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Sudest

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Introduction

Sudest is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Milne Bay Province, Yama-Yele district, Tagula island, west of Rossel island, end of Calvados chain. 17 villages or hamlets. .

Dialects

Central Sudest (Araetha, Pamela), Eastern Point, Eastern Sudest (Rambuso, Rehuwo), Rambuso (Rewa), Western Sudest (Dtelha, Griffin Point, Jelewaga). Lexical similarity: 44% with Nimoa (See: Nimoa) (most similar).

The Sudest Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitegharï
to blowmbun, uvewo
to breatheli
to burnngambu, ra
to buyvamodo
to chewghawi, nggwi
to choosetuthi, vaghïle, vune
to climbvana
to comemena
to cookge
to countvaona
to crykuyanga, randa
to cut, hackiku, kiten, vole
to die, be deadmare
to digtïghï
to dreamghïnlolo
to drinkmun
to eatghaningga
to falldagedage, dobu, mwalo
to flowvoru
to flyyo
to growmbuthu, vorovoro
to hearlongwe
to hidekubaro, wathïwole
to hitngge
to holdyalawe
to huntwaidi
to killnu, unïghï
to know, be knowledgeableravu
to laughvavïrï
to lie downghinevadede
to live, be alivelaghalagha, yaku
to open, uncovertate
to plantkabu
to saynga
to scratchvivi
to seethuwei
to sewnggawi, nggiya
to shootmbumbunga
to sitronja, yaku
to sleepghena
to sniff, smellnae
to spitnjenggo
to splitgethi, matagaviya
to squeezeimbi, tam
to standyondo
to stealkaivï
to sucknjen
to swellroro
to swimgai, thithu
to thinkrenuwanga
to throwdu, duvoronga
to tie up, fastennggarï
to turnvaghaghïle
to walklongga
to vomitthegha
to workkaiwo
to yawnmamao

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