gurr ganangu

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'dig + GET/HANDLE'. The patient/theme (X) is direct object. Lexical atelic correspondent is gurrija.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(116)
Gurr yirrangu (gugu), garal yirrangu.
gurr
dig
yirra-ngu
1PL.EXCL.A:3SG.P-get/handle.PST.PFV
gugu
water
garal
dig.well
yirra-ngu
1PL.EXCL.A:3SG.P-get/handle.PST.PFV
‘We dug (up water), and made a well.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DIG Coding set Argument type
1 digger NP-erg subj.V A
2 dug up thing NP-abs obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R with lexical atelic equivalent y
(117)
‘I was digging for a goanna that had buried itself in the ground.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N 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