Abau - English
o 5 Emphasis Ara, poup ehe o. Hiykwe hane nak-a ley o. Hey, there is a bad spirit here. He is going to eat me as well.
o 4 marks direct speech? (Questions, statements.) Hunkwe perey ley o? Where are you going to? Yeyk sohokwe yawp mon lwak o. The canoe is in the river.
o 1 negation, used with 'pese' or 'peie'. Hunkwe peie ley o. Do not go
o 2 or Huok hin yor mokwe kreys non. Lous hin, o nawpay non meio lokin kwor. There are two ways to hunt pigs. To chase them (with many people) or to kill the pigs with traps.
o 3 and Hiykwe sapa mon senkin nak-ey, ku o, seik o, aiai o. He went to the jungle taking along an axe, a knife and food.
ohey sago top ??? ohey-peyk very white ohey-pruw-ar very white, inside of the sago top
oheyr (See: eheyr) crying Homkwe eheyr pese lyuk o. Do not cry.
ohi 2 skin, bark John hiykwe su-ohi me nopri say. John is picking up and throwing away the coconut husks.
ohi 1 skin sune-ohi shoes ohi-weys whites now-ohi bark of tree
ohiysawk room, corner (of house)
ohna 3 left over, extra (spelling wrong in entries) Hakwe ohna non nak-kow. I gave some extra. Hmo uwr prueyn aiai ohna lwak lopa. Nobody was left without food. Hakwe ohna lwak. I am extra. (in the meaning of: left out)
ohna 2 (spelling) Hakwe pisu sokukwe liy nakway ley, hano meinowon mokwe onha lwak. Now sohokwe onha lwak. That piece of timber is too short. Hyekwe liy nekie ohna sow ley. He cannot lose it.
ohna 1 dry now-ohna real dry wood that will burn well
ohne hair, only for humans Hakwe hano makwey ohne se lowk apap sow. I cut off all my hair.
ohnok fly ohnok hom lohruw the flies are drawn together
ohokwe cf okukwe omokwe this Uwr ohokwe sa lopa. This man does not have a wife.
ohow no Ohow, hakwe okrei me pey. No, I am not lying.
ohri close by Su ohokwe a ohri-ar mon liarok. The coconut palm stands close to the house.
ohriar near Hyo a hokwe hano a ohriar mon lwak. His house is near my house.
ohuaw freely? Huok kamon hiykwe ohuaw hakan One pig found a way to escape