Languages

Penrhyn

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Introduction

Penrhyn is a language of Cook Islands. It is spoken in Northern Cook Islands, Penrhyn Island. .

Dialects

Almost intelligible with Rarotongan (See: Rarotongan).

The Penrhyn Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteka/kati
to blowaŋiaŋi
to burntahu
to buyhoko
to chewngau
to choosehiri
to climbkake
to cooktoo
to countta/tau
to crytangi
to cut, hacktarai, va/vasi/
to die, be deadmate
to digkeri
to dreammoemoeaa
to drinkinu
to eatkai
to fallsinga
to fearmataku
to flowtahe
to flyrere
to growtupu
to hearrongo
to hidekoopiri
to hitpatu, sasa, tuki
to holdkuku, tango
to killtaa
to know, be knowledgeablekite
to laughkata
to lie downtakoto
to live, be aliveora
to open, uncoversura
to planttanu
to pound, beattuki
to scratchra/raku/
to sewtui
to shoothana
to sitnoho
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellsongi
to spitsuupee
to splitŋa/haa
to squeezero/romi
to stab, piercepaatia
to standtuu
to stealkaiaa
to suckngote
to swellpuku
to swimkau
to thinkmanako
to throwpeehua
to tie up, fastenhiitiki, nati
to turnhuri, p/ahe
to walksaere
to vomitrua/ki
to workanga
to yawnhaamama

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