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URL: http://www.cs.chalmers.se/~harald2/grammars/siar.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3427&langcode=sjr (2021-10-23).


Example #1:

    (1)     Yau, a       rak     al        an ka-sai           an   Kokopo.
    1s      1s want 1s.POT at DIR-west                 at   Kokopo
    `As for me, I want to go to Kokopo.'
Example #2:

    (2)   U, bél     u     réré      inan ka-tong     an         Lawonai.
    2s NEG 2s HABIT go                DIR-north at         Lawonai
    `You don't (habitually) go to Lawonai.'
Example #3:

    (3)   Diat, diat kés tim            an Lilina.
    3tr     3tr sit      down at Lilina
    `As for them, they live at Lilina.'
Example #4:

    (4)   As i     nos-nos      sur      yau?
    who 3s RED-look for            1s
    Who is looking for me?
Example #5:

    (5)   As   i    um u?
    who 3s hit 2s
    `Who hit you?'
Example #6:

    (6)   Dira munmun tong           an       Lawonai.
    3du    bathe       north   at       Lawonai.
    `They are bathing at Lawonai.'
Example #7:

    (7)   Di         atóng i        ep       sungut.
    IMPR call 3s              ART:1 fish.trap
    `It's called a sungut' or `They call it a sungut.'
Example #8:

    (8)   Ap di           réré       mer        ep      rumai o-n.
    and IMPR HABIT decorate ART:1 house OBL-3s
    `It is used to decorate houses.' or `Houses are decorated with it.'
Example #9:

    (9)   Dit képas in ep           sis ning ap dit sirai             in    ma.
    3p take 3m ART:1 fish those and 3p sell                     3m    now
    `They catch those fish, and they sell them now.'
Example #10:

    baran     angan ngan dit,    ap          dit yan in    ma.
    thing     eat     CL:F 3pl   and         3pl eat 3m    now
    `...and they killed the pigs, and they stole their food, and then they ate it.'
Example #11:

    (11)     A rak         al       gang       tok      malum.
    1s want       1s.POT drink        ART:NR.m water
    `I want to drink some water.'
Example #12:

    (12)     Bél     al    tok baran.
    NEG any ART:NR.m thing
    `It's nothing.'
Example #13:

    (13)     Bél tik ti              rise-n barsan na mét laun o-n      lar u.
    NEG one ART:1NR name-3s man            REL 1pe live OBL-3s like 2s
    `there is no other man's name by which we live like you.'
Example #14:

    (14)     Na ep         wang el            buh ti  yai o ti at...
    if ART:1 canoe 3s.POT hit ART:1NR tree or ART:1NR stone
    `If the canoe hits a tree or a stone...'
Example #15:

    (15)     E        tasi-k  ain.
    ART:P sibling-1s woman
    `My sister.'
Example #16:

    (16)     Kai         ta-tasi-k.
    ART:AN.p RED-sibling-1s
    `My siblings.'
Example #17:

    (17)     E        tama-m.
    ART:P father-2s
    `Your father.'
Example #18:

    (18)     Ap e        Lói      sen      malik i sur pas ep   su.
    and ART:P k.o.ant INTS again 3s fetch COMPL2 ART:1 vine
    `And Ant himself again fetched the vine.'
Example #19:

    (19)     E        Nika ki              laun     is.
    ART:P Nika 3s.EV              live     return
    `Nika is well again.'
Example #20:

    (20)     A         natu-m.
    ART:2 child-2s
    `Your child.'
Example #21:

    (21)     Kai          na-natu-m.
    ART:AN.p RED-child-2s
    `Your children.'
Example #22:

    (22)     Dit ya-yauh       kabai bórói.
    3p RED-mumu all              p ig
    `They cooked (in a pit) all the pigs.'
Example #23:

    (23)     Kok warwar anu-k             i,   i            nap    sa         ta-gau.
    small talk      CL:G-1s 3s 3s                  enough just       here-place
    `My little message is finished here.'
Example #24:

    (29)     I inan.
    3s go
    `He went/is going.'
Example #25:

    (30)     Ep      finan.
    ART:1 go
    `The journey.'
Example #26:

    (31)     Ep      finan anu-n.
    ART:1 go       CL:G-3s
    `His journey.'
Example #27:

    (32)     A-ré-ré.
    `Teach, learn.'
Example #28:

    (33)     Ep       fa-ré-ré.
    ART:1 CAUS-RED-see
    `A/the lesson.'
Example #29:

    (34)     I kabah.
    3s ask
    `He asks.'
Example #30:

    (35)     Ep     kabah.
    ART:1 ask
    `The question.'
Example #31:

    (36)    I   yawas.
    3s paddle
    `He paddles.'
Example #32:

    (37)    Ep      yawas.
    ART:1 paddle
    `The paddling.'
Example #33:

    (38)    Ep      wos.
    ART:1 paddle
    `The paddle.'
Example #34:

    (39)   Ep                  ep      fa-laun.
    ART:1 person ART:1 CAUS-live
    `The one who makes alive.' (i.e. the saviour)
Example #35:

    (40)    Ep        tan       ep            matutut.
    ART:1 person ART:1                be.afraid
    `A fearful person.'
Example #36:

    (41)    Ep     tan          ep       far-sói.
    ART:1 person ART:1 RECIP-away
    `A servant.' (lit. `A person who goes about.')
Example #37:

    (42)    Ep       tan           ep    fa-ré-ré.
    ART:1 person           ART:1 CAUS-RED-see
    `A teacher.'
Example #38:

    (48)     Ep      wakak    in               ep    buk.
    ART:1 good       LIG              ART:1 book
    `The good book.'
Example #39:

    (49)     Ep        buk akak.
    ART:1     book good
    `The good book.'
Example #40:

    (50)     Ep     wakak in.
    ART:1 good      LIG
    `The good one.'
Example #41:

    (51)    A rak al               an, ap al          an o-n      ep      wang né.
    1s want 1s.POT         go and 1s.POT go OBL-3s ART:1 canoe this
    `I want to go, and I   want to go in this canoe.' (Shouted from near the
Example #42:

    (52)    I    da      ep    wang.
    3s this      ART:1 canoe
    `This canoe.'
Example #43:

    (53)    Ep        wang         na.
    ART:1     canoe        this
    `This canoe.'
Example #44:

    na, na        i  nos-nos lar na...
    this when     3s RED-look like this
    `We eat this crab, and this shell, when it looks like this...'
Example #45:

    (55)   An mur       i    ep    fain     ning    i     an...
    at follow 3s ART:1 woman that            3s    go
    `Afterwards, that woman went...'
Example #46:

    (56)   I    na     toh   wang.
    3s these ART:IN.p canoe
    `These canoes.'
Example #47:

    (57)   Ap    ep       song      ning i matiti kól           ep fanat     ning.
    And ART:1 wild.man that 3s fear              very ART:1 child     that
    `And that wild man was really afraid of that child.'
Example #48:

    (58)   Ep     sah i dong?
    ART:1 what 3s that.north
    `What is that?'
Example #49:

    (59)   Ep       wang    né.
    ART:1 canoe      this
    `This canoe.'
Example #50:

    (60)   I     a         papali-n a    kuk         masan        na.
    3s ART:2 shell-3s ART:2 crab              k.o.crab     this
    `This shell of a masan crab.'
Example #51:

    (61)   Ning na       tim      an bón.
    that REL down at              sea
    `That (one) down at the sea.'
Example #52:

    (62) a. Tasi-k,    u ku       pastat i    is     ep                 kah?
    sibling-1s 2s 2s.EV find     3s how.many ART:1              k.o.insect
    `Brother, how many kah have you found?'
Example #53:

    b. Yau     ki        tól.
    1s      3s.EV three
    `I (have found) three.'
Example #54:

    (63) a. U rak     ol       lóu el                    is?
    2s want 2s.POT buy 3s.POT                    how.many
    `How many do you want to buy?
Example #55:

    b. I   is        o-n   i tik?
    3s how.many OBL-3s 3s one
    `How much for one?'
Example #56:

    c. I   at     a        kina ap i       lim a      mani.
    3s four ART:2 kina and 3s           five ART:2 ten.toea
    `Four kina and fifty toea.'
Example #57:

    d. El        ru.
    3s.POT two
    `(I want) two.'
Example #58:

    pas    nga-k   i.
    taro   CL:F-1s 3s
    `I'll tell Mum to cook two taro for me.'
Example #59:

    (65)      Na el         tik el    kabah              yau...
    if    3s.POT one 3s.POT ask                1s
    `If someone asks me...'
Example #60:

    ma      an bón.
    now     at ocean
    `We will see one piece of meat of ours there now at the shore.'
Example #61:

    (67)     Ap     i       ding a           atin kirai ki inan sóu.
    and    3s      this    ART:2 fourth day 3s.EV go COMPL3
    `And this, the fourth day went.'
Example #62:

    (68)     A         ruan     sak-sak anu-n dat.
    ART:2     second RED-sing CL:G 1pi
    `Our second song.'
Example #63:

