Languages

Kuni

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Introduction

Kuni is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Central Province, Kairuku and southwest Goilala districts, toward Port Moresby, south of Mekeo. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 52% with Lala (See: Lala), 47% with Mekeo (See: Mekeo), 40% with Waima (See: Waima), the most similar varieties.

The Kuni Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitee-ala
to blowe-bina, e-bua
to breathenua-na e-yaka
to burne-ba-na, e-kou, e-kou-vi, e-na
to buye-kava(ya)
to chewe-kua, e-mema
to climbe-duau
to comee-mai
to cooke-na, e-nadu
to counte-dina
to crye-kani
to cut, hacke-ali, e-iva, e-kala
to die, be deade-fa, i-fa-ko
to dige-kabi
to dreame-nibi
to drinke-inu
to eate-ani
to falle-deo
to feare-makau
to flye-bibi
to growe-galoa
to heare-yo
to hidee-buni, e-buni-ai
to hite-aku
to holde-afi
to hunte-fai
to kille-aku e-fa
to know, be knowledgeablevalia-na
to laughe-yave
to lie downe-eko
to live, be alivee-mauli, mauli-na
to open, uncovere-akufa
to plante-bado
to saye-ou(a)
to scratche-atsitsi
to seee-ika
to shoote-leva
to site-mia
to sleepe-faluba
to sniff, smelle-midi
to spite-anodi
to splite-foya
to squeezee-afi-bebe
to stab, piercee-ko
to stande-yaba
to steale-anida
to sucke-defa, e-momoi
to swelle-baka
to swime-uve
to throwe-male, e-ne
to tie up, fastene-do, e-fatsi
to turnebabili
to walke-da, e-dada
to vomite-ula
to worke-bilaula
to yawne-mavada

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