Languages

Mokilese

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Introduction

Mokilese is a language of Micronesia. It is spoken in Mokil (Mwoakiloa) atoll, east of Carolines; Pohnpei island. Also in United States. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 79% with Pingelapese (See: Pingelapese), 75% with Pohnapeian (See: Pohnpeian).

The Mokilese Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekɔ, kɛykɛy
to blowuk
to chewŋi-d, ŋidŋid
to choosepil, pilpil
to climbdow
to countwade-k
to cryjaŋi-d, jɔŋ
to die, be deadmɛɛ-
to drinkni-m
to eatmʷiŋe
to fearmi-jik
to hearroŋ
to know, be knowledgeable(je)-ejɔ
to laughŋij
to live, be alivemowr
to plantpɔdok
to pound, beatjuk, juki
to saypʷa, pwee-ŋ
to scratchkari-(pʷɔd), kari-(pʷɔdɔ)
to seeiro-ŋ
to sewdɔ, dɔdɔ
to sitmʷin-(di)
to sleepmɔyr
to spitandip
to splitpʷal, pʷala-ŋ
to stab, piercedɔkɔ, dok
to standu, uu-(da)
to suckdiidi
to throwkasɔ, kaskas
to yawnmaama

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