ngunthug ganangu (1)

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Complex verb. Lit. 'like/want + GET/HANDLE'. The UV is a bivalent predicate.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Majani malara ngunthug gananggam, majani yaniba malara.
majani
maybe
malara
frog
ngunthug
like
gan-angga-m
3SG.A:3SG.P-get/handle-PRS
majani
maybe
yani-ba
IRR:3SG.A:3SG.P-bite
malara
frog
‘Maybe they (fish) like frogs (as bait), maybe they will bite frogs.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE Coding set Argument type
1 liker NP-erg subj.V A
2 liked entity NP-abs obj.V P

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