Languages

Gela

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Introduction

Gela is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Central Solomons, Gela and Florida islands, Guadalcanal (immigrants), Savo Islands. .

Dialects

Central Gela, Gela Pile, Sandfly. Similar to Lengo (See: Lengo) in north Guadalcanal.

The Gela Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitegalat-i
to blowlovu, rua
to breatheaheahe
to burnrevo
to buyvoli
to chewndami
to choosevili
to climbsei
to comemai
to cookmbiti, nduke
to countindu
to crytaŋi
to cut, hackkikini
to die, be deadmate
to diggeli
to dreammaturumbole
to drinkinu
to eatgani
to fallkutu
to fearmatagu
to flowlua, tave
to flylovo
to growtotolo, va-sule
to hearroŋo
to hidetuguru ravi
to hitkago, panda, pomi
to hold[tae] tambe
to hunthili, volovolo
to killmate-a
to know, be knowledgeablegila, manaha
to laughkia
to lie downeno
to live, be alivemauri
to open, uncoverhaŋa, vuke
to plantsumba, vande
to pound, beattutu
to saymbosa
to scratchgarus-i
to seevaevane
to sewsuki
to shootvana
to sitsopou
to sleepmaturu
to sniff, smellurum-i
to spitaŋusu
to splitmindi, piha, tahari
to squeezeluhi, posi
to stab, piercetandaka, tuku
to standtuguru
to stealŋgito
to sucksopi
to swellpoupotu, sere, tumbu
to swimolo
to thinkahe, ganagana
to throwpeta, vuna
to tie up, fastenori, osi, piti, toŋ̰o, viviri
to turnliu
to walksakusaku, vano
to vomitmuta
to worklutu
to yawnmaova

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