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lau bodiVtrsew it, toYa ofi mahina sa tanogogo be sa lau bodiWhen that was finished they would lay them out on the ground so theyc ould sew it (the net).
lau bu'aVtrcook it, toAnauli wawahinidi, iti sai tau miya mate adi paisowa mate tau bebebedula adi sa lau bu'aAs for the Anauli women, the ones who stay home, their job is to cook for the ones who do the pignetting.
lau bu'aidiVtrcook them, toIn, Hinau Masali mate, ana kalahe gulewa mo'isa yai ya lau bu'aidi.as for herself, Hinau Masali cooked her own food in a real clay pot.
lau dabayaloiunspec. var.dabayaloguVtrcarry on ones back, toLahugu bena ema bebe ya lau dabayaloi yo bena ya bobodiyen,My mate may carry our baby on her back and protect him.Strictly speaking {dabayalo} is ones shoulders, so for a dugong {ya lau dabayaloi} means to carry her young on the hump of her back, just behind the head.
lau dalaVtrserve it up, tobe ama sa lau dala, mate hige ai andi, pa'ana do'ata nimamai 'e kamfahidi be 'e an'an, ibe ai be'u.then they served up our food, but we couldn't eat them because now, if we loosened up our hands, so we could eat, we might fall overboard.
lau eda lolofaVin1travel great distances, toE tuba benabenai, in moho 'e lau eda lolofa.I swim slowly, but I trvel great distances.2distances, to travel long
lau fa'ala lolodiVtrmake them penetrate, to
lau fabalaVtrangry, to cause to bebe nu'u hesana Tonu yai ya lau fabala be ya famala Nabutuwa.and then at a place called Tonu, she was caused to be enraged (angry) and she became a "Nabutuwa."
lau fadeliunspec. comp. form offadeli fuyoiVtrset snares, toYa ofi, habahim, tamagu ya finahe, ya lau fadeli.When that was done, my father climbed up and set the snares.
lau fafinaheVinclimbing up, to beE lau ee--, bena E lau fafinahe.I kept on going until I could be climbing up.
lau famunaunspec. var.muna1Vtrgo tracking them, toTaiyede, tatau sa lau famuna, sa leu,With that, the men went tracking them, and went down west.
lau fatilinagerreadingWain nomnom lau~fatilina.Reading for drinking the wine.
lau fatuVtrweave, to
lau folo'ediunspec. comp. form offolo1Vtrsqueeze them, toAn'anna, te holi be ulana an'an te famasi taudi yo li'u te lau folo'edi. ‎We grate the coconut meat, and then we mix it with liquid and squeeze it.
lau fumwaihaVingo fishing, to
lau funuhi1Vtrkill something, toLogena, sa lau funuhi, mate sa pei lawen.‎That was it, they killed him and they tossed him.2Vinkill him, to3Vtrkill it, to4Vtrkill her, to5Vtrkill it,to
lau funuhi2kill him, to
lau funuhi bibiVtrkill him by crushing, to
lau funuhi ofinidiVtrkill them all off, to
lau funuhidiVtrkilling them, to be
lau gabuGIncgo to garden, toFuya ma'esega, tinagu be yau ema waga 'e wose'en, na 'e lau gabu.one time my mother and I paddled our canoe and went to the garden.
lau gabuidiVtrharvest them, toSomo um hige u tole mate wa abi, yo tau uma hudo'i na, um wa lau~gabuidi.What you have not put, is what you get, and the one who plants is someone else, but you are the one who harvests them.6.2.5HarvestBut compare {lau gabu} "go to the garden" which registers "goal incorporation."
lau gayoVingo across, toIn ya lau gayo ya lidi bena haidadi edi waga ya awa mate, sa duiduiyen.She waded across and went down so that she might board to her companions' canoe, and they forced her away.
lau ginauli1Vtrmaking them,to be2Vindoing it
lau ginauliVtrmaking it, to be