yarrajgu gagba

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'be afraid + BE'; 'be afraid of NP-DAT'. More frequent than transitive simple verb counterpart ganiyangmany.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: AV

Examples

(156)
Yarrajgu gayu nu gujarding janju jaliggu, <accident>gu.
yarrajgu
afraid
ga-yu=nu
3SG.S-be.PRS=3SG.DAT
gujarding
mother
janju
DEM
jalig-gu
child-DAT
accident-gu
accident-DAT
‘The mother is afraid for that child, (afraid) of an accident.’
(155)
Ngiyiyirram yarrajgu bunyagba.
ngiyi=yirram
PROX=PAIR
yarrajgu
afraid
buny-agba
3DU.S-be.PST.PFV
‘These two were afraid / frightened.’
(157)
Yarrajgubiya gayu nindu, bangawu!
yarrajgu=biya
afraid=SEQ
ga-yu
3SG.S-be.PRS
nindu
horse
ba-ngawu
IMP-see
‘The horse is afraid, look!’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEAR Coding set Argument type
1 fearer NP-abs subj.V S
2 fear stimulus NP-dat X

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