dirawu ganangu

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'peel + GET/HANDLE'. The substance peeled, not its origin, is the direct object. Other inflecting verb also (less commonly) used e.g. ganijjany 'impact with a pointed instrument'

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Langiny-nyunga mayadany dirawu burra-mila (marlayini).
langiny-nyunga
tree-ORIG
mayadany
skin
dirawu
peel
burra-mila
3PL.A:3SG.P-get/handle.PST.IPFV
marlayi-ni
woman-ERG
‘They (the women) used to peel bark off a tree.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PEEL Coding set Argument type
1 peeler NP-erg subj.V A
2 peel NP-abs obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
C
Should be possible in principle but not attested
y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M dirawu gajgany 'it peeled off' attested in fieldnotes. y
C
Should be possible in principle but anomalous semantically.
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