    (69)    Ginomin toh      kirai.
    many    ART:IN.p day
    `Many days.'
Example #64:

    (70)    Ningan kai            kinbali-k.
    some ART:AN.p friend-1s
    `Some of my friends.'
Example #65:

    (71)    Ningan dit.
    some 3p
    `Some of them.'
Example #66:

    (72)    Ningan o-n      dit.
    some OBL-3s 3p
    `Some of them.'
Example #67:

    (73)    Al        los   al    tok             kulóu.
    1sPOT carry some ART:NR.m             wool
    `I'll bring some wool.'
Example #68:

    (74)    Ep        tarai rop.
    ART:1 men          all
    `All the people; everybody.'
Example #69:

    (75)    Dat rop.
    1pi all
    `We all.'
Example #70:

    (76)       I   tik i barah ap i tik i pótpót.
    3s one 3s long and 3s one 3s short
    `One is long and one is short.'
Example #71:

    (78)       Ep     malum lo-longon.
    ART:1 water RED-cold
    `Cold water.'
Example #72:

    (80)       A       nat      lik.
    ART:2 child little
    `The/a little child.'
Example #73:

    (81)       Kai             na-nat lik-lik.
    ART:AN.p RED-child RED-little
    `The little children.'
Example #74:

    (82)     E         Bila i burun.
    ART:P Bila 3s small
    `Bila is small.'
Example #75:

    (83)     A         burun (lik)        in.
    ART:1 small         little   LIG
    `The/a little one.'
Example #76:

    (84)     Toh         bu-burun lik-lik.
    ART:IN.p RED-small RED-little
    `The little ones.'
Example #77:

    (85)     Ep       rumai turai.
    ART:1 house old
    `The/a old house.'
Example #78:

    (86)     Ep       fain   akak.
    ART:1 woman good
    `The/a good woman.'
Example #79:

    (87)   Kai         bem         mómól.
    ART:AN.p butterfly true
    `The real butterflies.'
Example #80:

    (88)   A         kalang     kidól.
    ART:1 moon           whole
    `The full moon.'
Example #81:

    (89)   Ep      tól-tól       laulau.
    ART:1 RED-make bad
    `The sin.' (lit: `The bad deed.')
Example #82:

    (90)   Ep       rumai mun-mun.
    ART:1 house RED-dive
    `The/a bath house.'
Example #83:

    (91)   Ep     sop go-gos.
    ART:1 soap RED-wash
    `Washing soap, laundry soap.'
Example #84:

    (92)   Ep      yai     tu-tun.
    ART:2 stick RED-roast
    `Cooking wood.'
Example #85:

    (93)   Ep      baran      angan.
    ART:1 thing        eat
Example #86:

    (94)   Ep       rumai talatala.
    ART:1 house minister
    `The/a parsonage.'
Example #87:

    (95)   Ep        ran           bórói.
    ART:1 earth.oven        pig
    `The/a pig mumu.'
Example #88:

    (96)   Ep       palsai               pól.
    ART:1 mother.animal           dog
    `A mother dog.'
Example #89:

    (97)   E         tasi-n  ain.
    ART:P sibling-3s woman
    `His/her sister.'
Example #90:

    (98)    Ep     tarai      sin.
    ART:1 men         sibling
    `A family. (of siblings)'
Example #91:

    (99)    Ep     tarai     tama-n.
    ART:1 men        father-3s
    `A family. (of two generations only)'
Example #92:

    (100)   Ep      tarai ta-n.
    ART:1 men mother-3s
    `A family. (consisting of a mother and her children)'
Example #93:

    (101)   Ep     tarai tubu-n.
    ART:1 men grandparent-3s
    `A family. (of three or more generations)'
Example #94:

    (102)   Ep      tarai kinbali-n.
    ART:1 men        friend-3s
    `A group of friends.'
Example #95:

    (103)   Ep      tarai mokson.
    ART:1 men       spouse
    `A married couple.'
Example #96:

    (104)   Ep     kam dokon.
    ART:1 group coconut.leaf.spine
    `A broom.'
Example #97:

    (105)   Ep     kam waya.
    ART:1 group wire
    `A group of wires.' (This was used to describe a cake rack, the purpose of
Example #98:

    (106)   Ep      kam ngas.
    ART:1 group road
    `The shore.'
Example #99:

    (107)   Kai          na-nat gurar lik-lik.
    ART:AN.p RED-child women RED-little
    `The little girls.'
Example #100:

    (111)   Toh       méték in toh         barumayat.
    ART:IN.p new      LIG ART:IN.p sea.shell
    `The new seashells.'
Example #101:

    (113)   A rak        sur toh        méték in  sa.
    1s want for ART:IN.p new          LIG just
    `I want just the new ones.'
Example #102:

    (114)   A        paih ap        ep kusur.
    ART:2 torch and ART:2 spear
    `The torch and the spear.'
Example #103:

    (115)   A       kótóu          ap a           kiukiu.
    ART:2 hermit.crab and ART:2 kingfisher
    `The hermit crab and the kingfisher.'
Example #104:

    (116)   Kai          sis ap       kai      pun.
    ART:AN.p fish and         ART:AN.p turtle
    `Fish and turtles.'
Example #105:

    (117)   Toh        ma-mata-n dit ap              toh      pelenga-n dit.
    ART:IN.p RED-eye-3s 3p and               ART:IN.p ear-3s    3p
    `Their eyes and their ears.'
Example #106:

    (118)   E       Daal dira mora-n.
    ART:P Daal 3du namesake-3s
    `Daal and her namesake.'
Example #107:

    (119)   E       Wodia dir          e     Annette.
    ART:P Wodia 3du            ART:P Annette
    `Wodia and Annette.'
Example #108:

    (120)   E        Nika      diat     si-n.
    ART:P Nika         3tr      sibling-3s
    `Nika and her siblings.'
Example #109:

    (121)   E        Saiding diat tama-n.
    ART:P Saiding 3tr father-3s
    `Saiding and her family.'
Example #110:

    (122)   E       Lula dirau.
    ART:P Lula 3du
    `Lula and another person.'
Example #111:

    (123)   E         Saiding diat.
    ART:P Saiding 3tr
    `Saiding and others.'
Example #112:

    (124)   Ap diat tubu-n                 inan ma.
    and 3tr     grandparent-3s     go     now
    `And they (grandparent and grandchildren) went now.'
Example #113:

    (125)   Matóh tama-n.
    1tr.e  father-3s
    `My family' or `Our (exclusive) family.'
Example #114:

    (126)   Datól tama-n.
    1tr.i   father-3s
    `Our (inclusive) family.'
Example #115:

    (127)   Amtól tama-n.
    2tr    father-3s
    `Your family.'
Example #116:

    (128)   Diat tama-n.
    3tr    father-3s
    `Their family.'
Example #117:

    (129)   Dira tama-n.
    3du father-3s
    `A father and one child.'
Example #118:

    (130)   Diat ta-n.
    3tr   mother-3s
    `They and their mother.'
Example #119:

    (131)   Amra(u) ta-n.
    2du      mother-3s
    `You and your mother.'
Example #120:

    (132)   Mara(u) si-n.
    1du.e     sibling-3s
    `My sibling and I.'
Example #121:

    (133)   Amtól si-n.
    2tr    sibling-3s
    `You and your siblings.'
Example #122:

    (135)   Dira mora-n.
    3du namesake-3s
    `The two having the same name.'
Example #123:

    (136)   Kai          kinbali-k mai-k.
    ART:AN.p friend-1s with-1s
    `My friends and I.'
Example #124:

    (137)   Yau mai-n      i tik ep         kinbali-k mara dik.
    1s with-3s 3s one ART:1 friend-3s 1du.e shine.light
    `I with one of my friends, we went fishing at night.'
Example #125:

    (138)   Toh         kabusu-n     dit.
    ART:IN.p nose-3s         3p
    `Their noses.'
Example #126:

    (139)   Tubu-n          ain   dirau.
    grandparent-3s female 3du
    `Their grandmother.'
Example #127:

    (140)   Ta-n        e     Wolin.
    mother-3s ART:P Wolin
    `Wolin's mother.'
Example #128:

    (141)   *Tama-k.
    `My father.'
Example #129:

    (142)   Tama-m mét.
    father-3s 1pe
    `Iur (exclusive) father.'
Example #130:

    (143)   Tama-n dat.
    father-3s 1pi
    `Our (inclusive) father.'
Example #131:

    (144)   E        ta-m   lik.
    ART:P mother-2s little
    `Your aunt.'
Example #132:

    (145)   E        tama-n       lik.
    ART:P father-3s       little
    `His/her uncle.'
Example #133:

    (149)      A       natu-n pól.
    ART:2 child-3s dog
    `A puppy.'
Example #134:

    (150)      A      natu-n wai.
    ART:2 child-3s crocodile
    `A baby crocodile.'
Example #135:

    (151)   Ep       kumlin kalang.
    ART:2 half       moon
    `The half moon.'
Example #136:

