ngunthug ganangu (2)

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'like + GET/HANDLE', in the senses of 'love, like, want something'. More commonly, the concept of 'want' is simply expressed by the future/potential/desiderative verbal inflection.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Gurrany ngunthug ngangu, waga.
gurrany
NEG
ngunthug
like
nga-ngu
1SG.A:3SG.P-get/handle.PST.PFV
waga
sit
‘I didn't want to sit around (i.e. stay).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# WANT Coding set Argument type
1 wanter NP-erg subj.V X
2 wanted thing CC obj.V X

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