braitenim ganangu

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Complex Verb involving Kriol UV. Lit. 'frighten + GET/HANDLE'. All examples of 'frighten' in my data involve the Kriol borrowing. UV carries the Kriol transitivity marker and is a bivalent dynamic predicate.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Mugmugnigun <braitenim> ganangu (...).
mugmug-ni=gun
owl-ERG/INST=CONTR
braiten-im
frighten-TR
gan-angu
3SG.A:3SG.P-get/handle.PST.PFV
‘The owl frightened him (...).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FRIGHTEN Coding set Argument type
1 frightener NP-erg subj.V A
2 frightenee NP-abs obj.V P

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