik
    INCOMPL=2 detour -AO -IMPF
    `you are detouring (from around) it'
Example #13:

    (i)     k=in          krer -t -ik
    INCOMPL=1 believe- AO-IMPF
    `I believe it.'                                     [AP:V.4]
Example #14:

    b.    k=im           b/i -s      -ik    t=in mama t/el            -o/
    INCOMPL=1 go       -CAUS -IMPF PREP=1 mother there            -DEM
    `I'm taking it to my mother there'                                           [H:
Example #15:

    c. k=in          kin -s    -ik   -etS
    INCOMPL=1 die     -CAUS -IMPF -2
    `I kill you.'
Example #16:

    b. kin -s     -ah  -n             -ah   -en
    die -CAUS -PERF -N             -PERF -1
    `I killed.'
Example #17:

    (i)     tan=u b/ ib / l -ah
    DUR=3 knock.down-PERF
    `He is knocking down.'                       (BY:xiv)
Example #18:

    c.     k=a            k/oy    -t  -/al
    INCOMPL=2      dig      -AO -PASS.IMPF
    `It gets dug (up).'
Example #19:

    b.     k=in tS/ak -tSe/           itSil      in kol
    PRS=1 chop -tree/wood PREP            1 milpa
    'I chop wood/trees in my milpa'
Example #20:

    c.      tS/ak -tSe/         -n     -ah   -en
    chop -wood/tree -N         -PERF -1
    'I chopped wood/trees'
Example #21:

    (65)     a.    k=a         k/eb/          -tSe/e        -t -ik le            nal -o/
    INCOMPL=2 spread-open -stick/wood -AO -IMPF DEF               corn -DEM
    `You husk the corn (using a husking tool)'                                    [S