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Tue Nov 21 02:39:15 EST 2006
I second Bryant's observations for my Prince Alexander friends, who use all
of those same expressions (but not "pikinini don"). I have also heard "Bai
yumi kirap long morning tru" for early morning, but at a time less specific
than some of these other expressions.
--On Monday, November 20, 2006 6:26 PM +1100 Bryant Allen
<bryant.allen at anu.edu.au> wrote:r
> I have never heard the phrase "pikinini don" in PNG (or elsewhere).
> I am pretty sure my Torricelli friends would say "Bai yumi kirap long
> tulait", if they were saying we should get up at dawn. If they wanted to
> arise before dawn they might say "Bai yumi kirap long nambatu kakaruk",
> that is the second time the cock crows, all very biblical, but true
> nevertheless and about 5 am. "Namabwan kakaruk" is about 4 am.
> Then they might say, "Bai yumi wokabuat inap long bik morning" if they
> were saying we should walk until just before the sun reaches its zenith
> and begins to go down again, which is around 11 am.
> At least that is what I would understand them to be saying.
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