Languages

Luang

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Introduction

Luang is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Maluku Province. East of Timor island; entire Wetan island, across Wetan strait to northwest Babar island. .

Dialects

Lakor, Luang, Moa, Wetan (Wetang). Low comprehension of Leti (See: Leti). Lexical similarity: 89% with Leti (See: Leti).

The Luang Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteṇ'nihiə, kia, weta
to blowaua, jera, porka, teni
to breathearna
to burnṇ'tunu, ola, tuni, tutna
to buyweli
to chewanāra, awti, nairi
to climbaata
to comeṇ'mai, mā
to cook(maka)riai, nai
to countawa
to cryṇ'kakəru, koa
to die, be dead(mak)mati, ṇ'mati
to digkai
to dreamṇ'miʔə, mia, wanni
to drink'nɛmnu, emni
to eatana, na'ʔanə
to fallṇ'tujni
to fearruri
to flowwai
to flyṇ'nemə, meela, nema
to growmori
to hearna'tlinə, tlina
to hidetajola
to hitdūma, kaala, liwra, tai, wewla
to holdkiuti
to huntora
to kill(mak)wenna, ṇ'wɛnnə, wuni
to know, be knowledgeable'natu, (maka)tiari
to laughnam'mali
to lie downkowa
to live, be alivemori, oli
to open, uncoverari(e), weera
to plantoora
to pound, beattuuta, wai
to say(maka)kota, iwra
to scratch'matlə, kera, kira
to seekpiei, nam'kekə
to sewōra
to shootrāpa, weta
to sitkatatna, mtatna, nam'tatnə, tati
to sleepna'ninə, nina
to sniff, smellumi
to spitkoa, krui, na'krui
to splitliira, waa, watwa
to squeezerāma
to stab, pierceapa, kala, tetwerni, wai, weta
to standna'priri
to steal(maka)mnaa
to sucknīma
to swimə ṇ'nani, knani
to thinkiwra, orta
to tie up, fastenkei, wnuti, wuti
to turnwali
to walklaa-mai, na'laʔə
to vomitmota, na'motə
to workjapi, kar(d)i(a)
to yawn

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