Languages

Khehek

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Introduction

Khehek is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Manus Province, Soparibeu district, Ndrehet (the center), Levei, and Bucho villages. .

Dialects

Bucho, Drehet (Chechek, Chehek, Khehek), Levei (Lebei, Lebej). In Levei a dialect closely related to Bucho south dialect is spoken.

The Khehek Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitehaʔak, waʔak
to blowsopʷe
to breathesehe nɔhɔŋ
to burnisuŋ
to buy[h]isih
to chewisoŋ
to climbonɔk
to comekajek, o|me
to cookijoh
to countcumʷop
to crye|teŋ
to cut, hackipʷek
to die, be deadu|mʷek
to digwaʔih
to dreamim|mih
to drinkwuʔ|uŋ
to eatwaʔ|aŋ
to fallid̃oŋ
to fearonnoh
to flyillih
to growittoh
to hearhuleŋ
to hide[h]ittuŋ
to hitsammuk
to holdtolip
to hunttannuŋ
to killhoʔopʷiʔip, kumʷek
to know, be knowledgeabletonok
to laughisolop
to lie downmesiŋ
to live, be alivei cumʷek, sopu
to plantuheŋ
to saytanneh
to scratchwaʔih, yaʔih
to seeimmeh
to sewisikih
to shootikkih
to sitimiŋ
to sleepmesiŋ
to sniff, smellmunuhuŋ
to spitisuruh
to splitireh, ireŋ
to squeezeikkeh
to stab, piercerasih
to standi i|ri
to stealipʷana
to suckwuʔuŋ
to swellillah
to swimija
to thinktomʷene
to throwlohote
to tie up, fastensawep
to turntaʔuŋ
to walkhetek
to vomitu-muh
to workwok
to yawnmolohɔp

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