na1 this N / this / deictic frequently associated with personal [...]

Part of Speech deictic
Phonetic Form na
Tanema Equivalent kana
Lovono Equivalent ida
    • this N
    • Syntactic Restriction noun modifier
      • Example 1790:
        None na, aña tamwaleko.
        This food tastes bad.
      • Example 1791:
        Uña ngaten' na, kape i-vio tev' eo.
        All those things will be yours.
      • Example 1792:
        Noma, ni-ajau nabene; basavono na ka tae.
        I used to smoke in the past; but now [at this moment] it's over.
    • this
    • Syntactic Restriction head of NP
      • Example 81:
        Na, piene adapa Teanu a-ko ae?
        How is this called in Teanu? [lit. this, in Teanu language, you say what?]
      • Example 541:
        Ei! Dapa! Na toñaki ae na?
        Hey, people! What sort of ship is that?
      • Example 1793:
        Na nganae?!
        What's this?
    • deictic frequently associated with personal pronouns; usually not translated
      • Example 1148:
        Idi na dapa li-tau jebute peini po li-kila idi.
        People have cooked taros for the wedding.
      • Example 1309:
        Kupa na kupa mwaliko tae. Ka kaipa mwaliko na ia kupa na ngatene nga na.
        We are not human. You people are human, but we are creatures like this.
        Example URL
      • Example 1794:
        En’ na dameliko tae, ene na ka mwaliko pine.
        I'm not a child, I'm a grown person!
        Example Comment
        with 1sg
      • Example 1795:
        Eo na a-te vele?
        Where do you live?
        Example Comment
        with 2sg
      • Example 1796:
        Eo na ai-ovei !
        Now that's something you know.

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • na2 here / now
    • na3 Focus marker