Kamasau - English


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k-₁ v 1.sg Ex: Otiwo nge gadi di ko tiqe aye pe te ko guqodi." Later when I come, I will go to the other village(s); I will go see him.
k-₂ v 3.n.sg Ex: Nge num yumbui kuregh. I was very sick.
kachebori nand vt he tickles someone; skirapim sait bilong man na em i lap; Gh: kuch mamb; H: gigri nindig [gɨgri nindig]; So: kachebure nding Ex: Ni nge kachaburi nindiq. He tickled me.
kaiv n fem marsh, swamp; tais; Gh: tim [tɨm]; So: qi kaw Ex: Somog kaiv Yan kaiv ane ningg wune bibiny. We were afraid of the two swamps, Somog and Yan.
kak nand vi he snarls, loud angry noise that dogs make before they attack another dog; bik maus taim dok i kros; So: kangang nand Ex: Nyombui kak nand pre di yeng nand. After the dog snarled he fought.
kaku namb
kaku namb vt he carries a child on the shoulders; em i karim pikinini long sol; H: quq namb; So: kaku, quq namb Ex: Nge wo kaku gab. I carry the child on my shoulders.
kambe adv yesterday; asde; Gh: ngambe Ex: Kambe mo, tan mande namb. Yesterday they went to burn the sword grass.
kambo muar n masc sweet potato; kaukau; Gh: tare muar; So: sarmuar Ex: Kambo muar wuny mbe pi righe. We planted sweet potato in the garden. Ipomea batatas (sem. domains: 5.2.3.1.5 - Food from roots, 1.5.5 - Parts of a plant.)
kamboqu n masc bad spirit, often used as a swear word when angry; tewel bilong daiman Ex: Wuti kamboqu mait nase ni nyinge nare tuqui segi. If the bad spirits are holding him, then he can't walk.
kamo adj 1straight, not crooked; stretpela Ex: Nyumo kamo opu opu taq mamb. They tied a straight piece of wood on each end. 2medium sized; bikpela liklik Ex: Wuti te yumbui nganye segi, kamo woju. That man is not very big, he is medium sized.
kamo gugo adj straight (tree, good for house building); stretpela diwai ol i yusim long wokim haus; Gh: kamone Ex: Nyumo kamo gugo baj kin yuwon. A very straight tree is good for houses.
kamo ir [kamo ɨr] adj straight tree, difficult to climb; longpela, stretpela diwai; Gh: kamo nganye Ex: Nyumo te kamo ir nganye yenu, bu pewo po kin tuqui segi. That tree stands very tall and straight, so we cannot climb up it.
kamowo adj something little; liklik samting Ex: Os kamowo ris. There are small pans. Ex: Iye kamowo te ghare ghandi. Bring the small coconuts.
kampani n company; kampani
kanaka n derogatory term for Papua New Guinean living in the bush; kanaka
kande n m/f cane; kanda; Gh: gemot; So: kan Ex: Kande sare ningg bir muanq. They split the kande to get vines for tying things. Calamus sp. (sem. domains: 1.5.3 - Grass, herb, vine.) kande digit
kande digit (id. ofkande) n type of cane with a very small diameter; liklik kanda (sem. domains: 1.5.3 - Grass, herb, vine.)
kandu n fem coconut shell; sel bilong kokonas Ex: Nge kandu gos keq wughe. I cook sago in a coconut shell. kandu paqe , kandu popru , kandu romu
kandu paqe (id. ofkandu) n fem coconut shell which results when a coconut is broken in half; Gh: kandu pae; So: kandu man
kandu popru (id. ofkandu) n fem coconut dipper used to dump water when washing sago; Gh: kandu tupopu; H: bagori; So: kopruq
kandu romu
kandu romu (id. ofkandu) n masc coconut with a very small opening for storing sago; So: kande ow
kangi no vi it is stuck to; pas i stap; Gh: kei no, kangi no; H: chiqe no Ex: Qi sovel pe kangi wuso. The ground sticks to the shovel. see also: teq no.
kapten n captain; kapten Ex: O nge ane rum kapten pas. Oh I sat in the cab with them.
kar n truck, car; kar Ex: Puq, orait Joy Arden te te kar pe badi. Then I cam with Joy and Arden in the car.
kar baj (id. ofbaj) n fem garage; haus kar