The first parse of
"drop the diamond on the table" has the below tree as a solution. I’m struggling to interpret
_on_p_state. Since it is modifying the event introduced by
drop_v_cause, I am assuming it is modifying that verb.
Thus, does it mean: “drop the diamond, and do the dropping while you are on the table”?
┌_table_n_1:x14 _the_q:x14,h16,h17┤ │ ┌pron:x3 └pronoun_q:x3,h5,h6┤ │ ┌_diamond_n_1:x8 └_the_q:x8,h10,h11┤ │ ┌_on_p_state:e13,e2,x14 └and┤ └_drop_v_cause:e2,x3,x8
Logic: _the_q(x14, _table_n_1(x14), pronoun_q(x3, pron(x3), _the_q(x8, _diamond_n_1(x8), and(_on_p_state(e13, e2, x14), _drop_v_cause(e2, x3, x8)))))
On a related note: So far, I’ve been treating prepositions with *_p_state as synonyms for the same preposition with *_p_dir at least in the cases where they have the same argument signature. e.g.:
_to_p_state(e, e, x) and _to_p_dir(e, e, x)
_through_p_dir(e, e, x) and _through_p_state(e, e, x)
Is there somewhere that describes the difference?