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Simple Verb

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(64)
Mayini burrima janyungbari.
mayi-ni
person-ERG
burri-ma
3PL.A:3SG.P-hit.PST.PFV
janyungbari
other
‘(...) Another one was killed by Aboriginal people. / Aboriginal people killed another one. (From an account of several deaths).’
(65)
Langinyniga ganma yinyag.
langiny-ni=ga
stick-ERG/INST=YOU.KNOW
gan-ma=yinyag
3SG.A:1.P-hit.PST.PFV=1DU.EXCL.P
‘He hit us with a stick (as you know already).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIT Coding set Argument type
1 hitter NP-erg subj.V A
2 hittee NP-abs obj.V P

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