11 • Motion and Location
In both HA and SA motion and location are usually obliques (more rarely they appear as arguments). Morphosyntactically motion and location are expressed via a construction involving the noun or (HA), oh/oro (SA) ‘place’. This noun follows another noun that indicates a specific place and it is in its turn followed by a locative postposition that indicates location or specifies the kind of motion involved. One example of such postpositions is -wa, expressing motion away from a place, that we have already encountered in the impersonal-passive construction.