ñe ‘(do V) with’, ‘using’: Instrumental preposition / ‘to’, ‘of’, [...]

Part of Speech preposition
Phonetic Form ɲe
Tanema Equivalent wo
Lovono Equivalent ie, aka
    • ‘(do V) with’, ‘using’: Instrumental preposition
      • Gram
      • Example 267:
        Ai-ava iu ñe vakaboro?
        Did you fly (in the sky) in a plane?
      • Example 270:
        Li-avi visiboko ñe aviro.
        You remove the oven stones with the tongs.
      • Example 591:
        Puro, li-ejau ñe die idi.
        War arrows are made using human bones.
      • Example 1899:
        Li-romo ñe duduko we damala pe Franis.
        They were watching using the spyglass of the French foreigners.
      • Example 1900:
        Ene ni-romo ñe mata ene!
        I saw it with my own eyes!
    • ‘to’, ‘of’, ‘at’: oblique preposition, with some verbs governing an oblique complement
      • Example 328:
        Teliki Makumoso Banie i-waivo idi mwaliko ñe telepakau, ñe maluo.
        Our Great Lord Banie instructed people with the Law, with our way of life.
      • Example 788:
        U-met' eo ñe ene etapu!
        Don't shy away from me!
      • Example 1901:
        I-watebo ñe et' iape.
        He asked her mother.
      • Example 1902:
        I-bi ñe iawo.
        She fanned the fire. [lit. fanned at the fire]

Related entries

  • See also:
    • se1 Allative: (move) towards ‹place›, (throw) at ‹s.th.›, (tie) to ‹s.th.› / Dative: to ‹s.o.›