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Mon Jun 24 09:31:45 EST 2002
Further to Felix's reply:
1973 Enga Dictionary with English Index. Pacific Linguistics, C
20. Canberra: Australian National University.
apange 'uncle-maternal (matrilateral male cognates of +1 generation);
niece/nephew (offspring of opposite sex cognate of ego's generation (male
And for Simbu, from:
Trefry, D., & J. F. Trefry
1967 Kuman Language Course. Port Moresby: Department of
Information & Extension Services.
agira 'brother' [with the 'g' prenasalised]
> "Awi" is sort of a non formal way of saying uncle in Enga. Lots
>of times it is used by little kids to refer to their uncles or
>vice-versa. Other people in PNG refer to an Engan as an "Awi". I'm not
>really sure how that came about. Adults use the word "apange" which is
>uncle in Enga. In the Engan vocabulary there are not words for niece and
>nephew so both paties use the words apange(uncle) and arange(aunty).
> -----Original Message-----
>From: BURTON John [mailto:john.burton at tsra.gov.au]
>Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 2:48 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: Nupela askim
> Singautim ol Wabag (Felix em yu ya)! What does 'auwi' mean
>in your area? Singautim ol Mendi! What does 'aki'
>(sister?) mean in your area? Singautim ol Simbu! What does
>'angara' ('brother') mean in your area? Singautim husat husat
>- what does 'apu' mean to you (carry a child)?
>------------------------- Basically, (i) which languages do these
>words come from, (ii) how do you use them at home, (iii) how do people
>use them in Tok Pisin? John Burton
Head & Senior Ethnomusicologist
Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies
P.O. Box 1432
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
tel.:  325-4644
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