ngabuj ganangu

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'smell + GET/HANDLE'. The UV is a monovalent (or ambivalent) predicate.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Examples

(8)
Ngabuj gananggam ngayiny wiribdi.
ngabuj
smell
gan-angga-m
3SG.A:3SG.P-get/handle-PRS
ngayiny
meat
wirib-di
dog-ERG
‘The dog smells the meat.’
(9)
Wiribni ngabuj ganunyangu.
wirib-ni
dog-ERG
ngabuj
smell
ganuny-angu
3SG.A:3DU.P-get/handle.PST.PFV
‘The dog smelled the two.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SMELL Coding set Argument type
1 smeller NP-erg subj.V A
2 smelled entity NP-abs obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(10)
‘The fire smells.’
C
R y
(177)
‘It is sniffing around for its home (animal in cage).’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
Should be possible but not attested in data. 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