nara2 to avoid P, for fear that P; so that not P / complementizer [...]

Part of Speech subordinator
Phonetic Form nara
Variant Form(s) na
Tanema Equivalent tada
Lovono Equivalent na
    • to avoid P, for fear that P; so that not P
      • Gram
    • Syntactic Restriction used as subordinator
      • Example 1271:
        Le-la i-avo korone nara i-sabu.
        We must hook (the bait) firmly for fear it might fall off.
      • Example 1674:
        Noma li-madau pe moe moboe abia ene, li-ko na kape idi le-wete dapa ne visone me puro.
        Our ancestors used to avoid having too many openings in their houses, for fear of being shot with arrows.
      • Example 1823:
        Li-avi ñei, nara sukiro peini ma dapa i-wene ene.
        They're using tongs, for fear that the dirt on their hands might touch it.
    • complementizer after certain predicates: (beware+) that not
      • Gram
    • Syntactic Restriction + (kape +) Irrealis
      • Example 1047:
        Mat’ eo nara kape u-wasi ñe idi ’tapu.
        Be careful not to give (the secret) away.
        Example Comment
        with apprehensive [nara](nara_1)
        Example URL
      • Example 1824:
        Ni-madau ñe eo na kape u-ke ene!
        I'm scared of you, you might bite me!
      • Example 1825:
        U-botongo ini nara kape i-koie ne moe.
        Please stop him from coming into the house.

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • nara1 Apprehensional modality: ( negative) might (happen); hence make sure P doesn't happen