wurdbaj gajgany

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'search + GO'. The UV is a monovalent activity predicate and is also compatible with other Inflecting Verbs of locomotion (e.g. garumany 'COME)'

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(19)
Gagawuliwu yirrijgany wurdbaj.
gagawuli-wu
long.yam-DAT
yirr-ijga-ny
1PL.EXCL.S-go-PST.PFV
wurdbaj
search
‘We searched for long yam.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEARCH FOR Coding set Argument type
1 searcher NP-abs subj.V S
2 searched for thing NP-dat X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(20)
‘Here I was looking for the (street) sign.’
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
N y
C
R y
(195)
‘The old man searched for goanna taking a dog.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y