Abau - English


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misvhurt, suffer painHakwe peik nakian mis.I am sick suffering pain.
miymiyayvpush back, (in opposite direction)Howniy hokwe now sehe-aw lway miymiy-ay.The wind is blowing against that tree pushing it backwards.
mnanNaw kamon so uru hokwe, mna.The name of one sage palm is mna.
mnarnHano huok so naw-mnar kokwe nwoh hom la.The greasy intestines of my pig were eaten by the dogs.
mniy2vdestroyBuna homkwe yier kamon se naksay-ay mniy kekie.The Buna people surrounded a place and destroyed it completely.
mniy1adjfull grown, ripe?Akayr hokwe mniy, hunkwe liy layow ley.The betelnut is not full grown, you cannot chew it.
mniy3cflomniyvhithanekwe hammer lokyam mniy, hano iha kokwe.The hammer hit me on my handyeyk lon kama mniythe canoe is broken, has many cracks
mnovraise, feed, rearHokwe ney se mno wayr.She is raising the child.Hakwe peyr ney mno mno.Hunkwe ney sankaw peie mno o.I am presently raising and taking care of my children. (takes all expenses)Do not have your children one after another.hiy-mon mno-mnolook after well
mnor1nthe outside bark of the sago palm stalk;mnor hnarTo tear of strips of the sago palm stalksmnor-sainside of the sago palm stalks
mnor2nwoven mats
mnor3vtry to taste, try outHakwe hu se mnor irI am tasting the water
mnourncockroach (big size) (Check Alex does not know. he thinks it is tall grass)
mnow1neel
mnow2advsmoothwueir se hor mnow mnowclean the garden ground thoroughlyweynpaweyn piaparaw me mon say mnow mnow kowcleanse our sins
mnow-mnowvmake smoothSeir me lokin mnow mnow say.Remove the bark and make smooth.
mnuwnmountainmnuw mon lieclimb a mountain
mnuw-kon1mountain range
mnuw-kon2mountain range
mnuw-pawkmountain slope
mnuw-pimountain top
mo3GNT.PLgenetive marker, pluralhano uwrsa mo aiaithe food of my people
mo1PRT.EMPHemphasis, really, evenmo hom lonuayk pa lwak hiy ...even if they do not listen ...
mo4cfko4so5DS.PLindicates questionHunkwe hano nay se lira mo?Did you see my younger brother?Hano huok mo?Are they my pigs?
mo5cfko1ko4so5NP-negationnegation NP-possession marked by low intonationHano huok mo.They are not my pigs
mo2NP-emphasisHano huok mo.They are my pigs.intonation determines meaning