iune1 one / one whole, one full (N) / a, an / (not) even one / a [...]

Part of Speech numeral
Phonetic Form june
Tanema Equivalent omwano
Lovono Equivalent tilioko
    • one
    • Syntactic Restriction when counting or measuring
      • Example 942:
        Ni-nabe jokoro lea iune ka kula.
        I measured the bamboo to be one fathom and a half.
      • Example 943:
        uie kwate tamana iune
        page thirty one
      • Example 944:
        rea iune tamana iune
        one hundred and one
    • one whole, one full (N)
      • Example 945:
        wik iune piote
        one full week
      • Example 946:
        Ka metele iune pon!
        Alright, it's been one moon!
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      • Example 947:
        La-te ra ra, bwara kata kape ebieve iune.
        They stayed there, perhaps a whole year.
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    • a, an
    • Syntactic Restriction indefinite value
      Sense Comment rare
      Encyclopedic Info Phraseol.: A new singular referent is normally introduced using the ordinary indefinite determiner iote ‘a, an’.
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 948:
        Emele iune, ini da men’ iape, la-te ne kulumoe.
        [There was once] one woman, with her child, who were living in the village.
    • (not) even one
    • Syntactic Restriction with negation
      • Example 949:
        Li-bu awoiu. Iune i-te tae.
        Everybody died: nobody survived. [lit. a single one wasn't there]
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    • a single; one and the same
      • Example 950:
        Vesepiene iune, i-vete ngatene tilu.
        It is the same word, but with two distinct meanings.

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  • See also:
    • tivi how many? / what price? how much?
    • ngasune1 same, identical (as, nga or samame)
    • iote2 a, one: determiner for indefinite singular / be an (X) / there is an (X)