Languages

Kosraean

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Introduction

Kosraean is a language of Micronesia. It is spoken in Kosrae island, Caroline Islands. Also in Nauru, United States. .

Dialects

Lelu-Tafunsak, Malen-Utwe. Lexical similarity: 26% with Pohnapeian (See: Pohnpeian).

The Kosraean Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteŋalŋuhl
to blowpæpæ, uk, ukuk
to breatheŋosr
to burnfulok, isihk
to buyeis, moli
to chewwi[wi]
to choosesule
to climbfahluhki, fan
to comefær, tuhkuh
to cookpohel[i]
to countoacoac, oɛoɛ, oek, oe-k
to crytʌŋ, tuhŋ
to cut, hackpaki, tæt, twe, uti
to die, be deadmʷet, misac, misɛ
to digkʌlkʌl, kilʌ-ŋ, kuhlkuhl, puhk
to dreammwemwe
to drinknɨ-m, nɨmnɨm, nihm
to eatkaŋ, kihmihs, moŋo
to fallikor, top
to fearmo-tok, sahŋweŋ
to flowacsracsr
to flysohk
to growkap
to hearlɔŋ, lohŋ
to hidewihk
to hitsuhsahk, tuk, tukutuk
to holdfahrfahr, sruh
to killuni
to know, be knowledgeable(a)-kɨle-(n), etʌ, etuh
to laughisracsr, ŋis, ŋisŋis
to lie downon-(kiyʌki), ona
to live, be alivemoul
to open, uncoverikuhs
to plantikwi, yok, yuki
to pound, beattuk, tuk[tuk], tuk-tuk
to sayaŋwe, fæ-k, fahk
to scratchkakʌ, kawi, rahfuhs[i]
to seemuh
to sewtʌ, tʌta, tuh[ta]
to shootlihkacski
to sitmʌta (in aset), mʌta (lɨplɨp), pihtuhk
to sleepmutul
to sniff, smell(mɨ)sʌŋsʌŋ, ŋok
to spitacni
to splitfalfal, fʌlʌ-ŋ, fihlihk
to squeezeisacs
to stab, piercefakfuhk
to standtu
to stealkahl, pɨsre, pʌsr, pisrapasr, puhsr
to suckkaŋ, moŋo
to swellfaht, fiti
to swimkofkof
to thinkmʌ, motko, muh
to throwkalti, kuhluhk, osrak, osrwosr
to tie up, fastenawi, ayʌ, kapihr, pip
to turnel, tahpuhl
to walkɛl, som
to vomitkolai, wɔt, woht
to yawnmʌ, muh

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