ña1 Apprehensional modality: (s.th. negative) might (happen) / [...]

Part of Speech modal
Phonetic Form ɲa
    • Apprehensional modality: (s.th. negative) might (happen)
      • Gram
    • Syntactic Restriction + kape ; exclamatory
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 785:
        Etapu! Ña leka kape i-rom’ eo!
        Don't! Your cousin might see you!
        Example URL
    • polite Prohibitive: (you) shouldn't, you'd better not
      • Gram
    • Sense Comment by ext
      • Example 1897:
        Dapa wopine! Na pi-romo ngaten’ ae na i-ke nanana, ña pe-ko uña ngatene pon na pe vele.
        Women! You all saw those things appear today: well, you'd better not tell around where it happened.
        Example Comment
        secret men's house

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • ña2 lest, so that not