gagba

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Simple Verb 'be in location'. With humans also complex verb waga gagba 'sit + BE'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(173)
Yagbalini ngayu yinjuni ngarrginani.
yagbali-ni
place-LOC
nga-yu
1SG.S-be.PRS
yinju-ni
PROX-LOC
ngarrgina-ni
1SG:POSS-LOC
‘I am/live/stay here in my place.’
(174)
Wamalawa, wagurrangulungmang gayu.
wamalawa
black.headed.python
wagurra-ngulung=mang
rock-PURP=SUBORD
ga-yu
3SG.S-be.PRS
‘The black-headed python (is the one that) lives on the rocks.’
(175)
Gugu jalaggi gayu yag.
gugu
water
jarlag-gi
good-LOC
ga-yu
3SG.S-be.PRS
yag
fish
‘The fish lives in freshwater.’
(172)
Ngayu ngiya, Murranginy. Gurrany Bulla ngayu, waj ngawungany.
nga-yu
1SG.S-be.PRS
ngiya
PROX
Murranginy
Murranginy
gurrany
NEG
Bulla
Bulla
nga-yu
1SG.S-be.PRS
waj
leave
nga-wunga-ny
1SG.A:3SG.P-leave-PST.PFV
‘I am/live here in Murranginy. I don't live in Bulla (any more), I left it.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIVE Coding set Argument type
1 liver NP-abs subj.V S
2 living place NP-loc X

Alternations