Predicate: laugh

Roleset id: laugh.01 , laugh, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

laugh.01: LAUGH-V NOTES: Frames file for 'laugh' based on wsj; nominal 'laughing' based on BOLT-6. Member of VNcls nonverbal_expression-40.2. (from laugh.01-v) LAUGH-N NOTES: Based on sentences in nouns-00040. Comparison to laugh.01-v. VN class nonverbal_expression-40.2. Framed by Katie. (from laugh.01-n) LAUGHING-N NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from laughing.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
laugh (v.)Make_noise
laughing (n.)
laugh (n.)

Roles:

        Cognate object is arg1 for other verbs of this class, which don't take "source" args, forcing this numbering. (from laugh.01-v)
        The verb laugh has a argument for 'cognate object'. This is not possible with the nominal version and has been removed. (from laugh.01-n)

        Arg0-PAG: laugher (vnrole: 40.2-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: cognate object (vnrole: 40.2-theme)
        Arg2-CAU: source of joy
        Arg3-PRD: end state of arg0, as result of laughing

Example: intransitive

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

        ``The Cosby Show'' may have single-handedly turned around ratings at NBC since its debut in 1984, and the Huxtable family still keeps millions of viewers laughing Thursday night on the network.

        Arg0: millions of viewers
        Rel: laughing
        Argm-tmp: Thursday night
        Argm-loc: on the network

Example: with source

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

        ``It's hard to know whether it was intended to be funny,'' says the East Berlin shopkeeper, ``But everyone I know laughed about it.

        Arg0: everyone I know
        Rel: laughed
        Arg2: about it

Example: just source

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: infinitive

        Sex scandals make people look careless and silly, and one of the worst sins in Washington is *trace*-1 to be laughed at *trace*-1.

        Rel: laughed
        Arg2: at *trace*

Example: with cognate object

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

        John laughed a good laugh at Mary's expense.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: laughed
        Arg1: a good laugh
        Arg2: at Mary's expense

Example: with end result

        person: third,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        He-1 was laughed [*-1] off the screen .

        Rel: laughed
        Arg1: [*-1]
        Arg3: off the screen

Example: nominal rel: laughing

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        But his laughing at his own jokes is off putting.

        Arg0: his
        Rel: laughing
        Arg1: at his own jokes

Example: arg 0

        his mother's laugh

        Arg0: his mother's
        Rel: laugh

Example: There will be all kinds of arg m-mnrs that appear with this noun

        her shy smile and tinkling laugh

        Arg0: her
        Argm-mnr: tinkling
        Rel: laugh

Roleset id: laugh.02 , manner of speaking, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

laugh.02: LAUGH-V NOTES: (from laugh.02-v) LAUGHING-N NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from laughing.02-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
laughing (n.)
laugh (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: speaker
        Arg1-PPT: utterance
        Arg2-GOL: hearer

Example: the usual

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        [And don't expect many complete games by pitchers -- perhaps three out of 288,]-1 laughs *trace*-1 Mr. Fingers, the former Oakland reliever.

        Rel: laughs
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg0: Mr. Fingers, the former Oakland reliever


Predicate: laughable

Roleset id: laughable.03 , absurd, foolish, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

laughable.03: LAUGHABLE-J NOTES: Roleset based on instances in BOLT P01, parts 2,3. Framed by Claire. (from laughable.01-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
laughable (j.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: foolish thing
        Arg2-GOL: to whom it is foolish

Example: Single arg

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        And trying to justify the existence of god through anything dealing with relativity is laughable .

        Argm-dis: And
        Arg1: trying to justify the existence of god through anything dealing with relativity
        Rel: laughable

Example: Don't laugh at the giant moth...

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        His transformation into his true form -- that of a gigantic moth -- was laughable to me.

        Arg1: His transformation into his true form -- that of a gigantic moth
        Rel: laughable
        Arg2: to me