|This is an entry in Mihalic 1971|
dispela wok em inap long tripela de = this is three days work
em inap = thats enough. The predicate marker i is sometimes omitted when the following word begins in i.
mi inap = Ive had it. I am satisfied. I am content.
to fit, to be the right size, to be the right age
bet i no inap long mi = the bed is too small for me
dispela klos inap long mi = this dress fits me
dispela boi em inap long skul = this boy is old enough to go to school
to be suited to, to be fit for, suitable, capable, able
yu no maritim dispela man; em i no inap long yu = dont marry that man; he is not good enough for you. Or also: he is not your age or height.
until, till, up to, about
mi slip inap tulait = I slept until daybreak
mi inap long tenpela yia = I am about ten years old
mi sik inap tripela de = I was sick for three days
rot i go inap long solwara = the road reaches the ocean
© Frank Mihalic 1971 (with permission) [Home]