Throw to vs. Throw at

He threw the ball to me. (= He threw the ball in my direction, so that I could catch it or have it.)
ha ka’e na ke mpila hitaye
3SG toward 1SG O ball throw-PST

He threw the ball at me. (= He tried to hit me with the ball.)
ha’ena ke mpila hitaye
3SG-P.1SG O ball throw-PST

He threw the ball at me and hit me.
ha’ena ke mpila hitaye ma ena hyoka
3SG-P.1SG O ball throw-PST and P.1SG strike

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