    (152)   A       pakan lamas.
    ART:2 leaf      coconut
    `The coconut leaf.'
Example #137:

    (153)   Nga-n     ep      kumlin lamas.
    CL:F-3s ART:1 half       coconut
    `His coconut halves.'
Example #138:

    (154)   A        mata-n rumai.
    ART:2 eye-3s house
    `The door of the house.'
Example #139:

    (155)   Ep         palaru-n ep      wang.
    ART:1 face-3s         ART:1 canoe
    `the front of the canoe.'
Example #140:

    (156)   A        ngusun yai.
    ART:2 piece        tree
    `a piece of wood.'
Example #141:

    (157)   A        din      pas.
    ART:2 slice taro
    `A slice of taro.'
Example #142:

    (158)   Ep       wang ngasi-n         diat   (i).
    ART:1 canoe CL:C-3s           3tr    3s
    `Their canoe.'
Example #143:

    (159)   Ep       bak ngasi-n a               bórói lik.
    ART:1 fence CL:C-3s ART:2 pig               little
    `The little pig's fence' (inside of which he lives).'
Example #144:

    (160)   Dit akas toh            tung ngasi-n dit.
    3p dig ART:IN.p hole CL:C-3s 3p
    `They dug their holes (in which they would hide).'
Example #145:

    (161)   Ep     rumai ngasi-k (i).
    ART:1 house CL:C-1s 3s
    `My house (in which I live).'
Example #146:

    (162)   Ngasi-k ep    rumai.
    CL:C-3s ART:1 house
    `My house.'
Example #147:

    (163)   Ep     rumai anu-k.
    ART:1 house CL:G-1s
    `My house (in which I myself do not live).'
Example #148:

    (164)   Ep       pun       anu-n.
    ART:1 turtle CL:G-3s
    `His/her turtle (a pet).'
Example #149:

    (165)   Nga-m       ep        pun
    CL:F-2s ART:1 turtle
    `Your turtle (to eat).'
Example #150:

    (166)   Ngasi-k   ep    rumai méték.
    CL:C 1-s ART:1 house new
    `My new house.'
Example #151:

    (167)   Ep     rumai         méték ngasi-k.
    ART:1 house          new   CL:C-1s
    `My new house.'
Example #152:

    (168)   Anu-k     a        mata-n      painap.
    CL:G 1s ART:2 eye-3s           pineapple
    `my pineapple crown.'
Example #153:

    (169)   A       mata-n painap            anu-k.
    ART:2 eye-3s pineapple           CL:G-1s
    `My pineapple crown.'
Example #154:

    (170)   Ep     rumai ngasi-n        e     tama-m.
    ART:1 house CL:C-3s         ART:P father-2s
    `Your father's house.'
Example #155:

    (171)   Ep       wang akak ngasi-n          e     Sionel.
    ART:1 canoe good CL:C-3s            ART:P Sionel
    `Sionel's good canoe.'
Example #156:

    (172)   A     mata-n painap        anu-n e   Domen.
    ART:2 eye-3s pineapple CL:G-3s ART:p Domen
    `Domen's pineapple crown.'
Example #157:

    (173)   E      Natasa ading           an lo-n           anu-n      ep ngasin.
    ART:P Natasha be.there at inside-3s CL:G-3s ART:1 conatiner
    `Natasha (the cat) is there inside her (travelling) case.'
Example #158:

    i    tik ep           pun i         sót.
    3s one ART:1          turtle 3s     come.ashore.
    `That day the three   brothers found a turtle that came ashore.'
Example #159:

    (175)   A         pól    lik na i pastat pas          tar    i.
    ART:2 dog little REL 3s find           COMPL2 COMPL1 3s
    `The little dog that first found him.'
Example #160:

    (176)   Ep      tarai na      dit anim     an           piu.
    ART:1 men REL 3p be.down at                     ground
    `The people who are on the earth.'
Example #161:

    (177)   Ning na      tim      an bón.
    that   REL down at sea
    `The one down at the sea.'
Example #162:

    (178)   Ep     tatasim   na ep        Kamgoi ki      tar tar     i ari-n.
    ART:1 knowledge REL ART:1 Lord         3s.EV give COMPL1 3s DAT-3s
    `The knowledge that the Lord gave to him.'
Example #163:

    di     atóng i          e            Bun       Latau.
    IMPR call      3s       ART:P        old.man Latau
    `That man put on the   face thing   they call Old Man Latau.'
Example #164:

    (180)   Bél     ep        kauh        na      di       aim i.
    NEG ART:1 k.o.greens REL IMPR plant 3s
    `It's not the (kind of) greens that they plant.'
Example #165:

    (181)   Ep     wang na e             Lula ading ma tar an lo-n.
    ART:1 canoe REL ART:P Lula be.there now COMPL1 at inside-3s
    `The canoe that Lula was already inside of.'
Example #166:

    (182)   I ding ep          yai na ep          fanat i kés an laka-n.
    3s that ART:1 tree REL ART:1 child 3s sit at top-3s
    `That tree on top of which the child was sitting.'
Example #167:

    (183)   Arisa-n ting        i pastat tar i ep         manmani gau.
    beside-3s there     3s find     give 3s ART:1 flying.fox place
    `Next to where he found the flying fox.'
Example #168:

    (184)   Ep      kirai na i    puar      ep    lo-n        i burun laulau kól.
    ART:1 day REL 3s be.born ART:1 mouth-3s 3s small bad             very
    `The time when she was born her mouth was terribly small.'
Example #169:

    (185)   A       suan tangtang na             dit pirim lik o-n.
    ART:2 vine      ficus        REL 3p exit little OBL-3s
    `The vine of the ficus, by which they get down.'
Example #170:

    a     mosol o-n.
    ART:2 hole OBL-3s
    `That piece of cloth on which they sewed the hole closed.'
Example #171:

    (187)   El       kabinsik ma       ti-gau.
    3s.POT king         now there-place
    `He'll be king there now.'
Example #172:

    (188)   El       tama-n         i o-n     a     bit.
    3s.POT father-3s        3s OBL-3s ART:2 island
    `He'll own the island.'
Example #173:

    (189)   Ep     fain    ki     wan.
    ART:1 woman 3s.EV old.woman
    `The woman was/became old.'
Example #174:

    (190)   E      Nika ki        etrar      tar.
    ART:1 Nika 3s.EV young.woman COMPL1
    `Nika has become a young woman.'
Example #175:

    (191)   Al         girismas ta       an Labom.
    1s.POT Christmas here at Lambom
    `I'll spend Christmas here at Lambom.'
Example #176:

    (194)    Dit a-gang          i   o-n  ep                     malum.
    3p   CAUS-drink 3s OBL-3s ART:1                     water
    `They made him drink water.'
Example #177:

    (195)   Del           lóu     kapt-ai i.
    IMPR.POT buy quickly-TR 3s
    `They'll buy it quickly.'
Example #178:

    (cf. Tok   Pisin mitupela sindaun nating).
    1du.e        sit    no.purpose only
    `We are    just sitting without purpose.'
Example #179:

    (198)   Ap    kai        talung dit pi-pirim.
    and ART:AN.p demon 3p RED-exit
    `And the demons went outside.'
Example #180:

    (199)   Mét kés-kés           sa.
    1pe RED-sit           just
    `We're just sitting.'
Example #181:

    (200)   A kót-kót            bu-burun i ma.
    1s RED-cut RED-small 3s now
    `I cut it into little pieces now.'
Example #182:

    (201)   Dira el          bok-bok      sai    lon    bón o-n ep raót.
    3d    3s.POT RED-float west inside ocean OBL-3s ART:1 raft
    `They'll float out in the ocean on a raft.'
Example #183:

    (202)   Kailam sa       i    yan-yan a-rop      pas ep  bórói.
    Lizard just 3s RED-eat CAUS-finish COMPL2 ART:1 pig
    `...only Lizard was eating up the pig.'
Example #184:

    (203)   Ap ningan toh           rumai i ta-ta-regeh sóu.
    and some ART:IN.p house 3s RED-STA-break COMPL3
    `And some of the houses were broken apart.'
Example #185:

    kating sen      an       kam     ngas ari-n  ep    fain  anu-n   i.
    to.there INTS at         group   road DAT-3s ART:1 woman CL:G-3s 3s
    his wife.'
Example #186:

    (205)   A taltal-it           sa.
    1s wander-CONT just
    `I'm just wandering around.'
Example #187:

    (206)   I    ka-kawar-it.
    3s RED-crawl-CONT
    `It was crawling.'
Example #188:

    (207)   Mét kés-kés-it             sa.
    1pe RED-sit-CONT just
    `We're just sitting.'
Example #189:

    (208)   Ap    dira inan-it    ta     an lo-n        buibui.
    and 3du go-CONT here at inside-3s bush
    `And they were going here inside the bush.'
Example #190:

    pas    i          tik    a     sur.
    COMPL2 3s         one    ART:2 bone
    `He was going and he was going and he found a bone.'
Example #191:

    (210)   I    inan.
    3s go
    `He is going.'
Example #192:

