gugu gardbany

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N+V collocation. Lit. 'rain FALL'; the noun 'rain' functions as S.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(33)
Gugu gardambiyang wirlarrungburru.
gugu
water
ga-rda-m=biyang
3SG.S-fall-PRS=SEQ
wirlarrung-burru
lightning-PROPR
‘It is raining now (lit. 'rain falls'), with lightning.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# RAIN Coding set Argument type

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N As in "making rain" - strictly speaking there is no UV but the noun gugu 'rain' stays constant. y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M As in "making rain" - strictly speaking there is no UV but the noun gugu 'rain' stays constant. y
(199)
‘The rat is making rain.’
C
N y