wawags

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This verb appears to be a causative form of a middle tantum, i.e. assist someone else to get loaded up. The middle counterpart, awags, means 'load oneself up (with: ABS)'. So far no form wags is attested.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(188)
Ḡmam nne ywaleta yawagte.
ḡma-m
Ḡma-ERG
nne
yam(ABS)
ywal-eta
Ywal-DAT1
ya-wag-te
3nsgU:α-load-ND:IPF:3sgA
‘Ḡma is loading the yams for/onto Ywal (i.e. into her yam-basket).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOAD Coding set Argument type
1 loader NP-erg & V.act A
2 loaded thing NP-abs & und.V P
3 loading place NP-dat X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
C
R y
(186)
‘I load myself up.’
(187)
‘He loads himself up with yams.’
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
R y
(187)
‘He loads himself up with yams.’
U
n
U
n