A Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language, with English and Samoan vocabulary
|o and a, of.||i fafo, without; alu i fafo, go outside.|
|mo and ma, for, on account of.|
|ma, with; sau ma ia, come with him.||i luga, above.|
|i lalo, under.|
|ia (to proper names), to.||i tala atu, beyond; o loo i tala atu o le vai atu o le vai, it is beyond the, it is beyond the river.|
|i, in, at, to.*|
|mai, from.||i tala mai, on this side.|
|i totonu, within.||i tua, behind.|
|i loto, within; o loo i loto fale, he is within the house.||i luma, before.|
The last six of these take the plural form of the pronoun. In the case of the last two it serves to distinguish them from the noun; alu i oʻu tua, go behind me. Alu i loʻu tua would mean, to get up on my back.
* “A taeao, at to-morrow.,”–Codrington. It is also used to denote the instrument by which something is done, and answers to with; as, Na fasia o ia i le laʻau, He was beaten with a stick.