Predicate: deafen

Roleset id: deafen.01 , cause to go deaf, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

deafen.01: DEAFEN-V NOTES: Frames file for 'deafen' based on sentences in wsj. No Verbnet entry, but should go in with the causatives. (from deafen.01-v predicate notes)


deafen (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of deafness (vnrole: 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: now-deaf entity (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)

Example: agentive adjective

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

        Deafening chants of ``ANC'' and ``Umkhonto we Sizwe'' shook the church as the seven aging men vowed that the ANC would continue its fight against the government and the policies of racial segregation on all fronts, including the armed struggle.

        Rel: Deafening
        Arg0: chants

Example: verbal

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

        John's bagpipe lessons deafened the entire neighborhood.

        Arg0: John's bagpipe lessons
        Rel: deafened
        Arg1: the entire neighborhood

Predicate: deaf

Roleset id: deaf.02 , be unable to hear, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

deaf.02: DEAF-J NOTES: Based on Thyme and Sharp data. No comparison. No VN or FN classes. Framed by Katie. (from deaf.01-j)


deaf (j.)


        Arg0-PAG: unhearing entity
        Arg1-PPT: deaf to

Example: physical

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

        She is deaf in the left ear.

        Arg0: She
        Rel: deaf
        Argm-loc: in the left ear

Example: willfully be unable to hear

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

        She was deaf to reason.

        Arg0: She
        Rel: deaf
        Arg1: to reason.