brbr wets

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This is a phrasal construction, made up of the predicate adjective brbr-ba 'fear-with' plus the transitive verb wets 'to make', thus 'A make P with-fear'. 'To be frightened of, fear' is brbr plus the verb 'to be'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VA

Example

(90)
Yna äräm gasa brbrba wetst yapapnda.
yna
DEM
är-äm
man-ERG
gasa
crocodile
brbr-ba
fear-COM
wet-s-t
make-NLZR-ALL
y-apap-nda
3sgU:α-begin-ND:PST.PF:3sgA
‘That man is going to frighten the crocodile.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FRIGHTEN Coding set Argument type
1 frightener NP-erg & V.act A
2 frightenee NP-abs & und.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n