|A. kugi=A=O||A touch, rub O|
|B. gada-kugi=A=O||A wash O (with water)|
Kugi appears to be derived from an older form of the word kuwu ‘hand’ and some unknown particle. Gada-kugi incorporates the noun gada ‘water’ as an instrument or manner adverb. Another kugi compound is kugi-kenni:
|C. kugi-kenni=A=O||A shake O|
|D. kugi-kenni=S||S shake|
Reduplicated kugi-kugi is one of the verbs used to describe sexual activity.
Tomorrow: deŋi and kaŋŋi.