Predicate: say

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

say.01: SAY-V NOTES: VN, FN updated by Julia. Member of Vncls say-37.7, indicate-78. (from say.01-v)


say (v.)Spelling_and_pronouncing Text_creation Statement


        Arg0-PAG: Sayer (vnrole: 37.7-1-agent, 78-1-cause)
        Arg1-PPT: Utterance (vnrole: 37.7-1-topic, 78-1-topic)
        Arg2-GOL: Hearer (vnrole: 37.7-1-recipient, 78-1-recipient)
        Arg3-ADV: Attributive

Example: Transitive

        A Lorillard spokeswoman said "This is an old story."

        Arg0: A Lorillard spokeswoman
        Rel: said
        Arg1: "This is an old story"

Example: Fronted

        [Kent cigarettes were sold]-1, the company said *trace*-1

        Arg0: the company
        Rel: said
        Arg1: *trace*-1

Example: Inverted

        [What matters is what advertisers will pay]-1, said *trace*-1 Newsweek's chairman

        Rel: said
        Arg1: *trace*-1
        Arg0: Newsweek's chairman

Example: ARG0 and ARG1 and ARG2

        On December 9 , the British firm Tesco said hello to consumers in Taiwan when it formally opened its clean , bright and spacious store .

        Argm-tmp: On December 9
        Arg0: the British firm Tesco
        Rel: said
        Arg1: hello
        Arg2: to consumers in Taiwan
        Argm-tmp: when it formally opened its clean , bright and spacious store

Example: ARG0 and ARG1 and ARG3

        Although Lee 's trip would seem to have been a shot in the arm for the deadlocked cross-strait relationship , it also generated a lot of speculation and ill will because neither Lee nor anyone who met with him was willing to say a word about the content of their discussions , and ROC officials who went to call on Lee at his hotel skulked around in underground walkways and service elevators to avoid journalists .

        Arg0: neither Lee nor anyone who met with him
        Rel: say
        Arg1: a word
        Arg3: about the content of their discussions

Example: ARG1 and ARG3

        But the truth is that objects said to attract money sell just as well in good times as bad , for when the economy is strong , people are willing to spend large sums to ensure that they can hold onto their wealth .

        Arg1: objects
        Rel: said
        Arg3: to attract money

Roleset id: say.02 , discourse function, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

say.02: SAY-V NOTES: predicate added by Arrick (from say.02-v)


say (v.)



        Do you think 0 this war is going *-1 to end up...much less popular say a year from now...?

        Rel: say