birrg ganiyunggany

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Complex verb, meaning 'take away from, rob', in ditransitive frame. Occasionally also just simple verb ganiyunggany with the same meaning. For 'take' in a motion sense see verb entry ganuga. For 'take' in 'receive' sense, see verb entry ganangu.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Examples

(76)
Gujangni birrg ganiyunggana, “bangarna”, ganuwungarna.
gujang-ni
mother-ERG
birrg
take.away
gani-yungga-na
3SG.A:3SG.P-take.away-PST.IPFV
ba-ngarna
IMP-give
ganu-wu-ngarna
3SG.A:3SG.P-POT-give
‘Mother would take it (toy) off her, "give it to her!" and she would give it to her.’
(77)
Majani janyungni birrg ganinybiyungga.
majani
maybe
janyung-ni
other-ERG
birrg
take.away
ganiny-b-iyungga
3SG.A:2SG.P-POT-take.away
‘Maybe someone will take her (your wife) away from you.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TAKE Coding set Argument type
1 taker NP-erg subj.V A
2 taking source NP-abs obj.V P
3 taken thing NP-abs X

Alternations