~ko bwara suppose, believe, think (that) / hope (that)

Part of Speech construction
Phonetic Form (i·)ko ᵐbʷara
Morphology ~ko + bwara ‘perhaps’
    • suppose, believe, think (that)
    • Literally say~think that perhaps
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1209:
        Ni-punuo ñi tae, ni-ko bara okor 'naka.
        I didn't steal (the knife), I thought it was mine.
      • Example 1210:
        Ni-ko bwara a-mene pe u-e none ponu.
        I thought you were tired of eating that food.
      • Example 1211:
        Li-madau li-ko bwara kape le-ka le-loko dapa.
        They were afraid [thinking] that they would be kidnapped.
    • hope (that)
    • Sense Comment rare
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1212:
        Li-ko bwara moro waini kape u-tabo u-vagasi dapa.
        They hope that one day you'll visit them again.

Related entries

  • See also:
    • bwara particle introducing conjecture and doubt: perhaps, probably; I believe, I guess / about, roughly
    • ~ko1 say ‹s.th.›, declare. Introduces direct reported speech / call s.th. ‹so and so› / tell s.o. to do s.th.; order, suggest that / think, believe (that) / want to, be about to