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Jarai

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Introduction

Jarai is a language of Vietnam. It is spoken in Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces; some in Dac Lac Province. Also in Cambodia, United States. .

Dialects

Aráp, Chuty, Golar, Habau (Ho-Bau), Hodrung (Hdrung), Jhue, Pleikly, Puan, Sesan, To-Buan. Cambodian dialects are all very similar, all displaying some significant differences with dialects in Vietnam.

The Jarai Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite
to blowayŭp, thŭt
to breathesuă pran
to burnchŭh
to buyblơi
to chewmơ̆măh
to choosebơ̆ruăh
to climb(phiang) ʔdĭ
to comerai
to count
to cryhĭa
to cut, hack
to die, be deaddjai
to digklơ̆i
to dreamrơpơi
to drinkmơnhŭm
to eathuă
to falljrŭh, lĕ
to fearhuĭ
to flow
to flypor
to growtơ̆brŭ prŏng
to hearhơmư̆
to hidekơ̆dô̆p pô
to hitpăh, teh
to holddjă
to hunttơlơi lua
to killpơ̆djai
to know, be knowledgeablethâo
to laughklăo
to lie downʔdih
to live, be alivehơ̆dip
to open, uncoverpŏk
to plantplă
to pound, beattơ̆p
to saylaĭ
to scratchkuăh
to seeʔbûh
to sewjhik
to shootpơ̆năh
to sit
to sleeppit
to sniff, smellʔbâ̆o
to spitkơ̆chŭh
to splitpơ̆pha
to squeezekơ̆jăp khap
to stab, pierceklaŏ
to standdơgŭ
to steal(mă) dŏp, klĕ
to suckbrip
to swellbơ̆brăh
to swimloĭ
to thinkpơmĭn
to throwdlŏm, glŏm
to tie up, fastenakaʔ
to turnpơ̆dar
to walkhiu, rơbat
to vomitpơ̆tah
to workmă broă, mă bruă
to yawnhơ̆-ap

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