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Bughotu

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Introduction

Bughotu is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Santa Isabel island, southeast end from Suma to Horara; Furona island off Kia district northwest coast. .

Dialects

Hageulu, Vulava. Similar to Gela (See: Gela) and Gao (See: Gao). Related to vernaculars on Guadalcanal.

The Bughotu Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteñami, ñapi, ñou, ɣaɣaðati, gathati
to blowɣurihiɣita, ifu, sune, tavuge
to breatheaheahe, atheathe
to burnjuru, siriki, ĵuru
to buyvoli
to chewŋguuŋgumu
to choosevili
to climbhabira, raba
to comemai
to cookduee
to countiju, iĵuiĵu
to crytaŋi
to cut, hackkajari, mega, miumisu, tɔka, utuhi, utuhia
to die, be deadðehe, thehe
to digɣeɣeli, geli
to dreammaturiŋita
to drinkkɔʔu, kou
to eatgani, vaŋa
to fallhotu, kutu, sikili
to fearmataɣu, matagu
to flowsalala, sosolagi
to flyðaŋɔ, ðɔðɔvɔ, thovo
to growbiobiroro, bulou, kotu
to hearrɔŋovia, rooroŋo
to hidepolo
to hitðabu, puipusi
to holdgani, taŋɔlia
to hunthili, paji
to killðabu, va-thehe
to know, be knowledgeableadɔa, ado, thaothadoga
to laughkia
to lie downeŋgo, kɔli
to live, be alivehavi
to open, uncoverhaŋa-vi, horupe
to plantjou
to pound, beattupi
to saya, hagore, vele, velea
to scratchgagaru, ŋgaŋ|garu
to seereɣia, regi-a
to sewpama, susuki
to shootvuhu
to sitnɔhe, sopou
to sleepeŋgo, nere
to sniff, smellñahŋɔ, guba, higini
to spitaŋusu, kmisu
to splitfɔta, pahala
to squeezepɔĵia, poji
to stab, piercesuba, suki, ĵaʔia
to standsɔkara, tuu
to stealbilau
to sucksɔpia, suuvi, ŋaŋata
to swellpɔte, vora
to swimɔðɔ, otho, siusiu
to thinkgana, tɔatɔɣa, toga
to throwsoni
to tie up, fastensira, tari, taria
to turnbafa, goro, pi|liu, tabiru
to walkaʔaso, hadi, hɔru, taveti, vanɔ, vano
to vomitlua, luluʔa
to workagutu, tango
to yawnmaomaova

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