Languages

Futuna, East

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Introduction

Futuna, East is a language of Wallis and Futuna. It is spoken in Futuna island. Also in New Caledonia. .

Dialects

Not intelligible of Wallisian (See: Wallisian) (East Uvean). Closely related to other Western Polynesian languages (Fagauvea (See: Fagauvea), Wallisian (See: Wallisian), Tongan (See: Tongan), Samoan (See: Samoan), Tokelau (See: Tokelauan), and Niuafo’ou (See: Niuafo’ou?)).

The Futuna, East Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite'u/'uti, 'uu, kati/kati
to blowagi, pu/pusi/, taili
to breathega'ega'esā, ga/àki/, maanava
to burnsusunu, tutu
to buyfakatau, totogi
to chewgau
to choosefili
to climbkake
to comeàu
to cooksaka, ta'o
to countlau
to crytagi
to cut, hackisi, kamu, koti, sele, talai, tu'uti, vasi
to die, be deadmate
to digkenu
to dreammoe/miti/, moemiti
to drinkinu
to eatkai, omaki
to fallmalele, siga, too
to fearìi, mataku
to flowsali, tafe
to flylele
to growsomo
to hearlogo
to hidemu(muni)
to hitpaatuu, paki/a, sasa, taa
to holdkuku, sapo
to huntfana, feua
to killtamate
to know, be knowledgeableìlo/a, maatino, masani, poto
to laughkata
to lie downmoe
to live, be alivema'uli
to open, uncoversufegi
to planttoo
to pound, beatsoka
to saypati
to scratchaku, vaku
to seekite, ma/mata, matamata, tio
to sewtui
to shootkalolo
to sitnofo
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellsogi
to spitàànu, kisu
to splitfakapaisi
to squeezekoko/ì, kukumi, lo/lomi/
to stab, piercesokaì, suki
to standtu'u
to stealkaiàa, kaiaà
to suckkomo, mi/miti/, miti/miti, momi, umi/a
to swellfu/fula/
to swimka/kau/, kakau
to thinkmanatu, masalo
to throwàtu/fi, pèesi, tii
to tie up, fastenliilii, noa/'ua, noa/kie
to turnfuli, tafuli
to walkano, sa'ele
to vomitlu/lua/, lua/ki
to workgaa'oi
to yawnmaavava

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