na Ambai j-enaung
1SG-stay LOC Ambai 1SG-study LOC Ambai
I stayed in Ambai (and) I studied in Ambai.
I went to Serui.
1SG-study also LOC Serui.
I also studied in Serui.
j-eunaung kiai j-ontai-to Jaya-Pura.
1SG-study COMPL 1SG-travel-DIR Jaya-Pura
I finished my studying and traveled to Jaya-Pura.
na Jaya-Pura j-eunaung kontai.
1SG-sit LOC Jaya-Pura 1SG-study also.
I stayed in Jaya-Pura and studied also there.
then 1SG-study COMPL 1SG-travel-DIR Mano-Kwari
Then I finished my studying and went to Mano-Kwari.
1SG-sit LOC Mano-Kwari
I stayed in Mano-Kwari.
j-eunau na Mano-Kwari kontai na
1SG-worked LOC Mano-Kwari also LOC university Negri-Papua.
I teached also in Mano-Kwari at the
1SG-sit then 1SG-send-O letter IND DIR Jakarta
I stayed there and then I sent a letter to
then NOM Indonesia they 3PL-say yes
Then (the government of)
Note: the word /mano/ is a
kind of nominalizer similar to /mani/ or a relativizer. However, here it seems
to function as a nominal head of a genitive expression, similar to
demonstrative in those of
11. anto-hari ne-mu kaiwo b-onatu fefe.
We received a letter you sent.
b-ontai to Waranda
1TR-say yes 2SG-travel DIR Holland 2SG-study LOC
We say yes, you will travel to
13. ainana-ya defuina bo-nini j-ontai.
then year this 1SG-travel
Then this year I traveled.
14. j-ontai na Jakarta to Waranda.
1SG-travel LOC Jakarta DIR Holland
I traveled from
15. j-eunau na-o universitas Leiden.
1SG-study LOC-o university
I study at the
16. j-ontai ma i-minohi na Waranda mani e-teio <Oestgeest>.
1SG-travel here 1SG-stay LOC Holland this 3PL-say Oestgeest
I traveled here and I stay in
17. i-minohi na nanaifa ambori rahidane mani i-ra to katai aunaung.
1SG-stay LOC there so-that everyday this 1SG-go DIR place study
I stay there and everyday I go to the campus.