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mo-GL.PLpfxPlural general topic markera mokwehouses
mohreithank you, true (Exclamation of satisfaction)Mohrei-arTrue, thanks
moknfalling landki mok honlandslide takes place
mokwecfhokwe2kokweTOP.PLthe, indicates givenness of plural formsHay omeme mokwe penkin me nakway ley?What kind of things are you going to buy?
momornwhite shell with open mouth, some can be used for whistling
momowadjyoung, said of treesNaw momow mokwe peie lowk o.Do not cut the young sago trees.
mon1LOCto, at, in, on intoHakwe sapa mon lwak.I am in the woods.Sa hokwe Yapru mo om mon lwayr nayr.The woman spent the night at Yapru.Hiykwe now mon lorok.He is standing on the tree.Hakwe a mon ley.I am going to the house.
mon2nthing, part of bigger object (small object)Mon seme, hane kow e.Give these things to me.mon-prulitter
mon3vdo, makeHunkwe pay me mon e ley o, Vanimo mon kokwe?For what work reason are you going to Vanimo?
mon ehei ehei lokto control, cause to stop certain behavior
mon heynaheynact badly causing misfortune
mon honsi honsiact bigheadedly, being a nuisance
mon hreto make, create
mon hrepahretest, in negative way
mon nokriy nokriy yaymake it hard for smb.
mon nona nonacause to multiply
mon nonyawmake something temporarily
mon nyonyo sowcalm down
mon okruekill
mon wowrawowrsteer
mon yorpayortest, in negative way
mon-prulitter
monmamonvseverly damageHano yawk hokwe huhi hiy say monmamon yay.My net has been severly damaged by the currentHno owh hokwe penkin nuw-monmamon yay so?How did you get wounded so badly?Hiykwe sawk pion sehe la mon-ma-mon say.The eating of the meat affected him in a bad way.
monuonclayHano yiawk hokwe monuo non meioMy jar has been made of clay
mornsmall fish (2/3 inches long)Mor homkwe howk mon lwak.The 'mor' fish are in the lake.