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skul n school; skul Ex: Po, Paul ni Mbokaye skul pe yenu." We will go, Paul is in school at Mbokaye."
so no vi it grows in tall clumps; Gh: tow ndur; H: how wuho Ex: Tan mau wumb, so wuso. The sword grass is growing profusely, it grows in tall clumps.
soi see also: sinde. n fem a burning torch
som₁ [somwi̥] ; Gh: tom; H: hom n fem 1flesh, muscle; mit Ex: Nyinge som pe naghe no. It went into the flesh of the leg. 2meat; mit Ex: Nyombui pu som naq. The dog ate pig meat (pork).
som₂ n fem spit; em i spet
sombaqe nap vi he spits; em i spet; Gh: tom nap; H: hombeqe nap; So: simbaqe nap [smbaqe, sɨmbaqe] Ex: Sombaqe baj gawo pe nipiq. He spit through a hole in the house.
song nireng [song nɨreng] ; Gh: tabi ninding; H: hang niping vt 1he embraces, pats someone repeatedly on the shoulder or back to show affection 2he pets an animal Ex: Nyombui song girag. I pet the dog.
Songroiq n fem traditional name for one who created the earth; Gh: Tongroi; H: Hangroi Ex: Songroiq qi nuaq. Songroiq created the ground. see also: Waipo, Charkuanmo.
sonu adv a woman who is just having her first child; nupela taim long mama i karim pikinini; Gh: tiwaru; H: honyi, higharu Ex: Ni sonu pugri bu wo kumo rundo yeri runduw. She is just have her first child, so the mothers came to teach her. see also: siwaru.
sonyi ab noun 1imitation; bihainim 2to do something for the first time; namba wan taim long mekim
sonyi nand vt 1he imitates someone; bihainim; Gh: tawi nand, nonji nand; H: honyi nand Ex: Wo ni kiyi sonyi nindig. The child imitates his father. 2he does something for the first time; Gh: tonyi; H: honyi nand Ex: Ni sonyi uny wuso. She menstruated for the first time.
soqi n fem a loop of rope tied in a knot, used around the feet to help climb trees; rop bilong go antap long diwai; Gh: toyi; H: huqori Ex: Ni soqi ire nimbiq pre, muq nyumo te newo no. After he makes a rope loop he'll go up that tree.
sorot ab noun salute; sorot Ex: Muq ni nandi kiap sorot nindig. He came and saluted the kiap.
sosi nand vt he rubs something with a back and forth motion; rabim long han; Gh: toti nand; H: hohi ni Ex: Ni rar sosi nindiq. He rubs his eye.
spenit v he sneezes; kus; Gh: tipe nand; H: hipenih; So: ngapchiq nindiq Ex: Nu spekuit. You sneeze.
spring n spring; spring Ex: O spring bet pe sit pe pas. Oh we sat on the seat with springs.
srang gud [srang gud] vi it makes a sound when it starts to boil; stat long boil; Gh: trang wund; H: hirang gud Ex: Wuye namb ni srang gud. The water is hot it makes a sound.
stesin n station, plantation; stesin, plantesin
stua n store; stua
suai n a fork, a separation into two or more branches; Gh: tuai; H: huai Ex: Wapi nyumo suai pe nyoq pu wus. The bird sits on her eggs in the fork of the tree. ngim suai , tumbo suai , wuye suai
subugi n fem waste, trash, rubbish; rabis; Gh: njighai; H: hubuji Ex: Nge subugi ngamo pe kuaq wughe. I dump the trash in the hole.
suguag namb vt he drags, pulls toward; pulim i kam; Gh: tuguag namb; H: qo namb; So: qo namb Ex: Ni sare suguag namb nare nambu no. He pulled the vine home. see also: qo namb 1.
sumanyi [sumanyi, sumangi] part under, below; ananit; Gh: nambu; H: hamu; So: nambu gri Ex: Ghati wuye sumanyine no. The snake swims under the water. see also: tamu, nambu.
sumb n fem mound of earth used for planting sweet potatoes and yams; wokim maunten long gaden bilong planim kaikai; Gh: tumb; H: humb Ex: Muar sumb map. They plant yams in a mound.
sumbong see also: os sumbong. n fem piece of wood used to pound clay