Languages

Pohnpeian

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Introduction

Pohnpeian is a language of Micronesia. It is spoken in Pohnpei island, Caroline Islands. Also in United States. .

Dialects

Kiti, Ponapean, Sapwuahfik. Lexical similarity: 81% with Pingelapese (See: Pingelapese), 75% with Mokilese (See: Mokilese), 36% with Chuukese (See: Chuukese).

The Pohnpeian Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteke, ŋalis
to blowipihp
to breatheesiŋek
to burnisik
to buynatihada
to chewrukoa
to choosepil
to climbdaur, dou
to comekoh-
to cookinim
to countwadek
to cryseŋ
to cut, hacksepe
to die, be deadmeh|la
to digweir
to dreamoure|men
to drinknim
to eatkaŋ
to falllempehdi, pwupw
to fearmasak
to flowpwil
to flypihr
to growos
to hearroŋ
to hideruk
to hiten lel, keme
to holdkol
to huntkesik pwihk, kesik tihe
to killkemehla
to know, be knowledgeableese
to laughkouruhr
to lie downwohnohn
to live, be alivemour
to open, uncoverritiŋ
to plantpoadok
to pound, beatsuk
to saydene, nda
to scratchkaripwude
to seekilaŋ
to sewdehk, deidei
to shootkasikih
to sitmwohd
to sleepmeir
to sniff, smellned
to spitkendip
to splitpwaik
to squeezeiŋidpene, weŋid
to stab, piercedoakoa, katuk
to standkesihnen, uh
to stealpirapa
to suckkuhl, mihk
to swellmpwosada
to swimpap
to thinkmadamadau
to throwkese
to tie up, fastenpire, salih
to turnwikidek
to walkalu
to vomitmmwus
to workdoadoahk
to yawnmaudel

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