ngilijga gagba

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'crying + BE'

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Ngilijga burragba janjunud jalig mangarrawu gujardinggu.
ngilijga
cry
burr-agba
3PL.S-be.PST.PFV
janju-nud
DEM-COLL2
jalig
child
mangarra-wu
plant.food-DAT
gujarding-gu
mother-DAT
‘Those children were crying for food (and) for their mother.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CRY Coding set Argument type
1 crier NP-abs subj.V S
2 cried after/for person NP-dat X

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