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Bunun

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Introduction

Bunun is a language of Taiwan. It is spoken in East central plain, south of the Sediq (Taroko) (See: Taroko) language area. .

Dialects

Central Bunun (Takbanuao, Takevatan, Takivatan), North Bunun (Takebakha, Taketodo, Takibakha, Takitudu), Randai, Shibukun (Sibucoon, Sibukaun, Sibukun, Sivukun), South Bunun (Ishbukun), Takopulan, Tondai.

The Bunun Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekalat
to blowma'íp, maʔiup, ma-ʔiup
to breatheṣúmb̂aŋ, sumbaŋ
to burnmiṣtab̂aʔ, minsuŋap, mis-cunaʔ, pisdua
to buymabaɬiv, mabaliv
to chewmapapah, mapapaq, mapaqpaq, ma-tumaqi
to choosemindia, miŋqaylað
to climbkudadaʔ, manakis, mudadaan
to comebainin, baynahay, haiðin, hanuŋqan, luðaʔ, mi:ṣúmaʔ, minsumin
to cookmadaipuhín, maʔanat, mahanat, pitdia
to countmaṣípul, masipuɬ, masipul
to crytaŋiṣ, taŋic, taŋis
to cut, hackmakulút, matuktuk, matumpuʔ
to die, be deadmátað, matað
to digmakaðkað, makai, ma-kai
to dreammataisah, mataisaq, matasaq
to drinkho'od, huud, quʔ, quuʔ
to eatma'ún, maʔun, m-aʔun, maun
to fallmuhalhal, muqalqal
to fearmapisiŋ, papísiŋ
to flowmaŋhánoʔ, muŋhanuʔ, muŋqanuʔ, muŋ-qanuʔ
to flykoṣb̂ái, kusbai
to growtal'i'ia, tal'ia, talʔia
to heartaʔáðaʔ, taʔaðaʔ, tanʔa
to hitkalinastuʔ, kalinastuʔun, kalinastuun, malúdah, maludah, maludaq
to holdʔalikúsan, ʔaŋkuc, kidikus, maʔaŋkus
to hunthánop, hanup, qanup
to killmapatað, pa-patað, patáðun
to know, be knowledgeablehayap, mahansiap, maqanciap, qansiap
to laughmahaháinan, mahainan, maqainan
to lie downmaṣáb̂ah
to live, be alivemihú:mis, mihumis, miqumic, miqumis
to open, uncovermatuaʔ
to plantmacuað, ma-cuað, masuað
to pound, beatmabaðuʔ
to saybaðbað, palnatuʔ, túpaʔ
to scratchkəlavun, makalav, məkálav
to seeṣádoʔ, sadu
to sewmatáhiṣ, matahis, mataqis, ma-taqis
to shootmánah, manah, manaq
to sitmaɬuŋhuʔ, malʔánohoʔ, maluŋqu, mu-luŋqu
to sleepmaṣavah, masabah, masabaq, matodon
to sniff, smellṣákun, saak
to spitmasnipaq, matnipah, matnipaq, nípah
to splitpadasa, padusaʔ, timpusláʔ
to squeezeʔarishótan, masasput, masput, matacput
to stab, piercekiṣ-b̂uŋánan, maɬaupaʔ, malawpa
to standmindaŋkað, mindaŋkaðaʔ, mind̂aŋkað
to stealtaŋhaiuʔ, taŋqaiuʔ
to suck(si)supsup, sicupcup, si-cupcup, supsup'ún
to swellmanbaɬvaʔ, minbalva, minbalvaʔ, tismuq
to swimʔapʔap, suŋhahaul, tunʔapʔap, tunhapav
to thinkmilískin, miliskin, pismantuk
to throwlab̂átoʔ, mabatu, matakunav, muŋhav
to tie up, fastenmaluhus, maluquc, maluqus, parantahón
to turnmahaivusvus, maqayðuŋðuŋ, minb̂ohb̂óh, siqaivusvus
to walkmudadaan, mud̂ad̂á'an
to vomitmótah, mutah, mutaq
to workkuðakúðaʔ, kuðakuða, kukuða
to yawnsisusuab, susua, su-suaʔ
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