|se el||conj.||when (in the future); whenever.|
|se el sekum||conj.||if (used in negative sentences).|
|er se er a||expr.||when (in the past).|
|er se er a Sebadong||expr.||last Saturday.|
|er se er a taem er a mekemad||expr.||during the war.|
|er sei||expr.||over there; in that place.|
|mekera isei||expr.||[used to refer to a method of doing something that the speaker has forgotten.]|
|ngera isei||expr.||thingamajig; thingamabob; whatchamacallit. [used to refer to something whose name the speaker has forgotten.]|
|se di kau||expr.||it's up to you.|
|se el soam||expr.||whatever you want; it's up to you.|
|se el tebel||expr.||that table (over there).|
|se er a||expr.||conj. when (in the past).|
|techa isei||expr.||what's-his-name; what's-her-name. [Used to refer to someone whose name the speaker has forgotten.]|
|tela isei||expr.||[used to refer to a number that the speaker has forgotten.]|
> When my eyes are closed.
When one dies the eyes are "closed"; hence, to be dead. The term for "death" is mad as is the term for "eye," (mad; madak: "my eye"). Some sources suggest that the term for death refers to the closed eyes of a dead person.