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  • We learn directions and body parts, including zakila (“penis”) and alua (“vagina”) — the Basques are nothing if not frank.

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  • In Numbami, the "trial" pronouns have the collective function and rarely refer exactly to '3', while the dual is often used in the sense of 'both together': alua ti-wesa bebesua-ma 'they.two they-went both-ly' = 'they both went', but you can also say: alua ti-lapa ata 'they.two they-fought reciprocal/reflexive' = 'the two of the them fought each other'.

    languagehat.com: DUAL PRONOUNS.

  • Laieikawai ka iho i kai o Keaau, ma ka moolelo o Hauailiki, a me ka moolelo o ka hele alua ana o Aiwohikupua i Hawaii, a oia mau no a hiki i ko Kekalukaluokewa hiki ana i Hawaii.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • "Aole ka hoi i pau na kaikuahine o kaua, alua i hala, ekolu i koe," wahi

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • A no kona hanau mua ana, lilo ai oia i hiwahiwa na na makua o kakou, ma ona la i haawiia'i ka mana nui hiki ole ia makou, a o Kahalaomapuana nei, alua wale no mea

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • ¶ Tam depressa, oo delicada alua pomba, pera onde his? quem vos engana,

    Four Plays of Gil Vicente

  • o ko Laielohelohe hale me kona ike oleia mai, kokoke alua anahulu kona hookalua ana, alaila, ike oia i ka Laielohelohe hana, he kui lehua.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

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