~mui not know, be ignorant of ‹s.th.›; have no idea (if, [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)mui
Tanema Equivalent ~muo
Lovono Equivalent ~moi, ~mwoi
    • not know, be ignorant of ‹s.th.›; have no idea (if, ~ko)
    • Syntactic Restriction static reading
      Sense Comment comm
      Encyclopedic Info ~mui ‘not know’ serves as the suppletive negation of ~ovei ‘know’.
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 941:
        Ia ni-mui, nga u-ium’ u-viñ' ene!
        I didn't know, you should have first told me!
      • Example 1195:
        Ene ni-mui ni-ko kape n-ajau nganae kape wako.
        I don't know what to do.
      • Example 1747:
        Ni-mui mijaka.
        [lit. I'm a bit ignorant] I'm not sure.
    • be unable (to do, pe+Clause)
    • Encyclopedic Info Synt.: The subordinate verb can be either Realis or Irrealis.
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 1667:
        I-mui pe i-mo.
        He cannot speak.
        Example Comment
        disabled child
      • Example 1748:
        Mamote i-mui pe i-tatale.
        He's still unable to walk.
      • Example 1749:
        Ni-mui pe ni-vete piene adapa.
        I don't know how to speak their language.
    • forget, be unable to remember ‹s.th.›
    • Syntactic Restriction dynamic reading
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      • Example 1750:
        Dapa pie akapa ka vitoko kape le-mui piene akapa.
        Our grandchildren will soon forget our language.
    • forget (to do, pe+Clause)
    • forget ‹object›, leave behind
    • Sense Comment rare
      • Example 1752:
        Ni-mui temamene 'none i-wene ne moe.
        I left behind my bag in the house.