Gazelle/New Ireland: guria.

Ross (1992: 374) notes that Kuanua and Romoaaina have guria and Kandas (Southern New Ireland) guri.

See original Mihalic entry.

Noun forms

  1. Physical world: an earthquake
    guria i bagarapim haus an earthquake brought the house down

Intransitive verb forms

  1. to tremble
    graun i guria there was an earthquake
    em i pret nogut tru na skru i guria he was so afraid his knees were trembling

  1. to look at enviously aigris, mangal, seksek
    maus bilong em i guria long kaikai his mouth was watering at the sight of the food
    meri i guria long nupela klos the girl is anxiously waiting for a new dress
    yu guria long wanem? what are you looking like that for (in expectation of something)?

Verb phrase forms

  1. skin i guria to shiver skin i hat
    ren wasim em na skin i guria he was drenched by the rain and was shivering with cold
    malaria holim em, na skin i guria he has malaria and is shivering with the fever

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