Sorry the strip is a day late. I was, perhaps ironically for some, working as election staff this week.
The Ondoko tongue in this strip:
is the only term of endearment used by a male toward a partner. It is considered a weak one; as men are said to not truly love as strongly as the female or lale, each of which has at least one term for each kind of partnership.
basically means “ow!”
roughly means a clusterfuck.
(Yes, if you see the Ondoko script, there is a square, which is the opening vowel “OO”. It’s not a missing character.)