Abau - English
-w- indicates that the verb action applies to a large size object or person. sakawk - swakawk put in (regular item) - put in (heavy item)
wa 2 soul, spirit Hakwe wa non. I have a soul. Hakwe hne wa ley I am very happy with you.
wa 1 crack Yeyk hokwe wa non. The canoe had a crack.
wai the front wall or the back wall of a house a-wai front/back of the house
wakeyn be in water Hakwe hnekwe ompow non lo wakeyn ey. I will shoot with my bow when in or near the water.
wakiane cut Sun sokwe kiywakiane Cut that black palm sheet
wakiawk sit down inside Nyo prueyn hiykwe woyo-hne ley wakiawk nerie, ki sapa mon. A certain boy sat in a fenced place in the bush, to watch a fowl nest.
wakiawk-keyn sit down mnuw mon wakiawk-keyn sit on the mountain
wakinakin shake Hiykwe hane makwey wakinakin nok, hekweyr kweyr. He shook his head about me and laughed.
wakuwsou without fight, passive Uwr sohokwe wakuwsou This man is very passive
wanoh come over, cover (invisible, not controllable) Hanekwe peik wanoh yay. The illness came over me. Hanekwe niohney piaparaw wanoh yay. The bad spirit came over me.
wanpow mustard, (the plant is called 'wan') wanpow-ma the mustard leaves
wanpru cut off (spelling: anpru??)
wanpruw cut in pieces? slices? Hokwe sawk pion se lei wanpruw nok nok, yia mon kekie hi hrohro way, sey eir mon. She took and cut the meat in pieces and put them in the basket over the fire to dry out.
wanyay expose yourself to steam Hunkwe now-ma kowp se kein neyh nok, wanyay, hno owh mon. Pick green leaves and cook them (mumu) and then let the steam effect your body
wapos refuse, reject Hakwe hyo aiai me po me wapos say kow hain. I refused his food and left him with it.
waposapos refuse, reject Hakwe hano aiai me peie me waposapos o You should not always refuse my food.
war move upwards lway war blow causing something to move upwards
war-a-war wave, sway (light items) Howniy hokwe pey-ma me lway war-a-war. The wind causes the reeds to sway. lway war-a-war blowing (of thewind)
warei hide the truth Hakwe senkin lira, hunkwe hano huok se hin, sawk hunkwe hane me warei-arei kow. I saw that you shot my pig, but you try to hide the truth.
Warkie people who are living in the downstream area
warkuw shout, (often some message, after some loss) continuous, repetious nuw-saw warkuw warkuw me shouting of many together Hakwe hano ney se lokrue se saw warkuw warkuw. I cried and screamed at the death of my child. warkuw warkuw okre continuous shouting