Languages

Mwotlap

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Introduction

Mwotlap is a language of Vanuatu. It is spoken in Banks Group, Mota Lava (Saddle) island. .

Dialects

Dagmel, Valuwa, Volow.

The Mwotlap Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteŋit
to blowwɛyɛh, yip
to breatheŋmʷʊkhɛɣ
to burnbɪ n-ɛp hiy
to buywɪl
to chewkamkam, ŋɛ
to chooseɛt yak
to climbyɛm
to comeßan mɛ
to cookkpʷaŋyis
to countßatah
to crytɛŋ
to cut, hacktɔt
to die, be deadmat
to digɣil
to dreamkpʷɔykpʷɔy
to drinkin
to eatɣɛn
to fallkpʷɪsdi, sisɣɔy
to fearmɪtɪɣtɛɣ
to flowlɔŋ
to flyɣap
to growmɔtɔw
to hearyɔŋtɛɣ
to hidetakpʷ bat
to hitlaŋmʷ
to holdtɪy
to killwuh mat
to know, be knowledgeableɪɣlal, nɔ-lɔlmɛyɛn
to laughyɪyɪ
to lie downɛn
to live, be aliven-ɪh
to open, uncoverʊw, wak
to plantßah, yuw
to pound, beatkpʷʊs
to sayßap
to scratchɣayɣay
to seeɛt
to sewsusuy
to shootkay
to sithaɣ
to sleepmitiy
to sniff, smellhɪmɛn
to spitninih
to splitVb1 + wɔy
to squeezeßiɣiy (lʊ)
to stab, pierceɛs, hiɣ
to standtiɣ
to stealbɛl
to sucksaŋmʷ
to swellyɪɣ
to swimɣɛy
to thinkdɪm
to throwsuwyɛɣ, yim
to tie up, fastenlɪɣ, yɪt
to turnßɪy, hɪsɪm
to walkßanßan
to vomitkpʷɔap, lʊlʊ +
to workmuwumwu
to yawnɣayŋmʷa

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