Datapoint Sango/'Hear' and 'smell'

In Samarin (1967) I glossed fun' as 'to smell', but I meant that something smells (intransitive). Ma takes an object, because it means something like 'perceive with hearing and smelling' (with the ears and nose); fun' means 'be rotten' (French pourri), 'exude an odor, usually bad', even without sioni 'bad'.

Values

Identity

Example 59-299:
mbi ma tongana mo mu koli ape?
mbi
1sg
ma
hear
tongana
like
mo
2sg
mu
take
koli
man
ape?
neg
Haven't I heard that you got married?

Source: Samarin 1967a: 212

Example 59-363:
mbi ma fen' ti zo
mbi
1sg
ma
smell
fen'
scent
ti
of
zo
human.being
I smell the scent of a human being.
Example 59-364:
mama na ate, melenge ti mbi, mbi ma aw
mama
mother
ni
def
a-tene,
pm-say
melenge
child
ti
of
mbi,
1sg
mbi
1sg
ma
hear
awe
already
The mother said, "My child, I've understood."
Confidence:
Very certain