wirrigaja gagba

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Complex Verb. Lit. 'cook(ing) + BE'. Lexical atelic alternant of simple verb ganirrigany. Double absolutive frame. The P is usually omitted, but this is not counted as alternation here since NP omission is frequent.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(218)
Mangarra wirrigaja ngayu.
mangarra
food
wirrigaja
cooking
nga-yu
1SG.S-be.PRS
‘I am cooking food.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COOK Coding set Argument type
1 cooker NP-abs subj.V S
2 cooked food NP-abs X

Alternations