    (211)   Dit   inan.
    3p    go
    `They are going.'
Example #193:

    (212)   Ki       inan tar.
    3s.EV go       COMPL1
    `He has gone.'
Example #194:

    (213)   Dit   ki      inan    tar.
    3p    3s.EV go        COMPL1
    `They have gone.'
Example #195:

    (214)   El       inan.
    3s.POT go
    `He will go.'
Example #196:

    (215)   Dit el        inan.
    3p 3s.POT go
    `They will go.'
Example #197:

    (216)   Kel          inan.
    3s.EV.POT go
    `He will (certainly) go.'
Example #198:

    (217)   Dit kel           inan.
    3p 3s.EV.POT go
    `They will (certainly) go.'
Example #199:

    (218)   Labóng       a     yan sa        ep   gem.
    Yesterday 1s eat           only ART:1 tapiok.bread
    `Yesterday I just ate tapiok bread.'
Example #200:

    (219)   A     yan sa         ep      gem.
    1s eat        only ART:1 tapiok.bread
    `I'm just eating tapiok bread.'
Example #201:

    (220)   Latu       al        yan sa         ep  gem.
    tomorrow 1s.POT eat          only ART:1 tapiok.bread
    `Tomorrow I'll just eat tapiok bread.'
Example #202:

    (221)   Al       an ka-tong      an Lawonai sur al munmun.
    1s.POT at DIR-north at Lawonai for 1sPOT bathe
    `I'll go to Lawonai to bathe.'
Example #203:

    (223)   Na     e         Lula el           wót is ap al war-ai i.
    when ART:P Lula 3s.POT arrive return and 1s.POT say-TR 3s
    `When/if Lula returns, I'll tell him.'
Example #204:

    mun    i sur el      tat-tat     ep    ran        bórói...
    dive   3s for 3s.POT RED-uncover ART:1 earth.oven pig
    earth oven...'
Example #205:

    (225)   Ku      wót is.
    2s.EV arrive return
    `You've come back.'
Example #206:

    (226)   E         Nathan ki       laun is.
    ART:P Nathan 3s.EV live           return
    `Nathan is (has become) well again.'
Example #207:

    (227)   Ku      longon?
    2s.EV be.cold
    `Are you cold?' or `Have you become cold?'
Example #208:

    (228)   Ka      munmun tar.
    1s.EV bathe    COMPL1
    `I've bathed.'
Example #209:

    (229)   Yau ka        wan         tar.
    1s 1s.EV old.woman COMPL1
Example #210:

    kai      kakaruk.
    ART:AN.p chicken
    they just chased the chickens.'
Example #211:

    (231)   Bél    a angan kóbót.
    NEG 1s eat           morning
    `I didn't eat breakfast.'
Example #212:

    (232)   Datól       kel          an.
    1tr.i       3s.EV.POT go
    `We're     about to go.'
Example #213:

    (233)   Kel           milau rop.
    3s.EV.POT near         finish
    `It's almost finished.'
Example #214:

    (234)   Latu      kal            an ka-sai an              Kokopo.
    tomorrow 1s.EV.POT go DIR-west at                  Kokopo
    `Tomorrow I will go to Kokopo.'
Example #215:

    (235)   Al         is       o-n     September.
    1s.POT return OBL-3s September
    `I'll return in September.'
Example #216:

    (236)   I    ki         war-ai.
    3s 3s.EV        say-TR
    `He said.'
Example #217:

    (237)   Tasi-k,    u   ku     pastat    i   is      a     kah?
    sibling-1s 2s 2s.EV find        3s how.many ART:2 k.o.insect
    `Brother, how many kah have you found?
Example #218:

    ma        yau    al         aim tapiok.
    now       1s     1s.POT     plant cassava
    `You two, you'll go now, you'll dig for crab, but I'll plant cassava.'
Example #219:

    Kapsur ep   bórói ap i lili             kan     lon    ep    keh.
    chase ART:1 pig and 3s run              to      inside ART:1 net
    `...and they chased the pig ...Chased the pig and it ran into the net.'
Example #220:

    (240)   Yo, e        Lói sen       malik i an, i           pit pakan pas.
    well ART:P ant INTS again 3s go 3s                 pick leaf COMPL2
    `Well, Ant himself again went, he leaf-picked.'
Example #221:

    (241)   Ap na     e       Lói ki        war-ai Kailam sur el sur su...
    and when ART:P ant 3s.EV say-TR lizard for 3s.POT fetch vine
    `And when Ant told lizard to vine-fetch...'
Example #222:

    (242)   Ap e        Lói sen       malik i sur             pas    ep    su.
    and ART:P ant INTS again 3s fetch                 COMPL2 ART:1 vine
    `And Ant himself again fetched the vine.'
Example #223:

    (243)   E       Tapbet ki         sol tar.
    ART:P Tapbet 3s.EV go.work COMPL1
    `Tapbet has gone (to work).
Example #224:

    (244)   Ka        angan tar.
    1s.EV eat       COMPL1
    `I've eaten.'
Example #225:

    (246)   Bas-i      sói         tar    i.
    throw-TR away          COMPL1 3s
    `Throw it away.'
Example #226:

    (247)   El        an tar.
    3s.POT go COMPL1
    `He will leave.'
Example #227:

    (249)   I   mat sóu.
    3s die COMPL3
    `He/she died.'
Example #228:

    i    kon       ep           ran.
    3s   PURP      ART:1        earth.oven
    `I carry the stones and I make them into a circle for the earth oven.'
Example #229:

    toh            lamrót.
    ART:IN.p       fish.spear
    spears and the fish spears.'
Example #230:

    sóu          sa...
    COMPL3       just
    `When he died, the woman just packed up...'
Example #231:

    (253)   I um a-mat               pas         i ru   ra     natu-n.
    3s hit CAUS-die COMPL2               3s two ART:2d child-3s
    `It killed her two children.'
Example #232:

    (254)   A ongon pas            tar e dokta.
    1s rouse COMPL2 COMPL1 ART:P doctor
    `I roused the doctor.'
Example #233:

    (255)   I     gósgós a-mónóng          pas dit.
    3s dance         CAUS-busy COMPL2 3p
    `It distracted them by dancing.'
Example #234:

    (256)   Dit ngas a-mat            sói a-rop              dit.
    3p bite CAUS-die away CAUS-finish                3p
    `They bit them all dead.'
Example #235:

    palsai kakaruk anu-m   matóh                     tama-n    i.
    mother chicken CL:G-3s 1tr.e                     father-3s 3s
    `and it found by smelling one mother chicken of ours.'
Example #236:

    (258)   I      rówói      ót       sai     o-n           a         bit      lik.
    3s     fly        arrive west OBL-3s             ART:2 island little
    `He     arrived   flying out on the little island.' (wót `arrive' loses its init
Example #237:

    (259)   A     longr-ai lele     ep      felnge-m.
    1s hear-TR know ART:1 sound-2s
    `I recognized your voice.' (knew by hearing)
Example #238:

    (260)   Bél     a       ré      lele     i.
    NEG 1s          see     know 3s
    `I did not recognize him/her.' (know by seeing)
Example #239:

    (261)   Tirai    lele    ep       rak     anu-n i.
    see      know ART:1 want CL:G-3s 3s
    `Recognize his will.' (know by seeing)
Example #240:

    kót       ar-lar         pas    i                   tik     a     bem
    cut       RECIP-resemble COMPL2 3s                  one     ART:2 butterfly
    `He brought a piece of paper, and he cut out a butterfly.'
Example #241:

    o-n    ep    baran                  angan.
    OBL-3s ART:1 thing                  eat
    `I got my house ready by filling it with food.'
Example #242:

    (264)   Ep      sói    i kawas tat      pas matól.
    ART:1 snake 3s enter uncover COMPL2 1tr.e
    `A snake came in and found us.'
Example #243:

    (265)   I   ngot kubat i.
    3s bite break 3s
    `He broke it by biting.'
Example #244:

    (266)   Al         an tat       e     Palum.
    1s.POT go find          ART:P Palum
    `I'll go find Palum.'
Example #245:

    (267)   E      Tagorman i longr-ai tat              i.
    ART:P Tagorman 3s hear-TR find              3s
    `Tagorman found him (by hearing).'
Example #246:

    (268)   Ap ki        nuk-nuk       is-is            e     tama-n.
    and 3s.EV RED-think RED-return              ART:P father-3s
    `And he thought again about his father.'
Example #247:

    (269)   A rak       s-al          inan    kabas    amrau.
    1s want only-1s.POT go            leave    2du
    `I just want to go leave you.'
Example #248:

    (270)   I ting sói ma a             kuk kabas a          ulima-n e ta-n.
    3s cut away now ART:2 crab leave ART:2 finger-3s ART:P mother-3s
    `He cut away the crab; (it) left his mother's finger.'
Example #249:

    (271)   ...kon um sói       a-mat          i kabas ep          kakaruk anu-m matól.
    PURP hit away CAUS-die 3s leave ART:1 chicken CL:G-3s 1tr.e
    `...to hit away and kill it; (it) leaves our chicken.'
Example #250:

