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These children don't study well.
vemow a sine ke siknau vetatu va
vemow a si-ne ke si-knau ve-tatu va
child a 3PL-DEM.PROX Topic 3PL-study which-right not
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They just play.
sipnat vanas
si-pnat vanas
3PL-play only
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So I say: In the past, in this school, how were they?
riari yave pon o riya sikora nane raveso
riari ya-ve pon o ri-ya sikora na-ne raveso
therefore 1SG-say front o EVID-DEM.DIST school 3PL.NONHUM-DEM.PROX how
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But you all didn't study.
vape mtoknau rya va
vape mto-knau rya va
but 2PL-study EVID-DET.3SG not
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We said: "You all just want to play."
tove mtove mtopnat vanas
to-ve mto-ve mto-pnat vanas
1INCL.PL-say 2PL-want 2PL-play only
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So you look around, you sit with your friends, they come around.
aipe o mtoman me a mtone kamuk siwa sra ma
yaipe o mto-man me a mto-ton-e kamuk si-wa si-ra ma
so o 2PL-see then a 2PL-sit-e friend 3PL-DEM.POSTDIST 3PL-move towards.here
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They wear shoes and things like that.
vepake ra sapatu e
ve-pake ra sapatu e
VBLZ-wear such.as shoes e
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Things like that.
ro ve me ah
ro ve me ah
thing which e ah
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All of us.
ndoen ndiar
ndoen ndiar
PRO.1EXCL.PL all
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But how about it (what do you think)?
vape veveso yo
vape veveso o
but why o
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You don't study.
waknau va
wa-knau va
2SG-study not
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You just want to sit around, that's all.
wave twon vanas riarka
wa-ve wa-ton vanas riarka
2SG-want 2SG-sit only so
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You see him(/her).
mwan i
wa-man i
2SG-see PRO.3SG
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He(/she) gives you an order.
vieprenta au
i-ve prenta au
3SG-VBLZ give.order PRO.2SG
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You work for him/her.
vekardia ro i
ve-kardia ro i
VBLZ-work at PRO.3SG
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You eat, you just want to sit around.
wandoe, wave twon vanas
wa-an-e wa-ve wa-ton vanas
2SG-eat-e 2SG-want 2SG-sit only
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So do I.
riari yasoko
riari ya-sok-o
so 1SG-too-o
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Just like a small fish.
ve in ki
ve in ki
become fish small
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I studied.
aipe yaknau rya
yaipe ya-knau rya
so 1SG-study EVID-DET.3SG
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I studied until I went home, my mother and others, they were paddling.
yaknau ko yambur ra me mini svorese
ya-knau ko ya-mbur ra me mini si-vors-e
1SG-study until 1SG-go.home seaward then mother 3PL-paddle-e
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They shredded (sago) in Watrei (place).
setaro Watrei
si-tar-o Watrei
3PL-shred-o name.of.a.place
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They went away from me, and there was nothing to eat.
sra vur ya me ribro ro
si-ra vur ya me ri-bro ro
3PL-move pass PRO.1SG e thing which-eat EVID-empty at
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So I sat and cried.
riari tone veyobo
riari ton-e ve-yob-o
therefore sit-e VBLZ-cry-o
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I cried, and then afterwards...
veyob ko rimnau ra man me
ve-yob ko rimnau ra man me
VBLZ-cry until having.completed.something move see then
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Then I saw that there was some sago lying there.
man me ran nane rvart riarka
man me ran na-ne rvart riarka
see then sago 3PL.NONHUM-DEM.PROX lie so
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And I said: Oh, I can make papeda (sago porridge) to eat.
yave o verano yan
ya-ve o ve-ran-o ya-an
1SG-say o VBLZ-sago-o 1SG-eat
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(But there were) no vegetables.
ribro koko
ri-bro kok-o
EVID-empty vegetables-o
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So I went landward to find vegetables.
ra ve re serep koko
ra ve re serep kok-o
move to landward seek vegetables-o
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I stayed around here, but my brother-in-law came and gave (me) a fish.
ma ton me ripyori ria ma ive in ine
ma ton me ripyor-i i-ra ma i-ve in i-ne
towards.here sit but in.law-DET.3SG 3SG-move towards.here 3SG-give fish 3SG-DEM.PROX
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I said, Great!
yave o rimnau riari
ya-ve o rimnau riari
1SG-say o having.completed.something so
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We sat and broiled the fish.
tone tun in ine
ton-e to-un in i-ne
sit-e 1INCL.PL-roast fish 3SG-DEM.PROX
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We broiled it.
tun i e
to-un i e
1INCL.PL-roast PRO.3SG e
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Okay!
rimnau riari
rimnau riari
having.completed.something so
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I ate until it was gone.
yando ko rimnaue a
ya-an ko rimnau-e a
1SG-eat until having.completed.something-e a
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I got some water.
yuta mrep
ya-ut-a mrep
1SG-take-a water
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I drank the water until it was gone.
yuta mrep nane ko naure
ya-ut-a mrep na-ne ko naure
1SG-take-a water 3PL.NONHUM-DEM.PROX until nothing
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We sat and drank.
tone tonem
ton-e to-inem
sit-e 1INCL.PL-drink
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Mother and the others.
mini si
mini si
mother PRO.3PL
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Mother and the others came home, so mother called me.
mini simbur ma riarka mini ndior ya
mini si-mbur ma riarka mini ndi-or ya
mother 3PL-leave towards.here so mother 3SG-call PRO.1SG
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I say: What happened?
yave rosai ra
ya-ve rosai ra
1SG-say what move
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Ah, you come here, bring the sago, and I will bring this sago home.
