yirrg ganarrany

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Complex verb. LIt. 'tell/discuss + PUT'. The object of discussion or "story" is encoded as direct object, the recipient as dative/oblique.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Examples

(62)
Yirrg ngarram nu liny.
yirrg
tell
nga-rra-m=nu
1SG.A:3SG.P-put-PRS=3SG.DAT
liny
word/speech
‘I'm telling her the story.’
(178)
Ngiyinanu yirrg burrurrarram mayi, murrgun burruyuma warrb.
ngiyina=nu
DIST=3SG.DAT
yirrg
tell/discuss
burrurr-arra-m
3PL.A:3PL.P-put-PRS
mayi
man
murrgun
three
burru-yu=ma
3PL.S-be.PRS=SUBORD
warrb
be.together
‘They are discussing (gossiping about) those people, the three sitting here.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller NP-erg subj.V A
2 tellee NP-abs obj.V P
3 told content NP-dat X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R Atelic form yirrgbi lexicalised as 'talk' y
(63)
‘At Gunamu I'm talking/telling, in the Park.’
C
N 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
N y
C
N y