English - Fataluku wordlist              Luku-lukun ilista Ingeris - Fataluku
6  think - belief
        reason      
             
  think about, give thought to eceremun fai   reason (n) eceremunu
  think, reason eceremun fai   rational eceremun vale
  decide / conclude tot ca'a   irrational eceremun pale
  count, take account of konta, akonta   sense / reasonable neemana vale
  applies (e.g. principle)  …ihini   as far as I can see ana navare ia …
  project (extrapolate) ineemana fai   It makes sense. Uhulen neemana vale.
  disregard / akam nacun nau   valid on lauhe
   take no notice of eceremu      nonsense, rubbish napaniki
             
             
  reason, grounds (for) nacun i'ara   problem acaknenu
  imply, entail, mean inar' ia,   nu   puzzle he-enu
  implication inar' ia   clue catanu, naca'anu
  implicit akam fataca'a   solution solusaun
  explicit fataca'a   work out fai
  coherent mai-maise   mistake etepainu
  baseless arapali   make a mistake etepai
             
Eceremun inia en o ihini. That idea also applies here.
Nacun vale hinta, umu. There must be a reason why he died.
i'ara ehinta tava uca. This was the reason why he killled him.
i'ara et ina'i. What is the reason?
en aravale there's a reason for this
A uhulen iliarana fai? Can you work out the answer?
Upa-upata'a eceremun pali. Animals have no reason.
Neemana it fai tu ma'ar lauhana apurjene / najene. Reason makes human beings different from animals.
Jen in utuporoke ia i'ara maisu tu ma'ar uca. Self defence is valid grounds for killing someone.
Jen in utuporoke ia nacun irauni tu a ma'ar uca. Self defence is good grounds for killing someone.
Nacun i'ara tu ponti e fai ia aiauta nar kareta vaari neere.
The reason for making this bridge is so that even in the rain the cars can get through.
A e ineemana fai, a coman toto tu afa molu. If you project these results, you can see that we are going to fail.
A e ineemana eva'apai …
Tavar jen inukune fiare, nanipo la'a muaocava ia akam ihini.
They believe in freedom, but they don't apply this to native people.
otete va'u va'u   mistake - make a mistake
    saying something you shouldn't, faux pas eteneceremu Ana haim eteneceremu.
napaniki nau ta'a talk nonsense eteca'a Ana (e)m eteca'a.
napaniki nau fai make a fool of yourself etepai Ana haim etepai.
Komputador napaniki nau la'a. sala   salan fai
reason
             
  assume aaneceremu   suspect imucunana anahe
  theory eceremunu   see, discern, recognise nau navare
  evidence sasi   opinion / view eceremunu, totonu
  hypothesis ia ahar   discernment ia'ilana
  premises ita'a-ta'anu   explain, account for avevehe
  conclusion konklusaun   analyse neereneceremu
      define neereca'a
             
             
  assess uku toto   take seriously tapim rau-raun eceremu
  criterion nee-neemana   dismiss (idea) paifirike
  settle, decide (issue) em sai pai  em kapar (n)eceremu   misjudge em kapar pote*
  judgement rekisana   confuse (things) nita utuneceremu
  diagnose anahe, konsulta orine   mislead em kapar (n)orine
      suspicious imucunana anahe
             
* pote, ofote: judge in sense of analyse, decide
Ia ahar Amerika la'a Iran assalta. The hypothesis is that America attacks Iran.
Tava emer nauku toto ta pura fai. Having first assessed everything, she then makes a purchase.
Ahani inee-neemana ukan hala ivi'itu afa ko-operativum namai, ukan-ukani ihulanana ane tu nau luku-luku.
My one criterion for setting up a co-operative is this: that each one has the opportunity to speak his mind.
Afa hai tot ca'a tu afa em ine. We have decided so we'll put it into action.
Ana tava imucunana anahe tava eluhen a ceren me. I'm suspicious he wants to take my girlfriend.
Polisia tavar imucunana anahe tavar tu pompa fai. The police suspect him of setting off a bomb.
Tava ifai-fain jampata nae ia mucunana vale. Their behavior in the street was suspicious.
avevehe: explain about   "Televisaun tena'en mau?" "T suku ilee na'en mau."           Kaka televisaun avevehe.
       En umani?  Ene F izeu.      
cf       Tavar akam imoco navevehe tuu pasupale.  
            If they don't explainthings to the child he'll be badly bahaved.
        reason: additional material      
An acaknen ane. I have a problem (need some help).
Ana eluhe tu afa horucuare, po an acaknen ane. I would like us to meet, because I have a problem.
nita mucuca'a collusion
Kail hin ica kaile nu ihuranana kail hai kelu. Being sorry for your sins means not wanting to sin in the future.