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yoknshoot, for plantinghow-ney yokthe young taro shoots
yokodnownguard, sentryParaw kokwe howk ai la enekwei lwak ankin, peyr yokodnow hom ley pie.In earlier times when the time to eat the lake fish, the guards would go out first. (to guard against enemy attack)
yokorvwatch, keep an eye on it (indicates patrol action)Hakwe hno howk ke yokor lanio ira kow.I will watch your lake for you.
yokor-nownbody guard,
yokunadjstealOmeme mokwe yokun peie lopri o.Do not steal things.yokun-si hay soyou big thief
yokun-uwrCmpnd.nthief
yokweynnwater with no strong currentHromkwe oion yokweyn eriey kuan hain e, payhokuaw ki-mawk ohokwe huhi le.Let's go to the other side where there is more quiet water, because here the current is strong.
yopnplace, positionMey sokukwe, hiykwe hyo orih so yop mon meio.He does this work in place of his father.
yornway, behavior, deedsyor piaparawsins
yorhonlizard (sp.)
yorpayorvvarious ways, (can have negative connotations)me yorpayorhave all kinds of things to saymeio yorpayorwork in different stylesmon yorpayordo work in a multiplex waynan yorpayorhaving various (evil) thoughts
yorpownthumb, indicates numeral five
yorpow-namthumb nail
yoryorvjoin inHromkwe uwr sehiy so nop-i se hiy-yoryor way e ley.We went to join in helping carrying this man's iron wood tree.
yoryor-aCmpnd.nplace for travelers to sleep
youhnsister of father
youknpaddle
younnmushroom (sp)
yow2top part, soft part at the topnaw-yow, su-yow
yow1naunt, father's sister
yowentaro (sp) Not known in Yabru??
yowmnshort non-poisonous snake (sp)
yowniynsteam, vapourHano nomua hokwe hu kraiar korey, sawk yowniy hiykwaw loum.My greens are not in a lot of water, they are just cooked by the steam.
yowrnareca palm
yunmosquitoyu peykthe mosquitoes bite