wamam ganangu

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Complex verb. Literally 'facing + GET/HANDLE', i.e. 'encounter someone facing them' or even more literally 'A affects someone in such a way that they are facing A'. The UV is a positional predicate meaning 'facing (ground)'.
There is no specific Jaminjung equivalent to purposeful meeting that I am aware of - the equivalent would be expressed by 'come to talk' or similar. The verbal correspondence selected here expresses encountering someone.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Examples

(26)
Majani wamam yinyibili gamurr.
majani
maybe
wamam
facing
yinyi-bili
1DU.INCL.A:2SG.P-POT:get/handle
gamurr
middle
‘Maybe we two will meet you halfway.’
(196)
Wamam gangga nu bulikibina.
wamam
face.up
ga-ngga=rnu
3SG.S-go.PRS=3SG.DAT
buliki-bina
cow-ALL
‘He is going towards the cow, facing it.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# MEET Coding set Argument type
1 meeter NP-erg subj.V A
2 met person NP-abs obj.V P

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