warrgi ganangu

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'hold in arms in front of body + GET/HANDLE', i.e. 'A gets/holds 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 ganimuwa 'have' is used instead of ganangu), 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

(4)
Warrgi ganinyangu, warrgi nganthangu nami, <tu>.
warrgi
hold.in.front
ganiny-angu
3SG.A:2SG.P-get/handle.PST.PFV
warrgi
hold.in.front
nganth-angu
2SG.A:3SG.P-get/handle.PST.PFV
nami
2SG
tu
too
‘She hugged you, and you hugged her, too.’

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
N Complex V with ganimuwa 'have' used instead as atelic alternant. 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