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Hiw

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Introduction

Hiw is a language of Vanuatu. It is spoken in Hiw island, Torres Islands. .

The Hiw Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteᶢʟaɣə
to blowβiβ
to breathemənawə
to burntowᶢʟɔɣ
to buytin
to chooseɪt-ᶢʟakə
to climbβɪn
to cometo mə
to cookβᶢʟəβᶢʟɔβ
to countjʉkʷ
to crywɔɣə
to cut, hackᶢʟot, taᶢʟə
to die, be deadkʷɪt, met
to digɣij
to dreamkʷoᶢʟ
to drinkni
to eatɣənɣɔn
to falliw, so
to fearmətəɣtɔɣ
to flowᶢʟow, sɔj
to flyɣaβə
to growtow
to hearᶢʟoŋ
to hidejʉkʷ βi
to hitᶢʟɔtə, nɔt
to holdᶢʟak təᶢʟɔɣ
to hunttʉtʉ
to killkʷɪtŋɔɣ, nɔt
to know, be knowledgeablejɵjməᶢʟen
to laughᶢʟiwə
to lie downɪn [PL: mɔnəᶢʟɵɣ]
to live, be aliveat
to open, uncoverɔ
to plantβa, tɔn
to pound, beatjɔp
to sayɣatɪt
to scratchkəᶢʟkɔᶢʟ
to seeye, yo
to sewkojkojot
to shootβɪn, kaᶢʟə
to sitβɔᶢʟsasɪᶢʟɪɣ, saɣ
to sleepmitiᶢʟ
to sniff, smellkʷnɔβəŋi
to spitᶢʟaɣə-mɵt
to splitwɔᶢʟə tajə
to stab, piercesɔᶢʟ, sɪᶢʟŋi-
to standβɔᶢʟtʉᶢʟ, tʉ
to stealmeneɣ
to swimᶢʟɔɣ
to thinkttɵm
to throwtᶢʟɔɣ, wɵtɔɣ
to tie up, fastenᶢʟɵt, sɔj
to turnβisə
to walktəto
to vomit
to workᶢʟəkɔβə
to yawn

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