burru marring ganiyu

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Collocation, with transitive indexing but syntactically intransitive. Lit. 'belly bad SAY/DO', i.e. 'be/have a bad stomach'. Possessor is core argument, body part additional absolutive argument. Also burru marring gagba (BE). For another equivalent see bujarl ganiyu 'be sad, sorry, weak' (complex verb).

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Examples

(146)
Marring ngayunggum burru.
marring
bad
nga-yunggu-m
1SG.A:3SG.P-say/do-PRS
burru
belly
‘I feel sad.’
(147)
Burru marring ganunggum (mulurru ngarrgina).
burru
belly
marring
bad
gan-unggu-m
3SG.A:3SG.P-say/do-PRS
mulurru
older.woman
ngarrgina
1SG:POSS
‘She is sad, my old lady (mother).’
(213)
Burru marring ngagba.
burru
belly
marring
bad
nga-gba
1SG.S-be.PST.PFV
‘I was worried.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE SAD Coding set Argument type
1 sad person NP-abs subj.V S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
(212)
‘It (the song) makes me feel sad/sorry about your boyfriend (who is far away).’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y