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abia' n. sweet potato (generic). aiwa'. Abia' rɨ'a' yea'nɨŋɨ' kɨkwɨrɨmɨ emɨ'ɨnɨ. I'll break the cooked sweet potato.
abia' mɨ'rɨxɨ' n phr. (a) rat. mɨ'rɨxɨ'.
abia' naguyikɨ' n phr. (a) sweet potato. abia'.
abia' pɨrɨ'o idiom. Syn: samɨŋɨ'.weakling, pushover.
abiagwɨ' n. (a) vine. gwɨ'.
abɨ'emɨ' n compd. (a) grub. emɨ'.
abɨ'emɨ' n. (a) rattan. soxɨ'.
abɨ'o' n. breast (baby talk); milk (baby talk).
abɨpɨkɨ' n. toad.
abɨrorɨxɨ' n. Variant: dialect Þ abɨrorɨ'. From: Pidgin.umbrella.
abɨyi' n. (cross) aunt.
abɨyiŋɨ' n. (a) snake. sidɨrɨ'.
abo' n. aunt (baby talk).
adadɨ' n. Syn: a'rɨ'o'.examine (internally). Nionɨ i'mɨ dɨŋɨ' adadɨ' nɨwirɨ'a' xegɨ' xwioxɨ' wɨ'a' mo'nɨŋagɨ wɨnɨ'ɨnɨ. When I examined her inside I saw that she wasn't in a good mood. Omɨ dɨŋɨ' adadɨ' nɨwirɨ'na' nepa mɨrarɨŋagɨ wiŋɨnɨ. I can sense that he is not telling how he really feels. Dɨŋɨ' adadɨ' nɨwirɨ ɨ'wɨ' yarɨŋo nɨwɨnɨri'na'... He looked inside him and saw that he is a robber...
adi' n. (a) tree fern. Niai'wɨ' adi' sɨ'ŋa' eaarɨŋoɨ. Kids are stoning the adi' tree fern.
adɨ' n. house (baby talk).
adɨxɨ' n. (a) rat. mɨ'rɨxɨ'.
adɨrɨŋwɨ' n. (a) grass. ara'.
adɨrɨ'piyɨ' n. (a pole) bean. rɨ'pa'.
adowayɨ' n. (a) flowering plant. ara'.
aga prt. Ant: yapɨ'; Syn: nepa.real; very; must, obligation. Mɨraxwomanɨ. Aga a'ma'orɨnɨ. He's not a white man, but a real man. Aga wɨ'a' mo'nɨŋɨ'mɨ nɨwia'pɨ'nɨmearai We arose very early in the morning. Aga joxɨ uɨ. You must go. Wɨ'a'ri'na' aga bɨ'ɨrɨxɨnɨ. Tomorrow you must come.
agi'na' n. yesterday, tomorrow. Agi'na' none kikiɨ'a' ŋweaanɨ'wa're. Tomorrow we'll rest. Joxɨ agi'na' meaŋɨniɨgɨnɨ. You got it yesterday.
aginiɨgɨ' n. (a)taro. a'ɨ'.
agɨ' n. howl. Sɨ'wi' agɨ' rarɨnɨ. The dog is howling. A'ma' o nɨpɨkiro agɨ' rarɨŋoɨ. They killed that man (saying his name) and are howling (as they return).
agɨ'xwema' n. (a)lizard. agwɨ'a'.
Agɨpe n. (a) stream name.
agwiau' p pro. they (brothers dual).
agwio'wa p pro. they (brothers plural).
agwɨ adv. Ant: eŋi'na'.now, present time.Variant: dialect Þ anɨgwɨ. [L'H] Eŋi'naŋɨ'manɨ. Agwoŋɨ'rɨnɨ. It doesn't belong to long ago, but the present time.
agwɨ' n. belly abdomen.[L'H] Niai'wɨ'pɨ agwɨ'mɨnɨ ronɨ. The boy is standing in front of him. O agwɨ'yo xwɨ'a' ea'nɨnɨ. He has slapped mud on his belly. Rowia' na'nɨ agwɨ' e'ɨ' nɨrarɨnɨ. My stomach is tired of Chinese taro.
agwɨ' n. cloud, fog, sky.['GH]
agwɨ' axɨ'yo mɨnɨgwɨ'i'o idiom. blood kin. Gɨ' ra'ro agwɨ' axɨ'yo mɨnɨgwɨ'i'o eŋagɨ na'nɨ nionɨ wi' sɨpɨ'i' wipaxɨ' menɨnɨ. Since my older brother and I were in the same womb I won't be selfish towards him at all.
agwɨ' eŋɨ' mɨwea'narɨnɨ idiom. starved. O agwɨ' eŋɨ' mɨwea'nɨŋa'na'yɨ' sɨnɨ mɨbɨpa nerɨ'na aiwa' oneɨ. When he is starved let him eat before he comes.
agwɨ' eŋɨ' mɨwi'na'rarɨnɨ idiom. starving. O rɨxa agwɨ' eŋɨ' mɨwi'na'rɨ'agɨ rɨmɨ'kɨ' nɨmirɨ nɨgoɨ. He was starving so he dug up a wild yam and ate it.
agwɨ' moarɨnɨ idiom. Ant: rɨ'wɨ' mearɨnɨ.care for, (be) interested in helping, concerned for. A'ma' o agwɨ' neamopaxo eŋagɨ na'nɨ worɨ'a' oyaneyɨ. Since he is one who can throw us before his abdomen let's vote (for him).
agwɨ' mu'pa' n phr. small intestine.
agwɨ' na'nɨ ŋweanɨ idiom. Variant: dialect Þ agwɨ'na' ŋweanɨ. famished. Inɨbe' agwɨ' na'nɨ, wenɨ. The ducks are famished. Agwɨ' na'nɨ ŋwea'aonɨrɨnɨ. I'm the one who famished.
agwɨ' niarɨnɨ idiom. hunger. I'wa rɨxa agwɨ' wiarɨnɨ. They are already hungry.
agwɨ' niarɨnɨ idiom. hunger. I'wa rɨxa agwɨ' wiarɨnɨ. They are already hungry.
agwɨ' nɨpɨpɨka uroarɨnɨ idiom. hernia.
agwɨ' pa'ɨ' n phr. Syn: agwɨ' pɨnɨ'.(enlarged liver,) spleen, tropical spleeneology. Oya' agwɨ' pa'ɨ' wenɨ. He's got stomach parasites.
agwɨ' pɨnɨ' n phr. spleen.
agwɨ' sɨmɨnɨ' tɨ'ŋo idiom. (eternally) hungry. Odɨpi' agwɨ' sɨmɨnɨ' tɨ'ŋɨ' ro omɨŋɨ' arɨ'ki' narɨnɨ. This pig with a protrusion (from his) stomach is persistently eating the garden produce.
agwɨ'a' n. lizard (generic).
a'gwɨ'e' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
agwɨrɨwɨ' n. (an) owl. iŋɨ'.
agwoxɨ' n. (an edible) pitpit. xɨ'o'.
agwoxɨ' ayɨ'a' n phr. (an edible) pitpit. xɨ'o'.
agwoŋɨ' n compd. waistband. See: agwɨ'; oŋɨ'. irɨkwɨ'.
ai adv. suddenly. Ai tɨ'nɨ eŋɨniɨgɨnɨ. Suddenly it happened.
ai' prt. though (concessive). See: aiwɨ'. Nionɨ a'waŋɨ' rɨrarɨŋagɨ ai' joxɨ' arɨ'a' mɨniarɨŋɨ'rɨnɨ. Though I was informing you, you never listen. Sɨmaŋɨ' naŋɨ' ai' "Saŋɨ' ninɨgɨ'," nɨrɨ pɨ'nɨ' wia'rɨŋoɨ. Though the marita was good, lest it weigh him down he left it.
ai' tɨ' ai' tɨ'nɨ idiom. variety, assortment. Sa amɨpi' ai' tɨ' ai' tɨ'nɨ bɨ nii'ɨrɨxɨnɨ. Buy me an assortment of things. Sɨmaŋɨ'nɨ mɨnarɨŋoɨ. Ai' tɨ' ai' tɨ'nɨ narɨŋoɨ. They aren't just eating pandanus, but a variety of foods tll.
aikɨ' n. reed (skirt) (generic), skirt, pants. See: u'rapi' aikɨ'. Nionɨ aikɨ' wirarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm taking off my shorts.
aikɨ' kɨkwiŋwɨ' n phr. frayed skirt.
aikɨ' pɨyɨŋɨ' n phr. (an) insect.
aikɨ' sɨwai' ro'nɨŋɨ' n phr. (an unfrayed) skirt.Variant: dialect Þ sɨwai' ro'niɨ'.
aikɨ'rɨmo n. mercury, venus. See: i'mia'.
Aikɨ'ro n. (a) hamlet name.
aikɨyimɨ' n. break off, remove. Iŋɨ' pɨro'mɨnɨrɨ nerɨ'na' uraxɨ' nuyima'roarɨŋagɨ na'nɨ aikɨyimɨ' nema'na' pɨroŋoɨ. While trying to shoot a bird since vines were blocking his vision he broke them off and then shot it.
Aikoyɨ' n. (an) ethnic name.
ai'ma' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.
Aimɨ'a' n. (a) mountain name. Aimɨ'a' wa'ɨ'yo nɨre'morane we arrived at Aimaa clearing.
ai'narɨnɨ v. Variant: dialect Þ A: nai'nɨrɨ. soak into, seep into, disappear into, melt into; leak out. Iniɨgɨ' inɨki'yo, rapɨrapɨ'yo, xwɨ'a'yo iwayimo'a'na' ai'narɨnɨ. When you pour water on sand, cloth, soil it soakes into it. Iŋɨ' o i'kɨ'a' apimɨ ai'nɨgoɨ. That bird disappeared into that tree. Iniɨgɨ' sɨxɨ' o'ɨ' inɨŋɨ'yo da'nɨ ai'narɨnɨ. Water is leaking out of the hole in the container.
ainenarɨnɨ v. Variant: dialect Þ A: nainenɨrɨ. look at (reflex). See: anarɨnɨ. I' sɨŋwɨ' ainenarɨnɨ. She's looking at herself.
ainɨxɨ' n. From: Pidgin.steel.
ai'pa' n. (a) palm.
ai'pearɨnɨ v compd. sweep (floodwater). See: eaarɨnɨ; pearɨnɨ. Iniɨgɨ' waxɨ' mɨmiŋwɨ' amɨpi' si'yɨ' ai'pe'nɨ'ɨnigɨnɨ. The flood water swept away dead leaves and everything. Oxɨ' nɨ'nɨ si'yɨ' ai'pe'nɨ'awixɨnɨ. (When we got there) all the men were swept away (i.e. gone somewhere). Wauyɨ' a'ma' sɨ'wi' nɨ'nɨ si'yɨ' ai'pe'ɨ'awixɨnɨ. The patrol swept, carried away everyone.
ai'pɨ'naŋwɨ' n. flicker (tongue), shoot up (flames). Sidɨro ai'pɨ'naŋwɨ' ne'ra warɨnɨ. The snake is going along flicking its tongue in and out. Ai'pɨ'naŋwɨ' xwe' yarɨnɨ. Flames are leaping up high.
aipɨra' n. dragonfly. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
aipɨyɨ' n. (a) reed (skirt). aikɨ'.Variant: dialect Þ eapɨyɨ'.
airɨri' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.Variant: dialect Þ earɨri'; earɨrɨ'.
ai'rɨroarɨnɨ v. Variant: nai'rɨrorɨ. (get) stuck; (greedy) eater. xwa'rɨŋwɨ'yo ai'rɨro'a'na' Yoyɨ' i'pa'nɨ'pɨ xarɨ' nɨrorɨ When he got stuck in a hole the Yogoia teenager axed him. Ai'pɨ'naŋwɨ' yarɨŋorɨnɨ. Aiwa'pɨ aŋɨ'nɨ nowa'rarɨŋorɨnɨ. He is a greedy eater. He rapidly polishes off the food.
airo' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
ai'roarɨnɨ v. Variant: nai'rorɨ. Syn: awi' nearɨ, nɨperɨ.Variant: dialect Þ e'roarɨnɨ. wash along, sweep through, jumble together; confuse. Iniɨgɨ' xwɨ'a' tɨ'nɨ sikɨ' tɨ'nɨ nai'ro'mɨ wearɨŋagɨnɨ. Water was washing along dirt and trash. Pi' na'nɨ gɨ' aikɨ' pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' sogwɨ' moa'rɨnɨŋɨ'yɨ' ai'roarɨŋɨnɨ? Why are you mixing, sweeping up my reed, that have been laid out carefully in the sun? Ji'xɨ' sikɨ' ai'ro'a'na' e'ɨ' ŋwea'mɨ'ɨnɨ. After you sweep together the trash I'll sit down. Gɨ' bɨkwɨ', bejorɨ'a', rapɨrapɨ' nɨkɨ'ro'nɨrɨ weŋɨ'pɨ nai'roayirɨ nerɨ mepanɨ. Don't brush/sweep back and forth, into disarray my papers, pencils, folded clothes. Xegɨ' dɨŋɨ' nɨpɨkwɨnɨ mɨmo' nai'roayirɨ nerɨ moŋorɨnɨ. He doesn't think well but jumbles (everything) together and does and thinks. O xwɨyɨ'a' sa'yɨ' nɨrɨrɨ'na' nai'roayirɨ nerɨ rarɨŋagɨ na'nɨ arɨ'a' wipaxɨ' mɨrarɨnɨ. When he speaks excited talk he jumbles (his words together) does and speaks so what he says is unintelligible. Sɨ'rɨwa' aŋɨ' nai'roayirɨ nerɨ ikɨxenɨnɨ. L'wɨ' mea'ɨ'a'rɨ'anɨ? The store is all messed up and in shambles. Did they steal (from it)? Nionɨ rɨŋa'pɨ nai'roayirɨ nerɨ rarɨnɨ. He's confusing what I said as he tells it.
