’i

High Lulani

(i)

/ʔi/

ambitransitive stem verb
to say; to speak; to tell
Derived Terms

’isinna (iS;n) to tell a story

’icipu (iCo) to ask

’i’issi (ii;S) to sing

’ibibu (iBO) to complain

’idajabi (idjB) to read aloud

’ifuhhanaku (iv;hn>) to agree

’ihucu (iVy) to inform

’iqaca (iqc) to give one’s point of view

’ikahu (ikV) to grunt

’ilagi (ilG) to scream

Aspects

dynamic to say

stative to tell

iterative to give a speech

gnomic to be able to speak; to have as a proverb

Thematic Relations

agent subject

experiencer dative, object

topic pa

speech object

language, medium ablative

Examples

ʔusu jusi ’i li lu’i fu ra’u.

(.uz / YS / i / L / Wi / v / ru .)

1int 3dat say com love 2tra prs;sta.

“I told her that I love you.”

ʔusu palu’i ’i.

(.uz / pWi / i.)

1int towards-love speak.

“I talked about love.”