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pa1PRT.PRESnow, at the present timeHa pa ley.I am going now.Su hiykwe pa sawr.The coconut bears fruit for the first time now.
pa2duplication marker, function:intensifier
pa3NEG.PST ?not, (marks past tense)Onkioh hiykwe hane mein owon kow pa.He did not give me any money yesterday.
pahweyrnbasket (made from strong vines) to carry fish
painvto mark, destineHakwe sa prueyn ke pain iwak.I marked one girl to get married.
pairncentre (edible) part of sago tree
pakadvmightHiykwe sapa mon lwak pak.He might be in the jungle.
paka-pakavkeep talking with no resultsHakwe Apau mon ley e me pakapaka wayr.I kept talking (in vain) about going to Abau.mon pakapakawaste time in continuous talking
pakane
pampeynleechPampey mo weyn mokwe senkin, nioh lowswa.The leech' habit is to suck blood.
pamuownknee (spelling: pamuow)Hano pamuow hokwe yia non nakoum.My knee hurtspamuow kam pueysto kneel
panngrasspan swarthe grass grows
panapanlikenessHromkwe hyo ney se lira menkin, hromkwe senkin me, "Hiykwe orih hiykiaw panapan nuw-wak"When we saw his son, we said, "He is the exact likeness of his father."
paniawcomplete, nothing missing, nobody touched itYoh
pankawhow many, to what extent, some time?Hunkwe huok pankaw mo?How many pigs do you have?Homkwe pankaw ley mo?Are you going sometime?Homkwe pankaw pankaw ley mo?How many of you are going?Homkwe eyrowpar pankaw ma-hokruw a?Will there be some other meeting in the afternoon?pankaw pankawhow many?pankaw ... awill there be some time?"pankaw" can be used as an adjective or as an adverb.
panokewhyHunkwe hano huok se panoke hin kow so?Why did you shoot my pig?
panpaniownicolourful light,Napuar sohokwe panpaniowni se hieyn nakyar.That star shines with a colourful force.
papasee offHakwe hye Grin Riva mon hiy-iau papa ha.I brought him away seeing him off at Green River.
papawadvfriendly, gently,Hiykwe hane me papaw hye su kow e.He talked me gently into giving him a coconut.me papawgive comforting friendly talk
papoperfect past??
papruwadjpregnantSa sokukwe papruw.The woman is pregnant.
par1ntaro (sp) purple and pink stripes
par2vremove, disposeSa homkwe ohey-peyk me par keyn ha.They got rid of the top of the sago by throwing it into the water.
parasadevil womanParasa homkwe omkuw mon lwayr.The devil women live in the banyan tree.