Languages

Palu’e

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Introduction

Palu’e is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in East Nusa Tenggara Province. Palu’e island, north of central Flores island. North coast, Flores mainland, northwest of Maumere, Nangahure village. .

Dialects

Possible grouping with Ende (See: Ende) and Li’o (See: Li’o?) languages; marginal intelligibility of Li’o.

The Palu’e Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteŋaʔo
to blowthire
to burnkadʒu kha, lila
to buyphəta
to chewmama
to choosephili
to climbthuka
to comemai
to cookpəsa
to countkhira
to crythaŋi
to cut, hackthika
to die, be deadmata
to digkhali
to dreamnib'i
to drinkninu
to eatkha
to falloga
to feartəŋa
to flowphere (tšhoro)
to flylai
to grownuva
to hearthe
to hidenəb'ethó
to hitb'alu
to holdkeve
to killphuna mata
to know, be knowledgeabletšuʔu
to laughthava
to lie downthuli
to open, uncoverliʔo, tšhira
to plantmula
to pound, beatphadʒu
to saytšib'o
to scratchkhadʒe
to seelie, phela
to sewteʔi, teki
to shoottšhub'e
to sitnodo
to sleepthuli
to sniff, smellŋuru
to spitŋiru
to splitkhəla
to squeezephədʒa
to stab, piercephadʒu, su
to standkhəre
to stealnaka
to suckmoʔo, moke, musu
to swellb'uka, phadʒa
to swimnaŋu
to thinknəra
to throwleva, thəb'a
to tie up, fastennugu, thike
to turnŋgoe
to walkphana
to vomitmuta
to workkhuʔa
to yawnŋoa

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