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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:
> Why are you just sitting here? - Because they don't want me to go over there.
> How's the old man getting on?
> Why did you go to Saipan?
> What's Droteo's position at the school?
> Why are you acting like a Japanese?
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 is the job of a janitor or custodian.
> What do you say?
> What was it that I wanted to ask?
> I'm fine. How are you?
> And how is the weather over there?
Ngerang, n.hamlet in Melekeok.
Ngerang a rengedel a beluu er a Melekeok.
Examples:
> What are you drinking?
> They both don't know anything and yet they're trying to explain.
> What is this?
> It's as if I live somewhere so far away that I don't know what's going on.
> What is that (thing near you)?
More Examples:
> So what if it's old; I can still wear it.
> So what if you're my older brother?
> Why are you frowning all the time?
> What do you say?
> So what if he is late, as long as he comes.

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