me a, conj.and.
macont.me a
makcont.me ak
makicont.me aki
meconj.and.
me a omech a tekoi; kau me ngak me ngii, Calista me tir a mong.
mengcont.me ng
Examples:
> They chased him so he was driven into the jungle.
> I have a deep affection for you, so that's why I'm warning you.
> Droteo neither ate nor drank and just left.
> I was so ashamed I thought I'd die.
> He's so busy playing around that his responsibilities are neglected.
Proverbs:
> I build it and you destroy it?
May be applied to a person who feels his aims or projects are being destroyed by the actions of another.
> It's like the case of Beriber and Chemaredong (who for a long time lived in adjacent caves unaware of each other's existence but who finally discovered each other and began to share their surpluces).
People wasting things and not sharing or cooperating as they should.
> Like Beriber and Chemaredong
Cooperative reciprocity among equals should be patterned on that exemplified by these two men. Beriber, who harvested coconut syrup, and Chemaredong, who was an expert fish trapper, lived in two small caves near the village of Oikuul in Airai (central Palau). These caves are side by side, separated by a natural wall about one foot thick. However, for a long time the neighbors did not know that the other existed. Finally, they discovered one another, and from that time on they engaged in mutually profiitable exchange of their surpluses in fish and syrup. An elder source said that this is more than a proverb (blukul a tekoi) and referred to it as ollach idnger, the "law of neighborliness."
> He's like Ngerechebal Island, which is neither closer to Imeliik nor closer to Ngerekebesang.
i.e. He's indecisive or not clearly taking sides.
> I receive it and you ask for it?
A man asks for and receives that which he needs from a second party. A third party, learning of this, asks the first party for it. Used as implied or generally about any unreasonable request
More Examples:
> I'm single. I have never been married.
> If we go at it, yoy won't be able to say anything.
> I ate cassava and Japanese noodles soup.
> So what if you're my older brother?
> at 6:30 a.m. I take a shower
omeng, v.t.put hand over (mouth; nose; etc.); put (mouth; face) against; put (mouth) on opening of bottle; stop up (bottle).
omeng a mengir; dokedekii, mertii, toktang a mla meng a ngerir e omodk, bengel.
mengiiv.pf.3s
milengiiv.pf.3s.past
mengv.pf.3p.inan.meng a omeng; melekedek er a ngerel me a isngel; toktang a mengir a ngerel e omodk; bleng; blengoel, bengel a ngor.
milengv.pf.3p.inan.past
bengoelv.a.s.is to be covered with hand; is to be stopped up.
bengoel a kirel el obeng; mekngit a secherel a bengoel a ngerel, omeng a er a isngel er a mekngit el bau.
bleng
/blengoel
v.r.s.covered with hand; stopped up.
bleng a mla obeng, metenget; telenget, mengir a ngerel, bleng a telil.
blengoel a bleng.
Examples:
> He's bought his car so he's bicycle is now left unused.
> It's as if I live somewhere so far away that I don't know what's going on.
> The attorneys will attempt at a settlement to avoid trial.
> She's an amazing cook that she doesn't even need anyone to try the food she makes.
> He's so busy playing around that his responsibilities are neglected.
Proverbs:
> Eat tradacna.
Tradacna, one variety of which is the so-called Giant Killer Clam, occurs in quantity off Ngerechelong and is a prominent food there; hence, the people of Ngerechelong.
> Like the cockroach of Ngerdobotar, staying on till it became white.
Presumably if a cockroach remains in the darkness for a long time, as one at Ngerdobotar (in Aimeliik) apparently did, it will turn white. Application pertains to a visitor who stays on and on, especially one who is not helpful in the household. Such behavior is not properly human; the person is somehow different, like a white cockroach.
> With persistence the village of Ngersuul was maintained
When the men's clubs of Koror could not proceed as far as Melekeiok, a major village to the north that stood in political balance with Koror, the clubs would often stop over at Ngersuul and sack the small village. Yet the people of Ngersuul, over and over defeated, clung to their village and persisted through history. (Sometimes the village of Angaur is used, with a similar meaning, in place of Ngersuul.) The saying may be applied to the harried individual who is about to give up a task because of repeated failure.
> When the purple swamp hen appears, it brings remembrance
There is a song (Oumachas) from which this saying derives: Once there was a young couple who made love in a secluded spot in the taro garden. While they were lying together a purple swamp hen darted out of the brush startling the couple. Eventually love cooled, but thereafter whenever the girl saw a purple swamp hen while she worked in the gardens, she recalled her lover. Hence any occurrence that brings back fond memories.
> A full basket was dropped in Ngeremeduu bay.
From the folk tale about Obak era Kedesau on his way to a feast being given in honor of his wife by her adoptive father. While crossing Ngeremeduu Bay between Ngatpang and Ngeremlengui, Obak dropped a basket of Palauan money overboard. Despite this terrible loss, he still had the courage and sufficient cash to carry off his visit in high style. The saying may be used to reassure someone, following a loss, reminding them that Obak era Kedesau recovered from an even greater loss.
More Examples:
> That kid drools so much that his shirt is always wet.
> Why are Ngerkumer's eyes blinking so much?
> I fell on the stone path and cracked my head.

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