Aiwa n. (a) village name.
aiwa' n. Syn: rayɨ'a'.food, vegetables (generic).
aiwa' n. (a) possum. mɨ'rɨxɨ'.
aiwa' eŋɨ' nerɨ narɨŋo idiom. glutton.
aiwa' kiaŋwɨ' n phr. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
aiwa' pieŋɨ' n phr. food rack, counter. Abia' aiwa' pieŋɨ' de'ronɨ. The food rack is covered with sweet potatoes.
aiwa' pɨ'rɨpɨ'rɨ' idiom. bountiful crops, bumper crop. See: pɨ'roarɨnɨ. Oya' omɨŋɨ'yo aiwa' pɨ'rɨpɨ'rɨ' inɨnɨ. His garden is blocked by food i.e. is so bountiful you can't walk thru it.
aiwa' rɨwɨ' eŋɨ' nerɨ aya' wi' narɨŋo idiom. glutton.
aiwina' n. (a) reed (skirt). aikɨ'.
aiwɨ rsp wd. so what. See: ai'. Nionɨ pi' enɨŋoɨ? L'ɨ' nɨnɨxerɨ aiwɨ So what if they arrest me? A'yɨ' omɨŋɨ' xwe'rɨnɨ.' E nɨrɨ'agɨ re urɨŋaniɨgɨnɨ, A'iwɨ nionɨ omɨŋɨ' pi' enɨŋoɨ? Nemɨ'a'rɨnɨ.' It's a big job.' Since he said that to me I replied, 'So what? I'll do it.'.
aiwɨ' n. (a stinging) nettle (generic). ara'.['GH]
ai'wɨ loc. Syn: na' jɨ'amɨ; Ant: aŋwɨ'.far away, distant. Iniɨgɨ' Onɨ ai'wɨmɨmanɨ. Ona River is not far away.
ai'wɨ' n. tongue. we' sɨmaŋɨ' ai'wɨ' nɨmerɨ he licks the pandanus on his hands.
aiwɨ' pɨ'a' n phr. (a stinging) nettle. aiwɨ'.
aɨ' n. lip. Sona', xarɨ', e'waikɨ' aɨ'rɨnɨ. It's the lip on a club, bow, battle axe.
aɨ' n. jungle. aɨ'mɨ niai'wɨ'piau'mɨ aŋɨ'e nɨŋwɨra'rɨmɨ having put the kids in a house in the jungle.
a'ɨ' n. ready. Xwanɨ' rɨxa a'ɨ'rɨnɨ. Iŋɨ' rɨxa narɨnɨ. The shefalera tree is oozing sap and birds are eating it.
a'ɨ' n. taro (generic). aiwa'.
aja'ɨ' n. pool, pond. iniɨgɨ'. Iniɨgɨ' pɨ'ro'a'na' aja'ɨ' rɨwonɨ. When he dammed up the creek a pool formed.
ajasiyɨ' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.Variant: dialect Þ ajasɨniɨ'.
ajɨ'a' n. (a) weed. ara'.
ajɨwaiwɨ' n. (bone) lever.
a'ka'ka n. sleep (baby talk). Ino a'ka'ka wenɨŋoɨ. "Mama is going to go to sleep.".
a'ka'kia'mɨ' n derv. strip (leaves), defoilage. O i'kɨ'a' ɨwɨ' nɨ'nɨ emɨ a'ka'kia'mɨ' nerɨ kɨrɨŋɨ' pi'mɨxarɨnɨ. He stripped the tree of foilage and made it bare.
a'kɨ' n. (a) fish. peyɨ'.
akɨ'a' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
a'kɨ'i' n. (dish) leaf (generic). i'kwɨ'.
a'kɨ'i' n. Variant: dialect Þ a'kɨ'kɨ'i'. paint (ritually). mɨ'rɨxɨ' a'kɨ'i' ninɨri They rub each other with ashes from singing a rat's hair off mixed with mud.
a'kɨ'i' apɨxɨ' n phr. (a dish) leaf. a'kɨ'i'.
a'kɨ'i' emɨ' n phr. (a) grub. emɨ'.
a'kɨ'i' xwɨra'ra' n phr. (a dish) leaf. a'kɨ'i'.
a'kɨ'i' oxɨ' n phr. (a dish) leaf. a'kɨ'i'.
akɨkimɨ' n derv. Variant: dialect Þ akimɨ. rubbing; wadding. Sɨ'mɨ' akɨkimɨ' inarɨnɨ. He's rubbing his nose. I' i'kwɨ' akɨkimɨ' ya'rɨŋoɨ. She wadded the leaf up (into a ball).
a'kɨ'kɨ' n. choking emotion. O gwɨ'nɨ a'kɨ'kɨ' tɨ'nɨ rarɨnɨ. He is speaking with choking emotion.
a'kɨŋa' n. fence (of tanget), stockade. warɨpa' a'kɨŋa' nɨmori, nɨŋweari they made a tanget stockade and lived there.
akɨŋɨ' n. guy (slang), bloke, buck (slang). See: sɨkɨŋɨ'. I'wɨ' sɨkɨŋɨ' akɨŋɨ' wa re pwe'oɨ. The single guys passed by here.
akɨreŋɨ' n. Syn: yiyɨ'a'.Variant: dialect Þ akɨŋɨ'; akɨrɨŋɨ'. scoring, shaving, scratch. Xegɨ' e'ɨ' ekɨreŋɨ' pearɨnɨ. He is shaving his arrow i.e. sharpening and smoothing it. sɨmaŋɨ' akɨreŋɨ' nɨperɨ He scores the pandanus i.e. in order to snap it into pieces. E mɨtɨpanɨ. Sɨŋwɨ' gɨrasɨ' akɨreŋɨ' pe'nɨnɨŋoɨ. Don't put the sunglasses there lest they get scratched.
akɨrɨwɨ' n. thunder. Akɨrɨwɨ' rɨŋoɨ.
akɨyɨ' n. (a) fish. peyɨ'.
akɨyɨ'wɨ' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.
a'ko n. daddy, father (baby talk).
a'koya' n. Syn: weapido'.(white) egret. iŋɨ'.
akwa' n. (a) palm. i'kɨ'a'.
akwasɨ' n. twist, turn, shirk. Gwɨ' ari' sɨwɨ'a' yiŋagɨ akwasɨ' yoaa'reɨ. Since the vine is stiff twist it together. Rɨ'a' nosɨxɨri'na' rapɨwe' akwasɨ' mɨmɨxɨpanɨ. While splitting wood don't twist the axe (or the handle will break). Eŋɨ' rɨpɨ akwasɨ' mɨxa'na' pa'winɨŋoɨ. When you turn the screw it'll go into (the wood). I' akwasɨ' nɨmɨxɨrɨ xwɨyɨ'a' mɨrarɨnɨ. She's shirking, turning away and not talking. I' obi'ranɨ? Oya' aya' akwasɨ' yoaŋoɨ. Is she a witch? She twisted his liver.
akwaurɨ' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.
akweaŋɨ' n. (barbed) arrow.
akweasɨxɨ' n. (yearling) pig.
akwɨnɨ'a' n. Syn: wa'ra', rɨramɨŋɨ'.thin. Barusɨ' Bwearoya' i'kɨ'a' wa'ra' akwɨnɨ'a' tɨ'nɨ imɨxɨnɨnɨ. Brad's plane is made of thin boards. Ayɨ' gɨ'wɨ' akwɨnɨ'a' eŋagɨ na'nɨ pɨyɨ' yarɨŋɨ'manɨ. That meat is thin, i.e. jerky, so it doesn't spoil.
akwɨnɨ'a' na'ɨ n phr. (thin) layer of soil over bedrock.
axa' n. (a) palm.
a'xa'ɨ' n. (a wild) taro.
a'xa'ɨ' aŋɨ' n phr. (a) house. aŋɨ'.
axearɨnɨ v:rf. Variant: naxerɨ; particle Þ naxea'; axaxemɨ. tear, rip, shred. yakwɨ' nɨmearɨ naxerɨ maŋɨ'yo nɨmamorɨ He takes daka leaf tears it and stuffs it into his mouth. i'rɨkwɨ' naxerɨ He tears the scrap of cloth. gɨ' gɨgwɨ'a' naxe'nɨrɨ My clothes ripped. siwi' mɨŋɨ' axaxemɨ nerɨ They shred insulation leaves, i.e. in preparation for cooking on hot stones.
a'xe'ma' n. restrained, disabled; detain. See: a'xeŋwarɨ'. Sɨ' xa'mɨ a'xe'ma' nɨya'rɨma'na' na' nɨpɨrorɨ mamo'wa'rɨ'ɨnɨ. I disabled the possum with my first shot and brought him down with the second. Joxɨ anɨŋɨ' sinɨnɨgɨnɨrɨ aya' wi' a'xe'ma' sia'rɨmɨme'ɨnɨ. Lest you get bored I won't detain you for a long time.
a'xeŋwarɨ' n. Variant: dialect Þ a'xeŋwɨra'rɨ'. hold back, tie down, occupied, engaged, obligation, bond, restraint, constraint. See: a'xe'ma'; xeŋwɨra'rarɨnɨ. Gɨ' i'wo a'xeŋwarɨ' ninɨ. I'm tied down by my son (so I'm unable to go hunting). Mɨraxwo omɨŋɨ' na'nɨ a'xeŋwarɨ' nɨnia'rɨmɨ uŋoɨ. The white man obligated me to a job and then left. Awamɨ enɨ mɨxɨ' wimɨme'ɨnɨ. Gɨ' nɨrɨxɨ'ma'i'ya' niai'wɨ' a'xeŋwarɨ' ninɨ. I won't retaliate against them (my in-lawws) I'm restrained by my sister's children. Nionɨ sɨ' wi'mɨ e'ɨ' wa' xa'mɨ a'xeŋwarɨ' nema'na' wa' pɨyɨ' norɨ tɨ'ɨnɨ. I first short the possum and slowed him down. Then I shot him again and killed him.
axi'na' adv. at the same time. O enɨ axi'na' nɨbɨrɨ He likewise came at the same time.
axɨ' adj. same; related (kinship). Dɨŋɨ' axɨ'pɨranɨ? Is it the same idea? Xwɨyɨ'a' axɨ'piau'rɨnɨ. The two expressions are the same. nene a'mɨ axɨ'yo nɨyapɨrane We came back up the same way. Axɨ'gwɨ'ionerɨnɨ. We two are the same, i.e. related by birth.
axɨ' e loc phr. Syn: aŋwɨ'.nearby, closeby. Karɨ' axɨ' e mu'ro'nɨ'iɨ. Two cars passed closeby each other. Odɨpi' agwire'yɨ' xwe' nu'pirɨ axɨ' e awi' nearɨ Pigs uproot a lot of tall grass and gather it close together.
axɨjea' n. (a) taro. a'ɨ'.
axɨxe' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.
a'xɨma'ɨ' n. mountain pass.
axɨmɨ'o' n. (piece of) (bark) cloth. See: axearɨnɨ. Syn: i'rɨkwɨ'. Rapɨrapɨ' axɨmɨ'o' bɨ tɨ'nɨ sɨ'mɨmaŋɨ'yo rɨtɨ' ineɨ. Cover your face with a piece of cloth.
axɨ'rɨwa'mɨnɨ loc. same side. Nionɨ axɨ'rɨwa'mɨnɨ ŋwea'mɨ'ɨnɨ. I'll stay on the same side.
axwa' n. (a) palm.
a'xwa'mɨŋɨ' n. (to) elbow. A'ma' wo tɨ'nɨ eŋɨ' nɨmenɨ'isa'na' omɨ we' tɨ'nɨ a'xwa'mɨŋɨ' neaa'rɨmɨ e'ɨ' uŋoɨ. He struggled with a man and having elbowed him he fled.
a'xweaxɨ' n. (a large yellow) grasshopper. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
a'xwɨ' n. stomach (baby talk).
a'xwɨ'a' n. stomach (baby talk).
a'xwɨ'najɨ' n compd. land dwellers. See: a'wɨnɨ'; aŋɨnajɨ'; xwa'najɨ'.
axwɨ'o' n. yam.
ama' n. (a wild) banana; banana (code). Ama' rɨxwa'manɨ. Sɨ'abe' niɨŋɨ' imo'nɨnɨ. The ama' is not a banana tree, but is like the sɨ'abe'.
a'ma' n. man, person, human. A'ma' xwe' obaxɨ' wia'ronɨ. It's crowded with many people. O gɨ' a'ma'orɨnɨ. He's one of my people. A'ma' gɨ'wɨ' nɨmea'mɨ ba'oɨ. They brought them human flesh.
ama' aŋɨ' n phr. (a) house. aŋɨ'.
a'ma' arɨ'a' rɨŋɨ' idiom. trashy (person), despicable (person).
a'ma' eŋɨ' rɨŋɨ' wo idiom. Syn: eŋɨ' ea'nɨŋɨ', eŋɨ' sɨxɨ' ea'nɨŋɨ', eŋɨ' i'nɨŋɨ'.(a) strong man.
a'ma' rɨ'a' rɨŋo idiom. senior citizen.
a'ma' tɨ'ŋɨ' idiom. claimed. Sɨperɨxɨ' rɨna' a'ma' tɨ'ŋɨ'na'ranɨ? Oweoɨ, sa re igigɨ' wenɨ. Is this shovel claimed by someone? No, its lying here idle.
amabi' n. (a) lizard.
ama'ɨ' n. brush against. I'kɨ'a' rɨpa' ama'ɨ' mɨro'nɨpanɨ. Igwa' tɨ'ŋɨ'rɨnɨ. Don't brush up against this log. It's got slivers. Joxɨ' rapɨrapɨ' ama'ɨ' ro'narɨŋɨnɨ. You are brushing (lightly) against the curtains.
ama'ɨ' n. brush against. Joxɨ' rapɨrapɨ' ama'ɨ' ro'narɨŋɨnɨ. You are brushing (lightly) up against the curtains.
ama'ɨ' n. (a) sugar cane. ŋwɨ'.
amayoxɨ' n. (a) grass. ara'.Variant: dialect Þ ameyoxɨ'; anasoxɨ'.
a'meaŋɨ' n. compensation payment. See: seaŋɨ'. Gɨ' amɨ'o peŋagɨ a'meaŋɨ' niapeɨ. Since my cross uncle has died give me payment.
ameapɨrɨ' n. (a) sugar cane. ŋwɨ'.
amexɨ' n. (a) spice. ara'.
amia'ɨ' n. (a) sweet potato. abia'.Variant: dialect Þ amɨnia'ɨ'.
amiaŋwɨ' n. (a non- edible) pitpit, (a) necklace.
amiaŋwɨ' n. (a) sugar cane. ŋwɨ'.
amiarɨ'a' n. Syn: sɨpɨ'i'.selfish, stingy. Amiarɨ'a' yarɨŋi'rɨnɨ. She's one who gives herself the biggest portion when she divides up food.
amiasɨmɨ'a' n phr. (a) nose ornament. sɨmɨ'a'.
ami'na' adv. first, right away, now, immediately, (at this) moment. Syn: xa'mɨ.
amɨ' n. barren, bare. Dɨ'wɨ' rɨpɨ amɨ' eanɨ. Xegɨ' i'kɨ'a' mɨronɨnɨ. This mountain is bear. It has no trees on it.
amɨ' n. (a) nut (tree). i'kɨ'a'. aiwa'.
a'mɨ adv. again.
amɨgwe' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.
amɨjɨŋwɨ' n. breast development (puberty). See: amɨŋɨ'. I' rɨxa amɨjɨŋwɨ' moarɨ'na' meanɨ'a'rɨnɨ. When her breasts begin developing he'll marry her.
a'mɨxa' n. (a tall) grass. ara'.
a'mɨxɨ'a' n. Syn: ŋwɨ'.mourning. o pɨyɨ' ea'gɨ nene a'mɨxɨ'a' na'nɨ nɨyirane, a'mɨxɨ'a' nɨmerane, xa a'mɨxɨ'a' e'a'na' since he died we went up to mourn, we mourned, and when we had mourned.
amɨxwɨrɨ'a' n compd. vomited milk. See: amɨŋɨ'; xwɨrɨ'a'.
