jurriya (gagba)

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Complex verb. Lit 'be.knowledgable + BE'. The UV jurriya is stative and can also be used as predicate nominal in a verbless clause. Stative alternant of 'teach' (see jurriya ganangu).

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: AV

Examples

(16)
Marndaj jurriya ngayu ngunggu.
marndaj
all.right
jurriya
know
nga-yu
1SG.S-be.PRS
ngunggu
2SG.DAT
‘All right, I know you (now).’
(194)
Gurrany jurriya yirriyu nu yinyjuwu yagbali.
gurrany
NEG
jurriya
know
yirri-yu=nu
1PL.EXCL-be.PRS=3SG.DAT
yinyju-wu
PROX-DAT
yagbali
place
‘We do not know this country. / Lit. We are not knowledgeable about/for this country.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KNOW Coding set Argument type
1 knower NP-abs subj.V S
2 known thing/person NP-dat X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M Seems to occur with animate object/stimulus of 'know'. y
(15)
‘Auntie, do you know the place?’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
R Alternation with 'teach' y
(120)
‘You all teach me language. (Lit. 'you (PL) make me knowledgeable about language').’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y