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waˈwɑv|ENto live, to exist, to be, alive|TPi stapBaing hatata ubagu, suama wa kabalia.And now you see, the cassowary lives in the hinterlands.DERIVATIVEwalingalifeIDIOMrimang babuna wa manasomething someone else has made, someone’s workmanshipsobaga wa bangfull moon, harvest moon, when the moon is at its largestwa hawato respect someone, to be under their authorityKEYTERM PHRASEwalinga subingang teguameternal lifePHRASEaxamang walingamdiliving things
wa hawaclause|ENto respect someone, to be under their authority|TPstap ananitbe underneath
wagaˈwɑ.ɡɑna|ENboat|TPbotGesu xap xaing waganoa saing ila xuni.Gesu got his outrigger and went fishing.CROSS REFERENCExai waganaoutriggerPARTabinasternsamoaoutriggeryuna2bow
wagiˈwɑ.ɡiv|ENto call out, to call to|TPsingautBaing wagi ba, “Maning! Uluki mala xaiyua!”And he called out, ‘Maning! Run away from the tree!’CROSS REFERENCEbalatellbaxangainformbo2sayhabingiaannouncehalungudiscusshanaunauinstructhangixayadiscussharuasayharungiaspeak againsthaxuya1answertabinaorderxusungaask
wagigiaˌwɑ.ɡi.ˈɡi.ɑv|ENto go around or circle back|TPraunimNe ina wagigia hawa saing nenia ne xabia buxua te.But he circled back downhill and squatted down but he wasn’t aware of the pig.
wagixanawɑ.ˈɡi.ɣɑni|ENrib|TPbanisTuxu wagixandi saing moxua xusunga ba, “Baraxinta su ulegua bila li?”He grabbed its ribs and the snake asked, ‘What’s stabbing me in the side like this?’CROSS REFERENCEramanramanginaribsWHOLEsangga1body
waguˈwɑ.ɡuna1|ENhand drum|TPkunduTauna, ngaxauxau laing sup, baing ngaxap wagugua.Ok, when I finished my preparations, I got my drum.2|ENguitar|TPgita
waiˈwɑina|ENtooth|TPtitBuxua ba waindi dimoli.That pig’s teeth circled back on themselves.WHOLEsangga1bodyIDIOMwaindi manemnemto have clean, white teeth
waindi manemnemclause|ENto have clean, white teeth|TPtit i klinhis teeth are (like) a white mushroom species
wakaˈwɑ.kɑna|ENstarch banana species|TPbananaGENERICbaxupbanana
wakmananganawɑk.ˌmɑ.nɑ.ˈŋɑ.nɑni|ENvolcanic crater or large hole in the ground|TPples daunPHRASElong wakmananganacrater, a large hole in the ground
wakwakwɑk.ˈwɑkna|ENMelanesian Megapode, a coastal wild fowl species which builds large mounds to incubate its eggs|TPwelpaulNgahaing mala eta bimbia bu ngabagu wakwak numang tela.I climbed up the mountain to look for a wild fowl nest.GENERICmang1birdMegapodiidae
walaiwɑ.ˈlɑiolai
walaliaˌwɑ.lɑ.ˈli.ɑv|ENto unroll|TPopim
waleuˌwɑ.le.ˈuadv|ENdistant past, a year or more ago|TPbipoWaleu sibuna, bauwa baungtibungdi dimati sangua, saing wa hagu.Very long ago, Mom’s parents died, and she was an orphan.CROSS REFERENCEburaginatomorrowmarilatermenaearliermugaulong agonulana(near) pastnulauyesterdayrarautiday after tomorrow
walingawɑ.ˈli.ŋɑnw|ENlife|TPlaipAm Mato garandi, walingamama haxi haringing sibuna mana xugianga tela te ba ma luxu yabamamia.We children of Mato, our lives have been extremely difficult for any change to come into our area.
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walinga subingang teguamnp|ENeternal life|TPlaip oltaim oltaimunending life
walingua doaclause|ENthere is a famine occuring|TPtaim bilong hangrelife is ruined
waloloˌwɑ.lo.ˈloʔna|ENbanana species|TPbananaGENERICbaxupbanana
walukwɑ.ˈlukna|ENsmall black saltwater fish species|TPpisGENERICsongfish
wamˈwɑmna|ENtree species that looks similar to pine|TPdiwaiGENERICxai1tree
Wandungdungˌwɑn.duŋ.ˈduŋnp|ENWandungdung, a place between Baibai stream and the Uruwa River|TPWandungdung
waneˈwɑ.neadv|ENyes|TPyes|UMoWane. Ngasai resi xuyanoa.Yes. I’m looking for rice seeds.ANTONYMteguno