Predicate: flap

Roleset id: flap.01 , move back and forth randomly, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

flap.01: FLAP-V NOTES: Frames file for 'flap' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entries 47.3 and 40.3.2, Framenet entry Body movement. (from flap.01-v predicate notes)


flap (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of motion (vnrole: 47.3-Agent, 40.3.2-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing flapping (vnrole: 47.3-Theme, 40.3.2-Patient)

Example: ergative

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        But what about all those non-duck ducks flapping over Washington?

        Arg1: all those non-duck ducks
        Rel: flapping
        Argm-loc: over Washington

Example: agentive

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        John flapped his arms, trying to fly.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: flapped
        Arg1: his arms
        Argm: trying to fly