~le2 believe (s.o., s.th.: ne)

Part of Speech verb, oblique transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)le
Tanema Equivalent ~la, ~lava
Lovono Equivalent ~le
    • believe (s.o., s.th.: ne)
    • Literally go to
      Typical Subject s.o.
      Encyclopedic Info Synt.: This construction consists of the verb ~le ‘go’ + the locative preposition ne or locative adverb ene.
      • Example 632:
        Ene ni-lengi ñe taña ene, ka ebele piene, ene ni-le ene.
        I heard it with my own ears. It's the truth, I believe it.
      • Example 1399:
        Dapa li-le ne ene tae, ka ene ni-aptei ñe lek’ one.
        [lit. they didn't go to me] They didn't believe me, so I swore on my cousin's life.

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • ~le1 go somewhere / introduces a locative before the main verb, when previous motion is implied / get up and (do V): introduces a new action, whether or not involving a literal motion event. Not always translated / leave, be gone / leave its zenith position; hence be early afternoon, around 2pm / pass, reach (such and such moment) / be past / become
    • ~le3 separates two actions that take place in separate locations. Usually not translated / (move+) towards, to (such and such direction) / (take s.th.+) towards, to (such and such direction) / (move+) forward, ahead / (move+) thither, away from speaker or deictic centre / (do V) ahead, in a continuing manner; go on / (do V) on and on, for a long time