amɨma' n. fist, wad, press together, compact. See: amɨmia'mɨ'. we' amɨma' nerɨ He makes a fist. i'rɨkwɨ' amɨma' nerɨ He wads up the scrap of cloth. Sɨgwɨ' amɨma' nema'na' kwiɨ'a'yo nɨtɨrɨ After compacting the lime together he put it on an open bark roll.
amɨmia'mɨ' Variant: dialect Þ amia'mɨ'. n derv. choking; squeezing (into shape), shape (by squeezing). See: amɨma'. Xwɨrɨ' yarɨŋo a'ma' gɨ'wɨ' gwɨ'nɨ'yo kɨri'ŋweaŋɨ' amɨmia'ɨ' ne'ra pwarɨŋɨ'rɨnɨ. The shaman forces human flesh stuck in the throat down, i.e. into the stomach. Gɨ' karɨ'karɨ' mia' amɨmia'mɨ' mepanɨ. Don't choke my baby chicks. O xwɨ'a' bɨ nɨmearɨ amɨmia'mɨ' nerɨ He took some clay and squeezed it.
a'mɨna' adj. elder. See: xweyaŋo. Gɨ' ra'ro rɨxa a'mɨna'orɨnɨ. My older brother is already an elderly man.
amɨnaŋwɨ' n. headdress holder. Amɨnaŋwɨ' dɨki'neɨ. Put on the headress holder.
amɨnaŋwɨ' n. Syn: iniɨgɨ', dɨ'a', wawɨ', ranɨ'.(clear) sap, juice.
amɨni'kɨ'a' n. (a) sweet potato. abia'.
a'mɨnɨ' n. (marsupial's) pouch.
amɨŋɨ' n. breast, milk. I'wo amɨŋɨ' mɨnarɨnɨnɨ. The baby boy isn't nursing.
amɨŋɨ' e'ɨ' warɨnɨ idiom. lactate.
amɨŋɨ' sɨ'mɨ' n phr. tit.
amɨŋɨ' sɨŋwɨ' n phr. tit.
amɨŋwɨ' n. (a) sugar cane. ŋwɨ'.
amɨŋwɨ' n. tadpole. naŋwɨ'. amɨŋwɨ' nɨmero they divert a creek.
amɨ'o n. (cross) uncle.
amɨpi' pro. what, whatever, things; various. O papɨkɨ' nimo'nɨrɨ nɨbɨrɨ, nene amɨpi' rɨxa meaŋoɨ. He came like a crazy man and took all of our things. Awa sidɨrɨ' aya' amɨpi' a'wɨ' nɨnɨro... They ate the various parts of the snake--liver, fat...
a'mɨrɨ' n. stroking, feeling, touching; feel, grope. O meyɨ' a'mɨrɨ' meŋweaanarɨnɨ. He's sitting there stroking his beard. Go rɨ'a a'mɨrɨ' niarɨnɨ? Who could be touching me, i.e. said in the dark. a'rɨ'wɨyi...o'ɨ' e xweapɨ' mɨmɨ' wo xwɨrɨŋwɨ' nosaxɨrane, we' a'mɨrɨ' e'wa'yɨ' xweapomɨ a'rɨ'wɨ' xɨrɨŋwaniɨgɨnɨ. At night we stepped on pandanus and groped with our hands and got it.
amɨro'wa p pro. they (father and sons plural).
amɨro'wau' p pro. they (father and son dual).
amɨsixɨ' n. pullet. Apiaŋɨ' amɨsixɨ'rɨnɨ. A half-grown cassowary.
amɨyimɨ n derv. crushing. so'pɨ' nɨroarɨ amɨyimɨ nerɨ He took out a tobacco leaf and crushed it, i.e. to put it into a pipe cone.
amoxa' n. (a) bamboo. sɨxɨ'.
ana' n. shrimp, prawn (generic). naŋwɨ'.
A'na n. (a) village name.
a'nagɨ'a' n. (a) taro. a'ɨ'.
-anaxɨ'darɨnɨ See: wɨnaxɨ'darɨnɨ.
anaxɨ'darɨnɨ cŋ. wɨnaxɨ'darɨnɨ
ana'xwɨ'narɨnɨ v. Variant: nana'xwɨ'nɨrɨ. find someone not at home.
ananɨ n. missing, lost, disappear; nothing, insignificant; easily. Obɨ' a'ma' ananɨ imɨxarɨŋagɨ'a Witches were causing many people to disappear. nia'wɨ' bɨ ananɨ imo'nɨ'agɨ Since a child was missing. Pi' enɨŋoɨ? Ananɨrɨnɨ. So what? It's nothing. "Awe! Nionɨ xai'wɨ' rea'ɨnɨ." "Ananɨrɨnɨ." "Sorry I kicked you hard." "It's nothing.". Ananɨ yoxa'ɨ' epaxɨ' yarɨŋagɨ'a nɨwɨnɨrɨ I saw that they were having no trouble constructing a bridge. Ayɨ' omɨŋɨ' onɨmia'rɨnɨ. Ananɨ emɨ'ɨnɨ. It's a small job. I'll do it without any trouble. Re da'nɨ ananɨ e'ɨ' opaxɨ' imo'nɨnɨ. It can easily be shot from here.
ananɨ' adj. gone. See: anɨ'. A'ɨ' ananɨ'ranɨ? Is the taro all gone?
Anarɨnɨ n. (a) village name.
anarɨnɨ v. Variant: nanɨrɨ; particle Þ naga. shine; watch, look at, check. See: anopasɨ'narɨnɨ. Sogwɨ' nanɨre' imɨŋɨ' nɨrarɨnɨ. Though the sun is shining I'm cold. i' tɨ'nɨ mɨbɨpa e'a'na' ne sɨŋwɨ' ananɨ'wa'rɨnɨ We'll watch and see if she doesn't come. 'Sɨŋwɨ' awayinɨ oanɨmɨnɨ'. I'sɨŋwɨ' awayinɨ anɨ'a'yɨ' wɨnɨŋɨniɨgɨnɨ. She thought, L'et me watch discreetly.' When she had watched discreetly she saw it. o iŋɨ' na'nɨ yarɨ'na' none xwayɨ' nanɨrɨ nɨŋwearane While he hunted we waited, watched. Xogwa'omɨ re urɨŋoɨ, 'Mɨ'rogwɨ' aneɨ.' She said to her little brother, 'Check the rat trap.'.
-anarɨnɨ v:yxw i cp. Variant: nɨwɨnɨrɨ; particle Þ nɨwɨga. see; look at; locate; (get) idea (from). See: anarɨnɨ. Nionɨ gɨ' i'kwɨyɨ' rɨ'pɨ wɨna'rɨŋa' na'nɨ barɨŋɨnɨ. I've come to this turkey nest which I had seen, i.e. located previously. orɨŋa' nɨwɨnɨrɨ see a vision, dream. None sɨ'yo sɨŋwɨ' nɨwɨnɨrane sɨ' obaxɨ' weŋagɨ "Apa'nɨrɨnɨ." nɨrɨnɨrane We looked at the cache of possums and since there were many we said, "That's enough.". ...i'kwɨ' irɨ'a' bimɨ sɨŋwɨ' nɨwɨna'rɨma'na'... After locating a wild turkey nest... <<Dɨxɨ' riwaxo ɨ'wɨ' e'ɨ'pɨ na'nɨ nɨgwɨ' roaɨ.>> ura'na' o re urɨŋoɨ, <<Nionɨ nɨna'rɨma'na' ɨ'wɨ' e'ɨ'ranɨ?>> ura'na' re urɨpɨ'rɨ'a'ɨ, <<Oyɨ, joxɨ nɨrana'rɨma'na' eŋoɨ.>> When they say to him "Take out money (to pay) for your son's crime." he'll reply, "Did he look at me and do it?" and they'll say "Yes, he did.". I' xanomɨ nɨwɨna'rɨma'na' rarɨnɨ. She got the idea from her father and is talking (saying "I won't marry him."). <<Xɨra'oxɨ saŋɨ'pɨ nɨmea'mɨ uiiɨ.>> nɨra'na' re urɨ'ɨnɨ, <<Nionɨ nɨnana'rɨma'na' mea'ɨ'ranɨ?>> Shen he said to me "you his older brother carry it for him I replied, "Did he look at me and take it, i.e. did he get the idea to take it from me?".
anarɨsɨ' n. view. See: anarɨnɨ. Dɨ'wɨ' mɨŋɨ'yo da'nɨ anarɨsɨ' e'wanigɨnɨ. We viewed (the valley) from the top of the mountain.
a'nayɨ' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.
anayɨmowɨ' n. (a) pandanus. aiwa'.
ane'naparɨnɨ n. Variant: nane'napɨrɨ. come and see; shine into. See: anarɨnɨ; e'naparɨnɨ. I neaane'napɨmɨ uŋoɨ. Having come and seen us she left. Sogwɨ' aŋɨ'yo i'nɨmɨ ane'naparɨnɨ. The sun is shining into the house.
anianiɨ' n. wrinkle. I' sɨ'mɨ' anianiɨ' nerɨ She wrinkles up her nose.
anianɨ' n. onion. aiwa'. From: Pidgin.
a'niɨ' n. feces (baby talk).
animɨmɨ' n. bother, interruption; inconsistent. See: anɨŋɨ'; imɨmɨ'. A'ma' gɨ' omɨŋɨ' emɨnɨrɨ yarɨ'na' animɨmɨ' niarɨŋoɨ, nika'rarɨŋoɨ. When I try to work people are (repeatedly) bothering me. "Seyɨ'ne' na'nɨ nɨgwɨ' wenɨ." nɨnearɨma'na' a'mɨ "Mɨwenɨnɨ." neararɨŋagɨ'a na'nɨ rɨxa "Animɨmɨ' xwɨyɨ'a' nearoyarɨŋoɨ," nimo'narɨnɨ. Since after they said to us, "There is money for you," they said to us "There isn't." I think that they are telling us inconsistent talk. Animɨmɨ' omɨŋɨ' yarɨnɨ. He works at this and that, i.e. nothing consistently. I' animɨmɨ' xwɨ'a' miarɨnɨ. She digs here and there, i.e. not consistently in one place.
anɨ prep. Syn: nawi'nɨ.together. Xegɨ' omɨŋɨ' anɨ yarɨgɨ'a'yɨ' tɨ'nɨ The ones with whom he gardens together. Nionɨ tɨ'nɨ anɨ owaneyɨ. Let's go together with me too.
anɨ' adj. widow, mourning. Gɨ' a'po na'nɨ nionɨ anɨ' imo'nɨŋɨnɨ. Due to my dad (dying) I'm a mourner. Ji'xɨ nurɨ dɨxɨ' a'poya' aŋɨ' e anɨ' roɨ. Go and remain a widow in your father's home. Apɨxɨ' anɨ' wi' nɨbɨrɨ One widow comes.
anɨ'a' n. empty handed, lacking. Anɨ'i'pawi nɨweri'na'yɨ' obɨ'yo arɨ yanɨ'wi'rɨnɨ? If we go empty handed i.e. weaponless what will we do to the witches? Gɨ' oxo anɨ'o bɨnɨmeŋoɨ. My husband won't come empty handed. Odɨpi' ɨwɨ' anɨ'i'nɨrɨnɨ. I don't have any pigs.
anɨdɨŋɨ' n compd. illwill, ill feelings toward, upset with, suspicion. See: anɨŋɨ'; dɨŋɨ'. Syn: sɨpi' dɨŋɨ'. Joxɨ e mupanɨ. Anɨdɨŋɨ' siaiwipɨ'rɨxɨnɨ. Don't go there. THey might have bad feelings toward you. "O gɨ' sɨmaŋɨ' ɨ'wɨ' rɨ'a meaŋoɨ?" nɨyaiwirɨ anɨdɨŋɨ' wiaiwiarɨŋɨnɨ. I thought "Did he steal my pandanus?" and suspect him?
anɨga'ɨ' n. pandanus (stem). aiwa'.
anɨgwarɨ' n. late, futile, (in) vain. See: anɨpa'. Syn: surɨ'ma'. Anɨgwarɨ' pi' na'nɨ nɨmea'mɨ barɨŋoɨ? Why are you bringing it (when it's too) late? Nionɨ anɨgwarɨ' omɨŋɨ' u'rɨ'nɨ yarɨŋa'rɨnɨ. I just plant gardens in vain (since the pigs eat the crops). Odɨopi' mia' a'ma' wi' meapɨ'rɨ'a aiwɨ nionɨ anɨgwarɨ' rɨxɨŋɨ' rɨrarɨŋɨnɨ. Although others will get the piglets I'm begging you for one (even though it's) futile.
anɨgwa'yɨ' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
anɨgwa'yɨ' emɨ' n phr. (a) grub. emɨ'.
anɨgwe'yɨ' naŋwɨ' n phr. (an) insect. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
-anɨmeaarɨnɨ v compd. spot (vb), locate (vb), discover. See: wɨnɨmeaarɨnɨ. Xogwa'o a'waŋɨ' rɨ'ɨ'pimɨ da'nɨ ɨ'wɨ' o eŋɨ'pɨ wɨnɨmea'ɨnɨ. I discovered the crime he committed by means of what his younger brother divulged. O kikiɨ'a' emearɨŋomanɨ. Iŋɨ'ranɨ, sɨ'ranɨ wanɨmea'narɨŋorɨnɨ. He doesn't go around doing nothing. Whether birds or possums they get spotted by him.
