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Qanugumaang

Masculine name, the person who first brought Qanugumaang money to Yap. Qanugumaang

Qatliiw

Channel entrance at Qatliiw village. P'earmach

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quantity

Quantity of, amount of, all of, as much of, every, everyone, everybody. qurngin

Bit, quantity. quw

quarrel

To get mad, angry, ready to quarrel, to bristle. thung

quart

Type of quart bottle. poelyoel

Type of quart bottle, any cylindrical bottle. yabachbach

quarter

Quarter dollar, twenty five cent piece. piseetaa

Quarter moon, small tides. qëchqël

queen

Queen ant, termite. weeluwol

quench

Drink to quench thirst. garbad

question

To question someone; to ask. deqer

To question someone; to ask a question. deqeriy

A question. duweer

questioning

To ask questions, questioning someone, investigate. fithfiith

questions

Or; interogative particle in tag questions. fa

To ask questions, questioning someone, investigate. fithfiith

quick

Smart, intelligent, quick to learn. liichow

Fast, rushed, hurried, quick. paapëy

quiet

Calm, peaceful, quiet. miirip

Calm, quiet, peaceful, of wind or sea. moechäq

To become calm, quiet, peaceful. paes

quietly

In dancing: at the beginning when all dancers are lined up, but sitting, or standing quietly, waiting for the dance to start. chap

quietness

Calmness, quietness, peacefulness, of wind or sea. chäq

Calmness, quietness, peachfulness, of wind or sea. choeq

Calmness, quietness, peacefulness, of wind or sea. chöq

quit

To leave something, to go, quit. digey

To stop, quit. taal

quonset

Fish trap; quonset hut. yanup

quote

To say, quote; to do like this; then in narration; become like this. gaqar

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Yapese Dictionary, web edition
revision 1/6/2017
email: John Thayer Jensen (compiler) – Stephen Trussel (web production)