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 will be like trees whose branches are burned by fire, whose blossoms are blown away by the wind.
> This is Droteo and Toki's room.
> Ulang, you are always inept and end up short.
> Either Cisco or Tony is coming to my house.
> I was so embarrassed I thought I'd die.
Proverbs:
> 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.
> Like an old woman who is cautious about coughing and breaking wind.
Among elderly women, it seems, coughing sometimes produces the unwanted effect of breaking wind. The idiom may be applied to any action that might produce an undesirable side effect, such as a hasty decision at a political meeting. As a caution, it suggests the need for leaders to consider all the consequences.
> 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 the duck of Ngechur, he became industrious after growing old.
The idiom is applied to a person who has more or less vegetated into maturity and old age and who, already far past his prime, suddenly tries without success to do all the things he might have done when younger. It may be used with reference to an elder who tries to be a dandy.
> The heart and assessment.
This might better be translated, "Assessment with knowledge." The mind or head is thought to be the locus of knowledge in Palau, but such knowledge is made useful or is measured with the heart (reng). Chodab, in this context, would appear to mean "to take stock of" or "to measure." In essence, then, the phrase cautions one who seems on the point of making a rash decision to temper his thoughts with his heart.
More Examples:
> Mary, Lily, and Betty are wearing earrings.
> As the sky turns red I am perplexed about my thoughts for you.
> The sum of all the money that was collected, i was able to buy my house.
> The famous war canoe of Belias is a show case item for its speed and performance.
> My father had always made ropes from coconut husks at the boating house with his friends.
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:
> She's an amazing cook that she doesn't even need anyone to try the food she makes.
> The attorneys will attempt at a settlement to avoid trial.
> It's as if I live somewhere so far away that I don't know what's going on.
> He's bought his car so he's bicycle is now left unused.
> 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.
> Destroying his money.
Marriage within the clan, generally considered incestuous, limits the value of the food-money exchange, since the materials simply change hands within the same clan group. A man so married is criticized as having destroyed his source of wealth.
> 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.
> 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.
More Examples:
> That kid drools so much that his shirt is always wet.
> I fell on the stone path and cracked my head.
> Why are Ngerkumer's eyes blinking so much?

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