Languages

Kulisusu

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Introduction

Kulisusu is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Southeast Sulawesi Province, North Buton regency, Kulisusu Utara, Kulisusu Induk, Kulisusu Barat, and Bonegunu subdistricts. Northernost Buton island. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 81% between dialects, 77% with Tolaki (See: Tolaki), 75% with Koroni (See: Koroni), 66% with Wawonii (See: Wawonii) and Bungku (See: Bungku) group, 65% with Moronene (See: Moronene), 54% with the Mori languages.

The Kulisusu Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitemoŋkikii
to blowkoŋalu, mompuupuu
to breathemenaa
to burnmončunu
to buymoʔoli
to chewmomunta
to choosemompileʔi
to climbmoone
to comelumeu
to cookmonahu
to countmoɗoa
to crypumaŋka
to cut, hackmontaɓasi, montoto
to die, be deadmate
to digmoŋkeke
to dreammoʔipi
to drinkmondoʔu
to eatmoŋkaa
to fallčuuna
to fearmemee
to flowβaa
to flylumola
to growčumumbu
to hearmoroŋe
to hidemeβuni
to hitmompepe
to holdmoŋkeni
to huntmoɗahu, molaha
to killmompepate, mompopate
to know, be knowledgeablemontoʔori
to laughhumeera
to lie downkumolelo
to live, be alivetumora
to open, uncovermoβuŋkahi
to plantmombula
to pound, beatmembeu
to saymogau
to scratchmekaua
to seemoʔonto
to sewmonseu
to shootmompiɗi
to sittumotoro
to sleepmočuri
to sniff, smellmompeβoo
to spitmeʔili
to splitmoriga
to squeezemompio
to stab, piercemoʔuhu, montoɓo
to standtumaɗe
to stealmonseeβi
to suckmonsoso
to swellkamba
to swimnumaŋi
to throwmončuɗa
to tie up, fastenmoŋkoo
to turnbumulili
to walklumiŋka
to vomitmemelu
to workkumaraja
to yawnmomaa

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