Languages

Moronene

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Introduction

Moronene is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Southeast Sulawesi Province, Bombana regency. Southeast mainland, Rumbia mountains area. Kabaena island, Tokotu’a village; on the mainland portion opposite Kabaena; Wita Ea village. Wita Ea dialect: Rumbia, Poleang, and Poleang Timur subdistricts. Also Kolaka regency, Watubangga subdistrict. .

Dialects

Tokotu’a (Kabaena), Wita Ea (Poleang, Rumbia). Lexical similarity: Wita Ea dialect 80% with Tokotu’a dialect; 68% with Menui dialect of Wawonii (See: Wawonii), 66% with Kulisusu (See: Kulisusu), 65% with Taloki (See: Taloki), Koroni (See: Koroni), Tulambatu dialect of Bungku (See: Bungku), 64% with Bungku (See: Bungku), and 57% with Tolaki (See: Tolaki).

The Moronene Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekinea, mekea, moŋkea
to burnmohoni, montunu, tunuo
to comeleu
to crybebera, meβoβo
to die, be deadmate
to dreammoʔipi, moipi
to drinkmondoʔu
to eatmoŋkaa
to falltuuna
to flylumaa
to hearmodeaho, mompodea, mompodedea, roroŋee
to killmompepate, mompopate
to know, be knowledgeabletoʔori, toʔorio
to laughkeeke, keke, mekasio, mototaa
to lie downbobale, kobalebale, kolehaleha, leleha
to pound, beatmoʔisa
to saykoʔaβaʔaβa, koʔaβaβa, mogau
to seemoʔonto
to sittotoro
to sleepmoturi
to spitmeʔilii, meʔoniu, meʔunui, mekampidi
to standmentade
to swimnonaŋi
to walklolako
to vomitkomelumelu, melulua, memelu, molua, molulua
to yawn

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