warlad gagba

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'be sick + BE'. Body part can be added as additional absolutive noun phrase, as in ex. 162. A marginal, non-productive type of inchoative alternation is (marginally) attested: warlad gardbany, lit. 'be sick + FALL' = 'fall ill'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: AV

Examples

(160)
Gub bamili ngarrgu lirrjin, warlad ngayu.
gub
come.off
ba-mili=ngarrgu
IMP-get/handle=1SG.DAT
lirrjin
tooth
warlad
sick
nga-yu
1SG.S-be.PRS
‘Pull my tooth out, I'm sore.’
(161)
Warlad ga-yu janyju warladbari. Ga-rda-m luba warlad.
warlad
sick
ga-yu
3SG.S-be.PRS
janyju
DEM
warladbari
old.man
ga-rda-m
3SG.S-fall-PRS
luba
big
warlad
sick
‘That old man is sick. He got/fell very ill.’
(162)
Warlad ngayu lirrjin.
warlad
sick
nga-yu
1SG.S-be.PRS
lirrjin
tooth
‘I have a toothache.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE ILL Coding set Argument type
1 sick person NP-abs subj.V S

Alternations