The Portuguese strangely distorted Malay and Arabic names, and it would not be surprising if they reproduced ‘nema’ as ‘uma ema.’
He started to brush it aside, but nema's hand restrained him.
nema's hand rested on Hanson's arm pleadingly, and he shrugged.
He tried to ask nema about it later when she was feeding him, but she brushed it aside.
He moved down the aisle, not glancing at the seated Satheri, until he was facing the old man, drawing nema and Bork with him.
Before Dave could ask what he was to stop, nema came rushing into the room.
Now the immediate pressure was gone, and Hanson was relaxing with Bork and nema.
"There is a ring of protection around your camp," nema explained.
There is something inexpressibly exasperating about this word "nema."
This time an egg appeared in his hand, to the delighted cry of nema.