angan räms

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angan 'song' + räms 'to make', forming a transitive construction with fixed object NP (coded here as a transitive). Angan can be modified by other nominal or adjectival material, e.g. marirmarir angan 'love song'. Beneficiary/audience can be added by a dative adjunct.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(129)
Är togam angan kae tramte.
är
person
tog-am
child-ERG
angan
song(ABS)
kae
±one.day
t-ram-te
3sgU:β-make-ND:IPF:3sgA
‘The boy sang a song yesterday.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SING Coding set Argument type
1 singer NP-erg & V.act X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
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(130)
‘The boy sang a love song for the girl.’
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y
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