kata kape Prospective aspect: be about to; almost

Part of Speech aspect
Phonetic Form katakape
Morphology kata ‘Perfect’ + kape ‘Future’
    • Prospective aspect: be about to; almost
      • Gram
      • Example 479:
        La-te ra ra, bwara kata kape ebieve iune bwara metele tuo.
        They stayed there, perhaps almost a whole year, or at least six months.
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      • Example 1043:
        Kata kape le-tetele kape le-pinoe pon ta.
        They were about to start dancing.
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      • Example 1065:
        Udo kata kape ka moso.
        Bananas are almost ripe.
      • Example 1066:
        Kata ka aeve kata kape i-tavali.
        The sun was already about to go down.
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        combined with Perfective
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  • See also:
    • kape Irrealis marker, with various contextual interpretations / equiv. of a future: will / equiv. of a prospective: be about to / equiv. of a deontic: should, be supposed to / equiv. of a subjunctive / equiv. of a potential: can / equiv. of a conditional / equiv. of a habitual aspect / equiv. of a generic present, used in instructions / indicates epistemic doubt or approximation
    • kata Perfect aspect