Languages

Kairiru

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Introduction

Kairiru is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in East Sepik Province, Wewak district, Kairiru, Yuo, and Karesau islands; mainland coastal villages between Cape Karawop and Cape Samein; north and west Mushu island. .

Dialects

Similar to Kaiep (See: Kaiep?).

The Kairiru Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteqan
to breathepui
to burnlaf, lif, lifa
to buyula, ulau, wul
to chewjiem, jim, jm
to choosefas, fyas
to climbvyan
to comemyai
to cooknau, nou, nu
to crytaŋ, tiŋ
to cut, hackip, ipa, yep
to die, be deadmyat
to dreammiu
to drinkin
to eatmoñeq, qan
to falltaqau
to fearqu, quwe
to flyruo
to hearruoŋ
to hideqo, r̃yau
to hitun
to holdr̃uoq, r̃uqu
to huntqumoui
to killun myat
to know, be knowledgeabletouñ
to laughulik
to lie downyin
to live, be aliveij
to open, uncoverivat
to plantqumu, vis, visa, vyas
to pound, beattit, tut
to saywot
to scratchsoŋ
to seer̃im, r̃ma, r̃om
to sewsai, sit
to shootuq, woq
to sitmor̃
to sleepinamyat
to sniff, smellspoun, spu
to spitqans, qanswoi
to splitut, uta, wot
to squeezefuor, furas
to stab, pierceuq, woq
to standtu
to stealvanaq
to swellmanuq
to swimiyei
to thinknaq
to throwliq
to tie up, fastenqojkou, rij, snap, wop
to walkvyal
to vomitmumut
to workmow, naŋ, niŋ, niŋa
to yawn

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