1   God  -  matter - subject                Uruvacu  -  upata'a - sujetu
relating        a'avaiakana
           
  relation to a'avaiakana relasaun   connection iha'arukanu*
  in relation to / referring to  naanate   relationship nita a'avaiakana
  separate, distinct jepe, jene   their relationship tavar inita a'avaiakana
associated / connected with nita a'averire, nita a'avaiake   correspond … nita va'ane,  koresponde
  relevant aanava   correspond,  match acakne
  mutual     fit in with / go together nita naanava,  nita naarau
        conform to neerepai
     
*   a'aruka  join, connect
     
  compatible nita naanava      
  clash nitavali   adapt to em acakpai
  consistent konsisten,  akam helu-helupai   adjust to tomane, nim … tomanpai
  complementary upahana,  nita upahana   match em acakne
        blend / blend in nim (touru) neerepai
  stand out harinate
     
     
  underlie i'ara
  based on i'ara      
  depend on naanate   conditional kondisional
  dependent ununanate,  dependente   unconditional akam kodisaun alimine
  independent jenate   In that case ... Ivin nate ia …
  interdependent nita a'averire interdependente   In any case … Ia tar iva'ane o …
  It depends on … nehen,  naanate konforme      
     
"Matare" ia lavan naanate, "mahone" ia nehenta naanate. "Matare" in relation to money, "mahone" for anything.
(two words for "mean, tight")
Tavar nita a'avaiake, nanipo ica hici hala. They relate to each other, but only sometimes.
Tavar nita upahana. They complement each other.
cf upahe     complete
kaixa en eacakne this box corresponds to that one
Afihini upe tu afit em acakpai. We haven't got one so we'll have to adapt one.
Ana ono nim lauhana Dili nae tomanpai. I'm adapting to life in Dili.
Ana ingles i'ikarana tomane. I'm used to the cold of England
Ana Inglaterra naen hai rata tu mua tali timine an akam hai tomane.
I've been in England such a long time that I'm no longer adjusted to hot weather.  
Ana Inglaterra naen hai rata tu ana eleveni (ikar') hai tomane.
I've been in England such a long time that I've  adjusted to the cold weather.  
Ma'ar lauhana initava'anana ia demokrasia i'ara. Equality underlies democracy.
Demokrasia i'ara ia ma'ar lauhana inita va'anana. Democracy is based on the equality of people.
ina'it tavar ihiren neerepai     conform to expectations
ina'it tavar eluhen neerepai   conform to what's wanted
Tavar ihire tu isikola mocor in fai-fainum tavar eluhe neerepai.    
    They expect student behavior to conform to what they want.
relating     a'avaiakana
     
  normal ivaci-vacinu back to normal
  normally ait,  aitua alehe fulehen la'a inere-nerenana va'ane,   
  usually ailacinae     alehe fulehen normal  
  unusual akam e/iva'-va'ane … inere-nerenana(nu) the normal state of affairs
  universal iaufne Ali fulehen la'a lauhana irata va'ane.  
  particular unuhala alehen uramohe    
      alehe = ali :   again
Ailacinae oras eva'ane a vaarin ica rau-rau.  Ina'it kapare? En akam eva'ava'ane tu anakam navare.
Usually you're very happy at this time.  What's wrong? This is unusual; I don't understand it.
           
  standard imai-maisina   applies to fait la'a
  copy fanupai,  aapae   …. ihini,  … iva'ane
  imitation iha'apainu   not aplicable     akam eihini
  original itapinu, itara-taranana orijinal   represent reprezenta, neemela'a
  copies ineerenana   replace helupai
  model naaca'anu modelu   representative reprezentante,  nemela'anu
  image ihutu,   imazen   replacement helupainu
           
           
    compare nita nanace'e,   nita afamore  jepani   different jene
  contrast vali   difference jenana
  same (the same one) nauvara ivi'i   make a difference neemana vale
  same nitava'ane   makes no difference neemana pali
  similar ace'e   opposite tatane,  nita vali
           
aapai copy (a picture) copy fanu-
tavapai   make more copies livru en fanusorote copy this book
aapai copy (someone)    em fanune move (st) to another place
tava ifai-fain aapai copy her behaviour ifanupainu a copy
Regulamentu en touru tu akam sirivesu ihini. This regulation applies to unemployed people. 
Luku-lukun te-tenae naunuku iva'ane. It applies to languages everywhere.
Tava ifai-fain lei hai vali. His behaviour is contrary to the law.
Tava ifai-fain ikakahini apur nita nau vali. Her behaviour contrasts sharply with her big sister's.
Inoko ifai-fain ikakahini vali. The younger one's behaviour is in contrast to the elder's. 
En nauvara ma'aru tu arahin apur luku-luku ivi'i. That is the same person you were speaking to yesterday.
Ma'ar lauhana nau a'anupahen lee imucune.   There were various people there in the house.
Ma'ar lauhana alivana nau ta'ata'a mau.   People come from various places.
         
