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i See main entry: yu. prn. 2nd person sing. subject, object or possessive pronoun (you, your).
ibri adj. every. Ibri bon san no e gi bun froktu, den o kapu trowe. Every tree that does not give good fruit, they will chop down. See: ala.
ibri leisi every time. See main entry: ala leisi.
ibri sma each person. See main entry: ibri sma.
ibriwan n. each and every one. Mi poti den pikin sidon dan mi aksi ibriwan fu den suma du en. I made the children sit down and asked each one of them who did it.
ifrow 1) n. miss, madam. Usage: form of address.
2) n. teacher. Usage: variant of skoro-ifrow. Spelling variation: ifraw
in' See main entry: ini. prep. in, within.
ingi 1) n. Amerindian. Un abi difrenti sortu ingi dya na Sranan. We have different groups of Indians here in Surinam.
2) ad. Amerindian.
3) n. a kind of spirit. A frow abi wan ingi na en tapu. The woman is possessed by an Indian spirit. See: winti2.
ingibakba n. a short, fat banana with a reddish brown peel. Musa soorten/species (Musaceae). It has special significance in the winti religion. See: bakba.
ingibangi n. 1) brown ratsnake. Chironius fuscus (Colubridae).
2) Brazilian calico snake. Oxyrhopus trigeminus (Colubridae).
3) a kind of scarletsnake. Pseudoboa soorten/species (Colubridae). Also known as srikasneki.
ingikondre n. an Amerindian settlement.
inginoto n. Brazil nut, Para nut. Bertholletia excelsa (Lecythidaceae). Also known as paranoto. See: noto.
ingipoku n. Amerindian music.
ingisneki n. grey tree boa. Corallus enydris (Boidae). Also known as takrutitei.
ingitongo n. any language of an Amerindian tribe.
ingrisman n. an English-speaking person.
Ingristongo n. English language.
ini 1) prep. in, within. A bedi de na ini a kamra. The bed is in the (bed)room. Variant: in'.
2) n. inside. Yu no e kon na ini? Aren’t you coming inside? ant: doro1.
ini-anu n. palm (of the hand). See: anu1.
inibere n. innards (of an animal or machine). Opo a masyin fu un kan luku en inibere. Open up the engine so that we can look at the parts.
inibere tori n. secret held by a family or other group, private affair. Mi mama ferteri mi wan inibere tori fu mi granpapa. My mother told me one of my grandfather’s secrets. Mi no e taki mi inibere tori na wroko. I don’t talk about my private affairs at work. See: dip'bere tori.
inineki See main entry: neki. n. throat.
ini-oso sani n. household items. Usage: including furniture, cooking utensils, etc.
inisei n. inside. ant: dorosei.
iniwan pn. any one. Yu kan teki iniwan fu den. You can take any one of them.
iniwan sma 1) whoever, anyone.
2) each and every person. See main entry: iniwan sma.
iniwan ten whenever, at any time. See main entry: iniwan ten.
inspektoro n. inspector.
ipi 1) n. pile, heap, stack, group. Gi mi tu ipi tomati. Give me two stacks of tomatoes. Variant: hipi.
2) vt. set in a pile. Ipi a doti moro. Pile up the trash. syn: hei1.
3) adj. many, a lot. Mi abi ipi krosi fu wasi. I His mind is not good (i.e. he is crazy).ve got a lot of clothes to wash. syn: furu.
ipi-ipi adj. very many. syn: bogobogo; hilahila. Morph: redup. Spelling variation: hipihipi
iri n. heel. Variant: baka-iri.
isri 1) n. iron, steel. Isri tranga, ma toku watra kan frustu en. Iron is strong, but water can make it rust.
2) adj. iron, made of base metal. Teki a isri kan gi a pikin. A o broko a grasi wan. Give the child a metal cup. She’ll break a glass one.
3) n. iron. Teki a isri gi mi, meki mi triki mi bruku. Get the iron for me so I can iron my pants.
isribedi n. iron-framed bed, metal-framed bed.
isrifowru n. airplane. Usage: Plane is usually used. Archaic. syn: opolangi.
iti vt. throw, fling, hit. A boi iti wan ston tapu a dak. The boy threw a stone on the roof. ant: fanga. See: fringi.
iti ... trowe vt. throw away. Iti den patata buba trowe tapu a doti-ipi. Throw away the potato peels on the trash pile.
iti wan ai tapu look at something, keep an eye on someone. See main entry: iti wan ai tapu.
iya 1) ad. yes (affirmative response). Di a aksi mi efu mi bo kon, mi taki: Iya. When he asked me if I would come, I said: Yes. syn: ai1. Variant: ya.
2) conj. yes, yeah (used to introduce a sentence). Iya, a man taki disi, a taki dati, ma a no sabi noti. Yeah, he talks about this and that, but he doesn’t know anything. See: we.
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