Kala Phrase

야 다어하 가락 녀 하 기븜보
ya ta’eha kalak nye ha kipumpo
VOC 2s-P.3s speak-NEG because 3s mood-bad
Don’t talk to him. He’s in a bad mood.

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Amal Phrase

seyuhanla gishbelewa ele nai ne yiqura
use-if-1s-NEG hairdryer hair 1s.GEN not be.nice-TENT-3s
If I don’t use a hairdryer my hair won’t look good.

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모그
moku – /moːku/ – rest; sleep

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

Kala Phrase

아마 나암 거보도 아냐 마아 온고 나로하여
ama na’am ke poto anya ma’a onko nalohaye
time 1pl.EXCL O photo see with loudness laugh-AUG-PST
When we saw the picture, we laughed out loud.

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

meant to resemble a teapot with steam emanating

Amal Phrase

bulashan kapemalwa Putunwa-bi-Inlisha
find-DES-1s dictionary-ACC Chinese-DAT-English
I want to find a Chinese-English dictionary.

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

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