janga gagba

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'sore + be'. Body part can be added as additional externally possessed absolutive argument.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: AV

Examples

(189)
Bib ngamiliny ngardurru, jangabiyang ngayu.
bib
move.up
nga-mili-ny
1SG.A:3SG.P-get/handle-PST.PFV
ngardurru
heavy
janga=biyang
sore=SEQ
nga-yu
1SG.S-be.PRS
‘I lifted something heavy, and now I'm sore / in pain.’
(190)
Miri janga ngagba walnginynyunga.
miri
upper.leg
janga
sore
nga-gba
1SG.S-be.PST.PFV
walnginy-nyunga
walking-ORIG
‘I had sore legs from walking. / My legs were hurting from walking.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEEL PAIN Coding set Argument type
1 pain-feeler NP-abs subj.V S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
(191)
‘I went up and I went down, now my feet are sore.’
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
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(192)
‘They hit her such that she was sore, I don't know who hit her.’