bag ganima (1)

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'break + HIT'. Other IVs can be used depending on the manner of breaking.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Examples

(47)
Miri bag burramanyi gurrubarduni.
miri
upper.leg
bag
break
burra-ma-nyi
3PL.A:3SG.P-hit-PST.IPFV
gurrubardu-ni
boomerang-ERG/INST
‘They used to break its legs with a boomerang.’
(200)
(Langiny) bag ganardgiyany langinybina.
langiny
wood
bag
break
gana-rdgiya-ny
3SG.A:3SG.P-throw-PST.PFV
langiny-bina
wood-ALL
‘She broke the wood by smashing it against another branch.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BREAK Coding set Argument type
1 breaker NP-erg subj.V A
2 broken thing NP-abs obj.V P
3 breaking instrument NP-instr I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(201)
‘The bottle broke.’
C
R Only in reciprocal interpretation; for reflexive interpretation the IV has to be changed to ganarrany 'PUT'. 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