thawaya gagba

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Complex Verb. Lit 'eat + BE'. Lexical atelic alternant of simple verb ganimindany. P usually omitted - not counted as alternation here since NP omission is frequent.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(176)
Guruwuny thawaya ga-yu jalig wuju.
guruwuny
boab.tree
thawaya
eating
ga-yu
3SG.S-be.PRS
jalig
child
wuju
small
‘The small child is eating boab nut.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater NP-abs subj.V S
2 eaten food NP-abs X

Alternations