Predicate: whittle

Roleset id: whittle.01 , create by remove wood, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

whittle.01: WHITTLE-V NOTES: Verbnet entry 26.1. (from whittle.01-v)


whittle (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: builder (vnrole: 26.1-agent)
        Arg1-PRD: construction (vnrole: 26.1-product)
        Arg2-VSP: material, start state (vnrole: 26.1-material)
        Arg4-PRD: end state (vnrole: 26.1-product)

Example: extremely obscure literary reference

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

        John whittle the small bone into the shape of a different small bone.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: whittled
        Arg2: the small bone
        Arg4: into the shape of a different small bone

Predicate: whittle_down

Roleset id: whittle_down.02 , make smaller gradually, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

whittle_down.02: WHITTLE_DOWN-V NOTES: (from whittle.02-v)


whittle_down (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: agent of making smaller
        Arg1-PPT: thing getting smaller
        Arg2-EXT: EXT
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point

Example: one example is enough

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        The spokesman said the vote at Sochaux is expected to be followed by a similar move at the company's assembly plant at Mulhouse, where-4 [the number of strikers]-2 has been whittled [*-2]down to 80 [*T*-4].

        Rel: [ whittled] [ down]
        Arg1: [*-2]
        Arg4: to 80
        Argm-loc: [*T*-4] (= where)
        Argm-slc: where -> Mulhouse