Akawaio-English Dictionary


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n- var. of nʉ-
-n var. of -nin
-n a suffix to say the item being mentioned is a person osorʉwaon kon kaꞌpon amʉꞌ three people tanporon everybody Ewarupɨ nau iyeꞌsaraꞌtɨꞌpʉ utɨn pɨꞌ. In the night, he started to go.
-n uncertainty Ɨutɨ peꞌ miꞌtuyan? Do you know you are going? Wakʉ pe peꞌ meꞌan? Are you well?
naꞌ (poss: anatʉ / anatʉʉi) n tannia, a variety of root crop Xanthosoma sagithfolium
na vt pull up weeds Wanaꞌ na auyaꞌnokon koroꞌtaꞌ, iyaꞌtai pʉra iꞌkiyari yeꞌ kanan na auyaꞌnokon esi. While you are pulling up the weeds, it might happen that you also pull up the food plants.
naꞌ postp in, through Koneriyas utɨꞌpʉ mʉraꞌta naꞌ Cornelias went in the door. sclr prop: naꞌ, nau, napai .
nai adv where Nai yau Wrenton? Where is Wrenton? Moro peꞌ Father nai? Is Father here?
naire (poss: anaireei) n paddle
naka vt cut down Wayaka yeꞌ nakaꞌpʉ toꞌ uya. They cut down the wayaga tree.
nakaꞌpɨ n stump Araꞌya nakaꞌpɨ moꞌkaꞌpʉ toꞌ uya. They pulled out the guava stump.
nakapu (poss: anakapu) n 1top Wʉꞌ nakapu eporoꞌpʉ uya. I found the top of the mountain. 2the top part 3something above Aꞌtɨꞌpʉ iya tʉnakaꞌ tau. He cut (the branch) above him.
nakaꞌseꞌ n brain
nakaꞌta n the crown of the head
naꞌkɨ adv must have; showing certainty Ɨmɨrɨ uya naꞌkɨ utinkaꞌpʉ. You must have hit me. Itɨkaaꞌpʉ naꞌkɨ nai? Did he leave already? (I didn't want him to.)
naꞌkɨ n (non-possessed) something; used when speaker is inquiring of hearer Ɨꞌrɨ naꞌkɨ? What do you want? Iyeꞌkaꞌsaꞌ naꞌkɨ ukatai nin. I thought she would have already come.
nama vt respect, honour Toꞌ esiꞌpʉ Papa namanin nan pe. They were respectors of God.
namai n (non-possessed) a variety of bird, warakabura, a large, black fowl-like bush bird that is easily tamed syn: akami .
namaiꞌ postp lest; prevent from doing something, disallow Serɨ kupʉꞌpʉ iya teꞌma kon iꞌtu toꞌ uya namaiꞌ. He did this so they would be prevented from knowing the trail.
nan nom ones who are, those which are, the plural portion of the personalizer suffix -nin entuꞌmanin nan ones who are poor
naꞌnaꞌ (var: naꞌna) n aunt; more specifically, one's father's older sister; for direct address cf: aꞌai 4 .
naꞌna var. of naꞌnaꞌ
naꞌneꞌ adv 1about, similar Aꞌtai pʉra Pipiri pai awonsiꞌkɨ Kuraimaru naꞌneꞌ kasa. They were about as far apart as Pipiri pai is from Kuraimaru. 2especially ɨnnɨ pe kuru naꞌneꞌ especially far
nankuta vi the process of making any kind of local drink - cassava drink, pine drink, etc. Unankutaꞌnokon. We (incl.) are making drink.
nanʉkʉ vt splash Unanʉꞌpɨtʉꞌpʉ iya. He was splashing me.