ngabulg ganarrany

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'bathe + PUT', i.e. 'put in/under water'. The Uninflecting Verb ngabulg is a monovalent predicate of change of location, i.e. it denotes a spatial transfer into water, which is reflected in the choice of inflecting verb of transfer 'put', and of gardbany 'fall' for the intransitive alternant. Only used with animate undergoers; for 'wash' with inanimate undergoers see gulyu ganangu.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(21)
Ngabulggun barra (jarlig), majani <hot> ganunggum.
ngabulg=gun
bathe=CONTR
ba-rra
IMP-put
jalig
child
majani
maybe
hot
hot
gan-unggu-m
3SG.A:3SG.P-say/do-PRS
‘Bathe her (the child), maybe she is hot. (child, in river).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# WASH Coding set Argument type
1 washer NP-erg subj.V A
2 washed entity NP-abs obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(158)
‘We were washing/bathing because of (i.e. to get rid of) the saltwater.’
C
R y
(44)
‘The crocodile got into the water from there.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
Possibly form in reciprocal interpretation 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