Languages

Satawalese

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Introduction

Satawalese is a language of Micronesia. It is spoken in Satawal island, Caroline Islands. .

Dialects

60% intelligibility of Ulithian (See: Ulithian?) and Woleaian (See: Woleaian). Lexical similarity: 95% with Carolinian (See: Carolinian), 88% with Woleaian (See: Woleaian) and Puluwatese (See: Puluwatese), 82% with Mortlockese (See: Mortlockese), 79% with Chuukese (See: Chuukese), 77% with Ulithian (See: Ulithian?).

The Satawalese Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekú-ú-(w), kúúkú
to choosefil, fili-(y)
to cook(a)-mmoot
to countpaapa
to cut, hacksafasaf
to die, be deadmá, máá-
to digkkel
to eataŋi
to fearme-sak
to flyyaniyan
to hearroŋ, roŋoroŋ
to killlii-(y), niini
to know, be knowledgeablekúle-e-(y)
to laughkkay
to lie downwolo-(tiw)
to live, be alivemá-nawa-(n)
to plantfóót, fóto-ki, ffót
to pound, beatsúkú, yúkú-(w)
to scratchkeriker
to seeweri
to sewteete, tee-yi
to sitmóót, móóto-(tiw)
to sleep(kúla)-mʷmʷe, mawúr
to sniff, smelltéŋú, ttéŋ
to squeezefiye-e-(y)
to stab, piercetowutow
to stealmʷóʀo, púraf, pirifa
to swellpʷoo
to swimyaaf
to thinkmáŋimáŋ
to throwyaʀe-(i)
to walkfetál, fetán
to vomitmʷmʷus
to yawn

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