    (272)   U réré       mamai?
    2s HABIT chew.betel.nut
    `Do you chew betel nut?'
Example #251:

    kai      kótóu
    ART:AN.p hermit.crab
    `Until now the kingfisher kills hermit crabs.'
Example #252:

    (274)   E        tata   e     Manurai.
    ART:P dad       ART:P Manurai
    `My dad is Manurai.'
Example #253:

    (275)   Ep     rise-n     i      ding ep     bórói lik   e     Gumgum.
    ART:1 name-3s 3s this ART:1 pig            small ART:p Gumgum
    `The name of this little pig is Gumgum.'
Example #254:

    (276)   E         Bila ep     burun      in ep     fain.
    ART:P Bila ART:1 small           LIG ART:1 woman
    `Bila is a small woman.'
Example #255:

    goyo ep     magas.
    float ART:1 k.o.tree
    `The wood which is used for the float is magas.'
Example #256:

    (278)   Ma yau, ep           talung sa     yau.
    now 1s      ART:1 demon just       1s
    `But me, I'm just a demon.'
Example #257:

    (279)    Adisai       ma       o-n        a           bit    lik.
    be.there.up now       OBL-3s ART:2           island small
    `He was over on the little island.'
Example #258:

    (280)    Kirai na     matóh anisai...
    day   DEM 1tr.e be.there.up...
    `When we were there...'
Example #259:

    (282)   Ep       rumai akak             adé!
    ART:1 house good                be.here
    `Here is a good house!'
Example #260:

    (283)   E        Rulin adim         an            Lilina.
    ART:P Ruline be.down at                   Lilina
    `Ruline is down at Lilina.'
Example #261:

    (285)   Ep     wang na        e        Lula ading tar an                     lo-n.
    ART:1 canoe REL ART:P Lula be.there COMPL1 at                        inside-3s
    `The canoe that Lula is already inside of.'
Example #262:

    (286)   I   gat        a        liwan    lik.
    3s have ART:2 knife              little
    `There is a little knife.'
Example #263:

    (287)   A       liwan lik          ana.
    ART:1 knife little be.here
    `There is a little knife here.'
Example #264:

    (288)   ...ap toh          kabusu-n dit      ma             ani-ga.
    and ART:IN.p nose-3s           3p    now            be.there-place
    `...and their noses were there now.'
Example #265:

    (289)   E        Tapbet diat anong                 gali.
    ART:P Tapbet 3tr         be.there.north place
    `Tapbet and others are there (to the north).'
Example #266:

    (290)   U ani-gau              ma.
    2s be.there-place      now
    `You stay there.'
Example #267:

    (291)   I    bórbór.
    3s sleep
    `S/he is sleeping.'
Example #268:

    (292)   I    yan ep           gem.
    3s eat       ART:1 tapiok.bread
    `S/he is eating tapiok bread.'
Example #269:

    (293)   Kai            na-nat        gurar dit   sak-sak.
    ART:AN.p RED-child female 3p             RED-sing
    `The little girls are singing.'
Example #270:

    (294)   Dit sak-sak.
    3p RED-sing
    `They are singing.'
Example #271:

    (295)   Ep        fo-n    dira    i memelel.
    ART:1 skin-3s 3du         3s weak
    `Their skin was weak.'
Example #272:

    (296)   Ep     fo-k      ki    memelel     rop        tar.
    ART: skin-1s     3s.EV weak        all        COMPL1
    `My skin has become completely weak.'
Example #273:

    (297)   Ep      wang ngasi-n       e         Lula     i     mémérék.
    ART:1 canoe CL:C-3s        ART:P     Lula     3s    red
    `Lula's canoe is red.'
Example #274:

    (298)   El        tak-wer.
    3s.POT STA-pour.
    `It will spill/be spilt.'
Example #275:

    (300)   Ki nos-nos       laulau     kól.
    3s RED-look bad             very
    `It looked very bad.'
Example #276:

    (301)   I ta-kubat          sóu          a sua-n tangtang.
    3s STA break COMPL3 ART:2 vine-3s ficus
    `It was broken, the ficus vine.'
Example #277:

    (302)   I   mat sóu           sen        ep    song             ning.
    3s die COMPL3 INTS               ART:2 wild.man         that
    `He died, that wild man.'
Example #278:

    (303)   I rop sa, i lo-los             ma ka-sai      arisa-n e ta-n.
    3s all just 3s RED-carry now DIR-west beside-3s ART:P mother-3s
    `All of it, he carried up to his mother now.'
Example #279:

    (304)   A      natu-k ain              ki    taulai          tar.
    ART:2 child-1s woman           3s.EV be.married      COMPL1
    `My daughter is married.'
Example #280:

    (305)   Ki     taulai      o-n      ep      tan          Kavieng.
    3s.EV be.married OBL-3s ART:1 person             Kavieng
    `She married someone from Kavieng.'
Example #281:

    (306)   Bél       a   tasim akak o-n  dit.
    NEG       1s know well OBL-3s 3p
    `I don't know them well.'
Example #282:

    bél     i    réré      inan   ayap-yap.
    NEG     3s   HABIT     go     quickly-RED
    `The kingfisher knew that the hermit crab didn't move quickly.'
Example #283:

    (308)   I   tasim o-n.
    3s know OBL-3s
    `He knows.'
Example #284:

    (309)   I     tasim  o-k.
    3s know OBL-1s
    `S/he knows me'
Example #285:

    (310)   A tasim      akak o-mtól.
    1s know good OBL-2tr
    `I know you well.'
Example #286:

    (311)   Ka      lasan               o-n ep  baran angan lakman.
    1s.EV be.accustomed.to OBL-3s ART:2 thing eat   village
    `I'm used to village food.'
Example #287:

    (312)   Ki       lasan         sur           yau.
    3s.EV be.accustomed.to for           1s
    `S/he's used to me.'
Example #288:

    (313)   I    nos-nos     sur i    tim     an bón rakana.
    3s RED-look for 3s down at ocean like.that
    `He looked for him down by the shore like that.'
Example #289:

    (314)   U    nos-nos     akak         kól.
    2s RED-look good              very
    `You look very good.'
Example #290:

    (315)   Bél     al       um u.
    NEG 1s.POT hit 2s
    `I'm not going to hit you.'
Example #291:

    (316)   A       kiukiu       i réré         um kai kótóu.
    ART:1 kingfisher 3s HABIT hit ART:AN.p hermit.crab
    `The kingfisher kills hermit crabs.'
Example #292:

    (317)   Yau ka        pastat i    tik a             kah.
    1s 1s.EV find        3s one ART:2           k.o.insect
    `Me, I've found one kah.'
Example #293:

    (319)   I a-burun        pas  i.
    3s CAUS-small COMPL2 3s
    `He humbles himself.'
Example #294:

    (320)   E      Goro i tar a                sis lik ari-k.
    ART:P Goro 3s give ART:2 fish little DAT 1s
    `Goro gave the little fish to me.'
Example #295:

    (321)   E      Goro i       tabar yau   o-n        a     sis lik.
    ART:P Goro 3s give 1s           OBL-3s     ART:2 fish little
    `Goro gave me a little fish.'
Example #296:

    (322)   As    i   tabar u?
    who 3s give       2s
    `Who gave you (something)?'
Example #297:

    s-i     par-ai                tar    i.
    only-3s get.down-TR           COMPL1 3s
    `The fire that consumed the house, Matthew set it.'
Example #298:

    (324)   U, u      réré      wa-was.
    2s 2s HABIT RED-read
    `As for you, you (habitually) read.'
Example #299:

    (325)   Yau, a         kati-k adim           sen      an      lakman.
    1s     ART:2 liver-1s be.down INTS at                 village
    `As for me, my liver is down at the village.'
Example #300:

    dira   réré       ar-bal-kut.
    3du    HABIT      RECIP-stomach-close
    `In their friendship they did not get angry at each other.'
Example #301:

    (327)   Latu      al        inan.
    tomorrow 1s.POT go
    `Tomorrow I'll go.'
Example #302:

    (328)   An mur      ep    fain      el       mat o-n.
    at follow ART:1 woman 3s.EV die OBL-3s
    `Later the woman will die because of it.'
Example #303:

    (329)   Palas kóbót       ning a           kiukiu     ki is.
    early morning that ART:2 kingfisher 3s.EV return
    `Early that morning the kingfisher returned.'
Example #304:

    (330)   An mur ti-gau            ki     a-gang          a natu-n lik o-n.
    at follow there-place 3s.EV CAUS-drink ART:2 child-3s little OBL-3s
    `After that she gave it to her child to drink.'
Example #305:

    (331)   Bobolos e      Kailam el      malik a-pung    ep kumlin lamas.
    Always ART:1 Lizard 3s.POT again CAUS-fall ART:1 half   coconut
    `Always Lizard would drop the half coconuts.'
Example #306:

    lik-lik       dit    ki    wót.
    RED-little    3p     3s.EV arrive
    `And one day some little children came.'
Example #307:

