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Fataleka

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Introduction

Fataleka is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Malaita island. .

Dialects

Dialect of To’abaita (See: To’abaita?) (Wurm and Hattori 1981). Intelligibility of Baeggu variety of To’abaita reportedly high, but of To’abaita much less. Lexical similarity: 82% with Kwara’ae (See: Kwara’ae?), 76% with Lau (See: Lau).

The Fataleka Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʔalea
to blowufia
to breathemaŋo
to burnakofia
to comeleka mai
to countidumia
to cryaŋi
to cut, hackfala, furiaoko, kenu, kwaeai
to die, be deadmae
to digʔeli
to drink
to eatania
to fallasia
to fearmau
to flowigwā
to flylaŋɔ
to hearroŋoa
to hitkaeai
to holddauana
to huntrugano
to killsaugia
to know, be knowledgeablesusulia
to laughgaʔa
to lie downtio ano
to live, be alivemauri
to saysaea
to scratchkamea
to seesuana
to sewtaia
to squeezefelesia
to stab, piercebusā
to standū
to stealbeli
to suckokomia
to swellubu
to swimgwini, sisiu
to thinkmanatauta
to tie up, fastenkania
to turnabulo
to walkfali, leka, leka ala, leka toli
to vomitmomoa
to workrao
to yawn

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