Vernacular - English


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a'a interj no! (sem. domains: 3.5.1 - Say.)
a'ai v do; also Future Tense, and Habitual marker Moro odi komu oroadu'oi ra'ai. I will tell a short story. Ro mo mati odai a'ai. You will go to my place. Mo mati eito ro odai a'ai bia. You cannot go to my place.
a'ai bia v will not Do'oi ubi ami'ai tuida hito iarodioi a'ai bia. Today some people do not carry hito bags in their hands. (sem. domains: 9.4.6.1 - No, not.)
a'erai v open Ma adoi ia ema'erai ai. Knock and the door will be opened. (sem. domains: 6.5.1.1 - House.)
a'o (sp. var. aa'o) trans: ema'o. v speak, say Ata himioi momo'oi-ro a'oi ka, Ma rorioi-do. One day the bird said, "Let's play." Mo a'oi ka, "Mo umo ka roro mo ai'iai a'ai." I said, "I know you are going to beat me." Ka mo keito pira'o Urio Abeai eito oroi'ioi iromoabairi. Then I thanked my heavenly father for saving my life. (sem. domains: 3.5.1 - Say.)
a'o adj that A'o didimoi mo mari rautu obodi ka. After that I appeared with a great big smile. (sem. domains: 9.2.3.5 - Demonstrative pronouns.)
a'oai v lay Ka rimo ga'ubuo pe aipa'oai Mareakope ibo'ai ohui da. Our only canoe was laid on top of the ibo'a tree. (sem. domains: 7.5.9 - Put.)
a'otai v put on shoulder (sem. domains: 7.3.1 - Carry.)
a'uai v kick it (sem. domains: 7.7.3 - Kick.)
a'ubai v pluck Ru ga'aiha pia'ubai. He got the bow and arrows. Muhoi ga'ui aiha pa'ubai. It pulled out a feather. (sem. domains: 7.4.3 - Get.)
a'ubuti v pluck them Momo'oi muhoi a'ubuti ka iohuti itai ka. He plucked the feathers, cleaned it and cooked it. (sem. domains: 1.6.1.2 - Bird.)
aa'o sp. var. of a'o
aaba n father
abaro n lizard sp.
abea n father Ata himioi abeaire mereire odai ka bu'i eito ga'ai iriodioi. One day father and son went to the bush to cut out material for some bows. (sem. domains: 4.1.9 - Kinship.) comp. ramu-abeai
abea (sp. var. abeea) n bag for squeezing sago
abeami'o n grandfathers Rimo abeami'oi Bavi ato po'umo. Our grandfathers came from Bavi. (sem. domains: 4.1.9 - Kinship.)
abeata n friend Ata himioi ai pemidioi-do mea hi'a abeatati. Once there were two good friends. (sem. domains: 4.1.1 - Friend.)
abeea sp. var. of abea
abere adj old woman (sem. domains: 4.1.2 - Types of people.)
abere idomai n reading glasses Abere-idomai rautu bukai iapo ka. Reading the book with reading glasses on. (sem. domains: 5.3 - Clothing.)
abidio v paddle Abidioi ka, go'otoi eito. He paddled to the village. (sem. domains: 7.2.4.2 - Travel by water.)
abu v go out Abui omahoroi ka iro'u tuiai ga'e hi'ai da, auo gemai aiha peibua. When I came to the middle of the river, a very big snake appeared. Merei iori'oi da boroi gaboi da ai pabu, ka ru a'o boroi eida pabu, gaboi ipi da. While the child was playing the ball went out onto the path, and he went out onto the path to get that ball. (sem. domains: 7.2.4 - Travel.)
adimo n afternoon Adimoi rimo go'otoi da pirimati bomoi uhoi da. In the village that evening as the sun was setting we were eating that pig. (sem. domains: 8.4 - Time.)
adoa v spill Ara merei obo erarai-ro emadoa-ka mia erairo imururo. The pot of hot water tipped onto the man and burned him. Oboi ka dubui obo guaoi-da emadoa-ka. Pour cold water onto the man. Uro rarai-re mia tama rarai-re obo erarai-da ma'imado'ai. Wash your bedding and clothes with hot water. (sem. domains: 1.3 - Water.)