~mo make noise, call / talk, utter words, considered as a general [...]

Part of Speech verb, intransitive
Phonetic Form (i·)mo
Lovono Equivalent ~mu
    • make noise, call
    • Typical Subject animal
      • Example 1613:
        Vono i-sodo, ka menuko i-mo.
        The dawn came, and birds began singing.
    • talk, utter words, considered as a general faculty (vs ~vete ‘say s.th.’)
    • Typical Subject human
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1667:
        I-mui pe i-mo.
        He cannot speak.
        Example Comment
        disabled child
      • Example 1668:
        Ka i-mo tae!
        He cannot speak any more.
        Example Comment
      • Example 1669:
        U-tau uro, u-mo samame.
        As you burn the magic charcoal, you talk to it.
        Example Comment

Related entries

  • Is Part of:
    • ~mo korone speak with a stern tone of voice, esp. in giving a lesson or firm advice; hence scold, argue (with s.o., se)
    • ~mo labiou talk for a long time
    • ~mo ~mabui speak slowly; whisper
    • ~mo pine speak with a loud voice, e.g., when in anger
    • ~mo susuko speak properly or appropriately
    • ~mo tamwase be talkative, talk too much
  • See also:
    • ~ou bark
    • ~vete utter, say, declare ‹s.th.› / mention ‹s.o., s.th.›, talk about / mean ‹s.th.› / give away ‹s.o.›, denounce publicly / call, convene ‹event, meeting+›