Daui - English


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e[e][SU]; [DA-SW] e; [DA-FB]; [DA-SS]; [DH]; [BH] iyesE, eda lohaloha alili.Yes it is a very long road.See also "i" and "a" and "m."; 1968
'eda1['e.da][SU] dobila; [DA-FB] 'eda; [DA-SS] 'eda'eda; [DH] dobila; [DH] keda; [BH] 'eda'eda1road2path3doorE, eda lohaloha alili.Yes it is a very long road.SIL 019; SWA 114; 1968
'eda2['e.-da][SU] eda; [DA-SW] eda; [DA-FB]; [DA-SS]; [DH]; [BH] edaour [IN] [GPC]Eda dun ne, boyana yai.Our village is there, in the midst of it.1968
'eda'eda['e.da.-'e.da][SU] dobila; [DA-FB] 'eda; [DA-SS] 'eda'eda; [DH] dobila; [DH] keda; [BH] 'eda'eda1road2path3doorSIL 019; SWA 114; 1968
edi['e.-di][SU] edi; [DA-FB] edi; [DA-SS] edi; [DH] edi; [BH] edi1possessive: general category used with physical objectEdi numa gegesina yai, numa esa tau miaina, doga i halibadi, i go...A person beside their house spoke to them, one who lived in another house, and he said...Edi kago wa, ena aba antulu.(They have) a place where their cargo is offloaded.2possessive: general category used with location.1968
ediba[e.-di.-ba][SU] ediba; [DA-FB] ediba; [DA-SS] ediba; [DH]; [BH] ediba1they say2they say: introducing a direct quotationEna luma gahuna tie ita, ediba, "Luma, em luma, nuana tie gabu."They the smoke from his house, and they said, "The house, perhaps they've burned your house down."3they say is: giving the name of some thing or place.I dobi dun esa, ediba, "Yabalele."he went down to a certain village which they say is Yabalele.See also "enaba" he says. other less common forms are "eguba" I say, "edaba" we all say, etc.; 1968
eee--['e:][SU] eee--; [DA-FB] eee--; [DA-SS] eee--; [DH]; [BH] eee--keep on untilGana yai ti paisoa eee--, maimailahi ti huyoma dun.They kept on working in the garden until in the afternoon they returned to the village.1968
e'esa['e.-'e.sa][SU]; [DA-FB]; [DA-SS] e'esa; [DH]; [BH] hesa1one2a certainHasala wa age i liba, enaba, bena ana waiunu e'esa.The young woman did not speak, she said (to herself), it might be one of her enemies."see also esa and esau; 1968
Ela'ela[['e.la.-'e.la][SU]; [DA-FB] Ela'ela; [DA-SS]; [DH]; [BH]Ela'elaI nenesae Ela'ela sagasaga yai.He crawled up Ela'ela stream.1968
'eli['e.li][SU]; [DA-FB]; [DA-SS] eli; [DH]; [BH] elipierce, toTau mulita wa bigana ie eli.It pierced through the back of the man in back.1968
eligali['e.li.-ga.li][SU]; [DA-FB]; [DA-SS] eligali; [DH]; [BH]1shred s.th., to2strip s.th., toEna maina i eligali. Ena alahia matana ie au.He shredded his bush string, (and) he tied the tip of his spear.1968
'em['e-m][SU] em; [DA-FB] em; [DA-SS] em; [DH] em; [BH] emyour [SG] [GPC]Ena luma gahuna tie ita, ediba, "Luma, em luma, nuana tie gabu."They the smoke from his house, and they said, "The house, perhaps they've burned your house down."1968
ena1['e.-na][SU] ena; [DA-FB] ena; [DA-SS] ena; [DH] ena; [BH] ena1his [GPC]2her [GPC]3possessive: general category, used with physical objectI itasae, bonali ie ita, ena du'obi'o i ha'obi'o.He looked up. He saw the limestone, (so) he erected his houseposts.4possessive: general category, used with locationIa iyala tauna. Ena aba mia bonali yai, bonali oyana yai.He was a fighting man. Where he lived was in the limestone, on a limestone mountain.1968
