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Kerinci

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Introduction

Kerinci is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Sumatra, Jambi Province, western mountains, Sungaipenuh area, and north and west. Also in Bahrain. .

Dialects

High dialect diversity in a small area, shading into Jambi Malay (See: Malay) east and Minangkabau (See: Minangkabau) north. Distinct from Kerinci-Minangkabau dialect of Minangkabau.

The Kerinci Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitegigoyʔ, ŋigit, ŋigoyʔ
to blowba-rəmbewh
to breatheba-ŋeəʔ, ba-ŋoʔ
to burnmaŋga, maŋgan, paŋga
to buybloy, mlay, mley
to chewkuñah, ŋuñah, ŋuñoh
to choosemilaəh, mileyh, pileyh
to climbnaaəʔ
to comedatə, daton
to cookbasowʔ, masaʔ, masoʔ
to countitao, ŋitao, ŋitown
to crynaŋayh, naŋeyh, taŋeyh
to cut, hackmutao, muton, putao
to die, be deadmatay, matey
to diggaloy, ŋalay, ŋaley
to dreamba-mimpoy
to drinkbinen, minan, minun
to eatbakuə, maka, makan
to falljatewh
to fearkatakowt
to flowŋalaə
to flytarbuə
to growtumbaoh
to heardŋuə, nŋa, nŋo
to hidenimba
to hitnukao, nukown, tukao
to holdmgon, mguə, pguə
to huntbaguhew, baguhu
to killbuneəh, munaoh, munoh
to know, be knowledgeabletaaw, taow
to laughgluəʔ, ta-gluəʔ
to lie downbagulon
to live, be aliveidewʔ, idut
to open, uncoverbukuəʔ, mukaʔ
to plantnana, nanan, tana
to pound, beatnumbaoʔ, numbowʔ, tumbaoʔ
to sayba-kicaəʔ
to scratchgaewʔ, ŋaew, ŋaowt
to seekimoʔ, ŋimaʔ, ŋimoʔ
to sewjoayʔ, naeyt, njaoyʔ
to shootnimbaʔ, nimboʔ, timbaʔ
to sitdudewʔ
to sleeptidew
to sniff, smellñiawn, ñiown, ciawn
to spitludowh, maludowh, maluduəh
to splitbəluəh, mlah, mloh
to squeezemraəh, mreh, praəh
to stab, piercenika, nikan, tika
to standtguəʔ
to stealñilaoʔ, ñiloʔ, ciloʔ
to suckisaʔ, ŋigit, ŋisaʔ
to swellmənkuəʔ
to swimba-rənon, ba-rənuə
to thinkba-pikaə, pikey
to throwimbaəh, nimbaəh, ŋimbeh
to tie up, fastenkbuəʔ, ŋbot, ŋbuəʔ
to turnkilaoʔ, kilow
to walkba-jalon, ba-jaluə
to vomitmutah, mutoh
to workba-gawoə
to yawntəkuaʔ

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