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Puluwatese

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Introduction

Puluwatese is a language of Micronesia. It is spoken in Polowat, Pollap, Houk (Pulusuk), and Tamtam islands, Carolines. .

Dialects

Pulapese, Pulusukese, Puluwatese. 64% intelligibility of Satawalese (See: Satawalese), 40% of Woleaian (See: Woleaian), 21% of Ulithian (See: Ulithian?). Lexical similarity: 88% with Satawalese (See: Satawalese) and Carolinian (See: Carolinian), 83% with Mortlockese (See: Mortlockese), 82% with Woleaian (See: Woleaian), 81% with Chuukese (See: Chuukese), 72% with Ulithian (See: Ulithian?).

The Puluwatese Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekkú-ú
to blowwiiki-(y)
to breatheŋahaŋah
to burn
to chewlúú, lúúlú, ŋú-ti-(y)
to choosefili-(i-y)
to climbtéé-(tá), téé-ki-y
to cook(ya)-mʷoot, (yó)-mʷoot, (yó)-mʷota-, pʷuka
to countpáápá, páá-ŋ, páá-ŋi, páá-ŋi-(y), paapa, yálle-(ya), yálle-(ya-ni)
to cryháŋ
to die, be dead
to digkel, keli-ŋi-(y), tow
to dreamttan, ttana-a
to drinkwún, wúnú-mi-(y), wúnu-ma-(n)
to eatmʷéŋé, mʷéŋéé-(n), yaŋi-(y)
to fallmor
to fearme-hak
to flowpʷu, pʷuupʷu
to flyyáál
to growfóóle-(y), fóóle-ni, fóóle-yá-(y), ffól
to hearroŋ, roŋoroŋ
to hideyopo-(ló)
to hittuku-u-(w)
to hold(ya)-mʷaʀ, (ya)-mʷaʀú-(ya-)
to killni, nii-ni
to know, be knowledgeablekúle-e-(y)
to laugh(ya)-kékkay, fah
to lie downwoon
to live, be alive(ya)-ma-nawa, má-naw
to open, uncoverpʷak
to plantfót, fóto-ki-(y)
to pound, beatpʷo, wúkúúk, wuk
to scratchkéét, keri-(y), keriker, yáriker
to seeweri-(y), weriwer
to sewteete, tee-y, ti (faaʀ), ti-k, ti-ki-i-(y)
to sitmóót, mó-tiw
to sleepmawúr
to sniff, smelltéŋú-ú-(w)
to spitóttúfe, yóttúf
to splittile-ŋi-(y)
to squeezefiye-(y)
to stab, piercetto, ttow, ttow-(púŋ)
to standwúú-(tá)
to stealmʷóʀow
to swellpʷo, pʷoopʷo
to swimyáfe-, yaf
to thinkmáŋimáŋ, yákiyák, yekiyek, yekiyeki-(y)
to throwyáʀe-(y)
to tie up, fastenfééfé, féé-ti-(y)
to turnkúll
to walk-fetál
to vomitmʷmʷuh
to yawnmém-méwóó-(n-atél)

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