augmentative marking on %mor line

Janet Y Bang jbang at
Thu Feb 14 17:47:37 EST 2019


We had a question about the AUG marking on the MOR line in our Spanish transcripts. These are three examples from our transcripts, with the primary question being for Case 3 below.

Case 1 - this seems to make sense because of the "-ota" marking.

*MOT: abre la boca grandota .
%mor: v|abri-3S&PRES=open det:art|el&f&SG=the n|boca&f=mouth adj|grande-AUG=big .

Case 2 - this potentially make sense since "sillón" could be considered a version of "silla".
*MOT: te gusta como huele el sillón cousin_name ?
%mor: pro:obj|te=you v|gusta-3S&PRES=like adv|como=like v|ole-3S&PRES=smell det:art|el&m&SG=the n|silla&m-AUG=chair n|cousin_name ?

Case 3 - here, it seems less clear since it seems like the lemma should be "ratón", with additional markings for the diminutive "-ito" and the plural "-s".
MOT: mira son [x 2] ratoncitos, que están coloreando .
%mor: co|mira=look cop|se-3P&PRES=be n|rato&m-AUG-DIM-PL=rat pro:rel|que=that aux|esta-3P&PRES=be part|colorea-PRPART=color .

We might have missed how this is marked in the MOR manual, but is there somewhere we can look to better understand how these are being parsed?

Thank you,



Janet Y. Bang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Psychology

Stanford University

jbang at

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