- This word is used between two parts of a sentence, that is, between the subject of the sentence and what is said or asked about the subject (predicate) san i lait the sun shines; em i go he, she, it goes; ol i go they went;
- This word is often used with these words: mipela, yupela, ken and laik; mipela (i) go we went; yupela i go you go, you went; mi ken (i) go I can go; em i ken (i) go he can go; mipela (i) ken (i) go we can go; ol i laik (i) go they want to go;
- ‘i’ is not used when the subject is the first or second person singular of the personal pronoun (mi, yu); mi go I go; yu go you (one person) go;
- this word can mean is, are, was, were, will be, shall be, has been, have been; bipo ol i bin pailot formerly they were pilots; dispela i dok bilong mi this is my dog; i stap i go it doesn’t matter; sip i longpela the ship is long.
ear (also yau).
deaf; em i iapas, em i no harim toktok bilong yu he is deaf, he won’t hear what you are saying; ia i pen ear ache (also yaupas).
equal (also wankain).
election; Yu bai votim husat long ileksen? Who will you vote for in the election?
See also: Elections in Papua New Guinea
to elect (also votim); ol pipol i ilektim gavman bilong ol the people elect their government.