-anɨmearɨnɨ v. Variant: nɨwɨnɨmerɨ. Syn: wenɨŋɨ' nerɨ.look over, survey, look around. See: - anarɨnɨ; mearɨnɨ. apiaŋɨ' gwɨ'pa' nanɨmemɨ having looked over the cassowary snare. Xwɨyɨ'a' rɨna'na' i' sɨŋwɨ' nanɨmerɨ When there was taking she looked around i.e. to see who it was.
anɨmɨ' n. mosquito. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
anɨmɨ' yarɨ'a' n phr. Syn: sɨpɨ'i'; Ant: ewaniɨ'.Variant: dialect Þ amɨnɨ'. partial, discriminatory, prejudiced. O aiwa'ranɨ, nagwɨ'ranɨ, yaŋɨ' nɨwirɨ'na' sɨpɨ'i' nimo'nɨrɨ anɨmɨ' yarɨ'a' yarɨŋomanɨ. When he distributes food or game he doesn't become selfish and act with partiality.
anɨmɨjiyɨ' n. (an) insect. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
tiring; restless, bored with, tired of, weary of. Soyɨ'ne' anɨŋɨ' minɨ' e'ɨ'a'yɨ' nɨgwɨ' meapɨ'rɨ'a'rɨnɨ. If you work continually, i.e. so that you don't quit, you'll get paid. Anɨŋɨ' winɨ'agɨ pɨ'nɨ' wia'rɨŋoɨ. He got bored so he quit. Apɨxɨ' ri' mɨmeapa oenɨrɨ ikayɨ'wɨ' tɨ'nɨ omɨŋɨ' anɨŋɨ' wimɨxɨŋɨ'rɨnɨ. So that he woun't marry her he used magic words to make him weary of her.
anɨmoarɨnɨ v. Variant: nanɨmorɨ. save, keep. Odɨpi' yo'ɨ' eŋagɨ aiwɨ o mɨpɨkiarɨnɨ. Yo'mɨŋɨ' anɨmoarɨnɨ. Though the pig is huge he isn't killing it. He's saving it. Sɨmaŋɨ' yo'ɨ' enɨ'a na'nɨ anɨmoarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm letting the pandanus get good and ripe by keeping it on the tree.
anɨnaxɨ'dɨ' n derv. follow and observe (from a distance). See: anarɨnɨ; xɨ'darɨnɨ. O i'mɨ na' jɨ'amɨ da'nɨ anɨnaxɨ'dɨ' nɨwie'ra nu'mɨ nurɨ He followed her from a distance watching and.
anɨ'nɨmɨxarɨnɨ v. Variant: dialect Þ A: nanɨ'nɨmɨxɨrɨ. (make) disappear (kill), kill, (cause to be) lost. See: anɨ'. Omɨ yumɨ'i' nɨpɨkirɨ anɨ'nɨmɨxɨgɨ'awixɨnɨ. They secretely killed him and made him disappear.
anɨ'nɨŋɨ' n. disappeared. See: anɨ'; anɨ'nɨmɨxarɨnɨ. O anɨ'nɨŋoya' apɨxɨ' nionɨ mea'mɨ'ɨnɨ. I'll marry the wife of the guy who's disappeared.
anɨŋɨ' adv. continually, forever. Inia' pɨ'nɨ' wia'rɨnɨmenɨŋoɨ. Anɨŋɨ' eanɨŋoɨ. It won't quit, but keep on raining. O xa anɨŋɨ'nɨ u'ɨniɨgɨnɨ. He's gone for good, i.e. forever. Xɨna'i' re yaiwiŋɨniɨgɨnɨ, I' yaxwɨ' i'kɨ' emɨnɨrɨ na'nɨ warɨnɨ. I' dɨŋɨ' e yaiwiarɨ'na' i' anɨŋɨ'nɨ ai tɨ'nɨ nurɨ Her mom thought, 'She's making a trip to the toilet.' While she was thinking that her daughter left for good.
anɨŋɨ' n. Syn: sɨwɨ'e'.tiring. Soyɨ'ne' anɨŋɨ' minɨ' e'ɨ'a'yɨ' nɨŋwɨ' meapɨ'rɨ'a'rɨnɨ. If you work and don't get tired of it, i.e. so that you don't quit, you'll get paid.
anɨŋu'mɨ ikaxɨ' n phr. complain. O anɨŋu'mɨ ikaxɨ' nɨrarɨnɨ. He's complaining to me (that his brother didn't help build the fence, he didn't receive enough pork, pay). Xiagwomɨ anɨŋu'mɨ wirɨnarɨnɨ. She is complaining to her husband.
anɨŋwɨ' n. (a) vine. gwɨ'.
anɨ'pa' adj. empty, deserted; missing, lost; wasted away; pretending; gone, used up. aŋɨ' anɨ'pa'yo nɨre'morɨ He arrived at the empty house. i'ni'na' niai'wɨ' anɨ'pa' imo'narɨŋagɨ All the time children were turning up missing. O rɨxa anɨ'pa' imo'nɨŋɨniɨgɨnɨ. He wasted away i.e. died of starvation. sɨpɨ'raŋwɨ' anɨ'pa' nerɨ She pretends to smack her lips. Aiwa' anɨpa' e'a'na' When the food is gone.
Anɨpi n. (a) mountain name.
anɨpiau' p pro. they (sisters dual).
anɨpio'wa p pro. they (sisters plural).
anopasɨ'narɨnɨ See: aupasɨ'.
v. look without seeing, see without recognizing. See: anarɨnɨ. Joxɨ ge tɨ'ɨnigɨnɨ? Nionɨ sɨŋwɨ' anopasɨ'narɨŋɨnɨ. Where did you put it? I'm looking without seeing it. "Iŋɨ' omɨ sɨŋwɨ' owɨnɨmɨnɨ." nɨwimo'nɨrɨ ai' anopasɨ'narɨnɨ. Although he wants to see that bird he's looking without seeing it, i.e. locating it in the tree. O xwɨyɨ'a' aupasɨ' imo'nɨŋɨ'pɨ rarɨnɨ. He is saying things that are below the surface level. O a'ma' ayɨ' nanopasɨ'nɨpɨ'rɨxɨnɨrɨ ewayɨ' xwɨyɨ'a' murɨ' sɨŋa'nɨ a'waŋɨ' urɨŋɨnigɨnɨ. He didn't use a metaphor, but spoke to them openly lest they see the surface story without recognizing its application.
-anowa'rɨmɨ'ɨnɨ v. watch (someone) leave, send away watching. Nionɨ i' Bɨ'u na'nɨ oyinɨrɨ sɨŋwɨ' wɨnowa'rɨmɨme'ɨnɨ. I won't watch and allow her to go to Bu. Sɨŋwɨ' pi' na'nɨ wɨnowa'ra'oɨ? Why did you (just) watch them leave?
aŋa' n. Ant: onamɨŋɨ'.right-handed. Joxɨ aŋa'oxɨranɨ? Are you righthanded?
aŋaŋɨ'nɨ adv. Syn: mɨ'rɨ'.quickly, hurridly, fast. See: aŋɨ'nɨ; aŋɨ'. I' omɨŋɨ' aŋaŋɨ'nɨ nerɨ She worked quickly.
aŋayɨ'wɨ' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
aŋɨ' n. house, shelter, village; sky. See: pieŋɨ'; yegɨ'. aŋɨ' pɨrɨ' nerɨ the sky goes blue.
aŋɨ' n. walking; traveling. See: nɨga'paŋɨ'; eyɨŋe'raŋɨ'; apapɨ'naŋɨ'; aŋɨpasɨ'. None aŋɨ' xwe' yarɨ'na' While we took a long walk. Nionɨya' mi'nɨŋwɨ' na'nɨ aŋɨ' oyimɨnɨ. Let me walk up to my pig trap. Aŋɨ' mɨmɨrɨnɨŋagɨ aŋɨ' ni'rorane sa' weŋwa'rɨnɨ. Since no house was constructed we tramped around i.e. to make a flat place in the grass to sleep, and we slept. Aŋɨ' kɨroarɨ'na' iniɨgɨ' waxɨ' nɨma'ro'mɨnɨrɨ eŋɨ'rɨnɨ. While traveling a flood about swept me away. Anɨŋɨ' minɨ' aŋɨ' kɨroayarɨŋorɨnɨ. He's one who goes and comes, i.e. traveling back and forth between the same places. Anɨŋɨ' minɨ' aŋɨ' kɨroarɨŋorɨnɨ. He's one who travels all the time.
aŋɨ' e i'kɨ' ŋweaŋo idiom. sluggard, loafer, do-nothing, dawdler.
aŋɨ' e yea'yɨ' wia'rɨnarɨŋo' idiom. homebody, stay-at-home.
aŋɨ' erarɨ' n phr. (woven) walls, (woven) flooring.
aŋɨ' i'kɨ'a' n phr. lumber, house framing.
aŋɨ' mɨre'yɨ' n phr. (a rectangular) house. aŋɨ'.
aŋɨ' sɨ'a' n phr. roof. aŋɨ' sɨ'a' nɨtɨrɨ He roofs the house.
aŋɨdɨsɨ' n. (a) tanget. warɨpa'.Variant: dialect Þ adɨsɨ'.
aŋɨ'i' n. (a) thorn bush.
aŋɨna' n. heaven. ema'o rɨxa aŋɨna'mɨnɨ ŋwea'agɨ nɨwɨnɨrɨ He saw that the moon was already up in heaven again.
aŋɨna' i'kɨ' n phr. hail.Variant: dialect Þ aŋɨne'kɨ'. Eŋɨ'na' aŋɨna' i'kɨ' eaagɨ'rɨnɨ. Long ago hail fell.
aŋɨna' ura'wɨ' n phr. snow.
aŋɨnajɨ' n compd. angels, heaven's inhabitants. See: aŋɨna'; a'xwɨ'najɨ'; xwa'najɨ'.
aŋɨ'nɨ adv. Syn: mɨ'rɨ', apaxɨ' me', yapapɨ'nɨ, u'rapi'.Variant: dialect Þ onaŋɨ'nɨ. quickly, fast.
aŋɨpaxɨ' n. unquestionably, especially, surely. Xogwa'o enɨ ki'nɨŋɨ' enɨrenɨŋoɨ? Oyɨ' o aŋɨpaxɨ'rɨnɨ. Will his little brother whine too? Yes, he especially. Gwɨ' ari' aŋɨpaxɨ' arɨ'kianɨ'wɨnɨ. We'll unquestionably break that rope (if we use it).
aŋɨpasɨ' n. Syn: aŋɨ' xwɨro'nɨmearɨnɨ, bɨ'o u'orɨnɨ.wander, gypsy lifestyle, tramp. Aŋɨpasɨ' kɨroarɨŋorɨnɨ. He's a vagabond. O aŋɨpasɨ' xwɨro'narɨŋorɨnɨ. He's a gypsy, i.e. tramp and he doesn't have a garden or house of his own.
aŋɨ'pɨkɨ' n. (a) vine. ŋwɨ'.
aŋonaŋwɨ' n. (a) weevil. pɨyɨŋɨ'.Variant: dialect Þ aŋopɨkɨyɨ'.
Aŋwi n. (a former) hamlet.
aŋwi'yɨ' n. stake, picket. Syn: mɨyɨ'o'.Variant: dialect Þ i: aŋwɨ'i'. Omɨŋɨ'yo odɨpi' oga'mɨ yarɨŋe aŋwi'yɨ' ra'rɨ'a'rɨnɨ. I set up a stake (to impale) where pigs jump into the garden.
aŋwɨ' loc. Ant: ai'wɨ', jɨ'amɨ; Syn: axɨ' e.nearby, close (location); near (time), close (time). Rɨpɨ'a' aŋwɨ' re da'nɨ rɨnɨ'agɨnɨ. The laughter was coming from close by here. O nɨbɨnɨ rɨxa aŋwɨ' ayorɨnɨ. The time for him to come is near. I'wa iniɨgɨ' rɨxa niwie'napɨ'rɨ aŋwɨ' ayorɨnɨ. It's nearly time for them to come fetch water.
apa'kɨ'kɨ' n. flashing, reflecting. See: aupa'kɨ'kɨ'. O i'kɨ'a' roarɨ'na' (rapɨwe') apa'kɨ'kɨ' inarɨnɨ.
apaxɨ' adj. slowly, intermittantly, sporadically. O apaxɨ' nerɨ xwɨ'a' miarɨŋorɨnɨ. He's a sporadic digger.
apaxɨ' n. tightrope; intermediary, mediator. sɨ' na'nɨ uraxɨ' mewa'rarɨ'na'...xegɨ' yoɨ' ayɨ' apaxoɨ. While sitting there watching a briar vine for possum which is called a tightrope. A'ma' omɨ mɨxɨ' mɨwipanɨ. Mɨdɨmɨda'ŋone negɨ' apaxɨ'pa'rɨnɨ. Don't attack him. He's our mediator for us on both sides. Apaxɨ'pa' rɨxa arɨ'ki'mɨnɨŋɨnigɨnɨ. The intermediary has snapped, i.e. died.
a'paxɨ' n. branch (of tree).
apaxɨ' me' v phr. quickly, continually, unceasingly. Joxɨ' xwɨ'na' apaxɨ' me' roarɨŋɨnɨ. You are making the fence quickly.
apa'nɨ adj. enough, sufficient, ample; right. Ayɨ' apa'nɨrɨnɨ. That's sufficient. Aŋɨ' e'iwa' ŋweaŋɨ' imanɨ nɨyirɨ'na' joxɨ' rɨxa apa'nɨ yarɨŋɨnɨ. If you go where the village above sits, then you are going right.
Apanɨyogo n. (a) village name.
apapɨ'naŋɨ' n compd. crawling. See: aŋɨ'. Wi' rɨxa pɨyɨ' wi' apapɨ'naŋɨ' emearɨŋagɨnɨ. One was dead and one was crawling around i.e. on his stomach because of a mortal wound sustained in warfare. Sɨ' sɨnɨ apapɨ'naŋɨ' warɨŋagɨ pɨki'ɨnɨ. I killed the possum while it was still crawling, i.e. shot and wounded.
ape' n. chant. ŋwɨ' ape' dirge. Yuro sɨwadɨpa' ape' rarɨŋagɨ nionɨ mo'wɨ' ape' nɨrɨmɨ nɨyoarai... Yuro sang the razor arrow change and I the target arrow chant and we ascended and...
a'pe' n. load (arrow across bow). See: a'pearɨnɨ. A'po sɨwadɨpa' a'pe' nɨtɨmɨ nɨyirɨ... Dad put an arrow across his bow and ascended.
apearɨnɨ v. Variant: naperɨ. Syn: i'ropearɨnɨ.drag; crawl. Sɨkwɨ', we' o'xayinɨŋagɨ na'nɨ nape'mɨ warrɨnɨ. Since his leg, arm is broken he grags it along. soxɨ' nape'mɨ o'ɨ'yo weaparɨ'na' o'xayowa soxɨ'yo xwɨrɨŋwɨ' nosaxa'rɨma'na' as he came down the trail dragging cane the Yogoia after stepping on it. O waunɨ' nika'rɨnɨrɨ nape'ga barɨnɨ. He humbled himself and crawled (to the burial sight).
a'pearɨnɨ v. Variant: na'perɨ. snare, hook; kidnap, abduct. xwanɨ' awi' nɨŋwearɨ iŋɨ' na'perɨ He waits by the tree and snares a bird. Gwɨ'ri' wiŋwɨ' inɨ'agɨ na'perɨ peyɨ' wo xɨrɨŋagɨ nɨwɨnɨrɨ The fishing line jerked so he set the hook and saw that a fish was hooked. Negɨ' napi'mɨ o eŋɨ' na'perɨ yi'agɨ nene nu'mɨ nɨyirane Since he abducted our sister we went after him.
