KENYAH

Lepo' Tau Dayak
Sarawak (Borneo)
Malaysia

Personal pronouns

I/me

Mine/my

You

Them/they/their/theirs 

We/our/ours

Us 

Yes

He/She/ it

Hers/ his 

Yours (singular)

Yours (plural)

ake', akek, ke', kayk

che', chek, chayk, anun (belong to) che', anun chek, anun chayk.

iko', ikok.

ida.

ame', amek, amayk.

Ilu 

a'ak.

iya, ya

anun er. 

cho', chok, anun (belong to) cho', anun chok.

chem, anun (belong to) chem, ikem.

PREPOSITIONS

about

at/in/on/to (place)

for (purpose)

from/since

inside

outside

until

with 

Belong 

layan

ka', kak

mer

chin, chen

dalem

kak awang

abe', abek

ngan

anun 

QUESTIONS

what?

who?

When?

Why?

Where? (direction)

Where? (location)

How? 

How much?many? 

Inu?

Aye', ayek?

Midan?

Uban nu, ben nu?

Kak empay, engkay?

Kak empi?

Kumpin? 

Kudak? 

Relation

Father

Mother

Parent 

Elder Brother/Sister

Younger Brother/Sister

Brother + sister (siblings)

Uncle/Auntie

Grandparent

Relatives

Married man/woman (with first child-son)

Married man/woman (with first child-daughter)

Wife

Husband

Child/children

Amai

Uwek / wek

Tua' / Tuk A 

Seken

Sadim

pepadik

Empek / embek

Uko laki (grandfather), Uko leto (grandmother)

Panak

Amai / Wek Weng

Amai / Wek Aping

Leto yek (my lady)

Laki yek (my man)

anak  

OTHERS

To indicate location/giving instruction/pointing out:

This                                 Ini

That                               Ina

Those                             Dina / dia' (diak)

These                           Dini

This is Ini ne

The ia' (iak) 

Good/fine tiga, tega

To indicate neagative:

no/not/doesn't                  be', bek, bayk

have not             be'/bek/bayk awai

No/not be', bek, bayk. 

do not (instruction)         ayen

To indicate ownership:

have                              on

don't have                     be'/bek on