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yeyn1nmoon, month
yeyn2
yeyn-oubrightness of moon
yeyrnbroom
yianyearyia kiy-kin kiy-kinyear after year
yia-liCmpnd.nheat of fire
yia-mawkback, slightly below the shoulders
yiannwhite spotHano owh hokwe yian non.I have white spots on my body.
yiap1nfather or son in law
yiap2nillness caused by breaking taboo.Hakwe aiai me loiow sin a, hano ney hiykwe, yiap sehe say.I cursed the food not to be eaten and therefore my child got ill (because he ate the food).
yiapaynlessonHakwe yiapay sehe nuw-aI have learned my lesson.yiapay kwa laTake notice (learn by your mistakes)
yiaupnowner (yiawp??)a-yiaup uwrthe owner of the houseaw-yiaup uwrthe person who started the fight
yiawkncup, formerly part of coconut shell used for drinkingHakwe yiawk se nonok nok, hu lowswa.I took a cup and drank water.yiawk hiykwawonly the cup (no water)yiawk a liawkreally empty
yiecome on, exclamation
yiernplace, villageHakwe hano yier arian mon ma-ley.I went back to my own village.a-yierthe ground around the house that belongs to it.naw-yierarea where sagotrees grow.yeyk-yierplace where the canoes are mooredyier-okvillage disputeyier ko okissue concerning the whole village
yier-muwmonpart of the village
yier-ok2Cmpnd.ndispute, disagreement, accusationyier-ok lon mediscussing accusations
yier-ok1disputes within village
yioh-a-yiohvcause to be unsuccessful, work againstSa sokukwe hoko hiom se mon yioh-a-yioh.That woman caused her brother to be unsuccesful.Hiykwe ney orpar ke mon ioh a ioh lopruw kawk.He buried the placenta and worked against (having more children.)
yiourvOk, hwon ma lohruwa somokwe yiour yiour non nakey.You saying things that are not pertaining to the topic
yiowknswamp, with many sago treesEnekwei kamon hokwe uwr kraiar homkwe iwa yiowk ke lous.One day many men went out to chase pigs in the swamps.
yodnenfingerHano yodne hokwe korway.My finger is misformed.
yohnbananaHok yoh me lohnan say hain.She got all the bananas together in preparation.yoh-ouripe banana
yoh-ma1Cmpnd.nbanana leaf
yoh-neybanana shoots for planting