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Alune

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Introduction

Alune is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Maluku Province. West Seram island, Seram Barat district, Kairatu, Taniwel districts, 27 villages. .

Dialects

Central East Alune (Buriah-Weth-Laturake), Central West Alune (Niniari-Piru-Riring-Lumoli), Kairatu, North Coastal Alune (Nikulkan-Murnaten-Wakolo), South Alune (Rambatu-Manussa-Rumberu). Rambatu dialect reportedly prestigious. Kawe (See: Kawe?) may be a dialect. Related to Naka’ela (See: Naka’ela?) and Lisabata-Nuniali (See: Lisabata-Nuniali?). Lexical similarity: 77%–91% among dialects, 64% with Lisabata-Nuniali (See: Lisabata-Nuniali?), 63% with Hulung (See: Hulung?) and Naka’ela (See: Naka’ela?).

The Alune Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite'ete, loto
to blowhbue, βue
to breathelihi nakwa, nasi
to burn'otue, busa
to buysabe, saβe
to chewlosa
to chooseili, lilake, tilu'e
to climblea, sa, sa:
to comelua'e, luake
to cookmoa
to countnehe'e, nuake
to crydani, rani
to cut, hackdube, repa
to die, be deadmata
to dig'alie, kali
to dream'mani
to drink'inu, kinu
to eat'ane, kane
to fallle'a, ple'ae, tetu
to feardila, rila-
to flowbele, darue, rala
to flydibu, ribu
to grow'usu, kusu
to hearlene
to hide'buni
to hitderu, loso, teta
to holdkerike, lala'e
to hunta'lali, usere
to killbunu
to know, be knowledgeablerekwa, te'wa
to laughmali
to lie downata'obue, atele, hata'amae
to live, be alive'wana, mahai
to open, uncoverbai'e, siβa
to plantatnane, stnane
to pound, beatbita, teta, tutu
to saybete'e, beteke, hombe
to scratch'lasi, klasi
to seemese, selu
to sewboli, sipa
to shootana, runu
to sitdue, rue
to sleepntulu
to sniff, smellata, unu'e
to spitblutu, toe
to splitbarie, bidi'e, tetae
to squeeze'mose'e, busie, lotae
to stab, piercedaba, sipa, susu'e
to stand'ele, kele
to stealmelea, mlea
to suckhmoso, soso
to swellpakai, tu'une, tu'wase
to swimnasa
to thinklehe'e, nehe'e, nenəte, noa
to throwbarie, raβa
to tie up, fasteneta, lele'e, loe, loho'e, suli
to turnhali, βalie
to walk'eu, solo
to vomitloa
to work'eri'e, kerike
to yawnma'wa, malewa

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