durl ganuga

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Complex verb. Lit. 'push + TAKE' (='move with something'). Also compatible with other IVs encoding different types of impact made in pushing.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(145)
Barrajburruni durl ganuga janyungbari mayi wurdbajbina buluwujgu, (...) gugubina durl ganiyu.
barrajburru-ni
saltwater.crocodile-ERG
durl
push
gan-uga
3SG.A:3SG.P-take.PST.PFV
janyungbari
other
mayi
man
wurdbaj-bina
look.for-ALL
buluwuj-gu
egg-DAT
gugu-bina
water-ALL
durl
push
gani-yu
3SG.A:3SG.P-say/do.PST.PFV
‘The saltwater crocodile pushed over one man looking around for eggs (...) it pushed him into the water.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PUSH Coding set Argument type
1 pusher NP-erg subj.V A
2 pushee NP-abs obj.V P

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
M Only attested in reciprocal interpretation as durl bunygijjaja 'push + POKE-REFL' = 'the two bump into each other', i.e. with different IV. 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