mung ganingawu

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'look at + SEE'. The UV is a monovalent stative predicate of direction of gaze. The intransitive alternant with inflecting verb gagba 'BE' is never used with a P but either with a dative NP ('look for X') or a directional (locative) NP ('look in direction X').

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(5)
Jijigurrnibiya mung ganingayim ngiyi jalig.
jijigurr-ni=biya
rock.rat-ERG=SEQ
mung
look.at
gani-ngayi-m
3SG.A:3SG.P-see-PRS
ngiyi
PROX
jalig
child
‘A rock rat is now looking at this child.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOOK AT Coding set Argument type
1 looker NP-erg subj.V A
2 looked at entity NP-abs obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(6)
‘The cow is looking in that direction.’
C
N No marked atelic alternant, but both intransitive and transitive variants. y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R in reciprocal interpretation 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