warrgi ganimuwa

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'hold in arms in front of body + HAVE, i.e. 'A has P in his/her arms in front of him/her'. The UV is a bivalent stative predicate which participates in a caused state / inchoative caused state alternation (the IV ganangu 'get/handle' is used instead of ganimuwa), but since this does not affect valency, it is not included in the list of alternations here.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(3)
Jalig warrgi ganamaya (gujardingni).
jalig
child
warrgi
hold.in.front
gana-ma-ya
3SG.A:3SG.P-have-PRS
gujarding-ni
mother-ERG
‘(The mother) is holding the child in her arms.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HUG Coding set Argument type
1 hugger NP-erg subj.V A
2 huggee NP-abs obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
Complex V already atelic, but marked atelic alternant imaginable as 'going round repeatedly hugging people' - not attested in data. y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
Should be possible in reciprocal interpretation, but not attested. y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y