Languages

Austral

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Introduction

Austral is a language of French Polynesia. It is spoken in Austral (Tubuai) Islands. .

Dialects

Raivavae, Rimatara, Rurutu, Tubuai. Mutually intelligible with Tahitian (See: Tahitian). Currently Raivavae, Rurutu, Tubuai and Rimatara dialects considered as dialects of Tahitian.

The Austral Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʔooʔiniʔini, paʔati
to blowfarara, puʔi
to breatheʔuti i te aʔo
to burnʔaʔaʔama
to buyʔoʔo mai
to chewʔauʔau
to choosemaʔiti
to climbpiʔi
to comeʔaere mai, ʔano mai
to cooktau, tunu
to counttaiʔo
to cryʔeva
to cut, hacktaapuu
to die, be deadmate
to digʔiri, paʔi
to dreamʔaʔaʔeimoe, moemoeaa
to drinkunu
to eatʔai
to fallmarua, topa
to fearmata'u, meʔameʔa, riʔariʔa
to flowtaʔe
to flyʔaʔamaraʔa, rere
to growtupu
to hearʔaʔaroʔo, ʔiiroʔaroʔa
to hideʔuna, taapuni
to hittaaʔiri
to holdtaapeʔa
to huntaʔuaʔu
to killʔaʔamate, ta
to know, be knowledgeableʔite
to laughata
to lie downtaarava, tiipapa, tiiraʔa
to live, be aliveora
to open, uncoverʔiriti, ʔuaʔi
to planttanu
to pound, beatpaʔi, tuʔi
to sayparau
to scratchraʔuraʔu
to seenaanaa
to sewau, nira, tiiʔai
to shootteʔa
to sitaraʔi, noʔo
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellʔauʔa
to spittutuʔa
to splitnaʔaʔa, piʔi ai, taatuʔaʔa, vaaʔi, vaavaaʔi
to squeezeʔuʔumu, neʔineʔi
to stab, piercepaatia
to standtuu
to stealʔeiaa
to suckʔote
to swellʔoru
to swimʔau
to thinkmanaʔo
to throwtaaora
to tie up, fastenpurei
to turntiipuʔu
to walkʔaere, ʔano, ʔano rimo ʔaere, rimorimo
to vomitruʔaʔi
to workʔatapu
to yawnʔaamama

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