bag ganima (2)

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Complex Verb. Figurative; lit. 'break + HIT'. Poorly attested in data, but seems to be specifically used for "naming a child after someone". For 'name' in the sense of 'call, conventionally use an existing name' see nij ganarram.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Ngarrginabina gujang bag ngama, I.
ngarrgina-bina
1SG:POSS-ALL
gujang
mother
bag
break
nga-ma
1SG.A:3SG.P-hit.PST.PFV
I.
I.
‘I called her I. after my mother.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# NAME Coding set Argument type
1 namer NP-erg subj.V A
2 namee NP-abs obj.V P
3 name NP-abs X

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