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sawo tobu [hmbongg] (id. ofsawo) n fem molars and canine teeth; mama tit; Gh: tawo mund; H: hawo hmbong
sawo us n masc wedge; kail; Gh: qang [qangg]; H: hawo uhi Ex: Ni sawo us pe nyumo bir mowi. They split a tree with a wedge.
sawo yir (id. ofsawo) n masc incisor
sawol n shovel; savol
sawu n fem large stitches at the top of a string bag; Gh: timbrewu, taqwu; H: hawu Ex: Nge tami sawu ki naghe. I make the large stitches at the opening of the string bag before putting the strap on.
sawu tami, timendu tami (id. oftami) n bilum started with the strap and worked down; H: himrendu hami
seb namb vt he rubs something usually in one direction; rabim; Gh: tighapo baghi [tɨghapo]; H: heb namb Ex: Ni si yuqo nati bu seb nimbig. His arm hurt, so he rubbed it.
segi ; Gh: ghini [ghɨni]; H: hagi; So: soigi part 1no; no Ex: Nu mir kirew? Segi. Are you hungry? No. 2not Ex: Umbo ker kawo segi. I'm not mad. 3contra-expectation Ex: beghi nungoqi tequ wandi di beghi te ningg chumbai bad segi di nge ko mom simbe gidim we...you two came ‎‎and (not expecting you) we were very happy about that and I went and told my uncles (father's younger sibblings) 4just; tasol
segine ; Gh: ghinine [ghɨnine]; H: hagine; So: soigine part 1not yet; i no yet Ex: Ni nandi pre bri? Segine. Has he already come? Not yet. 2for no special reason; tasol Ex: Beghi segine badi. We have come for no special reason. 3nothing; nating Ex: Beghi segine badi. We have brought nothing. 4can just do it, are able to; inap Ex: Nge segine baj yembe gidig. I can build a house. 5don't, without; i no ken Ex: Wand segine was. Wand kene wat. Wand hagine wah. Don't talk. (Sit without talking.)
sei part boo, a word used to frighten or surprise someone
sei nand vi someone or something disappears without being seen; lus nating; Gh: tei naghe no Ex: Wuti sei nand no, buqoid segi. A man disappeared, we didn't see him.
sekan vi shake hands; sekan
seme adj rough, choppy; si raf, bikpela tru; Gh: tami wumb; H: heme Ex: Gherim seme gub. The sea is rough.
sengeri
sengeri [sengeri] n fem woven sago leaves used as the first layer at the bottom edge of the sago roof of a house; basket bilong wokim haus; Gh: tidabu; H: hangeri; So: turuq
si
si ; Gh: ti; H: hi n neut 1hand, arm; han Ex: Nge si pend kawo. I cut my hand. Ex: Si omone yeru. They are empty handed. stap han nating 2foreleg of an animal Ex: Pu si taq mimbuw, muange taq mimbuw. They tied the pig's forelegs, they tied the hind legs. si gaq , si gubuq , si jam, si jag , si jamb (nyombui) , si pat , si poqi , si put , si suramb , si timi , si timuepu , si tingaqe , si tingari , si tumboq
si baq nand, si pok rind vi he claps his hands; em i paitim han; Gh: ti pok ni; H: hi baq nand
si bris adv inaccurately, with shaking hand; popaia long sut; Gh: ti buiya rind; H: hi brih; So: si bis [bɨs] Ex: Ni si bris rind bu pu numbueq segi. He had an inaccurate aim so he didn't kill the pig.
si bure nand namb kui (id. ofsi namb kui) vt he hit something with the palm of his hand
si gaq (id. ofsi) n skin between where the fingers meet
si ghari nap vi inadequate time; i nogat taim; Gh: ti ghaiwo nawo; H: hi ghari rimb Ex: Ni mir ningg si ghari rip. They have no time to get food.
si gheyi nand vi motion with the hand to come; tromoi han; Gh: ti pirayi ni; H: hi ghayi nand Ex: Ni si gheyi nindig nandi. He motioned for him to come, he came.
si gubuq (id. ofsi) n neut wrist
si jam, si jag (id. ofsi) n fem the palm of the hand
si jamb (nyombui) (id. ofsi) n paw of a dog
si mai riwo (id. ofmai) vi he is ashamed to do something; han i hevi; H: hi mai riwo