Apekawɨ' n. (a) bridge name.
ape'wapɨnɨ' n. Syn: xoxɨ'.menstruation, period.
apia' n. (a) palm. i'kɨ'a'.
a'pia' n. signal, beckon. I' we' a'pia' niŋoɨ. She beckoned to me with her hand.
a'pia' n. sweet potato (baby talk).
apiaŋɨ' n. cassowary bird. iŋɨ'.
apiaŋɨ' ayɨŋwɨ' n phr. Syn: pesɨŋwɨ'.(large) boil.
a'piaŋwɨ' n. Syn: amia'.lightning, spark. A'piaŋwɨ' eŋoɨ. Lightning flashed.
a'pia'wɨ' n. Syn: rɨ'a'.flame. rɨ'a' a'pia'wɨ' weŋagɨ since the fire was flaming.
apiɨŋɨ' n. Ant: xweyaŋɨ'.old lady.
apixa' n. Syn: rapiŋɨ', isɨpɨkɨ'.aerial root; surround, hem in, trap. apixa' pɨpɨŋɨ' nɨdɨkirɨ, nosɨxɨrɨ, mɨŋɨ' pɨpe'mɨ nerɨ He chops off aerial roots, splits, and planes them i.e. for flooring in a round house. Awa apixa' nɨmoro awamɨ pɨki'oɨ. They surrounded and killed them.
apɨ' n. Syn: sɨmɨ'a' noro, oxɨ' nimɨxɨro.initiation, dance. awa apɨ' nipero apɨ' yarɨ'na' they performed the initiation ceremony and while doing it. Rɨxa apɨ' rarɨŋoɨ. They are shouting in unison.
apɨ'a' adj. Syn: pɨyɨ'.rotten, spoiled. Iŋɨ' ki'mɨŋɨ' nɨpɨnɨ apɨ'a'rɨnɨ. All of the eggs are rotten.
a'pɨ'a' n. marita pandanus (baby talk); sis nut (baby talk); highland pandanus (baby talk).
apɨ'a' sɨŋwɨ' n phr. cataracts. Yaxwɨ'rɨ' Gwɨyo apɨ'a' sɨŋwɨ' anɨnɨ. Yakwuta' Gwuyo has a cataract.
apɨ'a' sɨŋwɨ' wɨnarɨnɨ idiom.
apɨ'a' weŋɨ' vb phr. white. Sorɨ'a' joxɨya' apɨ'a' weŋɨ'ranɨ? Apɨ'a' mɨwenɨnɨ. Apɨ'a' onɨmia'pɨ wenɨ. Is your shirt white? It's not white. It's a little light i.e. colored.
apɨ'kiarɨnɨ v. Syn: oyɨ'kiarɨnɨ.Variant: dialect Þ A: napɨ'kirɨ. glance off. Pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' mɨŋɨ' oro'mɨnɨrɨ e'a'yɨ' mɨŋɨ' apɨ'ki'ɨnɨ. Trying to chop it carefully the axe glanced off (the wood). E'ma' nipe'miea'a'na' wɨ'a' apɨ'kiarɨnɨ. After the moon went below (the hills) the moon-light was deflected away. Mɨ'rɨxɨ' ɨ'a' xɨrɨmɨnɨrɨ e'a'yɨ' napɨ'kirɨ wa'rɨ'ɨnɨ. Trying to grab the rat my hands glanced off it and it got away.
apɨkɨ' n. (a) yam. roŋwɨ'.Variant: dialect Þ anioea'.
a'pɨkɨ' n. (a) container. See: para'.Variant: dialect Þ a'rɨpɨ'. Amɨ' a'pɨkɨ' nɨyiro They filled up the sis container.
apɨxɨ' adj. Ant: oxɨ'.female. niai'wɨ' apɨxɨ' a female child.
apɨxɨ' n. Ant: a'ma', oxɨ'.woman, wife.
apɨxɨ' anɨ' n phr. widow.
apɨxɨ' iyɨ' ede da'nɨ wayarɨgɨ'a' wi' idiom. prostitute, harlot.
apɨxwɨ adv. insignificant, poorly, inconsequential. See: nɨpɨxwɨ. Iŋɨ' na' nɨpɨrorɨ mamo'wa'ra'na' <<Apɨxwɨxɨranɨ?>> urɨ'ɨnɨ. When he shot down the bird I said to him, "Are you doing poorly?" (litotes). A'ma' onɨmia' apɨxwɨ A little inconsequential guy.
a'pɨxwo n. father's older brother. See: a'po; a'pɨnaxo. Gɨ' a'pomɨ xɨra'o na'nɨ re rɨmɨ'ɨnɨ, <<A'pɨxworɨnɨ.>> For my father's older brother I say, "He is my big father.".
a'pɨnaxo n. father's younger brother. See: a'po; a'pɨxawo. Gɨ' a'pomɨ xogwa'o na'nɨ <<A'pɨnaxorɨnɨ.>> rarɨŋwa'rɨnɨ. For my dad's younger brother we say, "Our little father.".
apɨ'nɨŋwɨ' n. (a) fish. peyɨ'.
a'pɨ'pa' n. (a) palm, (an) arrow.
apɨpe'mɨ n derv. rubbing. Nionɨ we'yo apɨpe'mɨ inarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm rubbing my arm.
Apɨpɨna' n. (a) cliff name.
apɨremea' n derv. show off (for ladies). See: apɨxɨ'; re meaarɨnɨ. Apɨremea' yarɨŋorɨnɨ. He's one who acts to impress the ladies.
apɨrɨ'kwi' n. (a) banana. rɨxwa'.
apɨsɨpɨsɨ'i' n. (a) cricket. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
apɨwa'ɨ' n compd. marriage proposal. See: apɨxɨ'; wa'ɨ'. A'ma' wa apɨxɨ' na'nɨ rɨxɨŋɨ' uranɨro na'nɨ warɨŋagɨ'a re rarɨŋwa'rɨnɨ, <<Awa apɨwa'ɨ' warɨŋoɨ.>> When we see some people going to ask for a girl we say, "They are going to make a marriage proposal.".
a'pɨ'wɨ' n. horsefly. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
apɨya' n phr. young woman, (yet) unmarried woman. See: ipɨya'.Variant: dialect Þ apɨya'yɨ'.
apɨyarɨnɨ v. Variant: dialect Þ A: napɨyirɨ. irritate, rub against. See: apearɨnɨ; apɨpe'mɨ'. A'pe, joxɨ uranɨ' napɨyarɨŋɨnɨ. Dad you are (rubbing against and) hurting my sore. Omɨ uranɨ' wapɨyarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm hurting his sore (as I rub against it).
apɨyɨ' n. heifer.
a'po n. father. See: a'pɨxwo; a'pɨnaxo. a'pɨ' A'xwio nɨbɨrɨ Father Akwio comes. a'po ono; a'po wɨ'o uncle. a'powaimɨ nɨwi'mearai we joined our folks, i.e. father, mother, dad's brothers and their wives.
Apo mɨŋɨ' n phr. (a) mountain peak.
Apu'ra'rɨ' n. (a) mountain name that he was about to die and trapped his breath i.e. revived, restored him. Joxɨ ikayɨ'wɨ' tɨ'nɨ sɨxɨ' ɨwɨ' oxɨ' nerɨ dɨŋɨ' sɨxɨ' mi'moɨ. Brush him with bamboo leaves and trap his breath. Joxɨ pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' nɨnimɨxɨrɨ dɨŋɨ' sɨxɨ' nɨmi'moɨ. Make me well and trap my breath.
apurɨ' n. hawk; bird of prey (generic). iŋɨ'. O apurɨ'nɨŋɨ' anɨŋɨ' aɨ'yo yagorɨnɨ. He was one like a hawk always off to the jungle (hunting).
ara' n. grass (generic), weed. Omɨŋɨ'yo na'nɨ nɨwerɨ ara' erɨre'ɨnɨ? Are you going down to the garden to weed?
a'ra' n. tapping out. See: u'roarɨnɨ. aro'rayɨ' sɨxɨ'yo i'nɨmɨ weŋagɨ nɨwɨnɨrɨ a'ra' nearɨ She saw that spiders were inside the tube and tapped the tube i.e. to get them out.
ara' xo'mɨŋɨ' n phr. (a) grass. ara'.
a'rakiarɨnɨ v:rf. Variant: na'rakirɨ; a'ra'raki'mɨ. Syn: eaki'kieaarɨnɨ.split apart; lop off, chop off (twigs). See: a'raki'mɨnarɨnɨ.Variant: dialect Þ o'rakiarɨnɨ. I'kɨ'a' reŋɨ' ma'raki'narɨnɨ. The branch isn't splitting off. Kopi' reŋɨ' ea'narɨ'na' a'rakiarɨŋwa'rɨnɨ. When coffee trees put out (more) branches we take them off. exaxɨ' reŋɨ' a'ra'raki'mɨ nerɨ He chops the twigs off the briar. I'kɨ'a' xwɨyɨ'a' rɨpa' a'raki'nɨnɨŋoɨ. This forked stick will split i.e. one of the forks will break off because it's too small.
a'raki'mɨnarɨnɨ v. Variant: na'raki'mɨnɨrɨ. come off, come apart. See: a'rakiarɨnɨ. Gɨ' xɨrayɨyi' gwɨ' a'raki'mɨnɨ'ɨniɨgɨnɨ. My zipper came apart i.e. broke.
aramɨŋɨ'niɨ' n. (destructive) rooting. Odɨpi' o aramɨŋɨ'niɨ' memearɨŋorɨnɨ.Sanɨŋorɨnɨ. That pig isn't one who goes around destroying. He's a proper pig.
a'ra'ra n. grandma (baby talk), grandpa (baby talk).
arari'na' interrog. how often?, how many times? See: ararɨ; i'na'.
ararɨ interrog. How many? A'ma' ararɨ e'ɨ' u'oɨ? How many men fled?
ararɨxɨ' n. groan; fabrication, false assertion (fig.). Rɨ'nɨŋɨ' weŋo ararɨxɨ' rarɨnɨ. The sick man is groaning. A'ma' o araraxɨ'nɨŋɨ' rarɨŋorɨnɨ. That man is one who speaks like groans, i.e. there is nothing real which corresponds to what he is saying.
arayɨ' n. (a) lizard. agwɨ'a'.
a'reaarɨnɨ v. Variant: na'rearɨ. Syn: nɨxerɨ moarɨnɨ, mamo'wa'rarɨnɨ.push (off). i'mɨ na'rearɨ iniɨgɨ'yo nɨmamo'wa'rɨrɨ He pushed her and knocked her into the creek.
a'reaŋɨ' n. Syn: apapɨ'naŋɨ', asasa'.Variant: dialect Þ a'reŋɨ'. crawling (on all fours). Gɨ' i'wo a'reaŋɨ' warɨnɨ. My son is crawling. Xowieŋɨ' a'reaŋɨ' warɨnɨ. A snail is crawling along.
arerɨxɨ' n. belt.Variant: dialect Þ yairɨxɨ'. From: Pidgin. barusɨ' omɨŋɨ' mearɨŋo nionɨ arerɨxɨ' nɨjirɨ The pilot fastened my seatbelt.
arikikɨ' n compd. impair hearing, interfere with. See: arɨ'a'. Inia' kapa'yo eaarɨ'na' arikikɨ' niarɨnɨ. The rain hitting the tin roof is interfering so I can't hear. A'ma' obaxɨ' axi'na' rarɨŋagɨ'a na'nɨ arikikɨ' niarɨŋoɨ. Many people are talking at once and making it so I can't hear.
ari'kwɨ'kwɨ' n. hear and disregard, listen and disobey. See: arɨ'a' kwi'kwɨ'kwi'kwɨ'.Variant: dialect Þ ari'kɨ'kwɨ'; ari'ki'kɨ'; arɨ'ki'kɨ'; are'kɨ'kɨ'. Are'kɨ'kɨ' mepanɨ. Don't listen and then disregard what you've heard. Awa are'kɨ'kɨ' ne'ra nuro They went along disregarding what they were told.
ari'kwɨ'kwɨ' n compd. ignore. See: arɨ'a'; i'kwɨ'kwɨ'. Xwɨyɨ'a' oya'pɨ ari'kwɨ'kwɨ' nɨwie'ra uɨ. Completely ignore his words.
arɨ interrog. what? Anɨ'i'pawi nɨweri'na'yɨ' obɨ'yo arɨ yanɨ'wiɨ? If we go empty handed, i.e. weaponless, what will we do to the witches? arɨ yanɨgɨ nɨrɨro They say, 'What can we do?'.
arɨ'a' n. ear; ears ringing; My ears are ringing with the boys crying i.e. hurt from his crying. Arɨ'a' mo'nɨ'a'yɨ' wɨnɨŋɨniɨgɨnɨ. When she listened closely she saw it. I'wo anɨŋɨ' ŋwɨ' eaarɨŋagɨ arɨ'a' nɨrarɨnɨ.
arɨ'a' n. (a) lizard. agwɨ'a'.['HHH]
a'rɨ'a' n. singing, burning off. Syn: odɨ'rɨ'a'. See: a'rɨ'dɨŋɨ'. sɨ' arɨ'a' nerane We singed the hair off the possums. omɨŋɨ' a'rɨ'a' nero They burn off the garden site. O o'wɨ' a'rɨ'a' nɨyirɨ e yarɨ'na' xɨ'oya' aŋɨ' rɨ'a' nɨŋɨnigɨnɨ. While he was burning off kunai grass his house burned down.
arɨ'a' eŋe da'nɨ urarɨnɨ idiom. vow, promise.
arɨ'a' jɨyɨkɨ' norɨ idiom. (sternly) warn, admonish. A'ma' arɨ'a' jɨyikɨ' norɨ re urɨŋoɨ, <<E mepanɨ.>> He sternly warned them saying "Don't do that.".
arɨ'a' o'ɨ' n phr. ear canal.
arɨ'a' o'ɨ'yo ure'moarɨnɨ idiom. communicate fully. "Nionɨ aga pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' arɨ'a' (o'ɨ'yo) rɨre'mo'ɨnɨ." ura'na' o re yaiwiarɨnɨ, "Xwɨyɨ'a' mɨmu'ropaxɨ' imo'nɨŋɨ'pɨ rɨnɨrarɨnɨ?" When I said to him, "I very carefully arrived in your ear." he thinks, "Did he tell me a command I cannot go past, i.e. obligatory?" (yes!).
arɨ'a' o'kiarɨ' wiarɨnɨ, mo'narɨnɨ idiom. listen carefully, pay attention. See: o'kiarɨnɨ. Nionɨ ɨ'a' roarɨ'na' pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' arɨ'a' o'kiarɨ' nɨwiŋɨsa'na' sa' wea'nigɨnɨ. After paying attention to him as he played the Jew's harp for a long time I fell asleep.
arɨ'a' oxɨ' ni'rɨrɨ idiom. perk up ears. Sɨ'wi' arɨ'a' oxɨ' i'rayarɨnɨ. A'ma' rɨ'a barɨnɨ? The dog keeps perking up his ears. Is a man coming? Odɨpi' arɨ'a' oxɨ' ni'rɨrɨ wenɨŋɨ' yarɨnɨ. Obɨ'rɨ'anɨ? The pig has perked up his ears and is looking around. Could it be a witch (is near)?
arɨ'a' oxoaarɨnɨ idiom. listen, hear. A'ma' nɨ'nɨ arɨ'a' noxoa'a ou'poyɨ. Let all people.
arɨ'a' pɨ'ro'nɨŋo n phr. deaf man. A'ma' arɨ'a' pɨ'ro'na'rɨrɨ xwɨyɨ'a' pɨ'ro'na'rɨrɨ eŋɨ' wo' A deaf and dumb man.
arɨ'a' rɨ'a' we' rarɨŋo idiom. Syn: xeanɨŋɨ' rarɨŋo.cross person, harp. Ayɨ' a'ma' arɨ'a' rɨ'a' we' rarɨŋoya'rɨnɨ. Mɨmeapanɨ. That belongs to a man who makes ears burn. So don't take it.
a'rɨ'dɨŋɨ' n compd. smell of singed fur. See: a'rɨ'a'; rɨ'a'; dɨŋɨ'. A'rɨ'dɨŋɨ' neaarɨnɨ. I smell singed fur.
