~teli mama request official engagement (to a woman, [...]

Part of Speech verb-object idiom
Lovono Equivalent ~leli mama
    • request official engagement (to a woman, ñe/se) from her family
    • Literally put/send o.'s voice
      Typical Subject man
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 2395:
        Kape ne-teli mama ene ñ’ eo.
        I will ask to be engaged to you [lit. I shall put my voice for you].
      • Example 2396:
        U-teli mama ene se.
        Please arrange my engagement with her [lit. you send my voice for her].

Related entries

  • Contains:
    • ~teli put ‹s.th.› down / bury ‹s.o., s.th.› / plant ‹fruit, taro+› / grow ‹leaves+› / send ‹message›
  • Subentry:
    • mama1 voice / sound, esp. singing sound of an instrument (vs. aña ‘noise’) / message sent by ‹s.o.› / marriage proposal sent to the family of a woman