~kamai bring ‹s.th., s.o.› here, towards deictic centre

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)kamai
Proto-Form Vaeakau-Taumako: ka mai
Tanema Equivalent ~lamo
Lovono Equivalent ~manei
    • bring ‹s.th., s.o.› here, towards deictic centre
    • Encyclopedic Info Synt.: Often the object is expressed in preceding clause, and not repeated after ~kamai.
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 400:
        U-le u-bi avie, me u-kamai, me le-sai ñe kava.
        Go pick some Malay apples, and bring them so we can eat out the taste of kava.
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      • Example 1030:
        mwaliko po i-kamai tamate pon
        the man who brought the Tamate masks [to this island]
      • Example 1031:
        Kupa pi-kamai monone apilaka ne pe-ko me pe-kamai i-wene tev' eo.
        We have brought here this small chest, with the idea to leave it with you.
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  • See also:
    • ~lui causative of ~le ‘go’: make ‹s.o., s.th.› go somewhere, hence take away, carry / take ‹s.th.› somewhere, carry / take ‹s.o.› somewhere or away
    • ~ka1 come, towards speaker or deictic centre / come from / forthcoming, future