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I  ña
"I doṇt believe it!".  eban

ice  aij
ice cream.  aij kudiiṃ
ice-box.  bọọk aij
see aij. ice.  aiji
see aij. ice.  eaiji

idea  ḷōmṇak

ideal  po ḷōma-

identical  āinwōt juon

identification  
identification of.  kijjie-

identify  ketak, kile

idiom  kaj

idiot  
idiotic.  wūdkabbe

idle  jowan, pād bajjek

idol  ekjab
idols.  anij raṇ

if  eḷaññe, ñe

ignite  jọ, tūtil
ignited.  tok
ignited easily (see jatokwōj {jatekʷej}).  tokwōj

ignited  
not ignited easily (see tokwōj {tekʷej}).  jatokwōj

ignition  
ignition switch.  kein kōjjọ

ignorance  ñakḷọkjeṇ

ignorant  jajeḷọkjeṇ

ignore  inojeik, jekdọọn, kajukur, kōjool
ignored.  jool

ill  lọkmej, nañinmej, utaṃwe
ill-bred.  pāpijek
illness.  mej
land given to someone who took care of the head of the lineage owning the land during illness before death.  ṃōnkọḷotḷot
serious illness.  dọlel

illegal  
illegal gathering of food on another's property.  ḷe eoon eṃ

illicit  
euphemistic reference to illicit sexual relations.  teeṃbura
illicit drinking.  kaurur baib
illicit sexual intercourse.  paarōr
smoke illicitly.  lijāludik

ill-matched  
see jekkar. ill-matched, unbecoming.  ejekkar

illogic  
illogical.  jaje ḷōmṇak

illuminate  meram, romaak, romrom

illusion  
mirage, optical illusion, illusion.  jāmilur, jāmilur

illustration  
illustration, instance, illustrative story.  waan joñak

image  annañ, ar, nemāmei-

imagine  etan wōt ñe, ḷam, ḷōkōṃ

imbecile  bwebwe, kūḷaṃwe

imitate  anōk, ari-, kajjioñ
imitate actions of others.  ar

immaculate  kokwōjarjar

immature  
immature (see kapeel {kapeyel}), not clever.  jekapeel
immature coconut fruit of.  ubnen

immediate  epaak, iur
immediately.  jab ruṃwij, kiiō-kiiō

immediately  
do s.t. immediately.  kijer

immigrant  pejpetok

immoral  kijoñ
immorality.  kijoñ

immune  pojak

impatient  atebar, kijerjer

impede  
impeded.  abor

impediment  apañ

impertinent  nōṃaiki

impetuous  aelellaḷ, ṃōṃlep

implement  kein jerbal
implemented.  dede

implicate  jelōt

imply  kowaḷọk

import  deḷọñ
smell of imported goods.  bwiin-ppāllele

importance  
of singular importance.  de

important  aorōk, ḷaikaalal
important person.  ḷakkūk, pālu

importunate  añōtñōt

imposing  
imposing, conceited, inconsiderate.  pedet armej

impossible  ban
attempt the impossible.  kadkadajaj
expression: "impossible!".  eban

impotent  ṃōjṇọ
sexually impotent (male) (see rōrōñ {rẹrẹg}).  jarrōñrōñ

impound  ātet

impress  bwilōñ

imprint  kōkal
imprinted.  kōn

improper  jekkar

improve  
improved.  weeppān

improvise  kōkōn

in  i, ilo, ilowa
go in a passage.  ṃweeaar
in a certain part.  tōr
inside.  ilowa
stick in.  duuj

inability  
inability to catch many fish (see wōda {wedah}).  joda
inability to catch many fish (see koṇkoṇ {kʷeṇkʷeṇ}).  jọkoṇkoṇ
inability to stay underwater long (see pakij {pakij}).  jāpakij

