mwaliko2 a person / man / husband

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form mʷaliko
Proto-Form (?) POc: *mwaqane
Tanema Equivalent anuka
Lovono Equivalent lamuka
Paradigm Form pl: idi
    • a person
    • Syntactic Restriction non-specific gender
      Encyclopedic Info Phraseol.: While mwaliko can take on a generic or indefinite reading, this meaning is more often achieved using the impersonal pronoun idi, or corresponding 3pl generic subject marker li-.
      • Example 589:
        die mwaliko pe i-bu
        the bones of a dead body
      • Example 621:
        Nga mwaliko i-bu, le-iu ebele ini i-wene ne kie ini.
        When somebody dies, their body is buried in a grave.
    • man
    • Syntactic Restriction male
      (Part of) Antonym (for)
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 507:
        mwaliko iote da emel’ iape
        a man and his wife
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      • Example 1772:
        momoso ie mwaliko ponu
        the wife of that man
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      • Example 1773:
        Bwara ka i-te te’ mwaliko pe Franis pon.
        I believe she married a man from France.
    • husband
    • Syntactic Restriction possessed
      (Part of) Synonym (for)

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • mwaliko1 human, as opp. to animals, or to supernatural beings
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  • See also:
    • dapenuo men: irregular plural of mwalikote ‘man, male’
    • enone ‘my’: 1sg form of possessive classifier for General, default possession / classifier for various possessions / classifier for kinship relations when the noun is not inherently a kin term (opp. one, classifier for kin terms) / classifier for some more abstract relations