Languages

Mailu

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Introduction

Mailu is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Central Province, south coast, Gadaisu to Baramata, Table bay and Toulon island. .

Dialects

Asiaoro, Baibara, Borebo, Darava, Derebai, Domara, Geagea, Ilai, Island. Related to Laua (See: Laua?).

The Mailu Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteapuapu
to blowbouai, wuwuri
to breathemau uriuri
to burnasiasi, gabugabu
to buytonatona, woiwoi
to chewasiasi, naʔunaʔu
to choosetabutabu
to climbpanapana
to comeai-
to cookdaridari
to countgimugimu, omiomi
to cryini
to cut, hacklealea, pelepele
to die, be deadbau
to digbonobono, lavilavi
to dreamnivi, nivi-ai
to drinktepatepa-ri
to eatisiisi
to fallbiubiu, gagagari, poopoo
to feartaguru
to flowaruaru
to flylevolevo
to growogoogo
to hearnaninani
to hitkeakea
to holdaukisa, ausari
to huntapana, laiva
to killmaimai
to know, be knowledgeableribariba, vegarai
to laughtoru
to live, be aliveaua|uri, mauri
to plantgadigadi
to pound, beaturiuri
to sayosiosi
to seeerieri, ioio
to sewsurisuri
to sitauri
to sleepuiui
to sniff, smellnaninani
to spitarimu-ai
to splitnavanava
to squeezegigigigii, iʔiʔiʔiʔ, marumaru
to standida|ra, idaida
to stealauere, omaoma, teretere
to suckamosi-, dorodoro
to swellboboga
to swimloroloro, rolorolo
to thinksunaavini
to throwodaoda
to walkbaebae
to vomitgobagoba
to workonamaimai, seisei, usiusi
to yawnagasa

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