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allowomoaꞌuevagree, allowRoo-ro moo omoaꞌuei amaꞌai roo bei moo-ro maromodai-ri?Will you allow me to take your paddle?
alreadyta-valreadyMoo abeai ta-poo'u iha taitai-da...My father had already come very close...tauo1sp. var.ta-advalready, a word that emphasises that an action has been completedMoo oboi-ro du mia miꞌa tauo imaumodi maaka.My wife has prepared sago and soup already.Rimo peei ioiro oboi-ro tauo pomodau.The rising tide had already taken away our canoe.Moo mamui-ro tauo pireaꞌaa, moo iraꞌai raai.My mother had already seen what I had done.Moo ruu-ro taꞌi tauo paꞌai, moo ruu meree-ka.He has already paid my price, so I belong to him.Aaꞌo bubui rimo-ro tauo pireaꞌamo.; "Moo iraromo auꞌo hiꞌa tauo rodau maakaido, abeata.""I think that we have already gone a long way, my friend."; We already knew that commandment.Hiibai tauo pooꞌu peei kekai-da poduudio.A crocodile had already come and was lying in the water beside the canoes.
ancestorrariainancestor4.1.9Kinship
ancestorsaramiꞌongrandparents
and=ra2coordconnandgaꞌai-ra mahumo-raibow and arrowsObo-ra dubu-rai dui pototoido.A woman and a man were making sago.=recoordconnandgaꞌai-re mahumobow and arrowabeai-re mereei-refather and sonAta himioi moo ooboi-re mereekehi rautu goꞌu pirodaumoOne day I went out fishing with my wife and small child down the river.Ka merekehi-re raarai ideꞌai-ka motoi-da.We put the baby and the things in the house.Ka moo ooꞌuika goꞌotoi eito boomoi-re mia umui rautu.And so I came back to the village with the pig and the dogs.Uro raarai-re mia tama raarai-re obo erarai-da ma imadoꞌai.Wash you bedding and clothes with hot water.Rii-ti pairai-ka umui-re ka pitoi-re.Their names were the dog and the cuscus.ka 1correlconnand, simple connection of clausesRuu pupuo bebi-ka, ruu mea-ha ka tupi gimo bia.He is a strong baby, he is well and has not been sick.miacoordconnand (joining nouns of equal value)Kokihoroi tupi tutu-ka mia tamui reto'a-ka.The dragonfly has a long body and two wings.Ipiꞌipi iahiuti-ka, reto'a-gaaꞌu mia reto'a-reto'a.Then we cut it into short pieces, about three or four.Ka moo ooꞌui-ka goꞌotoi eito boomoi-re mia umui rautu.And so I came back to the village with the pig and the dogs.
and alsokamiacoordconnand alsoKa moo mamui rautu aiha pirodaido bu'i eito turia-ha upibai'o, buhebai'o kamia meree-keekeei rautu, rimo bu'i muioi. Then with my mother we went to the bush with all the young women, the girls, and also the children with us, to a desserted place in the bush.
and thenkaidaadvand then, unexpected development in a storyAiha potidioumo burio-burio, Kaida piro'uumo rimo, rimo-ro ara dubai ai-piremee'aumo.Therefore it was standing there for many years, and then we came, we saw that banana.
angeririo2nangerMoo irio aho'o'a roo mori moo-ro oaidai bia.Don't get angry with me, I did not get/steal your money.riiohenangersynudoudoHLnanger, enmityMoo udo hiꞌai piraꞌai-ka.I got really cross.Rii-ti iemidioidoi-da udo bia - iha meai pemidiodo.There was no enmity between them - they lived very happily together.synriiohe3.4.2.3Angry
angryaradia 2vangry, someone who burns with anger
animal (wild)buꞌi raanwild animal, animal from the bush1.6Animalmuuiꞌanwild animal
animal (young)uupi 2na young bird or animal
ankle boneoto-ubunankle bones2.1Body
answer (attempt)omomiꞌovtry to answer
answer (repeatedly)imoaimutivanswer repeatedly, give many answers,Ka turiaha uubi urio podaudiomo, ruu uumooi iemeaꞌaumoi-da, mabu ruui-do iatoheumo madei, gamoꞌoha pimoaimuti.And all the people were amazed, because they saw his knowledge and he kept giving straight answers.
ant (black)giri-geꞌageꞌanblack ant1.6.1.7Insect
ant (large black)giri-gaꞌeganblack ant with large pincers, stings like a bee when it bites1.6.1.7Insect
ant (red)puugaHHvar.puꞌanvariety of ant, red in colour
ant (small)moimiLHLnvariety of ant, smallest in sizeMoimi rii epui paipai-ka, otoi reto'a-gaa'u reto'a-gaa'u-ka, tupi keeke-ka.Ants have large heads, six legs, small bodies.1.6.1.7Insect
anus (animals)kipituꞌucfdobokipituꞌukipituꞌurepituꞌunanus of animals that demonstrate bowel control (ie not birds)2.1Body
anus (bird)dobo 1cfdobokipituꞌunthe curved back and the anus of birds and any animals that do not appear to demonstrate bowel control, but who go to the toilet whenever and wherever.
apexubu1 1napex
apostrophemodi 3napostrophe
appeareredeꞌaivappearAba epu umui eredeꞌai-ka, mapo hetei rautu.Daddy's first dog appeared, tail wagging.7.2.4Traveloahodivappearobodivappear, be born, show, bring out of hidingAaꞌo didimoi moo mari rautu obodi-ka.At that moment I appeared with a great big smile.Aaꞌo mereekekei turia-ha Kapura Muramura motoi-da piobodimo.The children were all born at Kapuna hospital.Aruhe obodi-ka, burio gaaꞌu didimoi-da.Aruhe was born one year later.7.2Move
appointapui 2vappointAra moo meree-ohioi-ka, ruu moo-ro ai-pirapui, ruui-do oromidioumo.This is my son, the one I have appointed, listen to him.
approach ateai1vapproachAaꞌo meree-keehi horai-ro iemeꞌai-ri, aaꞌo ruꞌai ha pateai ioroi-ri.The boy felt so tired that he grabbed hold of that tree to climb it.7.2.4TravelohiꞌiaiLHLLvcome close, approachOhiꞌiai taitai eito.Come over really close to me.Mati ohi'iai tiatoi haato iridiri memiho iiꞌii-ka. They approached the place (did not arrive), and the dinghy was spoiled.7.2.4Travel