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inemakunface, forehead
ineyrnlast bornIneyr hiy huok se hin.The last born shot the pig.
inonaction?, (of body?)Hiykwe inon kueyn-aw nak-iawonHe slept without making any movement.Hiykwe hyo a se inon huhiy nonaw saw-meio.He built his house very fast (in a record time).inon kueyn-awquietlyinon huhiquickly
inopuawnpublic, in view of everybodyKaunsil hiykwe ok lohruw-a e mon mokwe, uwrsa mo inopuaw lohruw-a.Whenever the coucillor wants to say something, he will do that in full view of the people.
inornfence, used to hide behind for hunting purposesinor-nawSago that is used when hunters hide behind fences to shoot pigs that are attrackted by the sago.
inournfacehyo inour mon lwakwas is in his presence, facing him
inowspecialinow-yohbanana only for adults
ioncfkie3vgo upstreamhaionwalk in upstream direction
ipanwilling, permissing,sa-ipan nomeytype of ginger (used by men to make a woman magically unable to refuse them)
ipayown, selfHunkwe ipay me kasaw peie lon hokuaw o.Do not be angry with your own folks.Sohokwe ipay mo a arianThis is our own house
ipey2cfpouhnmotherHano ipey hokwe naw mayr.My mother prepares sago.
ipey1adjimportanthano uron ipey-ar senkin.my biggest concern is this.derived from: i-pey (bone-ADJV)???
ir2advtry, attemptHakwe yeyk se meio ir.I try to make a canoe.
ir1narea, location characterized by certain type of treesun-irarea where black palms grow.nomua-irarea with many green leaves trees
ir-NUMR.CLSpfxtwoireys
ira-iraV ?be careful, watch outHunkwe ira-ira non kwa lwak, huok hne peyk lak.Watch out, lest that pig would bite you.
irapnboil
iray2ndead body
iray1nattention, alertHunkwe iray non kwa lwak.Beware, watch out.
iray-aifood cooked at the ceremonial washing
iray-irayvsee, watchHunkwe ira-ira non kwa lwak.You should watch in an alert way.iray-iray nonwatchful
irayhleft
ireyscfimonirompriNUMR.CLStwo (for counting very small things and larger thin objects with a flat surface)nomne ireystwo round small objects (like tablets)mamey ireystwo sheets of paperihen ireystwo shields
irompricfimonireysNUMR.CLSthree (for counting very small things and larger thin objects with a flat surface)nomne iromprithree round small objects (like tablets)mamey iromprithree sheets of paperiheyn iromprithree shields
irowmnstickUwr nawp sohokwe hiykwe irowm non nak-anio.The old man walked with a stick. (crutch)