gersäm räms

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This is an experiencer-object verb, taking the ergative form of gers 'hunger' as its stimulus/actor, and the experiencer of hunger as its undergoer. The thing hungered for can be added as a possessor NP before hunger, so that 'hungry for cassowary' is 'cassowary's hunger'. See article. Not considered a valency alternation since this is not at clausal level. No alternations attested.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: St V

Example

(138)
Ynd gersäm wramte.
ynd
1sgABS
gers-äm
hunger-ERG
w-ram-te
1sgU:α-make-ND:IPF:3sgA
‘I am hungry.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE HUNGRY Coding set Argument type
1 hungry person NP-abs & und.V S

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