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Chuukese

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Introduction

Chuukese is a language of Micronesia. It is spoken in Chuuk Lagoon, Caroline Islands, some on Ponape. Also in Guam, United States. .

Dialects

East Lagoon, Fayichuck.

The Chuukese Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteküü, k-kúú-w, ochei
to blowpé, péé-ni, péépé, wuki
to breathengas, ŋas, ŋasaŋas
to burnkúú-ri, kkar
to buykama, méé-ni
to chewnúúnú, núúnúú-(w), ngúti, ŋú-ti, ŋŋúúŋ
to choose(ni)-finifin, fini
to climbtéé-(tá), tééki
to comepʷer, pʷere-, too-
to cookmʷoot, mʷooto-(mmaŋ), moot, mwoot
to countánná-(ya), ánná-(yaa-ni), ánnáyá, ánne-(ya), ánne-(yaa-ni)
to cryketchiw, kkechiw
to cut, hackkupii-y, sepe-si
to die, be deadmá, máá-, pe, pee-(nó)
to digsini-ni, sin-ni, ssin, s-sin, ttu, tuutu
to dreamttan, ttana
to drinkwún, wúnúmi
to eatáni, anni, eni, mʷéŋé, mʷéŋéé-(n), mwéngé
to fallmʷmʷor, mʷoro-(tiw), púngú-, turitiw
to fearmésék, mé-sék
to flowpʷuu-, pwu
to flyáás, chang, sai
to growffóón, nimwmwukonó, teriwi
to hear(o)-roŋa, rongo-rong, roŋ, roŋe-(e-ya), roŋoroŋ
to hideó-mwóna, wop
to hitwópwu-wópw, wech, wechee-(y), wechee-y
to hold(é)-mʷéchú, é-mwéchú, möch
to huntchee-y, kúú-(tá)
to killnii, ninni, nnii-y
to know, be knowledgeablesine, sineēy
to laugh(turu-nu)-ffas, kekkey, kkeyi-si-ni, takir
to lie downeyi-wen, tan, wúnú-, won, wonowut
to live, be alivemanaw, ma-naw
to open, uncoversuuki, wá
to plantfóto-, ffót, f-fót
to pound, beatpʷpʷoo-ni, pwpwo, wúsúús, wúsú-ús, wúsi
to sayáá-, érá, apasa, ara
to scratch(a)-kéttú, (é)-kéttú, (fa)-ariker, eri-ker, erikeri, kkéét
to seekúna, weri
to sewteete, tee-te, tee-yi
to shootpekki
to sitmóót, móót-(tiw), mómmóót, mót-(tiw)
to sleepméwúr, méwúrú-
to sniff, smelltini, ttin
to spitótiffa-(n), óttif, ó-ttif, memme-ttip
to splitpékúú-w, tin, tine-ni, tinetin
to squeezefi, fiye-e-(y), fiyee-y, fiyefi
to stab, piercettu, t-tuu-
to standwú, wúú-, wúú-(tá)
to stealmʷócho, mwócho
to sucktúttú-, ttúút, t-tumw
to swellpwo
to swimá, tukken
to thinkáák, eki-(n), eki-yek, neme-ni
to throwáche-e-(y), a-kka-ch
to tie up, fastenfééfé, féé-ti, rii-ti
to turnriiki, rik, sáp, sap, sor
to walkfátán, fátánátán, fetán, feten, nó
to vomitmʷmʷus, mwmwus
to workangaang, aŋaŋ
to yawnmmaw, m-maw

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