pe1 originating from ‹a place› / from ‹a certain time› / due to, [...]

Part of Speech preposition
Phonetic Form pe
Tanema Equivalent pe
Lovono Equivalent pe
    • originating from ‹a place›
    • Syntactic Restriction spatial meaning
      • Example 685:
        Ni-kila emele pe Tetevo.
        I married a woman from Utupua.
      • Example 2028:
        damala pe Franis
        the foreigners from France
      • Example 2029:
        Da-tilu pe Teanu.
        They were from Teanu island.
        Example Comment
        Example URL
      • Example 2030:
        Uña ngatene pon na pe vele?
        Where do those things come from?
    • from ‹a certain time›
    • Syntactic Restriction temporal meaning
      • Example 2031:
        iepiene pe noma
        [story from the past] traditional story
    • due to, because of ‹, s.o.›
    • Syntactic Restriction causal meaning
      • Example 1958:
        Li-le pe ngaten' ae?
        Why did they go? [lit. they went due to what thing?]
      • Example 2032:
        Tokoli i-dobuo pe tebo.
        The bridge is wet due to the rain.
      • Example 2033:
        A-rom' ini ai-ovei a-ko ini pe Japan, pe mata ini.
        You can see straight away that she's Japanese, due to her eyes.
      • Example 2034:
        Dapa kula li-wablei piene, ia li-tobo ñe, pe dapa ie mwaliko po awa dapa i-su.
        Some people may make jokes, as long as they restrain themselves, with respect to the family who are in mourning.
        Example Comment
        funeral ceremonies

Related entries

  • Heterosemes:
    • pe2 because / indeed. Discourse particle linking two pragmatically redundant clauses; often not translated
  • See also:
    • mina1 Ablative preposition: from, out of