~romo2 watch, look at ‹s.o., s.th.› / see ‹s.o., s.th.› / find ‹s.th., [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)romo
Tanema Equivalent ~runi
Lovono Equivalent ~eti
    • watch, look at ‹s.o., s.th.›
      • Example 2196:
        U-rom' ene u-ejau!
        Watch me carefully!
      • Example 2197:
        Ni-romo lek’ one emele tae.
        I can't have any eye contact with my female cross-cousin.
    • see ‹s.o., s.th.›
      • Example 1229:
        Ka i-ka i-koie ne moe ka i-romo emel’ iape i-wene teve iawo.
        As he walked into his house, he saw his wife lying by the fire.
        Example URL
    • find ‹s.th., s.o.› to be so and so, mostly through visual perception
    • Syntactic Restriction tropative construction, foll. by secondary predicate
      • Example 2198:
        A-ro wako?
        [You see (her) beautiful] Do you find her beautiful?
      • Example 2199:
        Ni-romo makone iaipa wako po pi-pinoe.
        [I see your dances (to be) good] I'm really enjoying those dances you've been performing.
        Example URL
      • Example 2200:
        Dapa li-romo i-aiae ngasune nga ene.
        They find it (to be) difficult, as much as I do.
        Example Comment
        about the payment of school fees

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    • ~lengi1 feel ‹s.th.›; perceive through senses or intuition / hear ‹s.o., s.th.› / listen / hear that, learn that (s.th. happened) / hear from ‹s.o.›, have contact ‹s.o.› by phone or mail / find ‹s.th., s.o.› to be so and so, through hearing or feeling