ah rwa ma wut ran nane ra yut ran nane ra ryae ro rum rine ye
ah wa-ra ma wa-ut ran na-ne ra ya-ut ran na-ne ra ryae ro rum ri-ne e
ah 2SG-move towards.here 2SG-take sago 3PL.NONHUM-DEM.PROX seaward 1SG-take sago 3PL.NONHUM-DEM.PROX move towards.top at house EVID-DEM.PROX e
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I stayed there.
ton
ton
sit
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Mother said: Didn't you eat?
mini ive au ke wando va
mini i-ve au ke wa-an va
mother 3SG-say PRO.2SG Topic 2SG-eat not
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"Yes, I already ate."
ah yando ko rimnau
ah ya-an ko rimnau
ah 1SG-eat until having.completed.something
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So I say, in the past I studied only until elementary school.
riari yave pon riya sikora SD vanas
riari ya-ve pon ri-ya sikora SD vanas
so 1SG-say front EVID-DEM.DIST school elementary.school only
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I studied hard.
verajin yaknau
ve-rajin ya-knau
VBLZ-diligent 1SG-study
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We live in the world.
toton ro dunia rine me
to-ton ro dunia ri-ne me
1INCL.PL-sit at earth EVID-DEM.PROX then
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It's not like it used to be.
rimni vepro va
rimni ve-pon va
such.as which-front not
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In the past, there were fewer teachers.
vepon ya ke vekuran guru
ve-pon ya ke ve-kuran guru
which-front DET.3SG Topic VBLZ-lack teacher
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So, Mother and others, they didn't go to school.
riari mini sya ke siknau mor va
riari mini si ke si-knau mor va
so mother 3PL-DET Topic 3PL-study tired not
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But they were able to sing and pray well.
vape svepande sendisen srau svenadi
vape si-ve-pande si-ndisen si-ra si-ve-nadi
but 3PL-VBLZ-clever 3PL-sing 3PL-move 3PL-VBLZ-prayer
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But these young people, they don't pray.
vemow vuavo sine ke rova
vemow vavo si-ne ke ro-va
child young 3PL-DEM.PROX Topic thing-not
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They just go and play.
sirae sipnat vanasa
si-ra-e si-pnat vanas-a
3PL-move-e 3PL-play only-a
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They come, sit, and cry for food.
sra ma aipe sitone sveyob rovean
si-ra ma yaipe si-ton-e si-ve-yob ro-ve-an
3PL-move towards.here so 3PL-sit-e 3PL-VBLZ-cry thing-which-eat
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So mother, she says to the teacher's wife in Manokwari over there:
riari a mini a ivre ro nyora vero Manokwari iwa
riari a mini a i-ve ro nyora ve-ro Manokwari i-wa
so a mother a 3SG-say at madam which-at name.of.a.place 3SG-DEM.POSTDIST
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She says to her, she says: You just sit around.
ivre ro i ye ive au ke twon o vanas (a)
i-ve ro i e i-ve au ke wa-ton o vanas a
3SG-say at PRO.3SG e 3SG-say PRO.2SG Topic 2SG-sit o only a
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You are a lady, so you don't want to move around.
venyonya riarka kakiap rwa ya
ve-nyora riarka kakiap wa-ra ya
VBLZ-madam so dislike 2SG-move DET.3SG
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You eat, you bring lots of things, but your brother doesn't take many things.
wandoe wut ro mae vevua kaka ine ria e ndiut va ro vevuoro
wa-an-e wa-ut ro ma-e ve-vua kaka i-ne i-ra e ndi-ut va ro ve-vuor-o
2SG-eat-e 2SG-take thing towards.here-e which-big elder.sibling 3SG-DEM.PROX 3SG-move e 3SG-take not thing which-many-o
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I tell her to sit.
yave tion o
ya-ve i-ton o
1SG-say 3SG-sit o
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She just sits.
tion o vanasa
i-ton o vanas-a
3SG-sit o only-a
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(filler)
na
na
PRO.3PL.NONHUM
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She is a lady (teacher's wife), so she just sits.
vie nyonya riarka tion
i-ve nyora riarka i-ton
3SG-become madam so 3SG-sit
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I was angry, so I went home and sat underneath the house.
ya ke yarsai riarka yambur a ton ro rum vuav ya
ya ke ya-arsai riarka ya-mbur a ton ro rum vav ya
PRO.1SG Topic 1SG-be.angry so 1SG-leave a sit at house below DET.3SG
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I sat underneath the house, so I said to the (other) children, I said:
ton ro rum vuav riari yavre ro vemow sine yavre
ton ro rum vav riari ya-ve ro vemow si-ne ya-ve
sit at house below so 1SG-say at child 3PL-DEM.PROX 1SG-say
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If mother looks for me, don't tell (her about) me.
mini a ive sierep ya me mtotopen ya va
mini a i-ve i-serep ya me mto-topen ya va
mother a 3SG-want 3SG-seek PRO.1SG but 2PL-tell PRO.1SG not
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I said: I want to sleep here.
yave yenep ro rine
ya-ve ya-enep ro ri-ne
1SG-say 1SG-sleep at EVID-DEM.PROX
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I was angry.
yarsai a
ya-arsai a
1SG-be.angry a
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My aunt (mother's younger sister), I said (to her) that I would sleep here.
mama ade riarka yave yenep ro rine
mama ade riarka ya-ve ya-enep ro ri-ne
mother younger.sibling so 1SG-say 1SG-sleep at EVID-DEM.PROX
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Mother called for me until she was tired.
mini ndior ya ko imoro
mini ndi-or ya ko i-mor-o
mother 3SG-call PRO.1SG until 3SG-tired-o
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She went around to look for me.
ria sierep ya
i-ra i-serep ya
3SG-move 3SG-seek PRO.1SG
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Mother.
mini
mini
mother
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I was asleep.
yenep vanasa
ya-enep vanas-a
1SG-sleep only-a