Posture Verbs

Some articles on posture verbs, verbs, posture:

Yaghan Language - Grammar - Grammaticalization
... of this in Yahgan would be the change of posture verbs into aspectual markers ... Yahgan has a system of verbs which denote the posture of an entity 'stand' mvni, 'sit' mutu, 'lie' (w)ia and others (for instance agulu 'fly/jump', kvna 'float' etc.) ... Yahgan has reduced the system to a well defined smallish set of terms from the domain of posture verbs ...

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