Languages

Lala

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Introduction

Lala is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Central Province, between Kuni and Waima, inland from the coast, south of Yule Island. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 57% with Toura (See: Toura) (most similar).

The Lala Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitee'ala
to blowe'unu
to breatheelana
to burnalove'ani, e'abua
to cheweania
to comee'asi
to cooke'abua, evasiavua
to countevakua
to cryeka kani
to cut, hackevala
to die, be deadebaba
to digeuala
to dreamenivinivi
to drinkinuinu
to eatia 'eveeaniam
to fearemakau
to flylolo
to growekukubu
to heareika
to hiteviaku
to holde'abiakau
to huntepidipidi
to killekubala
to know, be knowledgeableeikaibas
to laughemamai
to live, be alivee mauli
to open, uncovereluvua
to plantevavado
to sayelu lu a
to scratche'a 'aloa
to seeeika la
to sewekulia
to shootene'ea
to sitemiadivo
to sleepimuinai
to sniff, smellebonalala
to spit'anodina
to splitepapala
to squeezee'idua
to stab, pierceelavabuku
to standela la la
to stealevina'o
to suckemomote
to swellelale
to swimidi'u
to throwetoa
to tie up, fastenedo'oa
to turnekai'udai
to walkedada
to vomite'ula
to workevinaula
to yawneioni

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