Kamasau – English


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n- v 3.m.sg Ex: Pugri mame neti nowi tunguai pend nawuq. Like that he took the machete and cut the hip.
nab n neut inner bark of palm trees; palang bilong saksak; H: nar; So: inab [ɨnab] Ex: Wuge nab pend ruwo. They cut the inner bark of the sago tree.
naghe vi 1he rubs things on the skin; em i rabim samting long skin Ex: ambo naghe He rubs red color (on the skin). 2it happens, it goes down; samting i kamap Ex: ber wughe, aye wuwi One year ends (goes down), another starts (comes). Ex: nyumurighi naghe It is windy. (The wind comes down). Ex: pris naghe Lightning flashes. (comes down) Ex: wuye naghe He bathes. nyumurighi naghe
naghe nes vi he limps; wokabaut nogut; Gh: naghe net; H: naghe neh Ex: Kaghe kes, kaghe kes ko. I walk along limping.
naghe no vi he goes down away from the speaker; em i go daun Ex: Waghi waghi yaghe yo. Go down very carefully.
naimb, nimbiq, namb [nɨmbiq] (*aimb) 1 vt it is hot; em i kuk pinis Ex: Wase namb. The fire burns. Ex: Nimbiq nimbiqne paq. We ate it while it was hot. 2 vt he makes; em i wokim Ex: Nge tami gab. I make a string bag. 3 vi it is; em i stap Ex: Wuye quari wumb. The clouds are black. Ex: Musoqne nyong wumb. It is a little bit tasty. taq namb
naimbni, nimbiqwi, nambri vt 1he throws down things, hurls them; troimwe samting i go daun Ex: Beghi ker pawo, yumbo babri. When we are angry, we throw things down. Ex: Ni nyumo quari wase ningg naimbni gure. He breaks dried wood for firewood by throwing it down hard on the ground. 2he bounces something Ex: Bal rimbiqwi. They bounce a ball.
naip naghe, nipiq wughe, nap righe [nap rɨghe] vt he cuts something open; katim; Gh: po naq wughe Ex: Tin mame pe kap naghe. I cut a tin open with a knife. Ex: Iye nipiq wughe. He cut a hole in a coconut.
naip nandi, nipiq wundi, nap rindi, naip nondo [nap rɨndi] vt he scares something; katim rot; Gh: nindiri rundo righe Ex: Ni umo nap rindi imben pe righe. They scared the fish into the net.
naip nati, nipiq wuti, nap riti [nap rɨti] vt he shakes his head up and down; i bau daun; Gh: ngap riti [ngap rich]; H: naip nahi, nipiq wuhi, nap rihi Ex: Ngawu naip nati. He shakes his head up and down (when hearing something and understanding it).
naip newo, nipiq wiyo, nap riwo [nap rɨwo] vt he throws something up and catches it; tromwei samting i go antap kamdaun Ex: Nu quayi wo kuapi newo. You throw the boy up and catch him.
naip ni newo vt he proves something, he observes; luksave pinis Ex: Wuti nyungu kin paip pi newo pre. We witnessed the thief.
naip no, nipiq wuso, nap ruso ; Gh: nap ruto; H: naip no, nipiq wuho, nap ruho1 vt he assigns, he marks things and people for a purpose; makim Ex: Ni mikur kin sunyi te map ruso pre. They already chose a place to meet. 2 vi he decides, he is sure Ex: Wuti nyungu nand kin nge kaip no pre. I’m sure who the thief was. Ex: Nge kap ruso segi. I do not know.
naip, nipiq, nap [nɨpɨq] vt 1he picks things, especially fruits and nuts; kisim Ex: Ni wam newo no, iye nap. He went up and picked coconuts. 2he does something Ex: Ni waserar wuye nipuw. He washes her sore. Ex: Muq burpoq rip. Now it is getting dark.
nait nase, nitiq wuse, nat rise [nɨtiq wuse] vt he holds, he touches; em i holim; Gh: nat rite; H: naih naha, nihiq wuhe, nah rihe Ex: Nge uny quaw pe kas, nyumo kat rise uny. When I am in the menstrual house it is taboo for me to touch the wood. nitiq wuse
nait, nitiq, nat [nɨtiq] (at) ; Gh: naitch [naich], niti, nat; H: naih, nihiq, nah vt 1he kills with teeth; kilim long tit Ex: Pusi ipi wut. The cat killed rats. 2he bites or stings someone; em i kaikaim sampela samting Ex: Ase nait. A mosquito bites him. Ex: Nyaimb nait. The bee stung him.
namb wase (id. ofwase) n firewood that is still burning; paia; Gh: wate namb; H: namb waha
nambu₁ part under; aninit Ex: Ni nyumo nambu wur pu yequ. She is standing under the tree. see also: tamu, sumanyi.
nambu₂ n fem 1home; ples; So: tiqe Ex: Nge nambu ko ningg. I want to go home. 2village; ples Ex: Wute nambu kin te pikur. The people from the v illage gathered.
nand, nindiq [nɨndiq] vt he does (helping verb); em i mekim Ex: Mbiski meri gad. I'm looking for lice. Ex: Nge wuge os gad. I put sago into a storage pot. Ex: Ni pre wund tedi po. When she's done, we'll go.
nandi vi he comes; em i kam Ex: Brequ ghandi! Come quickly! Ex: Muqdi rindi rindi. Now they are coming.
nange [nangge] part 1above; antap; Gh: wam; So: wam Ex: Nyumo emare kuso aye nde nange kuse. They cut the tree down, another went on top of it. 2upstream; het bilong wara; Gh: wuye tu; H: wuye hu Ex: Nge nange yengu. I stand upstream.
napri
napri n fem a cupboard, very high shelf; wanpela bet i antap moa; H: wurur; So: inapri [ɨnapri] see also: jari.
napu n fem foam; spet Ex: Sop napu wund. The soap foams up.
nar vi he invades; em i go insait long pait Ex: Veri mandi tiqe mar, di wute buagi mi omo. The enemies came and invaded the village and killed all the people.