Predicate: lighten

Roleset id: lighten.01 , (make) get lighter, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

lighten.01: LIGHTEN-V NOTES: Frames file for 'lighten' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 45.4. (from lighten.01-v predicate notes)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
lighten (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing getting lighter (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT
        Arg3-VSP: start point
        Arg4-PRD: end point

Example: transitive

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

        But the researchers found that while children's household tasks eased the mother's burden appreciably, [the husband's helping hand]-1 ``appears *trace*-1 to lighten the children's load almost on a one-for-one basis and to reduce the wife's responsibility only modestly.''

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: lighten
        Arg1: the children's load
        Argm-mnr: almost on a one-for-one basis

Example: with start and end point

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

        John lightened his hair from raven-black to bright orange.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: lightened
        Arg1: his hair
        Arg3: from raven-black
        Arg4: to bright orange


Predicate: lighten_up

Roleset id: lighten_up.02 , (make) get lighter, phrasal, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

lighten_up.02: LIGHTEN_UP-V NOTES: (from lighten.02-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
lighten_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing getting lighter (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT

Example: ergative

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

        ``There were no (sell) lists and the calendar is lightening up a bit.

        Arg1: the calendar
        Rel: [ lightening] [ up]
        Argm-mnr: a bit

Roleset id: lighten_up.03 , become easier, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

lighten_up.03: LIGHTEN_UP-V NOTES: (from lighten.03-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
lighten_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: thing helping (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing being helped (vnrole: 45.4-patient)

Example: cf. ease

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

        Investors who *trace* listened, and lightened up on stocks, ``have just hurt themselves,'' he says.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Argm-rcl: who -> Investors
        Rel: [ lightened] [ up]
        Arg1: on stocks


Predicate: light

Roleset id: light.04 , to set on fire or make lighter, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

light.04: LIGHT-V NOTES: Frames file for 'light' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from light.01-v predicate notes)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
light (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: setter of fire, increaser of illumination, agent (vnrole: 45.4-Agent, 26.3-1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity lit (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)

Example: transitive

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

        The diners at my table simply lit more Gauloises and scoffed at the suggestion of [*] interrupting a perfectly good Saturday morning [*-1]to go golfing or even montgolfing ( ballooning to you ; the brothers Montgolfier , French of course , were the world 's first hot-air balloonists ) .

        Arg0: The diners at my table
        Argm-mnr: simply
        Rel: lit
        Arg1: more Gauloises

Roleset id: light.05 , light-hearted, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

light.05: LIGHT-J NOTES: Added by Julia. Comparison to dark.02. (from light.03-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
light (j.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PAG: light-hearted entity
        Arg2-VSP: aspect of arg1 that is particularly light-hearted (if in addition)

Example: both args

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

        he was light of heart, and his soul was in love with Bah?'u'll?h.

        Arg1: he
        Rel: light
        Arg2: of heart

Roleset id: light.06 , having little weight, pressure, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

light.06: LIGHT-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT-4,5. (from light.01-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
light (j.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PAG: non-heavy entity
        Arg2-VSP: aspect of arg1 that isn't heavy (if in addition)

Example: both args

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

        Abner, escaping from the field, was overtaken by Asahel, who-1 [*-1] was ?light of foot as a wild roe,?

        Arg1: [*-1]
        Rel: light
        Arg2: of foot
        Argm-ext: as a whild roe

Example: both args

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

        He was light of touch, full of surprises and never staid.

        Arg1: He
        Rel: light
        Arg2: of touch

Roleset id: light.07 , bright, pale, reflecting/containing light, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

light.07: LIGHT-J NOTES: Added by Julia, comparison to dark.01. (from light.02-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
light (j.)Color_qualities Level_of_light

Roles:

        Arg1-PAG: thing reflecting more light
        Arg2-VSP: aspect of arg1 that is bright/pale (if in addition)

Example: both args

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

        The White Witch was light of hair.

        Arg1: The White Witch
        Rel: light
        Arg2: of hair

Example: arg1

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

        The long room was light and airy, with tall windows that looked towards the river.

        Arg1: The long room
        Rel: light
        Argm-adv: with tall windows that looked toward the river


Predicate: light_up

Roleset id: light_up.08 , to illuminate, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

light_up.08: LIGHT_UP-V NOTES: See VN class other_cos-45.4, but verb particle construction is not present in class. (from light.02-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
light_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer of illumination or fire, agent
        Arg1-PPT: entity lit

Example: intransitive = smoke a cigarette

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

        `` They are n't showing James Madison taking a puff or lighting up , '' says [*T*-1] Laurence Tribe , a professor of constitutional law at Harvard University .

        Arg0: James Madison
        Rel: [ lighting] [ up]

Example: transitive

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

        Oil-related properties suffered a huge decline until I divested myself of all such stocks in 1985 , at which point [the industry]-1 , while [*-1]not lighting up any Christmas trees , began a slow recovery [*T*-2] .

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Argm-neg: not
        Rel: [ lighting] [ up]
        Arg1: any Christmas trees