Languages

Dori’o

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Introduction

Dori’o is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in West central Malaita island. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 71% with ’Are’are.

The Dori’o Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekeʔe
to blowīfi
to breathemaŋɔ fūfū
to burnnaʔani
to comelāmai
to countudumia
to cryaŋi
to cut, hackfala, msia, tɔfua
to die, be deadmae
to digʔelia
to drinkgɔʔufia
to eatfaŋa
to fallesia
to fearmaʔu
to flowafe
to flylaŋɔ, lɔfɔ
to hearrɔŋɔ
to hitkWaʔia
to holdgeme
to huntfaʔakwasi
to killkwaʔia
to know, be knowledgeablelaea
to laughwāsi
to lie downɛnɔfua
to live, be alivemauli, mauri
to sayiria
to scratchgamɔsia
to seelēsia
to sewtaia
to sittɔʔɔʔu
to sleepmɔʔɔsu
to sniff, smellsiʔini
to spitŋisu
to splittɔtɔkaria
to squeezelɔsia
to stab, piercegāŋaʔinia
to standūla
to stealberia
to sucktɔtɔfia
to swellūbu
to swimbaraʔau, siu
to thinkniʔirae
to tie up, fastengaua, tɔgia
to turnbuɔtaʔi
to walklaʔefia, lā, lāŋa, sifɔ
to vomitmɔa
to worktɔʔi
to yawn

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