thawu gardbany

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Complex verb. Lit. 'be immersed in water + FALL' = 'get immersed in water'. Thus the UV thawu is a stative predicate.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(109)
Thawu gardbany (nalija).
thawu
immersed
ga-rdba-ny
3SG.S-fall-PST.PFV
nalija
tea
‘(The tea bag) got immersed / sank.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SINK Coding set Argument type
1 sunken entity NP-abs subj.V S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
C
N y
C
N y
(208)
‘A child is sitting in the water.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(181)
‘They immerse/sink the net in the water.’