burduj gajgany

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Complex verb. Lit. 'move upwards + GO'. Compatible with other, intransitive and transitive, verbs of locomotion.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(135)
Burduj gajgany langinybina jayiny ngarrgina.
burduj
go.up
ga-jga-ny
3SG.S-go-PST.PFV
langiny-bina
tree-ALL
jayiny
MoMo/DaCh
ngarrgina
1SG:POSS
‘My grandchild climbed/went up a tree.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CLIMB Coding set Argument type
1 climber NP-abs subj.V S
2 climbing goal NP-all X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
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
R y
(150)
‘They (the men) took the women up on top.’
C
N y
C
y
C
R y
(149)
‘The child is lifting that C up.’
C
N y