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, pro.what; which; what kind of; anything (but or except).
ngerang a ker; ngera ke melekoi? tia ng ngerang? ngera soam?
ng diak a ngerangpro.nothing.
ua ngarangpro.how.
ngera meexpr.why? for what reason?
ngera ngar ngiiexpr.what's up? what's happening?
ngera uchul meexpr.why? for what reason?
Examples:
> There isn't anything that frightens me.
> What's your house made out of?
> How's the wound on your arm healing?
> Why are you staring at me like that?
> How high is the tree?
Proverbs:
> From the mature tree the sapling dribbles.
Eseos is a mature tree, dalm is a sapling; olengimch means to drip, drizzle, or dribble. Application is to the similarity of the child to its parents, generally its father.
More Examples:
> What does this mean?
> What is good to see at the movie theaters?
> Your picture at the rock island, what are you sitting on? Is it bamboo raft or tin canoe?
> Wonder what they are thinking.
> And how is the weather over there?
Ngerang, n.hamlet in Melekeok.
Ngerang a rengedel a beluu er a Melekeok.
Examples:
> What is that (thing near you)?
> What are you drinking?
> They both don't know anything and yet they're trying to explain.
> It's as if I live somewhere so far away that I don't know what's going on.
> What is this?
More Examples:
> The reason is, there are too many crimes in the society.
> So what if he is late, as long as he comes.
> What can you do in your household that would help relieve your stress?
> So what if it's old; I can still wear it.
> So what if you're my older brother?

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