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Ili’uun

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Introduction

Ili’uun is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Southwest Maluku Province, Telemar, Karbubu, Klishatu, Ilmaumau, Erai, Nabar, Esulit, and Istutun villages. Wetar island west coast, southwest tip; nearby Lirang island. .

Dialects

Eray, Esulit, Ilmaumau, Karbubu, Klishatu, Nabar, Telemar, Ustutun. All also use the Ili’uun dialect. Lexical similarity: 93%–97% among dialects, 73% with Tugun (See: Tugun), 69% with Aputai (See: Aputai), 67% with Perai (See: Perai), 51% with Galolen (See: Galolen?).

The Ili’uun Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite'kosa
to blowpua
to breathehora
to burnsuni
to chewmama
to climbhai
to come'ma
to cooksesan
to cry'kua
to cut, hackleli, tete(k)
to die, be dead'mate
to digkali
to dream'tou
to drink'rinu, enu
to eat'mua, na
to fall'pole
to fearleguran
to flylari, na'palia
to growmori, nupuŋ
to hear'liu
to hidelajōk
to hittupu
to holdhia
to huntlihu(r)
to kill'eʤa, eja
to know, be knowledgeablena'nau, nau(n)
to laugh'mali
to lie downlole
to live, be alivemori
to open, uncoverloi
to planttaha
to pound, beattugu
to sayaru, tapa
to scratch'gataŋ, juhik
to see'otʃo, oco
to sewkaʔuk
to shootsuri(n)
to sit'pasu, pasu(k)
to sleep'rapur, apu
to sniff, smellme
to spit'pita, purus
to splitheta
to stand'dali
to stealku
to suckmokis
to swellpupu
to swim'nani
to thinkknanan
to throwasik
to tie up, fastenhutu, ligu
to turnpokek
to walk'raloa, la
to vomit'muta
to workkaria
to yawn

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