d’uŋna-

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This verb is a denominal form of d'u 'house'; usually the generic verb o- 'make; do' is used instead. The material, if expressed, would appear in the ablative case (mo-duk 'from wood'). The object (result) argument would also be normally left unexpressed (unless modified).

Coding frame

Example

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Bej d’uv d’uŋnan.
bej
man
d'u-v
house-ACC
d’uŋna-n
house_build-AOR.3SG
‘The man built the house.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BUILD Coding set Argument type
1 builder NP-nom V.subj A
2 built thing NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
M y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y