Languages

Loniu

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Introduction

Loniu is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Manus Province, Los Negros island south coast, Lolak and Loniu villages. .

Dialects

Similar to Bipi (See: Bipi?).

The Loniu Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteyati
to blowŋoh
to breathehoti ŋesuha-n
to burnculumʷi
to buycimani
to chewyati
to choosehilitei
to climbe ñak
to comeme
to cooktuɪ
to countoŋehi
to crytaŋ
to cut, hackceʔiti
to die, be deadmat
to digtaku|eli
to dreamnihineh
to drinkɪn
to eatñani
to fallilos
to fearnohono
to flytahawowoh
to growek, mata
to hearaŋey
to hideyakaʔani
to hitteʔiy
to holdpotoey
to huntcoŋ
to killteʔiy
to know, be knowledgeablepasani
to laughhan, helisai
to lie downahe
to live, be alivemahuyan
to open, uncovertapaʔani
to plante lomʷi
to pound, beatte-tehei
to saypʷay
to scratchasi
to seeeleʔey
to sewcoeti
to shootsoʔiy
to site mitan
to sleepmetɪ
to sniff, smellhoŋey
to spitñuʔoh
to splittesalay
to squeezetapicey
to stab, piercesopoʔoti
to standcelu
to stealpahena
to suckcoco mʷi
to swellcama
to swimñuhay, yaŋaŋay
to thinkoŋoŋehe
to throwtekeni
to tie up, fastenhosi
to turntelpelewani
to walkla
to vomitamut
to workpuret
to yawnyelimaw

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