nara1 Apprehensional modality: ( negative) might (happen); hence [...]

Part of Speech modal
Phonetic Form nara
Variant Form(s) na
Tanema Equivalent tada
Lovono Equivalent na
    • Apprehensional modality: ( negative) might (happen); hence make sure P doesn't happen
      • Gram
    • Syntactic Restriction exclamatory
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1820:
        Netebe pon, nara u-viane!
        This is mud here, make sure you don't stumble!
      • Example 1821:
        Nara sa i-meli!
        Make sure you don't end up heartbroken!
      • Example 1822:
        Nara le-langaten' tae!
        We might be unable to work!
        Example Comment
        with negation

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • nara2 to avoid P, for fear that P; so that not P / complementizer after certain predicates: (beware+) that not
  • Subentry:
    • ña2 lest, so that not