    `Now, as for all the little islands, hermit crabs are there.'
Example #308:

    (334)   Al         inan latu.
    1s.POT go       tomorrow
    `I'll go tomorrow.'
Example #309:

    (335)   Ep     barsan i mat langin      an            bóng.
    ART:1 man      3s die yesterday at            night
    `The man died last night.'
Example #310:

    (336)   I    da ep          barsan i mat kóbót.
    3s this ART:1 man           3s die morning
    `This man died in the morning.'
Example #311:

    (337)   A inan tar           o-n a kalang na uring.
    1s go COMPL1 OBL-3s ART:2 moon REL before
    `I went last month.'
Example #312:

    a     bit    lik nisai, sur al         an-ót     sai latu    kóbót.
    ART:2 island little that.up for 1s.POT go-arrive up tomorrow morning
    there tomorrow morning.'
Example #313:

    (339)   E       Lula dira dira pusi ep            yah o-n ep malum.
    ART:P Lula 3d 3d douse ART:1 fire OBL-3s ART:1 water
    `Lula and he doused the fire with water.'
Example #314:

    (340)   Di     réré      mer      ep       rumai o-n.
    IMPR HABIT decorate ART:1 house OBL-3s
    `They decorate the house with it.'
Example #315:

    (341)   E        ta-n        i    got-got         kól     o-n.
    ART:P mother-3s 3s RED-be.happy very              OBL-3s
    `His/her mother was very happy with him/her.'
Example #316:

    (342)   U butbut kól         o-k.
    2s fat       very OBL-1s
    `You are fatter than I'
Example #317:

    (343)   Ep     fain   ki      wan         kól o-n e   bun.
    ART:1 woman 3s.EV old.woman very OBL-3s ART:P old.man
    `The woman was older than the old man.'
Example #318:

    (344)   Al          usrai o-n         a      gil.
    1s.POT talk         OBL-3s ART:2 coconut.shell
    `I'll talk about the coconut shell.'
Example #319:

    (345)   Ep     wu-wur        i rarakai    kól o-m.
    ART:1 RED-work 3s hard            very OBL-2s
    `The work is too hard for you.'
Example #320:

    (346)   Ki     asngai i      ma ep         song o-n.
    3s.EV show      3s now ART:1 wild.man OBL-3s
    `She showed it then to the wild man.'
Example #321:

    ko-n ep      minmer
    for-3s ART:1 decoration
    `They put it there inside the house for a decoration.'
Example #322:

    (348)   Del          suk i         ko-n a       kadi.
    IMPR.POT sew 3s            for-3s ART:1 rain.cape
    `They'll sew it into a rain cape.'
Example #323:

    (349)   Bél ma i rak el              kar lamas ko-n ep              sopan  raes.
    NEG now 3s want 3s.POT grate coconut for-3s ART:1 saucepan rice
    `Then she didn't want to grate coconuts for the saucepan of rice.'
Example #324:

    (350)   Tar i ari-k.
    give 3s DAT-1s
    `Give it to me.'
Example #325:

    (351)   Tar i ari-n          e    ta-m.
    give 3s DAT-3s ART:P mother-2s
    `Give it to your mother.'
Example #326:

    (352)   As i      ding i         war-war        kari-mét.
    who 3s that 3s           RED-speak      DAT-1pe
    `Who is that talking to us?'
Example #327:

    (353)   A     lóu i       ari-n      e     Neklin.
    1s buy 3s DAT-3s             ART:P Neklin
    `I bought it from Neklin.'
Example #328:

    (354)   O     ma yau mai-n i tik ep                  kinbali-k mara dik.
    EXCL now 1s with-3s 3s one ART:1 friend-1s 1du.e shine.light
    `Oh now I, with a friend of mine, we fished at night (by torchlight).'
Example #329:

    (355)   El       tun    el        ru      ru          pas nga-m
    3s.POT roast 3s.POT two ART:1d taro CL:F-2s
    `She will cook two taro for you.' (lit: `She'll cook your two taro.')
Example #330:

    (357)   E      Daal ep      bala-n      i kut kól nga-n e           mora-n.
    ART:P Daal ART:1 stomach-3s 3s close very CL:F ART:P namesake-3s
    `Daal was very angry with her namesake.' (lit: `Her stomach was closed.')
Example #331:

    (358)   I butbut akak lar           ep        pusi barsan.
    3s fat      good like ART:1 cat male
    `She's nice and fat, like a male cat.'
Example #332:

    (359)   Ki     lasan           sur         yau.
    3s.EV be.accustomed.to for         1s
    `She's used to me.'
Example #333:

    (360)   A tapunuk kól          sur u.
    1s sad         very for 2s
    `I was very sad because of you.'
Example #334:

    (361)   Ki    an      tar          sur     kai      kinbali-n.
    3s.EV go      COMPL1 for           ART:AN.p friend-3s
    `He went for (i.e. to get) his friends.'
Example #335:

    a     kuk      masan na.
    ART:2 crab     k.o.crab this
    `Many want it very much, the shell of this masan crab.'
Example #336:

    (363)   Al        los     i ka-tim      an Lilina.
    1s.POT carry 3s DIR-down at Lilina
    `I'll carry it down to Lilina.'
Example #337:

    (365)   Par-ai          i     tim    anen       ep    rumai.
    get.down-TR 3s        down beneath      ART:1 house
    `Put it down beneath the house.'
Example #338:

    (366)   Par-ai         i tim ane.
    get.down-TR 3s down below
    `Put it down below.'
Example #339:

    (367)   Al     pirim rak      moh ka-tim ane?
    1s.POT exit want how DIR-down below
    `How will I get down below?'
Example #340:

    (368)    I mat an laka-n dat.
    3s die at top-3s 1pi
    `He died on our behalf.'
Example #341:

    (369)    Ol       kés an        laka-k.
    2s.POT sit      at     top-1s
    `You'll sit on top of me.'
Example #342:

    an laka-m.
    at top-2s
    `And we have made a feast on your behalf.'
Example #343:

    (371)    A rak       al     an an              muru-m
    1s want 1s.POT go at                  behind-2s
    `I want to go behind you.'
Example #344:

    (372)    I réré         kés an lo-n     a gil.
    3s HABIT sit at inside-3s ART:2 coconut.shell
    `It lived in a coconut shell.'
Example #345:

    (373)    Kés arisa-k
    Sit    beside-1s
    `Sit beside me.'
Example #346:

    arisa-n   dira ta-n.
    beside-3s 3du mother-3s
    `He also didn't want to stand there next to the mother and child.'
Example #347:

    risa-n i       ding ep        malum.
    side-3s 3s     that ART:1     water
    `He noticed that tree there besides that stream.'
Example #348:

    (376)     Ap diat kés tim         an Matataii.
    and 3tr      sit down at      Matataii
    `And they lived down at Matataii.'
Example #349:

    (377)     Kés té.
    sit here
    `Sit here.'
Example #350:

    (378)   ...i rówói ót           sai o-n       a bit.
    ...3s fly      arrive up OBL-3s ART:2 island
    `...he arrived flying at the island.'
Example #351:

    (380)   ...a     kiukiu      ki     an ka-tim         an        bón...
    ART:2 kingfisher 3s.EV go DIR-down at                   ocean
    `...the kingfisher went down to the shore...'
Example #352:

    (381)   Ep      rah          akak ma ka-ting          ari-m.
    ART:2 afternoon good now DIR-there DAT-2s
    `Good afternoon to you.'
Example #353:

    (382)   Na      dira go-gos      ta-gau...
    While 3du RED-wash here-place
    `While they were washing here...'
Example #354:

    (383)   Ku    an ka-tim        an Lilina?
    2s.EV go DIR-down at Lilina
    `Are you going down to Lilina?
Example #355:

    (384)   Ku    an ka-tim           gali?
    2s.EV go DIR-down         place
    `Are you going there?
Example #356:

    (385)   Arisa-n     ting i pastat tar i ep       manmani gau.
    beside-3s there 3s find give 3s ART:1 flying.fox place
    `Next to where he found the flying fox.'
Example #357:

    (386)   E      Natasa bél       ep pól.
    ART:P Natasha NEG ART:1 dog
    `Natasha is not a dog.'
Example #358:

    (387)   Bélal        tok     malum.
    NEG.some ART:NR.m water
    `There is no water.'
Example #359:

    (388)   Bél tik ti             rise-n   barsan na mét laun o-n     lar u.
    NEG one ART:1NR name-3s man            REL 1pe live OBL-3s like 2s
    `There is not one man's name by which we live, like you.'
Example #360:

    (390)   Bali ma ti-gau.
    NEG now there-place.
    `He wasn't there.'
Example #361:

    (391)   Bél     i mamapak.
    NEG 3s bitter
    `It's not bitter.'
Example #362:

    (392)   Ngasi-k ep        rumai bél i lamantin kól.
    CL:C-1s ART:1 house NEG 3s large       very
    `My house is not very large.'
Example #363:

