~loko take ‹several objects›, collect, esp. before displacing them [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)loko
Tanema Equivalent ~lak(o)u
Lovono Equivalent ~roka
    • take ‹several objects›, collect, esp. before displacing them somewhere
    • Syntactic Restriction typic. first verb in serialisation
      • Example 1450:
        Le-loko ajekele le-iui ne revo.
        They collect the rubbish and throw it into the sea.
    • take ‹people› somewhere, lead
      • Example 559:
        Kape pe-loko dapa gete enone, da meliko viñevi, pe-lui ne moe re.
        We'll take my boys and my girls, and lead them to that house over there.
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      • Example 1451:
        Ka li-loko dapa li-koioi.
        They led them inside.
      • Example 1452:
        Toñaki iote ka i-tabo i-ka! Kape i-loko idi!
        Here comes another ship again! They're going to kidnap people!
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    • introduces a plural object, animate or not, before a verb of motion or displacement
    • Sense Comment gen
      • Example 1405:
        Li-loko none i-le ne lema awene.
        We put food into the stone oven.
      • Example 1453:
        Dapa li-loko mana vilo i-vio ne viabasa dapa.
        People put flowers in their hair.

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  • See also:
    • ~la1 take ‹one thing› (vs. ~loko, ‘take several things’) / take ‹s.th.› physically, grab, carry / take ‹s.th.› in order to use or move it. Serves to introduce a new participant in a situation, often an instrument or a theme, even when no actual ‘grabbing’ event is referred to. / forms causative constructions with motion or posture verbs / give ‹s.th.› / take ‹s.th. abstract›, keep / understand ‹s.o., s.th.› / require, take ‹amount of time› / do, make. Combines with certain objects, to form semantically non-compositional phrases
    • ~labu1 hold ‹s.th.› in o.'s hands; grab, grasp / take ‹s.th., s.o.› in o.'s arms / touch ‹s.o.›, have body contact / massage / handle, treat ‹s.th., s.o.› in such and such a way; handle ‹s.o.› in such and such away / hold ‹skills, knowledge+›