~vete utter, say, declare ‹s.th.› / mention ‹s.o., s.th.›, talk about [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)vete
Tanema Equivalent ~wo, ~po
Lovono Equivalent ~vele
    • utter, say, declare ‹s.th.›
    • Syntactic Restriction +object NP or direct speech
      • Example 738:
        Uk' one tilu, kape ne-vete enga da metae.
        My in-laws, I can't say their names out loud.
      • Example 2301:
        Pi’ one i-vete tae.
        My grandfather never told me.
      • Example 2604:
        Pon i-vete (i-ko) “Wako!”
        So he said “That's fine!”
    • mention ‹s.o., s.th.›, talk about
      • Example 916:
        Iote pe eo a-vete ponu, i-wene ne moe 'none.
        The one you were mentioning is in my home.
        Example Comment
        + relative clause
      • Example 2605:
        Na tepakola pe li-vete na?
        Is this the giant whom people keep talking about?
      • Example 2606:
        Ka ni-mui pe ni-vete temotu aplaka.
        I forgot to mention the small islet.
        Example URL
    • mean ‹s.th.›
    • Typical Subject word+
      • Example 1961:
        Vesepiene iune, i-vete ngatene tilu.
        It is the same word, but with two distinct meanings. [lit. it says two things]
        Example Comment
    • give away ‹s.o.›, denounce publicly
    • call, convene ‹event, meeting+›
    • Typical Subject chief
      • Example 2398:
        Teliki iadapa i-vete ngapiene.
        The chief proclaimed the opening of the Festival.

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  • See also:
    • ~vete utter, say, declare ‹s.th.› / mention ‹s.o., s.th.›, talk about / mean ‹s.th.› / give away ‹s.o.›, denounce publicly / call, convene ‹event, meeting+›
    • ~vete piene talk, speak, communicate / talk about (s.th., ñe), mention / speak (a language, ñe) / talk together, discuss
    • ~mo make noise, call / talk, utter words, considered as a general faculty (vs ~vete ‘say s.th.’)
    • ~atevo narrate, tell ‹story, iepiene› / talk about ‹s.th., s.o.›, mention
    • ~viñi tell ‹s.o.› (about s.th., ñe) / say to ‹s.o.›, declare, ask: introduces reported speech
    • ~wasi reveal ‹secret, knowledge+› to s.o. (ñe) / inform ‹s.o.› of s.th. (ñe), tell ‹s.o.› about s.th.
    • ~waivo instruct ‹s.o.› (about s.th., ñe); show, teach s.o. (how to, pe + clause) / teach ‹s.th.› (to s.o., ñe)
    • ~kila1 call out to ‹s.o.› / invoke ‹deity›, with a prayer or curse / call, get ‹s.o.› on the phone or the teleradio / call ‹s.th., s.o.› with such and such a name
    • ~kilase address, talk to ‹s.o.›, esp. with a formal or solemn tone; invoke / inform ‹s.o.› (about s.th., ñe), esp. in some length; explain, tell
    • ~ko1 say ‹s.th.›, declare. Introduces direct reported speech / call s.th. ‹so and so› / tell s.o. to do s.th.; order, suggest that / think, believe (that) / want to, be about to
    • ~vodo think, believe (that, ~ko) / hope (that, ~ko) / remember ‹s.o., s.th.›