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me weih-a-weihto convince, try to change opinion
me wodna wodnato infuriate
me wor-a-worto give advice, guide
me woro woroto plead, encourage??
me wowrpawowrto rebuke, correct, discipline
me-sopokvaskGod se mesopokpray
meiadjlongnop mei nona long postenekwei mei nona long timemei-peylong (used as adjective and adverb)enekwei mei-a-mei haya very long timeVanimo mei-aw mon lwakVanimo is far away.
meiameiadvlong
meiawadvfar, far away,
meikadvon the third dayHakwe meik hane yier mon ma-ley.I will go back to my village on the third day.
mein1nstonemein-powbig stone??yeik-meinvery hard stone, also very good for cookingyawp-meinriver stone, not so good for cooking, (cracks easily)
mein2nfront of the canoeyeyk-meinfront of the canoe
mein3npoison, sorcery2. sok mein non.2. a poisonous snakehane mein lasorcery has been performed on me.
mein4nstonehano a hokwe mein non po meiomy house is built with stonemein-owonmoney (lit: half round stones)
mein-hu-yiahot water, (expression comes from water that was made hot by hot stones)Hu hokwe mein-hu-yia se hieyn-aw nuw-oum.The water is really hot like the water made hot by stones out the fire.
mein-kiowpadjstill, silentHiykwe ok lopa liwak, mein-kiowp.He sat completely silent.liwak meinkiowppeace loving, not trying to defend or offend
mein-kowpCmpnd.nsmall stone
mein-powbig stone? boulder?
meinmeinstrong, inflexibleHiykwe lwak meinmein yay.He stood like stone. (Idiom: Not willing to change one's mind)
meinowonCmpnd.nhalf of stones, moneyihey mo mein-owonmoney
meiovwork, makea se meiobuild the housemey meiodo workmeio hniyhniy yayworking hard non-stopmeio loun-lounpracticemeio lweyn lweynwasting time while workingmeio sesework hard becoming exhaustedmays meio?? waywind the cane around and around
meipeyadjlong
meir3nnumberYabru uwrsa mo meir mokwe ayaw mon lie.The number of Yabru people is growing.
meir2nborder lineHu ompeys ma lowhuwn so meir hokwe, pamow sok lwak.The marking point of the recent flood was up to our knees.
meir1vto mark, outlineHakwe a se ley meir e ley.I will go and measure out the house.memeircompare, definemeir lorcut the right sizenow me meir saymeasure the trees (plural)