bunug ganangu

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'steal + GET/HANDLE'. Alternates with ditransitive bunug ganiyunggany, lit. 'steal + ROB'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(55)
(Marlayini) <chookchook>=biya thanthu bunug ganangu wanang-ngunyi=warra.
marlayi-ni
woman-ERG
chookchook=biya
chicken=SEQ
thanthu
DEM
bunug
steal
gan-angu
3SG.A:3SG.P-get/handle.PST.PFV
wanang-ngunyi=warra
where-ABL=DOUBT
‘(The woman) stole that chicken, I don't know from where.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# STEAL Coding set Argument type
1 stealer NP-erg subj.V A
2 stolen thing NP-abs obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
Should be possible only with ditransitive alternant - bunug bunyunggaja 'the two robbed each other' y
U
N n
C
R y
(202)
‘Maybe they robbed me. / Maybe someone robbed me.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(203)
‘You shouldn't go stealing on/from them.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y