inaccessible  akā

inactive  mejjeeḷ

inalienable  
inalienable rights or property.  addemlōkmej

incantation  katok
perform an incantation.  allōk

incapable  
incapable of bearing offspring, of women only.  orañe, war
incapable of being hurt or embarrassed.  mejel kil

incapacitated  utaṃwe

incense  ijur

incentive  tōp

incest  kōpa

inch  inij

incision  ṃwijṃwij

incl  
see kōj. we incl..  kōjeañ
see kōj. we, incl..  jero

incline  
inclined to.  kōkā

include  kōpooḷ

incoherent  aplo

incombustible  tokwiia

income  deḷọñ

incompetent  jedañ

incomplete  jipikpik, jọuñ

inconsider  
imposing, conceited, inconsiderate.  pedet armej

inconsiderate  būruon kūro, jaje ḷōmṇak, jememe, kōṇkōṃṃan, ḷōkajeṃ

incorporate  koba

increase  būḷak, koorḷọk, orḷọk, ṃōñāñe

indecisive  apaproro, bōbōroro, bōro-pejpej

indeed  lukkuun

indelible  ban jejeor, kōn

independence  anemkwōj

index  
index finger.  addi-kọọtot

indicate  kowaḷọk

indication  kakōḷḷe

indigestion  boṇ

indistinguish  
be indistinguishable.  peljo

individual  armej

indulge  
to indulge.  ñiājo

industrious  owan, niknik
not industrious.  jāniknik

inebriated  kadek

inedible  
inedible portion near stem of pandanus or breadfruit.  ṃak
overgrown and inedible sprouted coconut.  iupej

inertia  jālirara

inexperience  
inexperienced.  watre
inexperienced (see miminene {mimnẹynẹy}).  jāmminene

infant  niñniñ

infatuation  iọkwe in kij

infect  tōrañ
infected.  anilen

inferior  tōtā

infiltrate  dibuk

inflame  
inflamed eye.  pilo

inflammable  tokwiie
inflammable (see jọwiia {jawiyyah}).  jọwiie

inflate  
inflated.  bōbool

inflexible  kajjiṃwe

inform  keeañ, kōjjeḷā
to inform.  kaiñ
well-informed.  jeḷā

informal  ḷam waan

information  kōjjeḷā, meḷeḷe
gather news or information.  eọroñ naan

infuriate  
infuriated.  ro

ingrate  kabbil

ingredient  kāre, kino

inhabit  jukjuk, jokwe

inhabited  
uninhabited land.  rārōk

inhale  koub
sniff, inhale, breathe.  kōboutut

inherit  jolōt
disinherit.  kalia
inherit, physical or mental characteristics.  bōdañ
inherited characteristics.  bōnja-
land inherited by.  kapijukune-

inheritance  amṇak, ājinkōj, jolōt

inhibit  bōbaar

initial  jijino

initiate  bwilik ṃaan, jijino
initiate sexually.  karūtto
to initiate.  ruprupjọkur

injection  
injection, receive an injection, give an injection.  

injure  kọkkure

ink  inik

innards  je
guts, intestines, bowels, offal, innards.  ṃajñal

inning  deḷọñ
inning in baseball.  teeñ

innocent  jajeḷọkjeṇ

Inocarpus  
a plant, Inocarpus edulus.  kūrak

inquire  kajjitōk
inquire of an authority.  jitdaṃ

inquisitive  kajnōt
be inquisitive.  jitdaṃ
inquisitive, of hands only.  pānāpnep

insane  bwebwe, wūdeakeak

inscrutable  ṃwilaḷ bōro

insect  
an insect.  jourur
an insect, big black ant.  kallep
an insect, dragonfly.  boub
an insect, grasshopper.  jeḷo
an insect, moth.  mānnikiden
an insect, moth or miller.  urur
an insect, small, brown, often found around rotten breadfruit.  māniddik
an insect, smallest ant.  kinaḷ