    (393)   E       Julianne bél i réré babait.
    ART:P Julianne NEG 3s HABIT fish
    `Julianne doesn't fish.'
Example #364:

    (394)   E      Tapbet diat       bisen diat wót         is.
    ART:P Tapbet 3tr         not.yet 3tr     arrive return
    `Tapbet and the others have not yet returned.'
Example #365:

    (395)   Bél al         um u.
    Neg. 1s.POT hit 2s
    `I won't hit you.'
Example #366:

    (401)   I tik sa.
    3s one only
    `Just one'
Example #367:

    (402)   I tik sen        aló.
    3s one INTS again
    `One yet again.'
Example #368:

    (403)   I tik m-aló.
    3s one now-again
    `One again now.'
Example #369:

    (404)   Mét    kés-kés-it          sa.
    1pe    RED-sit-CONT        only
    `We're just sitting.'
Example #370:

    (405)   Ap i      da, i burun sa            i da.
    and 3s this 3s small only 3s this
    `And as for this one, this one is only small.'
Example #371:

    (406)   Na     ol        ngau i       sa     o-n a ngise-m.
    when 2s.POT chew 3s only OBL-3s ART:2 tooth-2s
    `if you just chew it with your teeth.'
Example #372:

    (407)   Di      utih         sa      ep malum o-n.
    IMPR carry.liquid only ART:1 water OBL-3s
    `They just carry water in it.'
Example #373:

    (408)   Dira dik            sen.
    3du shine.light INTS
    `They were still fishing at night (by torchlight)'
Example #374:

    mató yawas is       ma ka-ta     pirim   an Niu Ailan.
    3tr.3 paddle return now DIR-here go.down at New Ireland
    down at New Ireland.'
Example #375:

    (410)   A babait m-aló           tim    an kamngas sa.
    1s fish      now-again down at shore          only
    `I was fishing again just down at the shore.'
Example #376:

    (411)   Matóh kés pas               i     tól sa.
    1tr.e    sit    COMPL2 3s three only
    `We sat for just a little while.'
Example #377:

    ting an     lo-n         ran.
    there at    inside-3s    earth.oven
    there in the earth oven.'
Example #378:

    (413)   Kawas ma!
    enter now
    `Get in now!'
Example #379:

    (414)   Amrau kawas ma!
    2du     enter now
    `You two get in now!'
Example #380:

    (415)   Ol      inan ol       utih!
    2s.POT go      2s.POT carry.liquid
    `Go and get water!'
Example #381:

    (416)   Dat el           tar sói tar i.
    1pi 3s.POT give away COMPL1 3s
    `Let us give it away.'
Example #382:

    (417)   Datól kel            an.
    1tr.i   3s.EV.POT go
    `Let's go (right now)'
Example #383:

    (418)   I   rak    el       an?
    3s want 3s.POT go
    `Does he want to go?'
Example #384:

    (419)   El       an, aro?
    3s.POT go or
    `He is going, isn't he?
Example #385:

    (420)   a. Ep      rise-n    as?
    ART:1 name-3s who
    `What is his/her name?
Example #386:

    b. As    ep       rise-n?
    who ART:1 name-3s
    `What is his/her name?
Example #387:

    (421)   Ol     an mai-n as?
    2s.POT go with-3s who
    `Who will you go with?'
Example #388:

    (422)   As    el        an mai-m?
    Who 3s.POT go with-2s
    `Who will go with you?'
Example #389:

    (423)   I  los      ep       sah?
    3s carry ART:1 what
    `What is he/she carrying?'
Example #390:

    (424)   Ep        sah na          i     los   i?
    ART:1 what REL 3s carry 3s
    `What is it that he/she is carrying?'
Example #391:

    (425)   Ol      lóu      ep     kaien sah?
    2s.POT buy       ART:1 cloth what
    `What cloth are you going to buy?'
Example #392:

    (426)   Langsing ol        is?
    when       2s.POT return
    `When will you come back?'
Example #393:

    (427)   a. Adah e           ta-m?
    where ART:P mother-2s
    `Where is your mother?'
Example #394:

    b. E      ta-m          adah?
    ART:P mother-2s      where
    `Where is your mother?'
Example #395:

    (428)   U réré     kés tah?
    2s HABIT sit where
    `Where do you live?'
Example #396:

    (429)   U an katah?
    2s go where
    Where are you going?
Example #397:

    (430)   I   is        o-n       i   tik?
    3s how.many OBL-3s 3s one
    `How much (money) for one?'
Example #398:

    (431)   I  moh mómól na e            Nika i lagar?
    3s why true        REL ART:P Nika 3s laugh
    `Why did Nika really laugh?'
Example #399:

    (432)   Kon moh na i matutut?
    for why REL 3s be.afraid
    `Why is he afraid?'
Example #400:

    (433)   Ol       pirim rak     moh   ka-tim     ane?
    2s.POT exit      want why    DIR-down   below
    `How will you get down?'
Example #401:

    (434)   Al       pirim rak     moh ka-tim ane?
    1s.POT exit want why DIR-down below
    `How will I get down below?'
Example #402:

    (435)    Ningan dit dit ta-tasim     kól ap ningan dit bél dit ta-tasim.
    some 3p 3p RED-know very and some 3p NEG 3p RED-know.
    `Some of them are very intelligent, and some of them are not intelligent.'
Example #403:

    pas    i tik ep     bórói                  ap     dira     yauh i.
    COMPL2 3s one ART:1 pig                    and    2du      mumu 3s
    `One day Lizard and Ant found a pig and they mumued (cooked) it.'
Example #404:

    (437)    I an-ót       ap i ongon pas              ning na tim an                          bón.
    3s go-arrive and 3s waken COMPL2 this REL down at                                 ocean
    `He arrived and he woke up the one at the shore.'
Example #405:

    emading        na        tim  an        bón   i is      katim an                  bón.
    that.one       REL       down at        ocean 3s return to.down at                ocean
    shore returned to the shore.'
Example #406:

    i kés an        mung ap       i tur    pas    sa ep      yawas.
    3s sit at       before and    3s stand COMPL2 just ART:1 paddle
    began to paddle.'
Example #407:

    a     mata-n ki    parai ma i ru ra        tuklun      palai.
    ART:2 eye-3s EV.3s put   now 3s two ART:2d short.piece plank
Example #408:

    tar    i képas i dira ki     an tar,   dira dik.
    COMPL1 3s get  3s 3du 3s:INC go COMPL1 3du shine.light
    gone, they are fishing.'
Example #409:

    bél     i a-gót-gót      e     Kamgoi.
    NEG     3s CAUS-RED-glad ART:P lord
    `We worship, but the life in our bodies does not make the Lord glad.'
Example #410:

    isa   bisen   i     gom      ót     akak rop.
    but   not.yet 3s    grow     arrive good all
    `Her nose: two little holes were there now, but it had not all grown well.'
Example #411:

    kidól    rop     tar.
    complete all     COMPL1
    completely finished.'
Example #412:

    sur      dira     kel       an.
    for      3du      3s.EV.POT go
    `He woke up the friend at the shore so they two would go.'
Example #413:

    (447)    Dit tun i        sur ning dit el             yan i.
    3p roast 3s for this 3p 3S.POT eat 3s
    `They roasted it so that they could eat it."
Example #414:

    (448)    I rak     sur dat el           ré lele i.
    3s want for 1i.p 3s.POT see know 3s
    `He wants us to recognize it.'
Example #415:

    (449)    A rak al           yan tok                        mimia.
    1s want 1s.POT eat ART:NR.m                       papaya
    `I want to eat some papaya.'
Example #416:

    sur    el     mur-i     ep    rak  anu-n   e     Kamgoi.
    for    3s.POT follow-TR ART:1 want CL:G-3s ART:P lord
    `Let us give our body so that it will follow the Lord's will.'
Example #417:

    arisa-n   e     lói.
    beside-3s ART:P ant
    `When he had eaten it, he returned to the side of Ant.'
Example #418:

    ap matóh ki     sang          sur    matóh kel              bórbór
    and 1tr.e 1s.EV ready         for    1tr.e 3s.EV.POT        sleep
Example #419:

    na      matóh tama-n wu-wur      tar    gau.
    when    1tr.e father-3s RED-work COMPL1 place
    working there.'
Example #420:

    (454)   Na     e       Lula el              wót, ap     al     war-ai i.
    when ART:P Lula 3s.POT arrive and               1s.POT say-TR 3s
    `When/if Lula arrives, I'll tell him.'
Example #421:

    na   ki    mung-ót         tar    sai o-n     a     bit.
    COMP 3s.EV go.first-arrive COMPL1 west OBL-3s ART:2 island
    at the island.'
Example #422:

    ep        ngasi-n.
    ART:1     CL:C-3s
    the turtle, which had returned to its place.'
Example #423:

    (457)   Mét nuk-i      kanak ku         mat tar.
    1pe think-TR COMP 2s.EV die COMPL1
    `We thought that you had died.'
Example #424:

