dirrg ganarrany

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'tied + PUT'. UV is monovalent and stative (i.e. a positional)

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Examples

(92)
(Mangurn-ni) dirrg ganarranyi maja langinki (murnungguni).
mangurn-ni
white.person-ERG
dirrg
tied
gan-arra-nyi
3SG.A:3SG.P-put-PST.IPFV
maja
do.like.that
langiny-gi
tree-LOC
murnunggu-ni
rope-ERG/INST
‘He (the white man) tied them like that to a tree (with rope).’
(93)
Balbba barra dirrgguji thanthu mali!
balbba
side.by.side
ba-rra
IMP-put
dirrg=guji
tied=FIRST
thanthu
DEM
mali
thing
‘Tie these things (onto the car) side by side first!’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TIE Coding set Argument type
1 tier NP-erg subj.V A
2 tied thing NP-abs obj.V P
3 tying instrument NP-instr I
4 tying goal NP-loc X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
R Inchoative alternant not attested y
(94)
‘It is tied around a tree.’
C
N y
C
Should be possible in principle. y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
Possibly use of ganima 'hit' with location as object - need to check. y
C
N y
C
N y