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Mori Bawah

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Introduction

Mori Bawah is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Central Sulawesi Province, Petasia, Lembo, and Bungku Tengah subdistricts, 24 villages. Southeast peninsula neck, Lake Towuti area. Also, South Sulawesi Province. .

Dialects

Karunsi’e (Karonsie, Korongsi, Sinongko), Moiki (Tomoiki), Nuha (Soroako), Tinompo (Mokole, Soroako), Tiu (Tioe), Watu (Towatoe). Lexical similarity: 73%–86% with Mori Atas (See: Mori Atas), 75% with Padoe (See: Padoe).

The Mori Bawah Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitemekiki, memamaki, moŋkiki
to blowmepuuri
to breathemenaa
to burnmonsoru, montunu, sumoŋko
to buymoʔoli
to chewmomamaki
to choosemobiniki
to climbmewuatako
to comehaβe, hawe, leu
to cookmonahu
to countmodoa
to crymebee, meŋese
to cut, hackmompole
to die, be deadmate
to digmoŋkelee
to dreammoʔipi, moipi
to drinkmoʔinu, moinu
to eatmoŋgaa, moŋkaa
to fallmetoa, te'onta
to feardoito
to flowumule
to flylumaa, membiri, menee
to growtuwu
to hearmoroŋe, moroŋo
to hidemewuni
to hitmontunduhi
to holdmoʔini
to huntmowemba
to killmompepate
to know, be knowledgeablet[um]o'orio, toʔori, toʔorio
to laughmetotaa, meŋiŋisi, mohoho, motao, mototaa
to lie downkoleelendo, meledo, melendoako, melendoʔako, melenoako, mepombole
to live, be alivetuwu
to open, uncovermoʔuŋkahi
to plantmompaho
to pound, beatmoʔisa
to saymepau, mopau
to scratchmekaru
to seemoŋgito, moŋkii, moŋkita
to sewmonseu
to shootmompana
to sitdumodoŋko, mentoro, tumotoro
to sleepmoturi
to sniff, smellmowowoo
to spitmeʔeli, meʔonui
to splitmobansi
to squeezemompaiki
to stab, piercemontobo
to standmentade, mentido, metade
to stealmonako
to suckmoʔoso
to swellkamba
to swimmonaŋoi, s[um]owe, sumoɸe, sumoβe, sumoPe
to thinkmewowoloo, mompewowolo
to throwmetadiakono, tumadio
to tie up, fastenmowutu
to turnmekoana, memaŋgoli
to walkmelempa, melenipa
to vomitkolua-lua, melua, telua
to workmo'ŋga
to yawnmemaali

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