garden, food plot; kukim gaden to burn the dead leaves and waste; meri i go klinim gaden the woman went to weed the garden.
a Java almond nut or tree.
See also: Galip in Papua New Guinea
gun (also raifol).
- a hardwood tree;
- long slit-gong drum; man i save paitim garamut a man is beating the drum.
- to have, to own, to possess; meri i gat bel the woman is pregnant; mi gat ka I own a car; mi gat bel hevi I have a complaint; mipela i gat rait long stap we have a right to stay;
- there is, there are; i gat wanpela meri long haus there is one woman in the house (see no gat there is/are no, nogat no!);
- a guard, to guard; gat i slip na em i no wok the guard is asleep and he’s not working (also wasman).
governor; gavana bilong Westen Hailans Provins the governor of Western Highlands Province; Gavana Jeneral Governor General.
government; graun bilong gavman government property; gavman i mas senisim sampela lo the government must change some of the laws.
See also: Government of Papua New Guinea
girl; gelpren girlfriend. (see meri.)
again, once more; kam bek gen to rejoin; mekim gen do it again; neks de ol i bung gen they met again the next day; ol pikinini i go pilai gen the children went to play again; sori tumas, traim gen! very sorry, try again.
guest; ges haus guest house.