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모그
moku – /moːku/ – rest; sleep

na mokupayek
1s sleep-ABIL-PST-NEG
I couldn’t sleep.

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재 / 자이
tsai / tsa’i – / t͡ʃaɪ̯/ | / t͡ʃaːʔi/ – tea [~ leaves]

meant to resemble a teapot with steam emanating

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까바
nkapa – /ᵑkaːpa/ – alcohol; ale; beer

ha ke nkapa inupye
3s O alcohol drink-excess
She drinks too much alcohol.

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교아
kyo’a – /kʲoːʔa/ – quiet; silence; soundless

kuama ke amyako nayo kyo’a
always O friend 1s.GEN quiet
My friend is always quiet.

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나로
nalo – /naːlo/ – grin; laugh; smile

na ke nalo hayo itsampa
1s O smile 3s.GEN love-much
I love her smile a lot.

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유로
uelo – /wɛːlo/ – bicycle; bike

하 거 유로 니라 다요 노목
ha ke uelo nila tayo nomok
3sg O bike blue 2sg.GEN like-NEG
She doesn’t like your blue bike.

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나하
naha – /naːha/ – creek; river; stream