Marriage, Peace and Made Up Stories
In Abau., a Green River language of Papua New Guinea,
"Liwak marowhway" is peace
or literally "Liwak" (is to sit (not on ground)
and "Marowhway" (peace, quietness),
"Uron" is heart,
"Uron-pi ko-ar yor is love
and "Hakwe hne uron-pi ko nuw-wak" is I love you very much,
"Hunkwe hane liy liwak o?" means can you marry me?
and "uron-saw-ok" is a made up story
and I wonder what sitting has to do with marriage
and what the heart has to do with making up stories
Peace and Well Do
In Kalam, a language of Papua New Guinea
"Ag tep g-" (say well do, lit. say properly, speak clearly)
"Ay tep g-" (put well do, lit. organise or tidy things, put in order)
"Da tag tep g-" (carrying, lit. go about well do, look after someone well)
"G tep g-" (do something well, lit. do well do)
"Md tep g-" (peace, live in peace, lit. exist well do, live well, live in peace)
"Nŋ tep g-" (know something well, lit. think well do, think something well)
"D puŋi kuskus g-" (screw something, lit. hold poke revolving do, press on something and make it revolve)
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A Forgiving Peace
"Waphimbiji" means peace in Mende
spoken in Papua New Guinea
between the Torricelli mountains to the north
the Sepik River plains and swamps to the south
one must go over the mountains
or through the swamps to rest in this land
"Waphimbiji" means forgive
as if the only way
is through forgiveness
Mende (men)—"Waphimbiji" (peace, reconcile, forgive), "Mishamaimba" (make peace, reconcile), "Ukomonoli" [uk-omonoli] (live peacefully, not quarrelsome), "Ukomonolinda" (he is a quiet person)—Papua New Guinea.
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