- an interjection Oh!;
- added to words when calling out; yu ken singaut “bos o”, tasol em i no inap harim yu yet you can sing out for the boss but he won’t hear you;
- (an extra word added to songs, especially work songs, to make the rhythm smoother);
- or; i gat gavana o nogat? do they have a governor or not? mipela i sot o no gat mani we are short of or without money; trausis bilong ol meri o man? are they men’s or women’s trousers?
- or not (at the end of a sentence, short for o nogat); meri bilong yu i gat wankain tingting olsem yu tu o? does your wife think the same as you or not?
an order; lo na oda law and order.
See also: Law and Order in Papua New Guinea
an offering, sacrifice.
to offer, to sacrifice.
to turn off (also kilim, kil indai).
August (also namba 8 mun).
October (also namba 10 mun).