Females and males, young and old

Here are some terms for females and males at various stages of life.

ewa ‘female’, tamona ‘male’
bola ewa ‘sow’, bola tamona ‘boar’

ewa ‘woman’, kole ‘man’

e(we)kapa ‘girl(s), young woman/women’
kolapa ‘boy(s), young man/men’
ekap(a)-kolapa ‘girls and boys, young women and men’
(unlike Tok Pisin manmeri)

ekapa kakapi ‘little girls’
kolapa kakapi ‘little boys’
kakapiko ‘little children’

ewesika ‘adult women’, tamota ‘men’
ewesika wa tamota ‘women and men’
(unlike Tok Pisin manmeri)

kolapa dewala ‘young bachelors’
kolapa asasa ‘young adult man’ (married?)

ewesika mamatala ‘adult married women’

embamoto ‘elderly woman/women’
kombamoto ‘elderly man/men’

embamoko ‘poor dear (female)’
kombamoko ‘poor dear, poor fellow (male)’
(exclamations of sympathy)

Kolapa can also mean ‘child’, not necessarily male, as in -nggewe kolapa ‘to bear a child’ or kolapa palele ‘infant (male or female)’.

I believe I’ve also heard it as an exclamation: “Kolapa!” ‘Oh man!’ or ‘Oh boy!’ (like Tok Pisin Olaman, Olaboi).

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