Languages

Lau

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Introduction

Lau is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Northeast Malaita island. .

Dialects

Dai (Ndai), Lau, Suafa.

The Lau Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʔala, ʔale, ʔāle
to blowɔru, ʔufu, sau, ufi, ufilia, ōru
to breathemaŋɔ, maŋo
to burnsarufia, sasu, sū
to buyfoli, ūsi
to chewmeme
to choosefili
to climb
to comeidu mai, lae mai, lea mai
to cookʔofu
to countidu
to cryāŋi
to cut, hackʔɔle, ʔiri, ʔole, kinu, lae, taba, tofu, toto
to die, be deadmae
to digʔeli
to dreambole
to drinkʔiŋo, gwɔugwɔu, gwou
to eatʔani, faŋa
to fall[ʔa]ʔaru, ʔasia
to fearmɔu, mou
to flowigwa, toŋo
to flylaŋɔ, lɔfɔ, lofo, sisimi
to growmasubu
to hearrɔŋɔ, roŋo
to hideago, agwa, muni
to hitkwae, naŋa, rabu, tō
to holddau, dau ʔana
to huntfafana, fakwasi, nani
to killkwae, lima, sau
to know, be knowledgeablesaitamana, saitoma, tomatafa
to laughgā, waela
to lie downeno, teo, uruŋa
to live, be alivemɔuri, mouri
to open, uncoverʔifi, foe
to plantfasi
to pound, beatgata, lomu, sau
to saybae, haea, sae, saea
to scratchgama, garu
to seeada, riki
to sewtai, taia, tai-a
to shootfana
to sitgouru, gwouru
to sleepeno, tɛɔ, teo
to sniff, smellgasu, moko, nonomoko
to spitŋisu
to splitafita, ala, fogā, fola, seka
to squeezefele, lɔsi, losi
to stab, piercefaŋainia, sugi, tafai
to standtake
to stealbeli
to suckʔɔme, ʔomi, noto
to swellfufu, oga, ria, ubu, ūbu
to swimʔaraŋa, garu ʔaraŋa, sisiu
to thinkmanata, tago
to throwʔui
to tie up, fastenfiri, kani, āri
to turnabulɔ, abulo
to walkfali, lea, lea i ano, lea i laŋi, sifo
to vomitmoa, momoa
to workrao
to yawnmamao|fi

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