Languages

Sika

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Introduction

Sika is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in East Nusa Tenggara Province. East Flores island, between Li’o (See: Li’o?) and Lamaholot (See: Lamaholot) language areas. .

Dialects

Sara Krowe (Central Sikka), Sikka Natar (Kangaé, South Coast Sikka), Tana Ai. Wide linguistic and cultural variation.

The Sika Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitegii
to blowpuput
to breathenaiŋ
to burnholo
to buyboter
to chewmama
to chooselii
to climbhaʔe, léma
to comemai
to cookperaŋ, pura
to countapiŋ
to crydani
to cut, hackbatar
to die, be deadmate
to diggali
to dreammipi[ŋ]
to drinkninu
to eatga
to fallela[ŋ]
to fearblau
to flowba
to flyhoroŋ
to growtawa
to hearrena
to hidesesu
to hitbati, deniʔ
to holdtoé
to huntbeweŋ
to killbati
to know, be knowledgeableraïntaŋ
to laughto
to lie downduʔé
to live, be alivemoret
to open, uncoverbea
to plantbaat
to pound, beatbai
to saybeta, tutur
to scratchgaro
to seegita
to sewraʔit
to shootbana
to sitderi
to sleepduʔé
to sniff, smellpiru [-heŋok]
to spitniru
to splitkelak
to squeezepera
to stab, piercerobak
to standgera[ŋ]
to stealtau-neti
to suckplemet
to swellbohik-bowaŋ, towek
to swimnani
to thinkhuk
to throwroga
to tie up, fastenbete
to turnplého
to walkbano
to vomitmuta
to workguʔa
to yawnmoa

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