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Sa’a

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Introduction

Sa’a is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Three Sisters Islands, south Malaita island, Ulawa island. .

Dialects

Uki Ni Masi (Ugi), Ulawa.

The Sa’a Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteala, ʔala, ʔalaiæ, ʔalaie
to blowɔru, iru, ooru, uhi, uhia, ūhi
to breathemano, maŋɔ, maŋo
to burnehu, mamuʔu, nene, sunia, unu, unue, uunu, waru
to buyholi
to chewngasi-ie, ŋäsi
to choosehili, so'ohilisi
to climbhane
to comelae, lae mai
to cookha'ale, kooŋi
to countetamia, idu, itu, iču
to cryawara, nara, ŋara
to cut, hackʔai tepi, ɔʔɔa, ɔlo, etapi, hile, ihu, kiria, lisi, papa, rofo, sɔʔɔ, tɔhu, tohua
to die, be deadmae
to digʔɛli, ʔeli, ʔeliæ
to dreamma'ahu pole, maʔahu pole
to drinkino, inu, tɔnɔ, tono
to eatnau, ŋäu, ŋaa, ŋau
to fallteke, toli, tomu, usu, čɔmu
to fearmäʔu, maʔu, maʔuniæ, meʔu, māʔu, mārara
to flowahe, kɔne, kone, ūču
to flylaŋɔ, laŋo, lɔho, loho, noke
to growpwito
to hearkawai, rɔŋɔ, rɔŋoa, ronoa, roŋo
to hidemumuni
to hitrapu, rapuse, rapusia, roho, uʔi, čarɔ
to holdhɛlɛ, hele, helese, toʔia
to hunthaʔawasi, nia, sili
to killhaʔamaesi, hɔrɔ, hɔrɔʔē, horo, horona
to know, be knowledgeableatomaʔinia, manatai, saai, saea, saie
to laughmwäsi, mwasi
to lie downenɔ ianɔ, eno
to live, be alivemäuri, mauri, maurihæ
to open, uncoverihesi, tahane
to planthäsi, hasi
to pound, beatsäu, saune
to sayunu, unua, unue
to scratchʔarume, käru, karu, karumia, karusia
to seekerehi, leesi, lese, liɔ, lio, liosiæ
to sewsusu, täuri, tauri
to shoothana, uu'i
to sitiɔi ano, iʔo, neku
to sleepmaʔahu, mauru
to sniff, smellmaŋɔlia, nɔnowasune, nono wäsu, nonowasu
to spitnisu, ŋisa, ŋisu
to splithita, hitele, kakahita, papa, tarihitɛliæ, waʔa
to squeezelɔsia, loosi, losi, momo, nilɔsi, puʔosia
to stab, pierceɔtɔ, ɔtɔme, hita, otomæ, tɔrɔ, toromi
to standtaʔe, ura, ure
to stealpɛli, peli, pelie
to suckɔme, ɔnome, oko, omea, susu
to swellmwapua, pɔʔo, suu, tɔla, upu
to swimɔlo, ʔolɔʔolɔ, lɔtɔ, lɔto, loto, olo, pwarea, pwareo
to thinkatomai, ačɔmai, lɔʔoŋaʔine, neʔisae
to throwaase, ato
to tie up, fastenhɔʔɔ, hɔʔɔse, hoʔo, pwäsu, takia
to turnäliiu, aliʔu, hirɔse, hoʔiteʔi, tatapulɔputɔ, tatapulo
to walkawe, hane tā, lae, lae hao, lae ianɔ, lae iano, lae ileŋi, lae leŋi, lae taʔau, laelae, laepahe, pwapwahe, sihɔ tɔli
to vomitaʔana, mɔa, moa
to workäsu, asu, hele, toʔi, čaumwa
to yawnähi|mawa, ahimawa

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