           
aanupahe varies (from one subject to another) Ma'ar lauhana ihiar' a'anupai.
helu-helupai varies (within one subject) Tava ihiar helu-helupai.  
relating     a'avaiakana
      be like,  as if ait
  like (prep) va'ane Tava ait moko-mokori'i.            He is immature
  than (prep) …tali  Tava hai lafai nanipo ihiar ait moko-mokori'i.
  than (conj) …tali     He has grown up but his behaviour is immature.
  as …. as (e)apur … nita va'an
  (an) other itelira,   alinu
  distinguish jenavare ihini va'ane           like yours
  various ta'ata'ane akam ihini va'ane not like you do (lit. yours)
      En irauna iapur nita va'ane.   This is as good as that.
Ivi eapur nita va'an rau. That is as good as this.
En jene. This is different. Afi eceremu nita vale. Our ideas are opposite.
Ihutupain jene.      The lid is different. Lospala Dili nita nau tali najene.  ... are very different.
Arapami en jepani.   This milk is different. Noko ihini ale(m) ane. I've got another one.
itifarana hai jene the flow is different itelira ali caru    open another
em jeje pai make different eceremun un alinu another idea
Amelio ivaari va'ane. Amelio is always like that.
Fransa ihini va'ankeere. write (spell) in the French way
I ta'ani o iva'ane. The accent is also the same.
nita neere-neere va'ane almost the same, similar
nita neere-neere fanu resemble each other
"Uliadu", "kapa" horu nitava'ane. "Uliadu" and "kapa" are the same.  (both mean "playing field")
Eca'u ia nauvara evaian Timoteo ihini va'an lakuvare. Your hair is as black as your cousin Timoteo's.
Esirivesu iimportansia ia nauvara sirivesi eapur nita va'ane. Your work is as important as this job.
Tava itu touru naranen tali lohai. He is the tallest among them all.
Noko ikareta uni e tali rau. Your old car was better than this one.
Upe.  Enit  akareta uni tali rau. No.  This is better than the old one.
Tava aniru tali lohai.   He is taller than me.
Rohone hai tali rau. It's better than it was.
Kaka em noko tali navare. You know better than I do.
relating: additional material     a'avaiakana: upata'a itavanana
fait la'a eece     applies to two things    
Lei en sala e ihini.   The law applies to this crime  
Lei en akam sala e ihini.   does not    
       
Fai-fain la'a CU naen lavan cevere touru BBL nae hala, ana nehenta touru?    
        Rules of the CU for borrowing money, do they apply only to BBL people or to everyone? 
       
Upe, ia fait la'a ma'ar BBL nae hala.   No, it only applies to people in BBL.  
             
Ailacinae sorotasa nitan asisi. Often the papers stick together.
Eluku-lukun ia akam nita naanava. Your words are not consistent.
Eluku-lukun ia akam ahani naanava. Your words are not consistent with mine.
Eluku-lukun ia akam ahani a'avaiake. Your words do not correspond to mine.
relating: additional material     a'avaiakana: upata'a itavanana
"tali" ho "trans" ineemana nita a'avaiake "Tali" and "trans" correspond.
Volontariuere kreditunion i'ara. } The credit union is based on volunteers.
Kreditunion i'ara ia volontariuere.
Lospala ilauhana pala naanate. The people of Lospalos depend on agriculture.
An eluhe mu'u hitanu una. Nehen a ehiarum ranupai. Can I have a banana to eat?  It depends whether you
behave yourself.
Nehen vaci (uru) teni'i.    It depends which day (month).
Afa la'a bola tiele, nanipo aia naanate (vacu naanate). We're going to play football, but it depends on the rain.
(on the sun)
Ukani enia akam foni apur nitava'ane. This one is not the same as that.
Ahani enia tavar ihini apur nitava'ane Mine is the same as theirs.
Tava efai-fain a'apai. He's copying your behaviour.