arɨge interrog. Variant: dialect Þ arɨre. how? Aiwa' arɨge na'oɨ? How did they eat the food? I'dɨŋɨ' arɨge rɨ'a moŋoɨ? What sort of thinking did she do? i.e. so that she left her husband.
arɨkaŋwɨ' n compd. ear wax. See: arɨ'a'.
arɨ'ki' adv. persistant, insist; disobediently, disregard, sin. See: arɨ'kiarɨnɨ; arɨ'kiowa'rarɨnɨ. Ra'ro arɨ'ki' 'O'neɨ.' ' urarɨŋagɨ nura'pɨrɨ nɨgoɨ. Since he persistently said 'Ea't it.'' his brother took it from him and ate it. O arɨ'a' minɨ' arɨ'ki' yarɨŋorɨnɨ. He doesn't listen, and persistantly does it. I' arɨ'ki' ɨ'wɨ' yarɨŋi'rɨnɨ. She persistantly sins. Odɨpi' ɨ'wɨ' arɨ'ki' yarɨgoyɨ'ne'rɨnɨ. You are persistantly stealing pigs. Joxɨ' sɨnɨŋi'na' re rɨrɨ'aniɨgɨnɨ, "Mɨŋɨ' ro'nɨrɨ'ɨnɨ." Joxɨ' arɨ'ki' pi' na'nɨ yarɨŋɨnɨ? While you were still doing it I said, "You'll cut yourself." So why did you persistantly do it?
arɨ'kiarɨnɨ v:rf. Variant: narɨ'kirɨ; particle Þ narɨkia. cut, sever, break; pick off; bite off; violate (agreement), break (agreement); snatch (fig.). See: arɨ'ki'; arɨ'a'; kiarɨnɨ. ɨ'a' !sɨ'o'! narɨ'kirɨ She cut the net bag. Xegɨ' we' wikɨ' mɨŋɨ' arɨ'kigɨ'a'rɨnɨ. They severed the tendons in her hand. rɨ'kɨro', oxa', soxɨ', urɨpo', sɨkwɨ' su', apiaŋɨ' gwɨ' narɨ'kirai We broke the friction rope, bowstring, cane, string of beads, shoe, cassowary snare. Gɨ' ɨ'a' arɨ'ki'nɨnɨ. My net bag is broken. O mɨŋɨ'yo sikɨ' warɨkiŋoɨ. He picked the junk off her head. Sikɨ' narɨ'kinɨŋoɨ. He'll pick the junk off me. Nionɨ sɨ' yea'yɨ' arɨ'kiarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm biting off possum jerky. O ''Rɨwakɨkɨ' niapeɨ. '' nurɨma'na' wi'yo narɨ'kirɨ wiowa'rɨŋorɨnɨ. He's the guy who after saying, ''Give me the brideprice.'' broke (our agreement) and gave her to some one else. Iyɨ'a' ɨ'a' aŋɨ'nɨ narɨ'kia'rɨmɨ uŋoɨ. He quickly snatched up his possessions and left. E'waikɨ' aŋɨ'nɨ narɨ'kie'napɨmɨ uŋoɨ. He came and quickly snatched his bow (since he was a wild pig nearby).
arɨ'kiowa'rarɨnɨ v. Variant: narɨ'kiowa'rɨrɨ. cut loose. See: arɨ'kiarɨnɨ; wa'rarɨnɨ. i'rɨxa a'wɨnɨ'e e'mɨ eŋa'na' mɨŋɨ' narɨ'kiowa'rɨro...i' nɨpie'rorɨ When she was finally high up on the middle of the vine they cut her loose and she fell down.
arɨkɨ' n. earthworm. See: arɨwiayɨ'.
Arɨku n. (a) village name.
a'rɨxa' n. point at, designate, appoint, select. I'kɨ'a' tɨ'nɨ a'rɨxa' emeŋɨnigɨnɨ. He went around pointing with a stick. Nionɨ a'ma' ayɨ' ayo a'rɨxa' wiemearɨŋɨnɨ. I'm pointing at every man. Nionɨ a'ma' na' wonɨ umɨnɨrɨ na'nɨ a'rɨxa' wimɨ'ɨnɨ. I'll designate one man to go.
arɨxɨ' n. hat. From: Pidgin. Arɨxɨ' dɨki'neɨ. Put on your hat.
a'rɨxwɨ'o' n. collar; sleeve.
arɨma' n. wombat. mɨ'rɨxɨ'.
arɨ'mɨgɨ' n. Ant: yi'mɨgɨ'; Syn: ari'kwɨ'kwɨ'.disobey, disregard (orders). See: arɨ'a'. Joxɨ arɨ'mɨgɨ' mepanɨ.
arɨ'mɨxɨ' n. hallway, porch.
arɨmɨna' n. (a) taro. a'ɨ'.
a'rɨ'nɨ adv. Ant: obaxɨ'.sparse, few. Awa a'rɨ'nɨ ŋweaŋoɨ. Obaxɨ'manɨ. They are settled sparsely. There aren't many of them. Ana' obaxɨ' mɨpɨro'wɨnɨ. Sa a'rɨ'nɨ pɨro'wɨnɨ. We didn't shoot many prawns. We just shot a few.
arɨ'nɨŋo idiom. missing person. See: arɨ. Arɨ'nɨŋo i'kɨ'a' o ɨwɨ'a' urɨŋɨ'rɨnɨ. The guy who disappeared planted that tree.
arɨ'o n. grandfather, grandson; owner. xewanɨŋo apiaŋɨ' gwɨ'pa' xia'wo nɨbɨrɨ The owner of the cassoway snare himself comes. odɨpi' xia'wo pig's owner.
arɨ'o' n. cockatoo. iŋɨ'.
a'rɨ'o' n. pack up, bundle up; sense, (get) feeling, examine. O iyɨ'a' bɨ emɨnɨrɨ na'nɨ a'rɨ'o' imɨmɨ nerɨ In order to sell the capes he bundled them up. I' iyɨ'a' ɨ'a' amɨpi' a'rɨ'o' nɨya'rɨmɨ ŋweanɨ. She packed their belongings (for a trip). Sɨŋwɨrɨ'a' mɨpeyea' a'rɨ'o' ina'rɨnɨŋoɨ. The smoke didn't go outside, but built up thickly. O gɨ' ra'ro dɨŋɨ' a'rɨ'o' nɨwirɨ sɨnɨ wikɨ' o'nɨŋagɨ nɨwɨnɨrɨ a'waŋɨ' nɨrɨŋoɨ. He examined my brother and seeing that he is still angry informed me. I' na'nɨ dɨŋɨ' a'rɨ'o' mɨninarɨnɨnɨ. Mea'mɨme'ɨnɨ. She doesn't excite me so I won't marry her.
arɨpapɨ'o' n. tickling. Arɨpapɨ'o' imɨxarɨŋɨnɨ. You are tickling.
arɨ'pia' n. (tiny) purse, (tiny) bag. O arɨ'pia' rɨ'pia' monɨ. He's got a tiny bilum hanging on his back.
a'rɨpia' n. (a) caterpillar. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
a'rɨpia' n. (an) insect. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
arɨpiaŋɨ' n. spider web.
arɨ'pɨ'a' n. milipede. pɨyɨŋɨ'. See: gu'mi'.
arɨra' n. aid, assistance, help. Nionɨ agwɨ' nɨnirɨ rɨxa nɨpe'mɨnɨrɨ yarɨŋagɨ nɨnanɨrɨ arɨra' niŋoɨ. He saw that I was hungry and about to die so he assisted me (giving me food). Nionɨ omɨŋɨ' xwe' yarɨŋagɨ soyɨ'ne' nɨbɨro arɨra' ni'poyɨ. I'm doing a big job so you guys come and help me. Awa mɨxɨ' nɨmea'mɨ weaparɨŋagɨ'a soyɨ'ne' arɨra' neaii'poyɨ. They are coming to fight so help us.
arɨraxɨ' n. Syn: papɨkɨ', irɨwa', xaxa'.crazy, lunatic. I' arɨraxɨ' nerɨ amɨ amɨ emearɨnɨ. She's gone crazy and is roaming around. Xegɨ' xwɨyɨ'a' arɨraxɨ' rarɨnɨ. He is speaking crazily.
arɨraxɨ' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
arɨre interrog. what? See: arɨ. 'Xwɨyɨ'a' arɨre ra'oɨ?' urɨŋwaniɨgɨnɨ. We said to them, 'What did they have to say?'.
A'rɨrɨ'a' n. place (name). See: rɨ'a'.
arɨrɨgɨ' n. (a) bamboo. sɨxɨ'.
arɨsowɨ' n. pierced ear.
arɨwabɨ' n. butterfly. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
arɨwa'mɨnɨ loc. other side.
arɨwa'pɨ' n. butterfly (baby talk).
a'rɨwegɨ' n. midnight. See: a'rɨ'wɨ'yi. A'rɨwegɨ' rɨxa imo'nɨgoɨ. It's become the middle of the night.
arɨwexɨ' n. (a) bamboo. sɨxɨ'.
arɨwiayɨ' n. (a) worm. See: arɨkɨ'.
a'rɨ'wɨ' n. Syn: ɨ'a'.holding. kiaŋwɨ' a'rɨ'wɨ' nɨmaxɨrɨrɨ He holds greens.
arɨwɨxɨ' n. soot. Rɨ'a' xwe' ikeaarɨ'na' sɨŋwɨrɨ'a' xwe' nɨpeyirɨ'na' re eŋoɨ. Aŋiwa' rɨxa arɨwɨxɨ' eŋoɨ. We made a large fire and when a lot of smoke ascended it blackened the (inside of the) house.
a'rɨ'wɨ'yi n. Ant: ikwa'wɨ'yi; Syn: sɨ'a'.night, darkness. See: a'rɨwegɨ'. a'rɨ'wɨ'yimɨ uyɨ'wɨ' tɨ'nɨ nuro At dark they go with torches.
aropera' n. (a) banana. rɨxwa'.
aro'rayɨ' n. spider (generic). pɨyɨŋɨ'.
asa' n. weed (baby talk).
asasa' n. Syn: a'raŋɨ', apapɨ'naŋɨ'.crawling; uncontrollable; ambidextrous. I'wo asasa' yarɨnɨ. The baby boy is crawling, i.e. moving along in a sitting position. Rɨ'wamɨŋɨ' ea'mɨnɨrɨ e'a'yɨ' we' asasa' ninarɨnɨ When I attempted to write my hand was uncontrollable. Asasa'oranɨ? Oyɨ, asasa' yarɨŋorɨnɨ. Is he ambidexterous? Yes, he uses either hand.
asi' n. grandmother; daughter-in-law; granddaughter; (woman's) mother-in-law.
asɨ'ma' n. (a moth) larvae. arɨwabɨ'.
asɨŋɨ' n. Variant: dialect Þ sɨ'kɨŋɨ'. sneeze. Asɨŋɨ' o'rarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm sneezing.
aso'wa' n. Syn: igɨ'a', wayɨ'.washing, bathing, skein of string; swim. Aso'wa' ea'na'oɨ. They bathed. I' ɨ'a' gwɨ' aso'wa' nerɨ She makes a skein of string on her hand. Ewe' mɨwia'ro'a'na' aso'wa' nuro jɨ'arɨwa'mɨnɨ iwie'kɨ'nɨmea'oɨ. When the canoe capsized they swam and reached the other side.
auma'mɨ n derv. filling (bag), putting into (bag). wa'nii' ɨ'a'yo auma'mɨ nero They load the bags with kari nuts.
aupa'kɨ'kɨ' n. Variant: dialect Þ apa'kɨ'kɨ'. reflection. Rapɨwe', memia', xɨxɨ'ea' aupa'kɨ'kɨ' inarɨnɨ. An axe is reflecting (light).
aupa'kɨ'niɨ' n. stomach fat.Variant: dialect Þ apa'kwɨ'niɨ'.
aupasɨ' n. looking without seeing, invisible. See: anopasɨ'narɨnɨ.Variant: dialect Þ i: yaupasɨ'. Aupasɨ' wɨnarɨŋɨnɨrɨ nea'sa'na' sɨ' ŋweaŋagɨ wɨnɨ'ɨnɨ. After going along for a long time saying to myself "I'm looking without seeing it," then I saw it. I' a'ma' womɨ aupasɨ' wɨnarɨnɨ. She's looking at a guy (concealed by the foilage) without seeing him.
au'pɨ'i' n. (a)sugar cane. ŋwɨ'.
aupɨŋɨ' n. (a) beetle nut.
au'rau'rɨ' n. enlargen a hole. O'ɨ' nɨrɨxɨma'na' au'ra'urɨ' enɨŋoɨ. After drilling a hole he will enlargen it.
auri' n. (multi- pronged) arrow.
auri' gwɨ' n phr. barbed wire. Auri' gwɨ' xwɨ'na' ba'mɨ i'nɨmɨ nɨmi'rorane We climbed thru a barbed wire fence.
ausɨwa'ɨ' n. (a wild) yam; yam (code).
auyemɨ' n. sprinkling.
auyɨ'wɨ' n. (a) braid type. agwoŋɨ'.
auyɨ'wɨ' n. cocoon.
auyɨyi' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.Variant: dialect Þ auyɨ'.
auyɨyɨ' n. Syn: siyamɨ'o'.(light) rain, drizzle.
auyu'mɨŋɨ' n. (a) snake. sidɨrɨ'.
awa' n. doggie.
awa' ikaxɨ' n phr. (neg.) promise, (neg.) oath, (neg.) vow. O awa' ikaxɨ' re nɨrɨmɨ uŋoɨ, "Anɨŋɨ'nɨ warɨŋɨnɨ. A'mɨ re bɨmɨ'a'manɨ." He vowed "I'm leaving permanently. I'll never come here again.". Awa' ŋwɨ'a' ŋwɨra'rɨnɨgɨ'a' wau' wau' ŋweaŋoɨ. Four men who have taken a vow of denial are remaining.
a'waxɨ' n. dew; moisture, water, wring. Rɨxwa' ɨwɨ' sɨnɨ a'waxɨ' xe'nɨnɨ. The banana leaves are still wet with dew. I' iyɨ'a' a'waxɨ' mɨxarɨnɨ. She's wringing water from her cape.
a'waŋɨ' n. Syn: repɨyɨ'.information, explanation. Xanomɨ a'waŋɨ' urɨnɨŋoɨ. He'll tell his father.
awaragɨ' n. (a) banana. rɨxwa'.
awawa' n. room, section. O aŋɨ' awawa' nikwɨ'ro'a warɨnɨ. He's putting rooms in the house.
awayinɨ See: ayinɨ.
aweami' n. (a) fern. kiaŋwɨ'.
awebɨ'i' n. (a) ficus tree. i'kɨ'a'.Variant: dialect Þ apibɨ'i'.
