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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 67 pages of information about Grammar and Vocabulary of the Lau Language.

   gwaila v. n., anointing; gwai ni gwaila.

gwalifoa v. tr., to cause to sink.

gwalu 1. v. tr., to promise.

   gwalua v. n., a promise,

   gwalula v. n., a promising.

gwalu 2. v. i., to moor a vessel,

gwaofa n., house, ridge.  S. qaoha.

gwaofai v. tr., to hide, to cover over,

gwari adj., cold; kafo gwari, cold water,

gwarimabe v. i., to be gentle, quiet, sober. gwagwaria

gwau, gwou (gu) n., head.  S. q’au.

gwaunga, gwounga n., a generation; gwaunge mwane, a generation of men.  S. qaunge.

gwauru, gwouru v. i., to kneel, to bend.  S. pouruuru.

gwautoli, gwoutoli v. i., to bow, to bend.  S. qa’utoli.

gwegwe v. tr., to buffet; salo e gwegwe gera, the wind was contrary to them.

gwelu; tatagwelu, headlong.  S. tataqelu.

gwini, gwinigwini v. i., to be moist, wet.  S. qini.

gwou, gwougwou, gwoufi, 1. v. v. tr. to drink.

   gwoula v. n., a drinking.

gwou, gwau 2. v. i., to be deserted, overgrown, of gardens; to be part; to be empty, finished, of a vessel; fera gwou, a deserted village,

   gwoutai v. tr., to be apart, alone; e gwouiai daro, they two
   were alone.  Mota won.

gwoubusua a hill. gwou, head,

gwouru, gwauru v. i., to kneel, sit.

   gwourula session.  S. pouruuru.

gwoutai, gwoutaini v. v. tr., to bow the head.

gwou ulunga n., a pillow.  S. qa’u ulunge.

I

i 1. locative; always used before names of places; always with adverbs of time and direction; ifai, where? i daluma, in the midst; i Ramarama, at Port Adam; i kade manga na, at that time; i angita, when? i se, i sena, here.  Forms the compound prepositions ifafo, i fara, i lao.  S. i.

i 2. genitive; geni i Saa, a Sa’a woman; ro kesi kurui bata, two pieces of money; used to express purpose, lea i fasifa, go to purchase.  S. i.

i 3. prefix to personal and demonstrative pronouns; inau, igoro, igia.  S. i.

i 4. instrumental prefix forming noun from verb; kamu to eat areca nut, ikamu, a lime spatula.

i 5. verbal suffix; manata, to think, manatai, to pity.  S. ’i.

ian a fish, a fish tooth (porpoise); qe ia, a fish.  S. i’e.

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