Abau - English


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moraEMPH.Mindicates emphasissimilar function words: kara, kokwa, kama / sara, sokwa, soma.
moriancfarianadjown, plural form
morievfollow everywherelonsu morie moriefollowing everywhere
morkinasleep, expression: all pins and needlesHano sune kokwe morki le.My leg is asleep.
moruevlook after, take care of, nurseHakwe uwr nawp peik non se morue.I am looking after the old sick man.Hakwe hano aio nawp se morue, hiykiaw liy lanio ley.I am looking after my old father, he himself is not able to walk.
moryak2vmake lot of noiseHunkwe pay moryak nuw-wakeyn wakeyn o?What for a commotion are you making?mon moryak moryakmake lot of noise,
moryak1nnoise, commotion, (includes talking)Hiykwe moryak moryak kraiar wakeyn wakeyn.He makes a terrible lot of noise.mon moryak moryakmake a lot of noise, cause commotion
mosereynuntilHakwe peyr yier mon ley lopa, mosereyn kankoum mey meio lowpway hain.I will not go back to the village until I have completed the translation work.Hakwe peyr wueir meio lopa, mosereyn hano a se meio lowpway.I will not work on my garden until I have finished my house.
mounedible water insectMou homkwe ayaw ko me kuakeynThe water insects fell from the sky into the water.
mour1nend, tophowk-mourfar end of the lakenow-mourtop of the tree
mour2ntree with yellow flower
mour3nbrownish ants
mourpenflat bamboo spearWoyo sohokwe, hiykwe yeik-mourpe non hin.He shot the wild fowl with the bamboo spear.
mouruevlook after (as the only one), responsible forYeyn ompeysuh hokwe hane kokwe Keno hiy mourue, ha peik ma nakian hokwe.During the last month only Keno looked after me, when I was sick
mowvgive birth (often for animals)Huok homkwe ney mokwe sapa mon mow.The pigs gave birth to their children in the jungle.
mowhntree (sp)
Mowharperson's name
mowievpronounce, callHomkwe hyo uru se senkin mowie, Pita.They say his name like this, Pita.
mowknbig fish (up to 30 inches long)Mowk homkwe nays non, nam non.The 'mowk' fish has teeth and scales.
mowkwarnturtleHromkwe sawk mowkwar me-aw hnuayk ion.The only thing we got while diving going upstream were turtles.
mowr2nhoof, lower part of legHuok sehiy so mowr kamon hokwe sokru non.That pig had a big boil on his hoof.
mowr1ntopnow-mowrtop of the tree
mowr3nhornbillMowr hiykwe woki kasaw meipey hay lwak.The hornbill has a big bill.
moyo2no match, it disagrees with meHunkiaw kwa meio, hanekwe moyo lwakYou try it, it is too difficult for me (it disagrees with me)
moyo1vingenious, beyond our understanding, happened by itselfArampou ko a kokwe irweik-aw mon moyo moyo meio.The spider web is made in made in a different ingenious way.