Awewɨ n. (a) stream name.
aweyɨ' n. (a) fern tree. kiaŋwɨ'.
awe'yɨ' n. Syn: meyɨ'.(white) beard, grey headed. O awe'yɨ' weŋorɨnɨ. He's got a white beard.
awi' n. (cross) aunt.
awi' adv. together; undercover, formation (military, hunting). wa'nii' awi' nearɨ He gathers the kari nuts together. sikɨ' awi' nɨrorɨ She gathers the trash together. wegwɨ'a' awi' nɨmamorɨ He gathers the standing pitpit together with his arm. awi' nuro They went in formation. awa none na'nɨ awi' ŋweaŋa'na' while they were undercover waiting for us. none awi' roŋa'na' when we were standing undercover, in defensive formation (basketball). xwanɨ' awi' nɨŋwearɨ He waits undercover by a tree i.e. to snare birds. odɨpi' awi' awi' nɨmerane Together we surrounded the pig. soxɨ' awi' nɨtɨrɨ he sets the loop i.e. of the cassowary snare.
awia' n. Syn: ɨ'eapa'.reach out (hand), hold out (hand). Pi' na'nɨ awia' niarɨŋɨnɨ? Gɨ' nɨmɨ'ɨnɨ. Why are you stretching out your hand to me? I'm going to eat it myself. A'pe, we' awia' e'napeɨ. Rɨxa nɨpie'ro'mɨ'ɨnɨ. Dad, hold your hands out to me. I'm going to fall. Odɨopi'o obɨnɨrɨ we' awia' wiaxɨ'darɨŋɨnɨ. I'm going after the pig holding out my hand so it will come to me.
awiaxɨ' adj. Ant: sɨpi'; Syn: naŋɨ'.nice, smooth. O'ɨ' awiaxɨ'rɨnɨ. It's a smooth trail.
a'wiaxɨ' n. palm, sole. We' a'wiaxɨ' marɨ'a'. Sɨkwɨ' a'wiaxɨ' na'nɨ rarɨnɨ. He's not talking about the palm of his hand, but the sole of his foot.
awianɨ' n. (a) tree, (a) club. i'kɨ'a'.
Awia'rɨ' n. (an) ethnic name.
awiɨ'a' n. (a) kari nut tree. i'kɨ'a'.
awijɨxɨ' n. (a) sugar cane. ŋwɨ'.
awixa' n. thigh bone. awixa' ɨ'a'yo nɨroarɨ sɨmaŋɨ' nokwɨrorɨ He takes a cassowary thigh bone from his purse and splits the pandanus.
awi'mɨŋɨ' n. (thunder) clouds. Syn: agwɨ'.
awinɨ' n. (a) snake. sidɨrɨ'.
awiŋwɨ' n. (a) rat. mɨ'rɨxɨ'.
awio'wɨ' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
awɨ' n. Syn: imɨ'o'.(bush) dwarf. Awo rɨ'a yarɨnɨ? Could a bush dwarf be doing it?
a'wɨ' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.
a'wɨ' n. Ant: gɨ'wɨ'; Syn: ranɨ'.fat, grease; (white) fat. A'wɨ' xogwɨ'nɨŋɨ' enɨ. There is fat like a squash species.
a'wɨ' n compd. taro sucker. See: a'ɨ'; ɨwɨ'.
awɨ'i' n. Ant: yikɨ'.tastey, delicious. Gɨ' awɨ'i' niarɨnɨ.
It tastes good to me.
awɨ'i' maŋɨ' ŋweaŋɨ'mɨ da'nɨ awɨ'i' yarɨŋɨ'rɨnɨ. idiom. delicious.
a'wɨnɨ' loc. middle, center, halfway. Joxɨ' a'wɨnɨ' e e'ɨ' ŋweaɨ. You sit in the middle. O'ɨ' omɨŋɨ'yo a'wɨnɨ' e ina'nɨnɨ. A trail goes up thru the center of the garden. sɨ' a'wɨnɨ' e nɨnɨrɨ He eats halfway thru the possum. a'wɨnɨ'mɨ nɨre'mori sa' wegɨ'i'pau' They arrived at the halfway point in their journey and slept. wa'nii' ɨ'a' a'wɨnɨwa'mɨ ro'nɨŋagɨ Since the bag was stacked half full of okari nuts.
A'wokɨpi n. (a) village name.
aya' n. liver; (get) excited, emotional, frightened, nervous; shame, embarrassing; very, great. Gɨ' aya' arɨ'ki'nɨmɨnɨrɨ yarɨŋagɨ "Sa oroaneyɨ." urɨ'ɨnɨ. Since my liver was about to break, i.e. I was about to die, I said let's take a breather.". aya' amɨpi' sidɨrɨ' a'wɨ' rɨxa nɨnɨro They ate the snake's liver, fat, and everything. Nionɨ a'mɨ aya' wi' emɨme'ɨnɨ. I won't get excited about i.e. turned on for another night of dancing. Erɨ'kura'yo nɨŋwearɨ'na' wa'yɨ' nerɨ, aya' nɨnɨrɨrɨ, aya' sɨ'wɨ' nɨrorɨ While I was in the helicopter I was afraid, frightened, scared. nɨgɨyɨ' nɨpɨkwɨnɨ aya' mɨrarɨŋagɨ since the beetle nut was not getting him high. O aya' ika'rɨnarɨnɨ. He is overwhelmed by shame. Nionɨ aya' ninarɨnɨ. I'm ashamed. Wi'ruo aya' onɨmia'pɨ nerɨ Wituo got only a little embarressed. O aya' e'ɨ' na'nɨ naŋwɨ' mɨnɨ winɨmenɨŋoɨ. For fear of embarressment he won't give them game, i.e. they might embarress him by refusing it. Xɨ'oya' a'ma' xwe' aya' ipi' rɨxa nɨgoɨ. His many many people a sink hole had eaten.
a'ya' n. ambush. None omɨ nɨpɨkianɨ na'nɨ a'ya' ea'nanɨ'wɨnɨ. We will set an ambush in order to kill him.
aya' epearɨnɨ idiom. Syn: aya' igigɨ' me' yarɨnɨ.daring. O aya' nepea'rɨma'na' ɨ'wɨ' ne'ra warɨnɨ. After taking out his liver he's going along committing crimes.
aya' igigɨ' me' yarɨnɨ idiom. bold. O aya' igigɨ' me' ananɨ porisɨmanɨ' tɨ'ŋɨ' e re'moarɨŋorɨnɨ. He is one who is bold and goes where the police are.
aya' igigɨ' yarɨnɨ idiom. shy. I' a'ma' sɨŋwɨ' anɨgɨ'e da'nɨ aya' igigɨ' yarɨŋi'rɨnɨ. She is one who is shy in front of people.
aya' i'kɨ' iŋwanarɨnɨ idiom. shamed (greatly), humiliated (greatly). O aya' i'kɨ' iŋwanarɨŋagɨ wɨnɨ'ɨnɨ. I saw that his liver was defecating and remaining.
aya' imɨmɨ' idiom. embarrass, incriminate, humiliate. Pi' na'nɨ i'mɨ aya' imɨmɨ' wika'rarɨŋɨnɨ? Why are you humiliating her?
aya' imɨŋɨ' moarɨnɨ idiom. rested. Rɨxa aya' imɨŋɨ' nɨmoarɨŋagɨ omɨŋɨ' a'mɨ' bɨ emɨ'ɨnɨ. I'm rested now so I'll work some more.
aya' i'pɨ'pa' ŋwɨra'rɨnarɨnɨ idiom. Syn: aya' sɨ'wɨ' uroarɨnɨ.troubled, distressed. Gɨ' ra'ro <<E'ɨ' umɨnɨre'ɨnɨ? Re nɨŋwearɨ mɨxɨ' emɨnɨre'ɨnɨ?>> nɨyaiwirɨ aya' i'pɨ'pa nɨŋwɨra'rɨnɨrɨ ŋweanɨ. My older brother is thinking "Shall I flee or shall I stay and fight?" and having crossed his liver, i.e. as one sits crosslegged, and is remaining.
aya' ɨ'a' nɨxɨrɨnɨrɨ ŋweanɨ idiom. shame, sorrow, remorse.
aya' mɨŋɨmɨŋɨ' idiom. guilt, innocence.Variant: dialect Þ aya' mɨ'kɨmɨ'kɨ'. Sɨŋwɨ' naneɨ. Nionɨ aya' mɨŋɨmɨŋɨ' mea', mɨnɨro', mɨnɨroarɨnɨnɨ. Look at me. My liver is not quivering, palpitating.
aya' rɨ'a' wearɨnɨ idiom. eager, encouraged, excited. Omɨŋɨ' rɨpɨ nerɨ'na' nɨgwɨ' xwe' meapaxɨ' eŋagɨ na'nɨ sɨnɨ aya' rɨ'a' nɨwearɨnɨ. Since I can get lots of money doing this work my liver is still burning. Mɨ'rogwɨ' aya' tɨ'nɨ nɨyayi'ɨsa'na' sɨnɨ aya' rɨ'a' mɨwea'gɨ pɨ'nɨ wia'rɨŋoɨ. After setting many deadfalls he's quit since his liver is not still burning.
aya' rɨmɨxarɨnɨ idiom. compassionate, pity, (show) mercy; sentimental attachment, prize, cherish, value; treasures. See: aya' rɨrɨmɨxɨ' inarɨnɨ. O aya' nɨrɨmɨxɨrɨ i'womɨ iwaŋɨ' meaŋoɨ. His liver activated to the boy and didn't beat him. O sɨmɨxɨ' weŋagɨ nɨwɨnɨrɨ aya' nɨnɨrɨmɨxɨrɨ aiwa' mɨnɨ wi'ɨnɨ. I saw him lying ill and my liver being activated gave him food. Kira' nionɨya'pa' mɨnɨ wimɨnɨrɨ e'a'yɨ' aya' nɨrɨmɨxɨrɨ mɨwi'ɨnɨ. I was going to give him my knife but felt attached to it and didn't. Amɨpi' aya' rɨmɨxarɨgɨ'a'pɨ bɨ osiapɨmɨnɨ. Let me give you some things that activate liver.
aya' rɨrɨmɨxɨ' inarɨnɨ idiom. self control, control oneself; concerned for self. Gɨ' a'po ɨ'eapa' nɨwinɨrɨ ai' ananɨ pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' aya' rɨrɨmɨxɨ' niga warɨŋorɨnɨ. My father is one who though being tempted goes along keeping control of himself. Xogwa'o iniɨgɨ' waxɨ'yo xea'gɨ ai' xɨra'o aya' rɨrɨmɨxɨ' inarɨŋo eŋagɨ na'nɨ yoxa'ɨ' inɨŋe na'nɨ weŋoɨ. Although the younger brother crossed the flooded creek the older brother since he activates liver went down to where there is a bridge.
aya' rɨrɨmɨxɨ' inarɨnɨ idiom. self control, control oneself; concerned for self. Gɨ' a'po ɨ'eapa' nɨwinɨrɨ ai' ananɨ pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' aya' rɨrɨmɨxɨ' niga warɨŋorɨnɨ. My father is one who though being tempted goes along keeping control of himself. Xogwa'o iniɨgɨ' waxɨ'yo xea'gɨ ai' xɨra'o aya' rɨrɨmɨxɨ' inarɨŋo eŋagɨ na'nɨ yoxa'ɨ' inɨŋe na'nɨ weŋoɨ. Although the younger brother crossed the flooded creek the older brother since he activates liver went down to where there is a bridge.
aya' rɨwamo'narɨnɨ idiom. thrilled, excited. See: rɨwamoarɨnɨ; rɨwɨ'a'. Erɨ'kura' ba'na' awa aya' samɨŋɨ' rɨrɨwamo'na'oɨ? \xe When the heɨicopter came were they just a ɨittɨe excited? I'wo sɨ' wi' nɨpɨkirɨ aya' mɨrɨwamo'nɨrɨ a'mɨ saiwɨŋɨ' me' rɨxa mɨ'rɨ' nurɨ xɨna'i'mɨ sɨwa' wiŋoɨ. The boy killed one possum and was so thrilled that he quit hunting and took it and showed it to his mother.
aya' sɨpi' nimɨxarɨnɨ idiom. Syn: aniŋɨ' ninarɨnɨ.depressed, sad, fed up with. Inia' aya' sɨpi' nimɨxarɨnɨ. The rain is depressing me. Niɨ'a' rɨxa pɨ'nɨ' wia'rɨ'poyɨ. Aya' sɨpi' nimɨxarɨnɨ. Quit playing. I'm fed up with it.
aya' sɨ'wɨ' uroarɨnɨ idiom. Syn: aya' urarɨnɨ.excited; surprised; worry, nervous. Sa xwɨ'a'xɨnɨrɨ nɨmiayi'sa'na' sɨ'ŋa' obaxɨ' weŋagɨ nɨwɨnɨrɨ sɨnɨ aya' sɨ'wɨ' muroarɨnɨnɨ. Supposing it was just soil he dug and dug and seeing many stones he no longer was excited (about the potential for an airstrip). O amɨpi' na'nɨ aya' wi' sɨ'wɨ' muro' kikiɨ'a' ne'ra nurɨ... He didn't get excited about anything at all but went along doing nothing and... Nionɨya' odɨpi' wa ɨ'wɨ' pɨkipɨ'rɨxɨnɨrɨ aya' sɨ'wɨ' nɨroarɨnɨ. I'm worried that some people will poach my pigs.
aya' tɨ'nɨ idiom. Syn: aŋɨ'nɨ, mɨ'rɨ', apaxɨ' me'.quickly; faithfully. O aya' tɨ'nɨ a'waŋɨ' urɨŋoɨ. He quickly informed him. Omɨ aya' tɨ'nɨ xɨ'darɨŋɨ'rɨnɨ. He follows him faithfully. Xiepi'mɨ aya' tɨ'nɨ mearɨŋɨ'rɨnɨ. He takes special care of his wife.
aya' tɨ'ŋɨ'pɨ idiom. Syn: dɨŋɨ' tɨ'ŋɨ'pɨ.attachment, like, cherish, special. Rapɨrapɨ' aya' tɨ'ŋu' eŋagɨ na'nɨ anɨŋɨ' yi'nɨŋɨnɨ. Since I like the shirt I wear it all the time. Sɨ'wi' mia' roya' aya' tɨ'ŋo eŋagɨ na'nɨ mɨnɨra'pɨpanɨ. Since I'm attached to this puppy don't take him from me.
aya' uremoarɨnɨ idiom. upset, disturb, frighten; excite, interest. "Seyɨ'ne' sɨnɨ re ŋweaŋa'na'yɨ' gapɨmanɨ' gwɨ' seayipɨ'rɨ'a'rɨnɨ." nɨrɨro aya' nearemoarɨŋoɨ. They are saying "If you are still living here the officers will arrest you." and upsetting us. "Omɨŋɨ' pɨ'nɨ wia'ranɨ'wɨnɨ." rarɨgɨ'a'pɨ na'nɨ aya' mɨnɨremopanɨ. Don't disturb me with the talk about quitting this project. "Wauyɨ' rɨxa weaparɨŋoɨ" nɨrɨro aya' nearemoarɨŋoɨ. They frightened us saying the foreigners are coming. "A'ma' nɨ'nɨ soŋɨ' yarɨŋoɨ." nɨrɨrɨ'na' aya' nɨremo'agɨ xwɨ'na' roarɨŋa'pɨ pɨ'nɨ nɨwia'rɨmɨ bɨ'ɨnɨ. He excited me by saying "Everyone is dancing." so I left my fence building and have come.
