nij ganarrany

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'be.named + PUT' = 'A call X Y'(by already established convention; not bestowing a name)'. Saying/using a name is expressed by nij ganangu, also illustrated in the examples.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: AV

Examples

(167)
Yirrinyi Namij yinygarram .. dardaga. Nij nyanying yinygarram mangarra.
yirrinyi
1DU.EXCL
Namij
Namij
yiny-garra-m
1DU.EXCL.A:3SG.P-put-PRS
dardaga
plant.species
nij=nyanying
be.named=properly
yiny-garra-m
1DU.EXCL.A:3SG.P-put-PRS
mangarra
plant.food
‘We two, Namij (and me) call it (a plant) dardaga. We call the plant by its right name.’
(168)
<Klosap> nij ngamiliny jawijingguluwa.
klosap
almost
nij
be.named
nga-mili-ny
1SG.A:3SG.P-get/handle-PST.PFV
jawijing-guluwa
MoFa-KIN2
‘I almost said the name of your (deceased) grandfather.’
(169)
Gamilijabiyang jinij nij.
ga-mili-ja=biyang
3SG.S-get/handle-REFL.PST.PFV=SEQ
jinij
name
nij
be.named
‘She called her own name.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# NAME Coding set Argument type
1 namer NP-erg subj.V A
2 namee NP-abs obj.V P
3 name NP-abs X

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
(166)
‘This place is called Timber Creek by white people; we Aboriginal people call it Gunamu.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y