enga name / type, sort

Part of Speech noun, relational
Phonetic Form eŋa
Tanema Equivalent ninge
Lovono Equivalent nenge
    • name
    • Typical Subject s.t., s.o.
      • Example 342:
        Basa iupa re po i-wen’ iu re, enga ini Popokia.
        That mountain of ours up over there is called Popokia.
      • Example 735:
        Enga ini Lupo.
        His name is/was Lupo.
      • Example 736:
        Vilo peini revo ponu, enga ini tongobe.
        That seashore tree is called mangrove.
      • Example 737:
        Ni-mui enga temaka na.
        I don't know the name of that place.
      • Example 738:
        Uk' one tilu, kape ne-vete enga da metae.
        My in-laws, I can't say their names out loud.
    • type, sort
      • Example 739:
        Udo ponu, enga ini tilu.
        There are two sorts of bananas.
      • Example 740:
        Kava pon, noma, enga tete ne basa kulumoe na; enga tilu iote ka i-bu.
        Our island used to have three types of kava; two of those types have disappeared.
      • Example 741:
        Banie i-waivo ñe idi ñe makone: makone iote, makone iote, makone iote... Enga makone tilu-tae.
        Banie instructed humans with dances: one dance, another one, another one again… Altogether, eight different types of dance.
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  • See also:
    • ~ko1 say ‹s.th.›, declare. Introduces direct reported speech / call s.th. ‹so and so› / tell s.o. to do s.th.; order, suggest that / think, believe (that) / want to, be about to