    (458)   Ku    war-ai nak          na     ku   rak ol yan               sói  yau.
    2s.EV say-TR COMP REL 2s.EV want 2s.POT eat                    away 1s
    `You say that you want to eat me up.'
Example #425:

    bél i       réré       inan    ayap-yap.
    NEG 3s      HABIT      go      quickly-RED
    `The kingfisher knew that the hermit crab didn't move quickly.'
Example #426:

    rise-n     e         Limali.
    name-3s    ART:P     Limali
    came here to the village') they got into a ship named the Limali.'
Example #427:

    dót-dót ep           pun ari-matól          kinbali-n.
    RED-tie ART:1        turtle DAT-1tr.e       friend-3s
    `I'm just going, I'm going for a vine to tie up the turtle for us friends.'
Example #428:

    (464)   Dit tur    pas         ep   finan           kabas e     Dion.
    3p stand COMPL2 ART:1 go                    leave ART:P John
    `They began to leave John.'
Example #429:

    (465)   Ka     lasan           ka         o-n    ar-nanai.
    1s.EV be.accustomed.to DIR        OBL-3s RECIP-wait
    `I'm used to waiting.'
Example #430:

    ting   o-n        i    tik   a       pukun, i         sen       masik.
    there OBL-3s 3s one ART:2 place                3s     INTS      alone
    `One man, his name is Tagorman lived at a place, by himself.'
Example #431:

    anu-n,       ap i kés masik tar,               i     sen     masik.
    CL:G-3s and 3s sit alone COMPL1 3s INTS alone
    `There at his place he had many chickens, and he lived alone, he by himself.'
Example #432:

    (3)   Ap i pastat pas             i    tik    ep    sói,         ep    móróu.
    and 3s find      COMPL2 3s one          ART:1 snake        ART:1 k.o.snake
    `And he found a snake, a móróu.'
Example #433:

    (4)   Ap i képas i, ap i nosalar i, tabar akak i, ap i lamtin.
    and 3s take        3s and 3s look.after3s give good 3s and 3s great
    `And he took it, and he looked after it, he fed it well, and it was big.'
Example #434:

    móróu     i    tasim o-n      ep         felnge-n e          Tagorman.
    k.o.snake 3s know OBL-3s ART:1 voice-3s ART:P Tagorman
    móróu knew Tagorman's voice.'
Example #435:

    gil            ting    an     lo-n         ep        rumai.
    coconut.shell there at        inside-3s ART:1 house
    `And it lived in a coconut shell, there inside the house.'
Example #436:

    i nosalar         kai      kakaruk anu-n          e         Tagorman.
    3s look.after ART:p chicken CL:G-3s ART:P Tagorman
Example #437:

    ki     wót.
    3s.EV arrive
    `And one day some little children came.'
Example #438:

    ki       wót       ka-ting     o-n      ep      lakman ngasi-n e Tagorman.
    3s.EV    arrive DIR-there OBL-3s ART:1 village CL:C-3s ART:P Tag.
    `Many   little children from that village came to Tagorman's place.'
Example #439:

    ap dit liu-liu.
    and 3p RED-run
    and ran.'
Example #440:

    kapsur kai            kakaruk anu-n       e        Tagorman?"
    chase ART:AN.p chicken CL:G-3s ART:P Tagorman
    `When they listened they heard the móróu speak, and he said, "Hey Who are
Example #441:

    (13) Kai      na-nat       lik-lik,     dit ki an, dit nos-nos.
    ART:p RED-child RED-little 3p 3s.EV go 3p RED-look
    `The little children went, they looked.'
Example #442:

    nos-nos,   ap bél dit pastat ep              móróu.
    RED-look and not 3p find            ART:1 k.o.snake
Example #443:

    (16) Ki rup is         ka-tim      sup an lo-n            a     gil.
    R.3s enter return DIR-down inside at       inside-3s ART:2 coconut.shell
    `He had gone back into the coconut shell.'
Example #444:

    kapsur s-aló         kai          kakaruk.
    chase only-again ART:AN.p chicken
    `And they went out down to the ground, and they chased the chickens again.'
Example #445:

    kakaruk anu-n         e        Tagorman?"
    chicken CL:G-3s ART:P Tagorman
    `And they heard the snake again said, "Hey! Who       are they who are chasing
Example #446:

    (20) Na   dit nos sur i,          bél dit pastat i.
    when 3p look for 3s not 3p find                  3s
    `When they looked for him they didn't find him.'
Example #447:

    aning      gau sen          sup.
    be.there   place INTS       inside
    `They planned that some of them would stay there inside.'
Example #448:

    kakaruk, sur dit el         asosong     pas        ma ep         móróu.
    chicken for 3p 3s.POT trick             COMPL2 now ART:1 k.o.snake
    would trick the móróu.'
Example #449:

    ap dit kapsur kai               kakaruk      tim      an      piu.
    and 3p chase ART:AN.p chicken                down at          ground
Example #450:

    (24) Ap ningan dit anisai            sup,    dit sidók      tar.
    and some      3p be.there.up inside 3p peek            COMPL1
    `And some of them were there inside, they looked.'
Example #451:

    anu-n   e     Tagorman?
    CL:G-3s ART:P Tagorman
    and again it spoke angrily at them, "Hey!, who are these again they are
Example #452:

    i sa       i     da an         lo-n        a       gil."
    3s only 3s this at             inside-3s ART:2 coconut.shell
    `And some of the little children, who were inside, they saw, "Oh, this is who
Example #453:

    (27) Dit inan, ap dit képas a         gil,           ap dit bas puar           i.
    3p go and 3p take ART:2 coconut.shell and 3p throw separate 3s
    `They went, and they took the coconut shell, and they broke it by throwing.'
Example #454:

    (28) Ap     dit      képas ep     móróu.
    and    3p       take   ART:1 k.o.snake
    `And they got the móróu.'
Example #455:

    (29) Ap dit atin ep           ta-n        yah, ap dit tun ma ep móróu.
    and 3p light ART:1 mother-3s fire and 3p roast now ART:1 k.o.snake
    `And they lit a big fire, and they cooked the móróu.'
Example #456:

    (30) E      Tagorman bisen         i     wót.
    ART:P Tagorman not.yet 3s           arrive
    `Tagorman had not yet arrived.'
Example #457:

    Tagorman, dit par-ai         ka-ting       lo-n         yah.
    Tagorman 3p get.down-TR DIR-there inside-3s fire
    `They cooked Tagorman's móróu; they put it inside the fire.'
Example #458:

    (32) Dit tun i sur ning dit el                   yan   i.
    3p roast 3s for that         3p 3s.POT eat        3s
    `They cooked it so that they would eat it.'
Example #459:

    ma     an     lo-n      ep       yah.
    now    at     inside-3s ART:1    fire
    `And the móróu sang, sang inside the fire.'
Example #460:

    pas    i.
    COMPL2 3s
    `He sang so that Tagorman would hear and find him.'
Example #461:

    (36) Ap i sak-sak        lik sur e        Tagorman el       longr-ai tat i.
    and 3s RED-sing little for ART:P Tagorman 3s.POT hear-TR uncover 3s
    `And he sang a little so that Tagorman would hear and find him.'
Example #462:

    (37) Ap kai             na-nat       lik-lik,   dit aning, dit ki tun i.
    and ART:AN.p RED-child RED-little 3p be.there 3p 3s.EV roast 3s
    `And the little children were there, they cooked him.'
Example #463:

    (38) Dit ri-rikis   i, ap i ading              i     sak-sak-it.
    3p RED-turn 3s and 3s be.there 3s               RED-sing-CONT
    `They turned him, and there he was, still singing.'
Example #464:

    tar yau lo-n      yah, mading i tar yau lo-n                              yah."
    give 1s inside-3s fire this.one 3s give 1s inside-3s                      fire
    one cooks, this one gives me inside the fire, this one gives me inside the fire.
Example #465:

    (40) Dit ki     yas        i,    ap      ading       i     sak-sak-it.
    3p 3s.EV take.off 3s        and     be.there 3s RED-sing-CONT
    `They took him off, and there he was, still singing.'
Example #466:

    ep       yan     i,    ep    móróu      ading    i      sak-sak  lik sen.
    ART:1    eat     3s ART:1 k.o.snake be.there     3s     RED-sing little INTS
    móróu was, still singing.'
Example #467:

    (42) Ap dit ki        mi-milau         dit el    yan           a-rop    i.
    and 3p 3s.EV RED-be.close 3p 3s.POT eat                   CAUS-all 3s
    `And they were close to eating him all up.'
Example #468:

    tar         i.
    COMPL1 3s
    and oh, the móróu, they had eaten it all up.'
Example #469:

    bala-n     ki     mamat sur anu-n          ep           móróu.
    stomach-3s 3s.EV heavy for CL:G-3s ART:1                k.o.snake
    `And now he had no móróu, and oh, his stomach was       heavy for his móróu.'
Example #470:

    (45) Ki     rop.
    3s.EV all
    `The end.'