Languages

Melanau, Central

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Introduction

Melanau, Central is a language of Malaysia. It is spoken in Sarawak, 3rd division, Rejang delta coastal area to Balingian river. Also in Brunei. .

Dialects

Balingian, Bruit, Dalat (Dalad), Igan, Mukah-Oya (Muka, Mukah, Oga, Oya, Oya’), Prehan, Sarikei, Segahan, Segalang, Siteng. Balingian dialect is linguistically quite distinct from others.

The Melanau, Central Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitesubut
to blowme-gaup
to breathepebuut
to burnsuleg
to buymeley, mibay
to chewñuñaʔ
to choosepiliʔ
to climbtuked
to cometapaʔ
to cook[misik]
to countm-ituŋ
to cryme-naŋéh
to cut, hacktutek
to die, be deadmatay
to digkukut
to dreampenupei, penupey
to drinktuteŋ
to eatkeman
to fallbelabuʔ, pahaʔ
to fearmeŋéŋ
to flowjujuk
to flypesiliŋ
to growtubuʔ
to hearmenaʔah
to hidepe-lim
to hitbuyaʔ, mubal, mupah
to holdm-agem
to huntpipaʔ
to killmunuʔ
to know, be knowledgeablebaʔtaʔew, ta'ew
to laughtetawa
to lie downpepatéŋ
to live, be alivetudip
to open, uncovermekeŋ
to plant[m-imun]
to pound, beattutug
to saymeñebut
to scratchme-gahut
to seepeguy
to sewme-jaʔit
to shootme-nimek
to sitkuduʔ
to sleeptuduy
to sniff, smellmeŋ-adek
to spitme-muput
to splitmubah
to squeezeme-misit
to stab, piercetubek
to standpekedeŋ
to stealtikaw
to sucksusep
to swellupat
to swimtuun
to thinkpepikir
to throwme-galéŋ
to tie up, fastenmubed
to turnpusiŋ
to walkmakaw
to vomitputaʔ
to workkerja
to yawnpe-tuab

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