ha ha
Pr-North°[sa]saeother, different
Aadjective
other, another
ne gë hasomething else
si ave haanything else
ne tēle hasomeone else, other people
tat tēle hanobody else
qen̄ haanother day
Deda nine, na ha!Not that one, another one!
seeda-hadifferent
seehehavarious
Bpostverb
elsewhere, away (from, dën)
Vēn ha!Go away!
Kemi ge toge ha vēn dën ne qerēn̄e!You guys keep away from that hole!
seetaharemote
hadit haʈᶳit
Anoun
Anthropology
in the sequence of men's initiation rituals (vetgë) providing access to the hierarchy of ranks (huqe), the hadit designates the climax ritual, whereby candidates undergo a group session of extreme violence
qen̄ i haditthe day of the hadit ritual
Ne hadit pe wë ne, nihe ve rohe heqere li piale.During the hadit, men gather in an enclosed place, and get beaten.
Bverb, intransitive
candidate to initiationgo through the ritual of hadit
Tate pero si të nike të we hadit: nike të we wu ne qō.When you're about to perform hadit, you must first kill a pig.
hag haɣ verb, intransitive
<°saɣeMwotlaphaɣsitPOc*sakeup, go up ag
1s.o.sit, sit down
Ge hag iw!Sit down!
Nie si hag si itur n̄weren̄o.He'll only be allowed to sit and look.
2by exts.o.be somewhere for some time, be there, stay (not necessarily in sitting position)
Hen̄were pah tategë: sa tēmeto tuwē ve hag l' ēn̄we.Most people are absent; there's only one old man there [lit. sitting] in his house.
synonymgel
3animal, thingbe located somewhere, be there; exist
Ne gehuh sise ve hag si Mētome.Once upon a time there was a coconut crab [lit. a c.c. was sitting] in Metoma.
Noke mi ne tet gi ve hag l' ēn̄we.I have a head of kava [sitting] at home.
Tet n̄wēl sise rōw hag.There's an immense rock [sitting] by the sea.
📘 This verb of position is neutral with regard to position. Horizontal, longish objects use in ‘lie’; vertical objects use tu ‘stand’.
4meeting, partytake place
Mowe sise, nihe ge vahgir ne vetgë, ne vetgë na hag si…One day, they were holding the initiation rituals; and as these rituals were going on [lit. were sitting]…
5womangive birth
Li megage Okus nie ni hag.She'll give birth in August.
Sesē ve hag si: ne ten̄wën hi të ne leqëvine?Your sister has given birth [lit. has ‘sat’]: is it a boy, or a girl?
hage haɣə verb, transitive
sit ‹a child+› and hold him on o.'s lap (opp. pip carry on o.'s back; qun̄e hold to o.'s breast)
Nie ni hage tuqu mē.She took her grandson on her lap.
Etym.Hage ‘sit s.o.’ (‹ *saɣ-ia?) is probably the transitivised (causative) counterpart to hag ‘sit’ (‹ *saɣe).
hal hal verb, transitive
two+ peoplecarry ‹a heavy burden›, one person on each side; esp. transport ‹food+› hung up on the middle of a horizontal pole, each person carrying the pole on one shoulder
seeewe
seerevol
halen̄ë haləŋɛ verb, transitive
throw, cast
Ne nēw tuwē, verue, vetel: ni halen̄ë ne metu!One wave, two waves, three waves, and she cast the coconut.
synonymletn̄ë
hare harə noun
PNCV*zara
open area in the middle of the village, clear of houses, where people meet, and where dances (hewa) take place; hence dancing ground
ne hare i metëveniethe public area of the village
Ne tēle verue ve gel ve new vet ne vēn in li hare.There are two people arguing over there, in the village area.
Ne n̄wië ni vēn o li gëwōn ni vēn me ni hawe li hare i metëvenie.Then the Spirits come out from the bush, and dance in the village's central area.
hawe hawə verb, intransitive
<°sawaMotasawadance by a drum+
Reduphewehawe
1dance
hawe delgëtdance round
Kemëm të g' ake tōw si revrev mēke, heqere të g' ake haw' ē!We'll compose a song for you, and people will dance to it!
Mowe ne vetgë ve hag, vol venone pah hen̄were vēn ve hawe.During initiation rituals, men dance constantly.
seehewa
hawe mēse verb, reflexive
reflexivedance o.s. to deathdance furiously, enthusiastically; enjoy o.s. dancing
Tewë nike vēn verië me mi kemëm, të w' ake hawe mēsike!If you come and join us, you will dance yourself to death!
2figheartbeat fast
Ne verēk ve hawe.[My chest is dancing] My heart is beating fast.
hël hɛl
hëm hɛm
hër hɛr
he
hēme hemə
hēn̄ewul heŋəwul hēn̄wewul numeral
POc*saŋa-puluq
ten
hegë həɣɛ noun
<°soɣea (?)Motasoɣaepig
Fauna
pig. Generic term for pigs (opp. ‘ceremonial pig’)Sus scrofa.
ne luwō hegëpig's tusk
ne perepere hegë wurerilittle piglets
Ne ten hegë ve in li tēn.There are pig's footprints on the ground.
