Abau - English
ya 1 marks indefinite future Ha ya ley a. I will come some time
ya 2 fire ya lunay make a fire ya ompukyay lit a fire Uwr sohokwe a se ya loum kawk. That man set the house on fire. ya-liar light of fire ya-pi flame
ya-si ashes, charcoal, can refer to burned down garden area ready for planting
yah off target, sway off Hakwe ahney ke hin liok, sawk yeik hokwe say yah. I tried unsuccesfully to kill the bird, but my spear swayed off target
yah-a-yah miss, fail to hit target Hakwe now mon kakaye se lour swa-yah-a-yah kuayk. Coming off the log I stumbled and fell in an uncontrolled way.
yah-yah random, without goal Nyo sohokwe ki mon-aw lanio yah-yah. That young boy is just roaming around.
yakray strongly, preference? Nyo homkwe tisa se kokwe senkin yakray mesopok pie, hme soka bal se way kow e. The boys asked the teacher strongly to give them the soccer ball.
yakyak 2 disturb, interfere Hyo yeik mokwe lorway pa, payhokuaw hyekwe ney hiy lyuk yakyak ha. None of his arrows hit something, because his child had cried after him when he left. Hunkwe peie mon yakyak o, peyr hakwe mey kamon meio. Do not disturb now, I first have to do a job now.
yakyak 1 back_and_forth Nyo prueysyar hohkwe youk ke lowkway yakyak. The two boys were pulling the paddle back and forth
yapey fierce uwr aw yapey-ar fierce fighter
yaprue good, proper, healthy
yarow 2 burden, give heavy load yarow arow continue to burden heavily
yaryaw-aw go and return on the same day Hohkwe yaryaw-aw non-ey. The two of them went and came back on the same day.
-yaw gather Hiykwe hyo mein-owon me lonok-yaw. He gathered all his money. huonok-yaw call together lonok-yaw gather (of things)
yawk fishing net Hano yawk hokwe huhi hiy say monmamon yay. My net has been severly damaged by the current