lawu ganarrany

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Complex verb. Lit. 'pour/spill + PUT'

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Examples

(99)
(Nalija) lawu ngawarra gunyag, birrigudgi.
nalija
tea
lawu
spill/pour
nga-w-arra
1SG.A:3SG.P-POT-put
gunyag
2DU.DAT
birrigud-gi
tin-LOC
‘I will pour it (the tea) for you two, in the billycan.’
(151)
Lawu ganiyu ngabulu janjuni jaligni.
lawu
spill/pour
gani-yu
3SG.A:3SG.P-say/do.PST.PFV
ngabulu
milk
janju-ni
DEM-ERG
jalig-ni
child-ERG
‘The child spilled the milk.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# POUR Coding set Argument type
1 pourer NP-erg subj.V A
2 poured substance NP-abs obj.V P
3 pouring goal LOC X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
C
R y
(100)
‘The water pours/spills.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
Also not expected to occur for semantic reasons. y
U
N n
C
R y
(152)
‘I will pour it for you two. (Lit. 'I will give it to you two pouring').’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y