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heghag həɣhaɣ
<°saɣesaɣePOc*sakego up
Aadjective
s.th.high, steep
ne Venie Heghagthe High Island (nickname for Merelava)
ne pu heghagthe higher grades (in the hierarchy of honours)
antonymdedēt
Bpostverb
after posture V(be located) in a high position
tu hughagstand high
heha həha adjective
plural referentdifferent, various
Ne pu heha na vehē li gemël.There are many different ranks in the men's clubhouse.
📘 Reduplicative form of ha* ‘other’.
hehale həhalə noun
sweat
Mowe ne tēle mi ne malaria, nie mi ne hehale.When a man has malaria, he will sweat.
hehih həhih verb, transitive
reduplicative form of hih* ‘prick, poke’
sa hehih tēlethe doctor [lit. the people-injector]
hehomēte həhɔmetə adjective
clear-sighted, visionary; capable of penetrating the unknown, including magically
Merawehih, nie na lōlmerën, nie na hehomēte. Na lōlmerën ē n' ēve të ne n̄wië ne të n' ake daih' ē.M. was a wise man, he was visionary. He was able to know what the devil was intending to do to them.
hehō həho noun
<°so(a)ˈsoaMwotlapnɔ-sɔsɔMota(soa)soa-part of a composite whole, of a house+
hehu həhʉ
hehue həhʉə
helil həlil
hemrë həmrɛ
hen̄ën həŋɛn
hen̄wë həŋʷɛ
hen̄wëvot həŋʷɛβɔt
hen̄wē- həŋʷe
hen̄we həŋʷə
hen̄were həŋʷərə
heqere həkʷərə
heqere mi tegihe levere həkʷərə mi təɣihə ləβərə proper noun
Astronomy
the Seven Brothersname of a constellation: Corona Borealis
heqergë həkʷərɣɛ hequrqergë
her hər
herë hərɛ
herhër hərhɛr
herhir hərhir
herhur hərhʉr
herie həriə
hewa həwa noun
<°sawaiMotasawa-idance with song and drumming
dance, esp. traditional dance, performed collectively by men and/or women
seehawe
hewë həwɛ
hewehawe həwəhawə
hewhiaw həwhiaw
hi hi
hia hia
<°ˈsaaPOc*saqat
Aadjective
antonymgëwie
1s.th.bad, of poor quality; out of order
seeda-hiadétériorerdamage
2s.o.ill, sick
Ne piek na hia.[my body is bad] I don't feel well.
3s.th.dangerous, noxious
Ne vet' in na ho hia, nike tate si teltël ē li qen̄.This place is a bit dangerous (haunted by ghosts), you'd better not wander around at night.
4s.o.wicked, malicious, evil
resiga hia, resiga n̄wië(she was) a wicked woman, an ogress
Hen̄were Temētrōn̄, nihe hen̄were gëwie; nihe tate hia.Healers are good people ; they're not evil.
5espheart lio(his) heart is badget angry
seelōlhiase fâcherget angry
Bverb, transitive
heart liobe angry with ‹s.o.›
Ne liōk na hia sa reri nōk!I'm angry with this child ! [lit. my heart is ‘bad’ this little one]
Cpostverb
1badly, in a faulty way
2immorally, unseemly
Nike tate vegevage hia mi leqëvine mino!Don't speak to my wife in that unseemly way!
3too much, excessively
Nie na gōp hia.She's too fat.
hia rēt hiarēt postverb
Slvery badlya hell of a lot, extremely: a slangish intensifier
Na taha hiarēt!It's a hell of a way away!
Nie na pero hiarēt!Isn't she tall!
hiar hiar
hiarēt hiaret
hië hiɛ
hiēn̄we hieŋʷə
hie hiə
hih hih
hihn̄ë hihŋɛ
hikerë hikərɛ
throw away ‹s.th.› to get rid of it
hinēge hineɣə
hin̄ hiŋ
hin̄evë hiŋəβɛ
hisi hisi
hiv hiβ
hivie hiβiə
Hiw hiw
ho
hogrie hɔɣriə
ho-grie hɔɣriə
hoh hɔh
holegōr hɔləɣor
holōq hɔlokʷ
holul hɔlʉl
ho-n̄wurō hɔŋʷuro
horega hɔrəɣa
hova hɔβa
hovog hɔβɔɣ
how hɔw
howse hɔwsə
ho
hōg hoɣ
hō(r) hor
hōrega horəɣa
hōrega vevo n' ēpe horəɣa βəβɔ nepə proper noun
Astronomy
two women weaving a matname of a constellation: Orion's sword
📘 This constellation consists of three aligned stars. The two stars at the two ends represent two women. The middle star between them is the mat (ēpe) they are weaving.
seehōriate hahe qōOrion’s belt
hōriate horiatə
hōriate hahe qō horiatə hahə kʷo proper noun
Astronomy
two men carrying a pigname of a constellation: Orion's belt
📘 This constellation consists of three aligned bright stars. The two stars at the two ends represent two men. The middle star between them is a pig () which they are carrying on a stick (see hahe), before performing an initiation ritual.
seehōrega vevo n'ëpeOrion’s sword
hue hʉə
hughag hʉɣhaɣ
huhō hʉho
huhu hʉhʉ
huhue hʉhʉə
hul hʉl
huqe hʉkʷə
huqeroh hʉkʷərɔh
hur hʉr
hure hʉrə
hurgagō- hʉrɣaɣo
huri- hʉri
hurie hʉriə