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Bali

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Introduction

Bali is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Nusa Tenggara, Bali Province. Islands of Bali, north Nusa Penida. .

Dialects

Highland Bali (“Bali Aga” ), Lowland Bali (Badung, Buleleng, Gianyar, Jembrana, Karangasem, Klungkung, Tabanan), Nusa Penida. Reportedly 2 distinct dialects. High Bali is used in religion, but users are diminishing. Speech strata in several lowland varieties (1989 A. Clynes).

The Bali Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteñəgut, nyegut
to blownyirsir
to breathemangkihan
to burnmorbor
to buymeli, məli
to chewmakpak
to choosemilih
to climbmenɛk, menek
to cometəkə, təku
to cooknyakan
to countngetek, ŋətɛk
to cryngeling, ŋəliŋ
to cut, hacknugel, nugəl
to die, be deadmati
to digmlumbang, mlumbaŋ
to dreamngipi
to drinknginem, ŋinəm
to eatdaar
to fallulung
to feartakut
to flowmembah, məmbah
to flymakeber, məkəbər
to growtumbuh
to hearningeh, niŋəh
to hidemengkeb, məŋkəb
to hitñagur, nyagur
to holdngisi, ŋisi
to huntmaboros, məboros
to killngamatiang, ŋəmatiyang
to know, be knowledgeabletawang
to laughkedek, kədɛk
to lie downngebah, ŋəbah
to live, be aliveidup
to open, uncoverngehgah, ŋahgah
to plantnanem, nanəm
to pound, beatnebuk, nəbuk
to sayngomong, nomoŋ
to scratchngasgas, ŋasgas
to seeningalin
to sewñait, nyait
to shootmedil, mədil
to sitnegak, nəgak
to sleeppuləs
to sniff, smellngadek, ŋadək
to spitmapees, məpəəs
to splitñibak, nyibak
to squeezemeseng, məsəŋ
to stab, piercenebek, nəbək
to standmajujuk
to stealmaling, maliŋ
to suckngisep, ŋisəp
to swellmesoh, məsəh
to swimnglangi
to thinkmekeneh, məkənəh
to thrownylabatang
to tie up, fastennegul, nəgul
to turnbelok
to walkmajalan, məjalan
to vomitngutah
to workmagae, məgae
to yawnuab-uab

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