~watebo request ‹s.th.› (from s.o., ñe / teve), [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)wateᵐbo
Tanema Equivalent ~wataba
    • request ‹s.th.› (from s.o., ñe / teve), enquire about
      • Example 882:
        Bwara le-ko le-watebo iepiene teve uña dapa wopine.
        We should rather enquire about those traditional stories from the elders.
    • ask a question (from s.o., ñe)
    • Syntactic Restriction oblique construction
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1901:
        I-watebo ñe et' iape.
        He asked her mother.
      • Example 2749:
        Li-watebo ñei li-wamabu da, da ai’ iape me ete iape da la-ko: “O, wako!”
        They asked the question, put their request, and both parents said “It's alright.”

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