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Carolinian

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Introduction

Carolinian is a language of Northern Mariana Islands. It is spoken in Saipan and Agrihan islands. Also in United States. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 95% with Carolinian and Satawalese (See: Satawalese), 88% with Woleaian (See: Woleaian) and Puluwatese (See: Puluwatese), 81% with Mortlockese (See: Mortlockese), 78% with Chuukese (See: Chuukese), and 74% with Ulithian (See: Ulithian?).

The Carolinian Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteghúú-ghú, ghúú-w, ghey, kkú
to blowughu-u-(w), ughuu-w
to breathengan-ngas, ŋahaŋah, ŋasaŋas, ŋŋah, ŋŋas
to burngú, ghú, pwpul
to buya-méé-w
to chewa-memee-y, lúúlú, lúúlúú-(w), ngúti, ŋúúŋ
to chooseffil, fili
to climbtéé-(tá), tééghi, téé-ghi, téé-gi
to cometoo-
to cook(a)-mʷoot, mʷoota-, mwoot
to countpaa-pa
to cryheŋ, sáng, sáŋ, sáŋisáŋ
to cut, hackghopii-y, sepe-ghi
to die, be deadmá, máá, máá-
to diggheli-ŋi, kkel, k-kel, kkeli-ŋi
to dreamttal, ttan
to drinkúl, úlú-ma-, úlúmi, úlú-mi, ún, únú-mi
to eat(a)-mʷoŋoo-(w), (a)-mʷoŋo-o-(y), ángi, aŋi, mʷoŋo, mwongo
to fallmʷoromʷor, púngú-
to fearma-hag, masagh, ma-sagh, me-hag, me-ságh, me-sagh
to flowbʷu, bwuu-bwu
to flyál, yál, yáliyál
to growfas, ffóól, ffóólá-á-li, ffóóla-a-(y), pwpwóó-pwpwó, ter
to hearrongo-rong, roŋ, roŋoroŋ
to hideóp, ap, op
to hitghaluu-ti, lou-ti, tughu-u-(w), wischi-ngeli
to holda-mwaschú-w
to huntschee-y
to killlii-y, lli, nni
to know, be knowledgeableghule, ghule-e-(y), ghulee-y, gule, gule-e-(y)
to laughfaffas, gekkey, ghekkáy, ghek-káy
to lie downon, wol, wolo-
to live, be alive(a)-ma-lawa, (a)-ma-nawa, máári-, malaw, ma-law, ma-naw
to open, uncoversuughi, wáá-hi, wáá-si
to plantfóót, fóto-ghi, fato-gi, ffót, f-fót
to pound, beatúghú, úghúúgh, úghú-w, pʷpʷoo-li, pwpwo
to sayáá-ngeli, ira
to scratchgheregher, gheri, gherigher, kkéét
to seeuri, weri
to sewteete, tee-te, tee-yi
to shootpakk
to sitmóót, móót-(tiw), móóte-(tiw)
to sleep(gúna)-mʷmʷey, (ghúla)-mʷmʷey, mayúr
to sniff, smellngúúrú
to spitóttuf, ó-ttuf
to splitpaghúw, tile-ngi, tili-ŋi
to squeezefei-ngi, fei-ŋi
to stab, piercettow, t-tow
to standúú-, úú-(tá)
to stealmʷóʀo, mʷósho, mwóscho, púraf, piraf
to sucka-mwoura, túút
to swellbʷo, bʷoo, bʷoobʷo, bwo
to swimáf, áfe-
to thinkághiyágh, ághi-yágh, mángi-máng, máŋimáŋ
to throwákkesh, aʀe-(y), akkásh, akkaʀ, akkesh, a-schee-y, ashe-(y), ashee-(y), a-tara
to tie up, fastenféé-tag, féé-tagh, ghéé-ghé
to turnhap, sápe-, ssor
to walk(fara)-fetál, fáárágh, fatal, ló
to vomitmʷmʷuh, mʷmʷus, mmwus
to worknngaang, tarabwaagho
to yawn(a)-móó-(l), móó-(l-atél), m-mó

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