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This is an irregular infinitive; stem is -m (nondual) / -ren (dual). Both go and come are directional forms of 'be': thus -ngm 'go; be hither (non-dual)', -nm 'come, be hither (non-dual)'. The goal can readily be omitted, and other adjuncts are also possible (e.g. perlative, if saying 'go [by this path]'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(155)
Ynd pan qérqér wzerst wngm.
ynd
1sgABS
pan_qérqér
savannah
w-zer-s-t
TR.INF-burn.off-NLZR-ALL
w-ng-m
1sgU-AW-be(ND)
‘I'm going to the savannah to burn off.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GO Coding set Argument type
1 goer NP-abs & und.V S

Alternations

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