awa ~ko think, believe / want (that)

Part of Speech construction
Phonetic Form awa (i·)ko
Morphology awa + ~ko
    • think, believe
    • Literally my neck/mind says
      • Example 288:
        Awa ene i-ko “Kape wako.”
        I thought to myself: “It's going to be alright.”
    • want (that)
    • Syntactic Restriction optionally foll. by me and/or kape
      Sense Comment freq
      Encyclopedic Info Synt.: The subject of ~ko is the person who wants, i.e. the possessor of awa. The subject awa is sometimes left implicit: the meaning ‘want’ is then expressed by ~ko alone.
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 289:
        Awa ene ni-ko kape le-l’ l-aneve Toplau.
        I want them to go clean up the men's house.
      • Example 290:
        Awa ene ne-ko me le-la awis pine iakapa le-lamini tili’ akapa Dr Alex.
        I would like us to extend our big thanks to our friend Dr Alex.

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  • See also:
    • awa throat / the seat of feelings, the ‘heart’. Grammatical subject of certain predicates referring to feelings / the seat of will and desire / will, desire / ideas, thoughts
    • ~ko1 say ‹›, declare. Introduces direct reported speech / call ‹so and so› / tell s.o. to do; order, suggest that / think, believe (that) / want to, be about to