Languages

Saaroa

Fact corner

  • Language: Saaroa
  • Alternate names:: Hla’alua, La’alua, La’arua, Lha’alua, Pachien, Paichien, Rarua, Saarua, Saroa, Shishaban, Sisyaban
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:sxr
  • Language family: Austronesian, Tsouic
  • Number of speakers: 10
  • Script: Category

Introduction

Saaroa is a language of Taiwan. It is spoken in West central mountains, south and southeast of Minchuan, along Laonung River. .

Dialects

Similar to Kanakanabu (See: Kanakanabu).

The Saaroa Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteuma:racə, umaracə
to blowpa:ripa, paaripa
to breathemuruaniania:, murunianiaa
to burnmuacuɬo, mucuɬu
to buypuʔa
to chewumilavə
to choosetiapili
to climbmarataatasau
to comekucu, muacəkəɬə, mucəkəɬə
to cookaba:bo, pasia
to countumaiapə, umiapə
to crytumataŋi:, tumaŋi
to cut, hackrumaruurutu, tumaviɬaə, uaŋətəɬə
to die, be deadmaciʔi, mamaci
to digcumaciucuuku, kumakali, kumalirupuɬu
to dreampausasasariri
to drinkmiama, mima
to eata:nwisa, a:u, uma:u, umau, umu
to fallmuacilí, muucapi
to feararakicacə, muruaɬə
to flowmua:ɬuso, muaɬusu, puabauaɬə
to flymiapiɬiɬi, mipiɬiɬi
to growarataisa
to heartumimaɬa
to hitmariabakəsə, miatumu, pana
to holdmatiɬaiɬai, pa:la, umaəməcə
to huntmuaɬuaɬupo, muaɬuaɬupu, muruacəka:
to killpa:papaci, papapaci
to know, be knowledgeablemacaɬia, takuacaɬia
to laughmaca:ca:, macacaa
to lie downmata:saʔai
to live, be alivemaŋəsipi, maŋusipi
to open, uncoverarupaŋiɬivu
to plantləməməkə
to pound, beatmianə
to sayamiami, amiɬa:, maruriri
to scratchkara:ro, karaaru
to seekumakita
to sewtumaɬisua
to shootpa:ɬaɬito, pətəəkətə, uapana
to sittuakələŋə, tuaparo
to sleepma:tatusoro, maarusap, malusapə, marisap[ə]
to sniff, smelluma:bali, umavali
to spitmauŋali, tuici, ŋalíʔi
to splitmaripici, ruapici
to squeezemaiaəpəcə, maiaəpəcu
to stab, pierceɬumaɬiboro, ɬumivuru
to standmuasiri, umacəka
to stealmurikapə
to suckmaliamucoco, marimucucu
to swellmuluvalakə
to swimmakaaɬaŋulu, makaɬaŋolo
to thinkpa:cə:cəpəŋə, pacəcəpəŋə
to throwinai, mata:pono
to tie up, fastenpa:ɬəməɬə, paləməɬə
to turnsakuapikolo, takəəsə́ələ, takusəələ
to walkmuasa:sala, muasaasala
to vomitta:ruta, tarauta
to worktakuʔi:ʔiarə, takuiʔiarə
to yawnmauaua

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