book.gif (252 bytes) This is an entry in Mihalic 1971


  1. now, the present time
    em inap bilong nau = that is enough for now, for the present
    kiap i bilong nau tasol = the government officer is new (at it)
    nau tasol mi lukim em = I saw him just now; I just saw him
    yupela olgeta i sindaun nau = all of you sit down now
    wataim yu laik laik mekim? Nau tasol = when do you want to do it? Right now

  1. then - in narratives in the past tense
    ol i go, i go, i go, nau ol i kamap long Wewak = they kept on going and going, then they reached Wewak

Frank Mihalic 1971 (with permission) [Home]