ele ələ verb, intransitive
<°uloMotaulohowl, cry
Ne tō vë ele wë nōk, tate pero të ne metave ni tōt.When cocks crow like this, it means that the day is soon going to break.
en̄we1 əŋʷə noun
Toga form for ēn̄we ‘house’
en̄we2 əŋʷə verb, transitive
Toga form for ēn̄we ‘weed, prepare garden’
ere1 ərə verb, transitive
hit, strike ‹s.th., s.o.› (with a club+)
ere letlithit so as to break in two
ere teletalehit so as to break into pieces, smash
ere mēse / ere pepunstrike dead (one / several)
Merawehih ni ole none wun̄or ni ere teletale n' ēke.M. took his club and smashed the canoe into pieces.
ere2 ərə noun
a small bamboo slit drum, beaten (lēn̄we) with two wooden sticks (qët-len̄welēn̄we), esp. during ne wēt dance
ere3 ərə noun
Goat's Foot vine, a creeping plant found on beachesIpomoea pes-caprae.
📘 Also known as n' ere te lo ‘seashore Goat's Foot vine’.
ete ətə verb, intransitive
<°utoMotautocome above the surface in water
1s.o.swim under surface of water, dive
2esppractise underwater fishing
Kal mino mat melit, noke tat ho ete p' ē.My spear is broken, I can't use it for dive-fishing any more.
evë əβɛ interrogative
where?, be where?
Ne hen̄wëvot mino evë?Where is my knife? [lit. my knife (is) where?]
Alē ni tu ni itur të evë nihe të g' ake tog' ē.He stood up and observed, contemplating u:where they were going to settle.
MorphologyThis longer form evë is used in stressed positions (predicate, focus, contrastive structures); a shorter form is the default in unstressed (esp. adverbial) positions.