long wanem

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

long + wanem

Conjunction[edit]

long wanem

  1. because
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:10 (translation here):
      Na man i bekim tok olsem, “Mi harim yu wokabaut long gaden na mi pret na mi hait. Long wanem, mi stap as nating.”
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see long,‎ wanem.

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike in English, long wanem is not postpositive.


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