gambaja gagba

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'laugh + BE'

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(56)
Mayi gambaja gayu.
mayi
man
gambaja
laugh
ga-yu
3SG.S-be.PRS
‘The man is laughing.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LAUGH Coding set Argument type
1 laugher NP-abs subj.V S

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
N y
C
R y
(154)
‘The man laughed at (the other one).’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(179)
‘I'm going to make (the child) laugh.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y