Bahasa Ambon - English Dictionary
  Adapted from Bahasa Ambon - English Dictionary - edited by Chaumont B. Devin
For this dictionary, the letter, 'x', is used to symbolize the glottal stop. Bahasa Ambon has no short 'e' or schwa.
Note that the doubled vowel in the ultima of many words contracts to a single vowel when followed by another word.
For example, 'taloor' means 'egg,' whereas 'talor ayang' means 'hen's egg.'
Note: In Bahasa Ambon, the vowels, 'o' and 'u' are often freely interchangeable, but not always, the rules, as far as I know, as yet still undetermined.
Note: In Bahasa Ambon, there appears to be no distinction between the diphthongs, 'ae' and 'ai.'
To convert a word from standard Bahasa to Bahasa Ambon, in general one might employ the following shaky rules:
1. change short 'e' to 'a'. Examples: sendiri -> sandiri, sengaja -> sangaja, tempurung -> tampurung.
2. Redouble the vowels of stressed ultimate syllables. Examples: senang -> sanaang, betul -> batuul, tendang -> tandaang.
3. Drop terminal 'h' and 'k'. Examples: sungguh -> sunggu, pendek -> pende, lebih -> labee.
4. Change some 'ai' to 'e'. Examples: bagaimana -> bagemana, sampai -> sampe.
5. Convert some terminal 'u' to 'o': Example: burung -> burong, tempurung -> tampurong, sumur -> sumor, campur -> campor, sejuk -> sajoo.
6. Change some 'ai' to 'ae'. Examples: baik -> bae, naik -> nae, air -> aer.
7. Change some penultimate short 'e' to 'o'. Examples: tepuk -> topu, penuh -> ponu, sepuh -> sopu.
8. Change some penultimate short 'e' to 'i'. Example: pecah -> pica.
9. Change some penultimate short 'e' to long 'e'. Examples: berak -> bera, bengkok -> bengko.
Esoteric Abbreviations: PAN = Proto Austronesian, the reconstructed parent language of many peoples found in the region between eastern Africa and western South America.
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   Bahasa Ambon English
   buka paha    v. spread the thighs as a woman does for sex.   
   buku    n. 1. knot. 2. knob. 3. knuckle. 4. book.   
   buku    n. 1. bump, hard protuberance. 2. (of bamboo, sugar cane, etc.) joint, partition. 3. book.   
   buku hobatang    n. book of magic.   
   buku kaki    n. ankle.   
   buku tambaga    n. historical document belonging to a village chief.   
   buku tangang    n. knuckle.   
   bulan pake payong    n. the moon when having a halo.   
   bulana    n. see ikang bulana.   
   bulang    n. 1. moon. 2. month.   
   bulang makarau    n. eclipse of the moon.   
   bulang mati    n. dark moon.   
   bulang pono    n. full moon.   
   bulu    n. 1. hair, fur. 2. feather. 3. bamboo.   
   bulu ayang    n. fish lure, usually made of rooster feathers tied to a hook.   
   bulu gila    n. 1. magical bamboo used in a special kind of dance. 2. the event associated with this dance.   
   bulu jawa    n. A bamboo.   
   bulu kaniing    n. hair of the eyebrow.   
   bulu loleba    n. a bamboo, Bambusa verticillata Bl.   
   bulu mata    n. eyelash.   
   bulu nyawa    n. body hair.   
   bulu patoong    n. a kind of bamboo.   
   bulu rambu    n. hair of the head.   
   bulu sero    n. A kind of bamboo.   
   bulu suanggi    n. A bamboo.   
   bulu tui    n. A bamboo, Bambusa longinodis Miq.   
   bung    n. older brother. Form of address for a male older than oneself but not enough older to be called "oom." Ant. usi.   
   bunga    n. flower.   
   bunga ampa oras    n. A flowering plant, apparently Mirabilis jalapa.   
   bunga aster    n. Various flowering plants including the aster.   
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