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kaminan Family Members

When they arrive at the house of si nan Maoyong (Sn), Sompo's (So) aunt, she introduces the family, which includes the grandmother, the husband, and two sons si Maoyong (Mo) and Mateneng (Mt).

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So: akay kong, akes kong, kaminan kong, maran kong, sira kaka kong, wari ciong!
Good morning, grandpa, grandma, auntie, uncle, cousins!

grandmother: akokay, apo kong.
Good morning, my grandson.

aunt & uncle﹕ anak kong.
Good morning, child.

Mo﹕ wari ciong
Good morning, younger cousin.

Mt﹕ kaka kong
Good morning, older cousin.

So: Kamo pa ji nimangay do takey?
Did you not go into the mountains yet?

Sn: namen mamahamaha pa, ta namen kateyka pa niromiag.
We just finished breakfast, so we are resting a little.

Ma: kokay kamo!
Hello, everyone!

So: si kavakes ya, ko nirara a mai do pongso ta, a ya milingalingay.
This is my college classmate. I invited her to come tour our island.

Sn: kokay, kaminan na yaken ni Sompo, o ya am, si ina, o ya am, si ama, kadoan ko do vahay ya.
Hello, I'm Sompo's aunt. This is my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, and this is my husband.

Mo: kokay, si Maoyong ko, ko mapivatvatek so ciriciring no tao do 國中.
Hello, I'm Maoyong, and I teach the Yami language in the local junior high school.

Mt: yaken am, si Mateneng ko, ko mivazay do gokosio.
I'm si Mateneng, and I work in the local township office.

Mo: lisna kamo jito, kamo na niromiag? romiag kamo pa an?
Please, have a seat. Have you eaten breakfast yet? Do you want some breakfast?

So: ciaha, ta namen mabsoy rana.
No, thank you! we are full.