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a2nhouseHakwe a meio.I build a house.
a11prt2ACMverbal markerHromkwe penkin lon a? Hunkwe yaw hno yier mon pankaw ley a?What are we going to do? Are you going to your village tomorrow or not?Hiy po le a. Hiy ya le a.He will be coming shortly. He will come some time.Used in questions with words like 'penkin' and 'pankaw'. Used in affirmative sentences with 'po' and 'ya'.
a-V.PF.DIRLpfxfrom distancea-me, a-iwourspeak from distance, shout from distance
-aREPsfxRepetition of verb, indicates intensity or repetition of actionhoahotwist around and around
a-ampokCmpnd.ninside the house; in a room inside the house
a-kapa1Cmpnd.nthe thatched roof of a house.
a-kapa2Cmpnd.nrafter with sago leavesSa a-kapa se say liok, sawk sehe nak-makuayk.But when they tried to fasten the sago rafters, the house fell down.
a-kuCmpnd.nside of house
a-menya2Cmpnd.nside wall
a-menya1Cmpnd.nthe side walls (a-menia??)
a-suwr1Cmpnd.nthe top of the roof.
a-suwr2Cmpnd.nroof cap, the main roof frameA-suwr se nak-ie nok, sowor.After the roof frame work is erected, the small roof timber (going down) is fastened.
a-waiCmpnd.nfront/back of the house
a-yerkiCmpnd.nhouse door
a-yerki-woukdoor
a-yiaup-uwrCmpnd.nthe home owner
a-yier3Cmpnd.nthe ground around the house that belongs to it.
a-yier1Cmpnd.nthe ground around the house that belongs to it.
a-yier2Cmpnd.narea where the house is located plus immediate surroundings
ahahayadjdryHakwe hu hawr lowpway menkin, hakwe ey mon lorok ahahay.When I had washed myself, I stood in the sun to get myself dry.
aheyradvquick, fast, no delaySa sokukwe hoko omeme mokwe aheyr aheyr nonaw lopri.That lady collected her belongings immediately.
ahisvstirSowk-now non ahis.To stir with a double 'sago-jelly' stick.
ahneynbirdahney swethe birds are singing
ahney-neysmall chicken or egg
ahney-pionCmpnd.nbird meat