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When used with the meaning 'smell', this takes the noun wimb 'smell' as a coverb; this is typically (though not necessarily) in immediate preverbal position, but does not trigger undergoer agreement. When the meaning is 'sniff, sniff at' this is not included. At present the coverb structure is not listed in the given argument structure.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(174)
Ynd bm wimb nambatan.
ynd
1sgERG
bm
2sgABS
wimb
smell(ABS)
n-amba-ta-n
2sgU:α-smell-ND:IPF-1sgA
‘I smell you.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SMELL Coding set Argument type
1 smeller NP-erg & V.act A
2 smelled entity NP-abs & und.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(175)
‘Two dogs are sniffing each other.’
C
y
U
n
U
n
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y
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
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n
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n