katae ka Iamitive aspect, ‘already’. Intensive form of Perfective [...]

Part of Speech aspect
Phonetic Form kataka
Variant Form(s) kata ka
Morphology katae + ka
    • Iamitive aspect, ‘already’. Intensive form of Perfective ka
      • Gram
      • Example 1066:
        Kata ka aeve kata kape i-tavali.
        The sun was already about to go down.
        Example Comment
        combined with Perfective
        Example URL
      • Example 1069:
        Viko iadapa katae ka i-tomoe.
        Their treasure has disappeared.
      • Example 1070:
        Wako. Kata ka ni-ovei.
        Alright; I've understood.
      • Example 1071:
        Katae ka kuo ponta.
        It's [become] a canoe now.
        Example Comment
        noun predicate
    • Experiential perfect: have done (V) already at least once
      • Gram
    • Inaugurative perfect: (do V) for the first time
      • Gram
    • Syntactic Restriction with clause-final deictic
      Encyclopedic Info Synt.: This inaugurative meaning (‘… for the first time’) requires the clause-finally presence of a focal deictic (na, na ta, pon ta) – equivalent to ‘now’ / ‘then’.
      • Example 614:
        Kata ka ni-ovei na pe vilo pon, pe li-e.
        I just discovered that this plant is edible.
      • Example 1072:
        Kata ka ni-e vivilo na!
        This is my first time eating Cyrtosperma taro.
      • Example 1073:
        Katae ka ni-rom ponta.
        That's when I saw her for the very first time.

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