larrman gagba

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'dry + BE'. Larrman also has nominal uses ('dry season', 'dry ground').

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: AV

Examples

(111)
Ngiyagun jirrman gayu, ngarla Port-Keatsmalang larrman gayu.
ngiya=gun
PROX=CONTR
jirrman
moist
ga-yu
3SG.S-be.PRS
ngarla
CNTRF
Port-Keats=malang
Port-Keats=GIVEN
larrman
dry
ga-yu
3SG.S-be.PRS
‘Here (the country) is moist, but in Port Keats it is dry.’
(210)
Gadgad yirramanyi, larrmanbiya ganina yirrag.
gad-gad
RDP-cut
yirra-ma-nyi
1PL.EXCL.A:3SG.P-hit-PST.IPFV
larrman=biya
dry=SEQ
gan-ina
3SG.A:3SG.P-say/do.PST.IPFV
yirrag
1PL.EXCL.DAT
‘We used to cut it up, and it used to dry for us.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE DRY Coding set Argument type
1 dry thing NP-abs subj.V S

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