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2 number - happen
shape: ihinana taukava ana valikvale ana
             
  shape   --   point puntu
  structure strutura   line (drawn casually) maraku
  space imalueren   line (drawn precisely) kere
  dimension neemana   surface ipuhunana
      surface imicanana
             
 
 
             
  form, shape (vb) (lit.) sese slope velaku, isinu, hiamuinu
  form, shape (vb) (fig.) em namai   steep hoi-hoike, ha'ate
  mould (lit) umu-umu   gradual, gentle teiteile
  mould (fig) sese sese = carve   uphill mua hapa, mua apa
  bend kailpai   downhill surupene
  stretch seile pai poiteke   ridge  
  smoothe out lolore   ledge  
  flatten ne'erpai    
             
mumina vahire to bend metal
             
  straight (e.g. a tree) tuahu   round taukava
  straight (e.g. a line, a ruler) mai-maise     curve kailana
  straighten masupai *   a bend kalu
  crooked kai-kaile   bent hai kaile
  (inside) corner valikina   wind around porose
  (outside) corner lari   twist leileice
             
* lolore pull straight (e.g. cord, cable)
             
  parallel neerune   sharp ha'ate
  converge horuvahe patae   blunt folo, kaihe
  Y-shape karanu   point (e.g. of knife) cipi
  angle tanavaliku      
  frame etekau
       
tarum poro-porose wind a strap around
mua keren nanate stand on a line (in the ground) poro-porose wound around
kurupu unu namai form a group (set up) poro-porose well-ripened
ro'i-ro'ihe twisting (like a snake)
ete tuahu a straight tree
usu-usu en tua-tuahe this cane (bamboo) is straight Em lari fitupai. Make it with seven corners.
marak en maimaise this line is straight ira micane on (the surface of) the water
marak neeruvahana* parallel lines
Tava moko-mokori pata ahar tapa la'a isikola. Komboiu ijampata neerune. The (train) rails are parallel.
He induces those children not to go to school.   * vahe going
shape ihinana taukava ana valikvale ana
             
  flat lepene ne'ere, ne'enere   square faransika, valikvale
  fold tunu   triangle valik utue
  unfold, spread out levere   circle taukava
  wrap rapise, poro-poro   oval acaucu
  roll up lolune, tumu lulune   ring rukusu
  unroll levere   spiral lilihu
             
peetu lulunu rolled up sleeping mat
     
          plain ka'are
  cube valik nitava'anana kubiku   pattern marakuvale
  cylinder taukava   spot marak moko
  cone hoiku   match nitan rau, nita na rau
  sphere tapunu   distort kapar hepere
  ball tapunu   distort kailca'a, a'aca'a
  hollow (tube, tree, rock) papane      
  hollow (ball, sphere) ka'are
  mould (n) bloku heperana alivana
             
emere   front fanu
urane   back upu
          side camalu
  even, uniform varese, nita sasa mai-maise   end ca'u
  uneven lalane, akam ne'ere vehene   edge hula hula
  isi-hiamui      
  vague hau-hau vehemire sitting on the edge
  well-defined va-varese
  regular imaisina ivaarinu      
  irregular akam imaisina helu-helupai   top lalune
  stick out haripe   bottom arauane, araui
  round off em folopai folonpai   base ara
          post sasanu
  rod, pole etepolaka
  board etelepe
     
(describing a cabinet)
ipupuli   the top
icamali   side meza ca'u the end of the table
camal unu la'a camal unu from one side to the other meza camalu the side of the table
arane   the bottom meza camalin mire (in = that)
    sitting at that side of the table
fanu   front, end, width  
Kaka mau meza ifanu imire. Sit at the top of the table.
Meza lohai, po ifanu kawa. The table is long, but not wide.
emer mire   sit in/at the front (of the car)
a'aca'a   distort, twist (figurative)
A aluku-lukun hai naun a'aca'a / tavaca'a. You've distorted what I said.
Ete mucupapane. The tree is hollow. ma'arum hauhaun aci see someone vaguely
ete ipapanu the hollow of the tree ma'arum va-varesen aci see someone clearly
ete mucupapanu a hollow tree
shape: upata'a itavanana
pole   droop seile stretch (decorations across room)
(tired body, plant, weakened metal) horuseile pull together
lapise   droop(ing)     e.g. 2 streamers to meet each other
falavahime fold down (e.g clipped boards)
namai   stand (something) up on end tunu fold tidily
araui huruha screw up the bottom kukule screwed up,
ete-ara   base of a tree (meeting place) An eleuhen afaru istirika nar tapa kukule.
Hikari kaihe. Em ha'atpai. The knife is blunt. Sharpen it.  
manahe (mumina manahe, hikari manahe) sharpen      
en o'o manahe ano'o manahe (when something happens as predicted)  
Vaci hai manahe. Afiter lee mara. The day's got hot. Let's go home.  
            (You work in the fields only in the early morning.)
tapun
classifier for spherical things pata
ca'u tapun   head classifier for elongated things
vata tapuni   coconut acapata log
sapu tapuni grapefruit minipata bridge of the nose
paya tapuni paw-paw etepata trunk
ta'u tapuni   pumpkin fotupata guns
coli   straight lepen
etecoli   beams for the roof classifier for flat things
coli lohai   tall, upright (physical) etelepenu board
A hai nau coli lohai! You have grown up! matar lepenu flat stone
A hai tapi lohai lafai. You are really growing!
fatacoli   straight, honest loukune shallow depression
hai rokise gone crooked   loinate, loinehere stick out, stand up
  deteriorate in shape, performance   coli long, high
kuare crippled     fatacoli straight up (nothing sticking out)
      holi not straight
             
  Meza ivalik ene holi.   The corner of this table is crooked.
  pisikusa malucoro'e   a nail sticking up  
  malucoro'e     stick out  
Hai neere nanipo fonin serika ono malucoro'e.      
      It's gone through, but there's a bit sticking out on the other side.
kukule creased, screwed up
Faru kukule po istirika. Your suit's creased - iron it.
Afrika mocor ica'u rokise. Africans have curly hair.
Ma'ar ica'u sulare la'a salon mara em rokispai. A person with straight hair goes to the salon to have it curled.
umu-umu (also) roll between the hands
peet, capake lolune roll up the bed mat, a cigarette
Kaka ikalasa hai lolore? Have you ironed (smoothed) your trousers?
Uruvacu mua umu-umun i na'um anen em ma'ar lauhana fai.
God made human beings by moulding earth and breathing into it.
hoiku cone a piece, chunk sticking out hoik' ivi utane behind that bit sticking out
a corner of space hoiki hai hala just that corner left