Languages

Suau

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Introduction

Suau is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Milne Bay Province, southeasternmost Papua mainland. .

Dialects

Bona Bona, Bonarua, Dahuni, Lausaha (Daui, Fife Bay), Leileiafa, Sinaki (Gadaisu, Gaidasu), Suau.

The Suau Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteletai
to blowyuhi
to breatheyahua
to burngabu
to comelaoma
to counthasili
to crytani
to cut, hackibo, tom
to die, be deadmate
to digsala
to drinknom
to eatʔaiʔai
to fallbeʔu
to fearmatausi
to flowie didi
to flyie lo|i
to hearataiei
to hitlubi
to holdʔabi
to hunthe-kedewa
to killunu|i
to know, be knowledgeableʔata
to laughmaluhi
to lie downʔeno
to live, be alivemauli
to sayliba
to scratchgahili
to seeʔita
to sewbodi
to sitbawa
to sleepʔeno
to splitigali
to squeezehihi, tam
to stab, piercegoli
to standtolo
to suckmadoi
to swellie pou
to swimdui, tuba
to thinknuatui
to throwtu
to tie up, fastenʔau
to turntolo-bui
to walklaulau
to vomitmaliwe
to workumai
to yawn

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