ena2[ena][SU] ena; [DA-SW] ena; [DA-FB]; [DA-SS]; [DH]; [BH] ena; [BH] yena1when2ifTi hamaisadi. Moni yai, e ena ti paisoa doha sabati, nate kuku yai.They pay them. (It is) with money, or if they work like (for) a week, then it is (with) tobacco.1968
enaba['e.-na.-ba][SU] enaba; [DA-FB] enaba; [DA-SS] enaba; [DH]; [BH] enaba1say, to2he says3say (3rd sg): introducing a direct quote.Enaba, "Yau Liuna. Na omi esa hai?"He said, "I am Liuna. but who are you?"4say (3rd sg): introducing an indireect quote.Hasala wa age i liba, enaba, bena ana waiunu e'esa.The young woman did not speak, she said (to herself), it might be one of her enemies."The speaker is indicated by the possessive inflection before /-ba/. Thus "ediba" is 'they say" and "enaba" is "he or she says" "Eguba" is "I say," etc.; 1968
enadi['e.na.-di][SU] enadi; [DA-SW] enadi; [DA-FB]; [DA-SS]; [DH]; [BH] enehedi1theirs2theirEnadi tau uli'uli.(They have) their clerks.1968
'eno1['e.no][SU] ya 'eno "I lie down"; [DA-FB] a 'eno "I lie down"; [DA-SS] 'eno; [DH] kena; [BH] ya 'eno "he lies down'lie down, toSIL 017; SWA 105; see also SIL #149, SWA #106 "to sleep." "Sleep" and "lie down" are usually not distinguished in Suau Cluster languages, but can be distinguished by adding appropriate modifiers.; 1968
'eno2['e.no][SU] 'eno; [DA-FB] 'eno; [DA-SS] 'eno; [DH] kena; [BH] 'enosleep, toHasala wa age i eno maiyona yai wa, pa'ana natuna ie tan.In the night, the young woman did not sleep, because her child cried.SIL 149; SWA 106; see also SIL #017, SWA #105 "to lie down." "Sleep" and "lie down" are usually not distinguished in Suau Cluster languages, but can be distinguished by adding appropriate modifiers.; 1968
'enope'i['e.no.-pe.'i][SU]; [DA-FB]; [DA-SS] 'enope'i; [DH]; [BH] 'enope'isleep soundly, toNa Liuna. . . ena dodoga maudo'idi luma na'ona yai ti enope'i.But all of Liuna's people were sleeping soundly inside the house.1968
esa1[e.sa][SU]; [DA-FB]; [DA-SS] esa; [DH]; [BH] hesa1one2certainMoiya esa hesana Salihua.There was a certain fish called Salihua.Tau baguna esa, i baguna alili, na alahia wa i dobi'eli.One who was first, was very far ahead, and the spear fell down without piercing him.See also 'some' and 'other' SWA #154, & #155.; 1968
esa2['e.sa][SU] he'adi; [DA-FB] esa; [DA-SS] esa; [DH] haisadi; [BH] hesa [SG]; [BH] haisa [PL]1some2otherSWA 154; " Some" and "other" were not easily distinguished in the wordlists.; 1968
esa3['e.sa][SU] esau; [DA-FB] esa; [DA-FB] haisadi; [DA-SS] 'e'esa; [DH] haisadi; [BH] hesa [SG]; [BH] haisa [PL]1other2someSWA 155; " Some" and "other" were not easily distinguished in the wordlists.; 1968
esagu[e.sa.-gu][DA-SS] esagu; [DA-SS] hesagu; [BH] hesaguname, myNate bomna wa esana Bom Oso'oso, widi duadualina yai.That pool is called Bom Oso'oso, Coughing Pool, in the middle of the bush.Both "hesagu" and "esagu" are used for 'my name.'; 1968
esau[e.sau][SU] esau; [DA-FB] esa; [DA-SS] esau; [DH]; [BH] hesa1one2certain3otherIe sae isu esau hesana Isu Hawahawasa.He went up to a place called Hawahawasa Point.see also 'esa.'; 1968
'esega['e.se.ga][SU] 'esega; [DA-FB] 'esega; [DA-SS] 'esega; [DH] 'emoga; [BH] 'esega1number, used to quantify a head noun.Ta'iede luma wa tie gabu. Ti hutugudu. Age begana doga esega ie mia.Then they burned the house. They closed in on it. Not one person remained alive.2number, used as a substitute for a head noun.Esega dumaduma mo ne, i mauli.Just one of them there was alive.SIL 049; SWA 125; 1968

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