~ko kape want, intend to; be about to / want s.o. to do s.th.

Part of Speech construction
Phonetic Form (i·)ko kape
Morphology ~ko + kape ‘Future’
    • want, intend to; be about to
      • Gram
    • Syntactic Restriction + Irrealis clause, same subject
      • Example 1213:
        Ne-ko kape ne-viñi kiapa.
        I want to talk to you all.
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      • Example 1214:
        Dapa li-ko kape le-ka kape l-abu kaipa!
        They want to come and kill you!
      • Example 1215:
        Ini i-ko kape i-etengi, ka dapa li-viñi li-ko…
        She was about to break in tears – so they talked to her…
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      • Example 1216:
        Li-te li-te ra, ka la-ko kape la-le ne basakulumoe iote re, Tetevo.
        After waiting for a while, they decided to travel to another island called Utupua.
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    • want s.o. to do s.th.
      • Gram
    • Syntactic Restriction + Irrealis clause, different subject
      (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.

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  • See also:
    • kape Irrealis marker, with various contextual interpretations / equiv. of a future: will / equiv. of a prospective: be about to / equiv. of a deontic: should, be supposed to / equiv. of a subjunctive / equiv. of a potential: can / equiv. of a conditional / equiv. of a habitual aspect / equiv. of a generic present, used in instructions / indicates epistemic doubt or approximation
    • ~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
    • me kape Purpose subordinator: in order to, so that / (want) that (V): equivalent of a subjunctive / until