lalabang gajgany

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Complex verb. Lit. 'hunt + GO'. The verb 'go' can also have a habitual meaning so the expression can translate 'be a hunter', i.e. 'go hunting habitually'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Janyjugun lalabangngarna mayi. Lalabang gangga, yangarrawu.
janyju=gun
DEM=CONTR
lalabang-ngarna
hunt.kangaroo-ASSOC
mayi,
man
lalabang
hunt.kangaroo
ga-ngga
3SG.S-go.PRS
yangarra-wu
kangaroo-DAT
‘That man is a kangaroo hunter. He goes kangaroo hunting, for kangaroo.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HUNT (FOR) Coding set Argument type
1 hunter NP-abs subj.V S
2 hunted thing NP-dat X

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