insert  deḷọñ, duuj, pepāin, wiaake

inside  lowa
see ilowa. inside.  ilowaan
see lowa. inside.  lowaan

insignia  kūṃaḷṃaḷ
metal insignia, military.  baar
uniform insignia.  kakōḷḷe

insist  akweḷap
beg insistently.  akweḷap

inspect  etale, idajoñjoñ

inspire  bab-laḷ
inspired.  ellowetak, iruj lọjie-

inspiring  kakōṃkōṃ

install  dedoor, kōḷaak

instance  
illustration, instance, illustrative story.  waan joñak

instant  
instantaneous.  idiñ
instantly.  ṃōkaj

instead  
instead of.  bwiden, ijellọkwi-

institute  jijino, kajjuur

instruct  
deviate from instructions.  weḷọk
instruction.  kipel,

instruction  katak

instrument  kein jerbal
instrument for plotting courses, nautical.  kein kōttōbalbal
instrumental.  kein
musical instrument.  kōjañjañ

insufficient  jabwe
insufficient knowledge.  jeḷā jabjab

insult  jeklep, kajjirere
insulted.  eddo ippa-

insurance  joortoklik

intact  iio, jañin kōkaan, likiio

integrate  koba
integrated.  peljo

integrity  ṃōṃool

intellect  bōklōkōt, loḷātāt

intelligent  jiṃaat, wājepdik

intend  itōn, ḷōmṇak
see itōn. intend, mean, about to.  tan

intensifier  
intensifier used with demonstratives.  jab
intensifier, of limited use: for time, tide, or weather.  jelōñlōñ
intensifier, with great force.  tōñtōñ

intentionally  
unintentionally.  jirilọk

intercede  jojomar

intercourse  
illicit sexual intercourse.  paarōr
not have intercourse often (see tape {tapẹy}).  jattapepe
sexual intercourse.  ijij, peeḷ, peru, tape

interest  limo
arouse interest.  itok-limo
interest money.  orḷọk
not interesting (see ṃōṇōṇō {ṃeṇehṇeh}).  jaṃōṇōṇō
showing interest.  ekwekwe

interfere  juṃae
interfere in order to avoid.  jujuurḷọk

interim  
interim period between stormy seasons, usually a calm spell.  jo

interior  lowa
directional, enclitic, interiorward.  nọọj
go to the interior of an islet.  tōḷoñ
interior of an island.  iooj, lọjien āne
interiorward of an island and from lagoon side only.  nọọj

interjection  
interjection of displeasure used only by women.  ōjjeti-
interjection: "beware!".  iọuwọ
interjection: "By God!".  ṃajidak
interjection: "Darn!" or "God forbid!".  ōkkōk
interjection: "Darn!" or "Heck!".  ōrrōr
interjection: "Good grief!".  aia
interjection: "gracious!".  ṃajō
interjection: "Heck!".  jeej
interjection: "honestly, I swear it's so.".  mejāro
interjection: "How about that!".  kōjaṃṃōk
interjection: "If that's so, then continue.".  ekwekwe
interjection: "No wonder!" "It stands to reason.".  jebata
interjection: "ouch!".  
interjection: "ouch!" (pain or sexual pleasure).  ōttōt
interjection: "you doṇt say!".  kwōjabṃōk
interjection: expression of sexual pleasure.  ōrrōr
interjection: My goodness!, (women only).  weeak
interjection: "See what you've done!" (always used with personal demonstratives).  io-
interjection: "Stupid!".  bōkāro
interjection: connotes unwillingness.  ōḷḷōḷ, ōṇṇōṇ
interjection: dismay.  aiaea
interjection: expression of wonder or delight.  bōranṃaajidake
interjection: surprise or disappointment.  ōjjej
interjection: Wow! (expression of surprise).  bōkkōk
interjection: "ugh!".  ōrrōr

