Languages

Bonerate

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Introduction

Bonerate is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in South Sulawesi Province. Selayer island group; Bonerate, Madu, Kalaotoa, and Karompa islands. .

Dialects

Bonerate, Karompa. Lexical similarity: 79%–81% with Tukang Besi South (See: Tukang Besi South), 31% with Kalao (See: Kalao?), 25% with Laiyolo (See: Laiyolo?).

The Bonerate Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekaha
to blowiri
to breathemonaʔa
to burntunu
to buyɓalu
to chewmunta
to choosepili
to climbɛka
to comeβaliako
to cookmɔtaʔa
to countrɛkɛ
to cryɗoʔito
to cut, hackpalɛ
to die, be deadmate
to digkɛkɛ
to dreamhɸomo|nihi
to drinkmoroʔu
to eatmaŋa
to fallɓuti
to fearmaʔeka
to flowβulu
to flylola
to growtumbu
to hearhiki|ɗoŋo
to hideɔkɔ
to hitpaluʔe
to holdkɔnta
to huntpajere
to killhɸokomateʔe
to know, be knowledgeableɗahani
to laughkoni
to lie downm͡bale
to live, be alivetumbu
to open, uncoverleka
to plantamo
to pound, beattumbuʔe
to saybisara
to scratchkaho
to seeita
to sewmɔhaki
to shoottemba
to sitkɛɗɛ
to sleepmoturu
to sniff, smellanti
to spitɛ:lu
to splitβola
to squeezepɛnsɛ
to stab, piercetoɓu
to standtaɗɛ
to stealhɸomo|nako
to suckpɔnɔ
to swellmɔbela
to swimkeaβa, naŋu
to thinkβikiri
to throwpo:ke
to tie up, fastenɓoke
to turnkoti
to walkβila
to vomittɔkumbɔ
to workjama
to yawnmomaʔa

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