aya' wi' idiom. lots, much, plenty. Iŋɨ' aya' wi' mɨpɨro'anigɨnɨ. I didn't shoot a lot of birds. Saiwɨŋɨ' aya' wi' emɨme'ɨnɨ. I won't hunt a lot i.e. long time.
aya' wimoarɨnɨ idiom. embarress (trans.), shame (trans.). I'we, joxɨ ɨ'wɨ' ne'ra nurɨŋɨ'pimɨ da'nɨ aya' nimoarɨŋɨnɨ. Son, by your crimes you are shaming me.
ayagwɨ' n. Syn: sarɨ'wa'.bundle with strap, handle. yewiɨ'a' nɨmirɨ ayagwɨ' imɨmɨ nerɨ She gathers bamboo leaves and bundles them with a strap i.e. for carrying on the head. sɨmaŋɨ' ayagwɨ' nerɨ He bundles the pandanus with a strap i.e. for carrying on his shoulder. nikɨ'nɨŋɨ' ayagwɨ' shield's handle i.e. strap for hanging on the shoulder. ipɨ' ayagwɨ' a bundle of sago leaves.
ayagwɨ' ayo'narɨnɨ idiom. Syn: ayagwɨ' imɨxarɨnarɨnɨ.undecided. "E na'nɨ owaneyɨ." nɨra'na' sɨ'wi' niai'wɨ' obaxɨ' tɨ'ŋa'onɨ eŋagɨ na'nɨ ayagwɨ' ayo'narɨŋɨnɨ. When they said to me "Let's go there." I'm betwixt and between since I have a big family (and shouldn't leave them).
ayagwɨ' imɨxa'rɨnarɨnɨ idiom. Syn: ayagwɨ' ayo'narɨnɨ.baffled. Gɨ' a'ma' na'nɨ mɨdɨmɨda'nɨ ayagwɨ' imɨxarɨnɨŋɨnɨ. Regarding (how to help) my people I strung up from both ends.
ayairɨrɨ' n. Syn: pairɨrɨ'.(find) fault, criticize. See: aya'; erɨrɨ'. Joxɨ gɨ' iyɨ'a' nɨpɨkwɨnɨ mea'nɨŋagɨ na'nɨ ayairɨrɨ' mɨnipanɨ. Since my cape isn't pounded well don't you find fault with me. Joxɨ ɨ'wɨ' axɨ'pɨ yarɨŋoxɨ pi' na'nɨ ayairɨrɨ' niarɨŋɨnɨ? You who commit the same crimes, why are you critizing me? Ayairɨrɨ' nɨsi'agɨ ai' arɨ'ki' obɨ' yarɨŋɨnɨ. Although I criticized you you are persisting to perform witchcraft.
aya'ɨ' n. double, twins. I' niai'wɨ' aya'ɨ' xɨrɨŋoɨ. She gave birth to twins. Rɨxwa' aya'ɨ'rɨnɨ. It's a double banana.
aya'ɨ' Syn: obɨ'.poison; sorcery. See: aya'mɨŋɨ'. xewanɨŋo aya'ɨ' ninɨrɨ nɨperɨ He poisoned himself and died. Ramia' pɨ'a' nɨmearɨ mɨnɨ mɨnɨ aya'ɨ' nerɨ ikayɨ'wɨ' tɨ'nɨ nerɨ... He took a betel nut husk did sorcery on either side of it along with saying formula...
aya'kɨ'ki' n. rubbing; sanding. Nii'nɨ i'mɨ rɨ'wɨ'yo aya'kɨ'ki' roarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm rubbing her back. Aya'kɨ'ki' roarɨŋɨ' nɨmearɨ pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' aya'kɨ'ki' nɨrorɨ... I got some sandpaper and sanded the wood, and...
ayaxɨ' n. braid, weaving. See: wayaxɨ'. Ayaxɨ' sona'yo roagɨ'a'rɨnɨ. They used to weave bands on clubs. Xegɨ' xiepi' pea'gɨ na'nɨ ayaxɨ' ipɨnɨnɨ. Because his wife died recently he's wearing braided rope.
ayaxwe'nɨ' n. (a) mushroom.
aya'mɨŋɨ' n compd. payback for sorcery, retribution for sorcery, recompense for sorcery, revenge for sorcery. See: aya'ɨ'; mɨŋɨ'. Syn: obɨmɨŋɨ'. Nionɨ i'mɨ aya'mɨŋɨ' nɨrorɨ tɨ'ɨnɨ. I paid her back for sorcery.
ayapɨ' n. (waving) ritual. ikayɨ'wɨ'. Sɨgwɨ', oxɨ' nimorɨ'na' ikayɨ'wɨ' tɨ'nɨ ayapɨ' yarɨgɨ'a'rɨnɨ. When they make lime and men, i.e. initiation, they do the waving ritual.
ayarɨnɨ v. Variant: nayirɨ; dialect Þ eawiarɨnɨ. string (bow), load (gun), arm (weapon). e'waikɨ' oxa' nayirɨ He strings the bow. E'ɨ' mɨŋi' nayirɨ He tips i.e. puts a tip on an arrow. Pisɨ' ganɨ'a' gume' oxa' nayirɨ He stretches the spear guns bands. Iŋɨ' ganɨ'a' oxa' nayirɨ He cocks the shotgun.
ayaumɨ' n. Syn: amɨma'.compact, compress. See: ayaumɨ'i'. Aiwa', iyɨ'a', wowɨ'pɨ ayaumɨ' nerɨ pɨ'nɨ' teɨ. Compact the food, capes, bundle and hide it.
ayaumɨ'i' n. (greedy) eater, (voracious) eater, self centered. See: ayaumɨ'. Auaymɨ'i' yarɨŋorɨnɨ. He is one who eats all the game (leaving none for others.). Joxɨ odɨpi' xwe' ai' ayaumɨ'i'nɨŋɨ' yarɨŋoxɨrɨnɨ. You are one who makes it little even though there is a big portion of pork.
aye' n. (a) green. kiaŋwɨ'.
ayea'rɨ'a' n. (a small) palm. i'kɨ'a'.Variant: dialect Þ ea'rɨ'a'.
ayikikɨrɨ' n derv. stabbing motion. See: ayikɨ'. Xoayomɨ i'kɨ'a' ayikikɨrɨ' ya'rɨŋɨniɨgɨnɨ. He stabbed and stabbed his cross cousin with a stick.
ayikɨ' n. (stone) hammer. ayikɨ' tɨ'nɨ iyɨ'a' o'ɨ' nearɨ He pounds the bark with a hammer.
ayikɨ' n. (a) lizard. agwɨ'a'.
ayinɨ adv. Ant: xai'wɨ', eŋɨ' tɨ'nɨ.Variant: dialect Þ awayinɨ. easy, softly, quietly. Odoxɨ' ayinɨ eaɨ. Kick the ball easy. o awayinɨ re nɨrɨŋoɨ He said to me softly. awayinɨ sɨŋwɨ' nɨwɨnɨmowawi e'ɨ' nɨyapɨrai After taking a quiet look we fled back up.
ayinɨ' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.
ayinɨŋɨ' n derv. easygoing, peaceful. O ayinɨŋorɨnɨ. He's soft-spoken, i.e. easy going.
ayɨ' n. (a) bird. iŋɨ'.['GH]
ayɨ' pro. it, that. Ayoɨ. That's it.
ayɨ' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'. aiwa'.[L'H]
a'yɨ' n. (a) bird. inɨ'.
a'yɨ' n. (a) vine. gwɨ'.
ayɨ' ayo adj phr. every. See: ayɨ'. A'ma' ayɨ' ayo xwɨyɨ'a' nurɨrane We spoke to every man.
ayɨ'a' adj. Syn: ragɨrɨŋɨ'.red. Sɨxɨ' ayɨ'a' rɨŋɨ'wa' nɨmearɨ He gets the red container.
ayɨ'a' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
ayɨ'aikwɨ'nɨ' n. (a) lizard. agwɨ'a'.
ayɨ'aŋɨ' adj. Ant: sɨ'rɨ'a' ŋweaarɨnɨ.smooth, slick; slick, slippery. Sɨ'ŋa', i'kɨ'a', xwɨ'a' ayɨ'aŋɨ' inarɨnɨ. The stone, wood, ground is smooth. I'kɨ'a' ayɨ'aŋɨ' inarɨnɨ. The tree is slick i.e. dry and smooth and hard to walk on.
ayɨ'i' n. (a) vine. gwɨ'.
ayɨ'jɨŋwɨ' n. catfish. peyɨ'.
ayɨkwɨ' adv. Ant: mɨ'rɨ', enɨ' tɨ'nɨ'; Syn: awayinɨ.easy, lightly, slowly, weakly. I'kɨ'a' saŋɨ' ayɨkwɨ' mɨyarɨnɨnɨ. The tree isn't a little heavy. O xai'wɨ' iwaŋɨ' rɨreaŋoɨ? Oyɨ, o iwaŋɨ' ayɨkwɨ' mɨneaŋoɨ. Did he hit you hard? Yes, he didn't hit me easy. Omɨŋɨ' ayɨkwɨ' mɨyarɨnɨ. He isn't working slowly. Apiaŋɨ' gwɨ' rɨpa' ayɨkwɨ'manɨ. This cassowary snare (an iron trap) isn't weak. O naŋwɨ' ayɨkwɨ' mɨmeaarɨŋɨ'rɨnɨ. He doesn't get just a little game, i.e. he's a productive hunter.
ayɨxa'yɨ' n. spear.
ayɨmea'narɨnɨ v. Variant: dialect Þ A: nayɨmea'nɨrɨ. Syn: mɨxeaarɨnɨ.withdraw from (fig.). Sɨ'wi' mɨxɨ' yarɨŋo tɨ'ŋɨ' e eŋagɨ na'nɨ anɨŋɨ'nɨ we' ɨ'a' ayɨmea'nɨ'ɨnɨ. I've withdrawn forever since it is a place having a dog who attacks (people). Nionɨ gɨ' arɨ'owa yagɨ'a'pɨ rɨxa we' ɨ'a' ayɨmea'nɨŋɨnɨ. I've withdrawn from the things my ancestors used to do. Miai' nionɨ na'nɨ e'ɨ' nayɨmea'nɨrɨ o na'nɨ e'ɨ' wayɨmea'nɨrɨ yarɨnɨ. The girl is drawing back from me and him in fear.
ayɨna'nɨ prt. therefore. See: ayɨ'; na'nɨ.
ayɨŋwɨ' n. Variant: dialect Þ ayɨŋɨ'. poking, piercing, stabbing. sɨmaŋɨ' ayɨŋwɨ' norɨ nɨmamo'wa'rɨrɨ He pokes the pandanus and knocks it down. I' dɨŋɨ' re nɨyaiwirɨ, 'I'kɨ'a' ayɨŋwɨ' nu'roarɨnɨ.' She thinks, A' stick is poking me.'. Xwɨ'a'yo ayɨŋwɨ' oxa'kwoɨ. You poke a hole thru the dirt wall. i'kɨ'a' a'paxɨ' sɨŋwɨ'yo !ayɨŋwɨ'! uyɨki'agɨ since a branch poked him in the eye. odɨpi' ayɨŋwɨ' norɨ rɨxa nɨpɨki nɨtɨrɨ He stabs the pig and kills it.
ayɨ'o' n. (a) vine. gwɨ'.
ayɨwɨ' n. mist. iniɨgɨ'. Syn: siyamɨ'o'. Iniɨgɨ' yakwɨ' ayɨwɨ' moarɨnɨ. The waterfalls is putting out a mist. Iniɨgɨ' yakwɨ'yo da'nɨ ayɨwɨ' barɨnɨ. A mist is coming from the falls.
ayɨyumɨ' n. Syn: yumɨxarɨnɨ, ɨ'a' wearɨmɨxarɨnɨ.bend, flatten, straighten; correct (fig.). See: ayɨyumɨ'. A'kɨ'i' rɨ'a' noyea'ma'na' pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' ayɨyumɨ' eɨ. After heating the leaf bend it. Ayo rɨna' sa' we'mɨ'a na'nɨ ayɨyumɨ' yarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm flattening out this palm frawn base for sleeping. E'ɨ' mɨŋi' kɨkapɨroŋɨ' rɨwa' ayɨyumɨ' yarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm straightening this crooked arrow shaft. E'waikɨ' sɨŋɨ' rɨpa' ayɨyumɨ' yarɨŋɨnɨ. I'm bending (to put a curve into) this bow. Ji'xɨ i'wo xe ɨ'wɨ' oenɨrɨ sɨŋwɨ' mɨwɨnɨpanɨ. Pi'ra'nɨŋɨ' ayɨyumɨ' eɨ. Don't allow the boy to do wrong. Correct him.
ayo n. (male cross) cousins.Variant: dialect Þ papɨ'a'o.
ayo' (a) palm.
ayoaarɨnɨ v. Variant: dialect Þ A: nayoarɨ. dismount, get down off, disembark. I' kamerɨ'yo da'nɨ nayoarɨ... She got down off the camel...
a'yoaxɨ' n. hobble, sling; saddled, burdened, restricted in freedom. Sɨ'wi' a'yoaxɨ' inɨnɨ. the dog is hobbled. Gɨ' a'po we' a'yoaxɨ' inɨnɨ. My dad's arm is in a sling. A'ma' o xano nanɨ nerɨ na'nɨ aŋɨ' mu' a'yoaxɨ'nɨŋɨ' ya'rɨnɨ. That man doing for his (elderly) father doesn't go anywhere but is hoggled like (a dog).
ayoarɨnɨ v. Variant: nayorɨ. Syn: kɨkwi'rɨ'a' eaarɨnɨ.raise (money). O apɨxɨ' na'nɨ nɨgwɨ' sɨnɨ ayoarɨnɨ. He's still raising money for a wife.
ayoxɨ' n. Syn: iya'ɨ'.valley, plain, plateau. Agai ayoxɨ'yo ŋweaŋwɨnɨ. We live at Angai on a plain.
ayoxwa' adj. level. See: ayoxɨ'. Syn: naŋɨ'wa'.
ayo'nɨŋɨ' imo'nɨnɨ idiom. barren, unproductive, childless.
ayoŋɨ' n. (a) tree. i'kɨ'a'.
ayorɨ' n. (a) beetle. pɨyɨŋɨ'.
ayowɨ' n. (a) banana. rɨxwa'.
ayu'kɨ'kwɨ' n. Syn: ayikikɨrɨ'.poking. odɨpi'omɨ ayu'kɨ'kwɨ' yarɨ'na' while poking the pig, i.e. tormenting him by poking with sticks.
ayu'ru'rɨ' n. tamping. See: ayɨŋwɨ'; u'ru'rɨ'; u'roarɨnɨ. O'ɨ' nɨrɨxɨrane bomɨ' tɨ'nɨ xwɨ'a' nawi'nɨ sɨxɨ' nɨyirɨ ayu'ru'rɨ' nerane... We drilled holes (in the stones) and filled them with gelagnite and clay and we tamped them and...