intermediate  kōtaa-

intermission  bōjrak

internal  lowa

interpret  ukok

interrogate  kajitūkin

interrogative  
interrogative generally countering previous statements.  baj ke

interrupt  
interruption.  bōjrak

intersect  
intersection of roads.  kāpoon

interval  
short interval of time.  meḷan

intestinal  
eel, intestinal worm.  ṃaj

intestine  
contents of newborn's intestines.  
guts, intestines, bowels, offal, innards.  ṃajñal

intimate  bwil

intimidate  
intimidated.  kor

into  
go into.  mọọn

intoxicate  
intoxicated.  kadek

intoxicating  kadek

intractable  adkeelel

intrepid  pen-būruon

intricate  pok

intrigue  
intrigued.  iruj lọjie-

introduce  ba kajjie-

introversion  jememe

Intsia  
a plant, tree, Intsia bijuga.  kubōk

intuition  
intuition about a future misfortune or death.  lomije-
intuition and knowledge possessed by certain expert Marshallese navigators using traditional methods.  kabuñpet

invade  
to invade.  jodik

invalid  ārpej, banban, ṃōjṇọ, oḷaḷo, pepaḷ, utaṃwe

invasion  kuju

invent  kōkōn

invest  
invested money.  orḷọk

investigate  eded, etale, iaroñroñ, idajoñjoñ

invisible  aelọk

invitation  kūkūr

invite  jiroñ

invoke  owar
invoke a spirit.  allōk

involve  koba
be involved.  lokjak
deeply involved.  kōptata
get involved accidently.  ḷaanwōtwōt
involved.  jelōt

inward  tulowa

Ipomoea  
Ipomoea pes-caprae.  markinenjojo
a plant, sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas.  piteto
a plant, vine, Ipomoea tuba.  marpeḷe
esp. C. maritima (Aubl.) Thou., a trifoliolate beach vine with pink sweet-pea-like flowers and large flat green pods. Also, Ipomoea tuba, (Convolvulaceae), a creeping viney morning-glory with white flowers.  marḷap

iron  aen, māāl
corrugated iron.  jinnibọọr
smell of iron.  memāālāl

iron pot  ainbat

irresponsible  jabde

irritate  
smart, irritated.  korōt

irritation  kūtōtō

is  
there is.  ewōr

island  aelōñ, āne
breadth of an island.  wūjaḷoñ
directional, enclitic, islandward or shoreward.  āne
either end of an island.  ajokḷā
go ashore on islands belonging to others.  popo ṃanit
go or come towards the ocean side of an island.  wanlik
interior of an island.  iooj, lọjien āne
island or atoll reserved for food gathering, usually for a chief and his immediate family.  ḷārooj
middle of an island.  iooj
ocean side of an island.  jablik
walk between islands at low tide.  etal iene
western and northwestern island northwestern islands in an atoll.  liklaḷ, liklaḷ

isle  
desert isle.  āne-jeṃaden

islet  āne
end of an islet.  kiwūl, tur
go to the interior of an islet.  tōḷoñ
main islet of an atoll.  bōran aelōñ, eoonene
see āne. islet.  āneṇ
see āne. islet.  āneo
see ne. islet.  ān
see ne. islet.  āneeṇ
see ne. islet.  āniin
small islets of an atoll.  aetọ
stony islet without trees.  bokoṃṇa
the opening between islets.  mej, mejje
this islet.  ānin

isolate  jenolọk

Istiblennius  
a fish, blenny, Istiblennius paulus (Mejit).  kudọkwōl

Istiophorus  
Istiophorus greyi.  wūjinleep

it  e
"it caṇt be!".  eban
him, her, it.  e
its.  an

itch  ṃōṇōjṇōj
itchy.  bōbṇōjṇōj, diṃōṃ

itinerary  iaḷ

Ittaria  
a plant, general term for grass or Ittaria elongata, actually an epiphytic, penoulous fern.  wūjooj

Ixora  
a plant, tree, Ixora carolinensis (Val.) hosokawa (Rubiaceae).  kajdo

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