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o5EmphasisAra, poup ehe o. Hiykwe hane nak-a ley o.Hey, there is a bad spirit here. He is going to eat me as well.
o4PRES.DSmarks direct speech? (Questions, statements.)Hunkwe perey ley o?Where are you going to?Yeyk sohokwe yawp mon lwak o.The canoe is in the river.
o1PTR.NEGnegation, used with 'pese' or 'peie'.Hunkwe peie ley o.Do not go
o2ConnorHuok hin yor mokwe kreys non. Lous hin, o nawpay non meio lokin kwor.There are two ways to hunt pigs. To chase them (with many people) or to kill the pigs with traps.
o3ConnandHiykwe sapa mon senkin nak-ey, ku o, seik o, aiai o.He went to the jungle taking along an axe, a knife and food.
o-dempfxDemonstrative, this
-oGNTsfxof, belonging tohano, ipey ko, hoko.
-ohsfxKIN
oheynsago top ???ohey-peykvery whiteohey-pruw-arvery white, inside of the sago top
oheyr (See: eheyr)ncryingHomkwe eheyr pese lyuk o.Do not cry.
ohi2nskin, barkJohn hiykwe su-ohi me nopri say.John is picking up and throwing away the coconut husks.
ohi1skinsune-ohishoesohi-weyswhitesnow-ohibark of tree
ohi-weysCmpnd.nwhite, westerner
ohiysawknroom, corner (of house)
ohna3nleft over, extra (spelling wrong in entries)Hakwe ohna non nak-kow.I gave some extra.Hmo uwr prueyn aiai ohna lwak lopa.Nobody was left without food.Hakwe ohna lwak.I am extra. (in the meaning of: left out)
ohna2n(spelling)Hakwe pisu sokukwe liy nakway ley, hano meinowon mokwe onha lwak.Now sohokwe onha lwak.That piece of timber is too short.Hyekwe liy nekie ohna sow ley.He cannot lose it.
ohna1drynow-ohnareal dry wood that will burn well
ohnenhair, only for humansHakwe hano makwey ohne se lowk apap sow.I cut off all my hair.
ohnoknflyohnok hom lohruwthe flies are drawn together
ohokwecfokukweomokweDEM.M.SGthisUwr ohokwe sa lopa.This man does not have a wife.
ohomthese, they
ohownoOhow, hakwe okrei me pey.No, I am not lying.
ohriclose bySu ohokwe a ohri-ar mon liarok.The coconut palm stands close to the house.
ohriaradjnearHyo a hokwe hano a ohriar mon lwak.His house is near my house.
ohuawfreely?Huok kamon hiykwe ohuaw hakanOne pig found a way to escape