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Makasar

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Introduction

Makasar is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in South Sulawesi Province, southwest corner of the peninsula, most of Pangkep, Maros, Gowa, Bantaeng, Jeneponto, and Takalar regencies. .

Dialects

Gowa (Goa, Lakiung), Maros-Pangkep, Turatea (Jeneponto). Gowa dialect is prestigious. Dialects form a chain.

The Makasar Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteaŋŋokkoʔ
to blowannuiʔ
to breatheaʔmaiʔ
to burnantunu
to buyammalli
to chewañcaʔma
to chooseammilɛ
to climbnaiʔ
to comebattu
to cookappallu
to countaŋŋituŋ
to cryaŋŋarruʔ
to cut, hackammoloŋ
to die, be deadmatɛ
to digaŋŋɛkɛ
to dreamassoʔna
to drinkaŋŋinuŋ
to eataŋŋanrɛ
to falltuʔguruʔ
to fearmallaʔ
to flowassoloŋ
to flyanriʔba
to growattimbo
to hearallaŋŋɛrɛʔ
to hideaccokko
to hitannunruŋ
to holdannaʔgalaʔ
to huntandoaŋ
to killambuno
to know, be knowledgeableissɛŋ
to laughammakkalaʔ
to lie downanraʔba
to live, be alivetallasaʔ
to open, uncoveraññuŋkɛ
to plantattanaŋ
to pound, beatannumbuʔ
to sayaŋkana
to scratchaŋkaŋkaŋ
to seeacciniʔ
to sewanjaiʔ
to shootannembaʔ
to sitammempo
to sleepattinro
to sniff, smellaŋŋaraʔ
to spitappiʔru
to splitammuɛ
to squeezeammaccoʔ
to stab, pierceannoboʔ
to standammenteŋ
to stealallukka
to suckaŋisoʔ
to swellkambaŋ
to swimaʔlaŋɛ
to thinkammikkiriʔ
to throwaññambila
to tie up, fastenaññikkoʔ
to turnbiluʔ
to walkaʔlampa
to vomitlaŋŋɛ, taʔlaŋŋɛ
to workanjama
to yawnaʔlaulau

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