olu numeral, three, e olu.
oluna ordinal, third, for the third time. S. ’olu.
omae v. i., to weep.
omaea v. n., omaela v. n., wailing. Cf. oimae.
onionga, to mock, used with poss.; onionga ana, mocked him.
ono numeral, six; e ono.
onona ordinal, sixth, for the sixth time. S. ono.
ongataini v. tr., to vex, annoy,
ongiongi v. tr., to deceive.
oo a drum. S. ’o’o.
oobala a shed, hut.
oofa- (na) approaching to, with child.
ooga v. tr., to be tied together, to incur a debt.
ooganga v. n., debt.
oolo v. i., to be straight; adj. straight.
ooloa v. n., straightness.
ooni adv., temporary, empty, idle, naked; too ooni go, fleeting.
ore v. i., to fail, to fall short of, to lack; ore fanga, to abstain from eating, fast; ore fua to be lacking; ore ana, to be lacking; ani ore, to eat and leave some over. S. ore.
oro v. i., to be many; adj. many. faoroa.
oru 1. v. i., to blow; n. wind. S. ooru.
oru 2. widow; qe oru, a widow.
oso (gu) n. food for a journey. S. oto.
ote 1. plural article; ote ai gi, you women; ote ruana his fellows; ote geni women.
ote 2. v. tr., to fash, cause ennui to; gera ote gera, it wearied them.
ote 3. valley.
oto adv. perhaps; oto mone, is it so? denotes indefiniteness, used with ni following, tani oto ni saiai, certain persons.
otofa- (na) because of, on account of.
The sound represented by q is kw. In the words from Alite given by Dr. Codrington in M. L., p. p. 39 ff. the sound which appears in Lau as q is there written as ku; e. g. kuai, Lau qai, Sa’a wai, water; q in Lau may represent w in Sa’a qato, waato; qalu, walu; Ulaqa, Ulawa.
qadangi v. tr., to open up.
qae 1. v. tr., to beat, strike; qae mousi, to strike and cut off; qae maeli to kill with blows.
qae; 2. qae tafusi, to strain.
qae; 3. qae kudona, guiltless.
qai 1. prefixed to verbs, denotes reciprocity; sua, to encounter, qaisuasuafi, to meet; manata, to think, qaifamanatai to instruct; liu to move position, qailiu reciprocally; mani, (Sa’a mani, altogether), qaimani, to stand together, be of help to. The action of the original verb is enlarged and the subject included.