Languages

Tairaha

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Introduction

Tairaha is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Central Makira (San Cristobal) island. .

Dialects

Bauro, Haununu (Hauhunu), Rawo (Ravo). Deep linguistic division between Tairaha and Arosi (See: Arosi). The Mamaregho variety reportedly is the bush variety.

The Tairaha Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteɣaraia
to blowroɣasia, uhi, uhia
to breathemanawa, manawasua, manawo
to burnɣara, hanua, nɔro, nonoro, suŋia
to comehano mai, hanu mai, raɣɔ mai
to counttɔmania, tomania
to cryaŋi
to cut, hackahara, retea, tapia
to die, be deadmae
to digɣeriɣeri, ɣiria, oparia
to drinktɔnɔ, tɔtɔnɔ, tono
to eatŋau
to fallatoko, paɣe, wɔta, wota
to fearmaɣu, mamaɣu, māɣu
to flowɣɔɣo, ɣoɣo, ɣoɣoɣo
to flyɣaha, rano, raŋo
to hearrɔŋɔa, roŋo, roŋoa
to hittahurua
to holdtaua
to hunthaɣawasi
to killnahuia
to know, be knowledgeableɣirara, ɣirarā
to laughmana
to lie downtaotao, tatao
to live, be alivemauri, tahitahi, tahiŋa, tahiŋa-na, tatahi
to sayhaori, raɣaɣinia, tamaei, tawaraɣi
to scratchɣarosia, karusia
to seeɣaeria, reɣia, siraia
to sewsiviria, taia, turā
to sitɔɣaɔɣa, oɣa, oɣasio
to sleepaɣore, mauru
to sniff, smellmapu, siɣinia
to spitmosu, musu
to splitewaɣa, sitaria
to squeezepirɔa, rosia, rusia
to stab, pierceahurā
to standura
to stealhanaɣo, piria
to sucknuɣua, numia, totohia, umea
to swellbote, bwɔte, pwotepwote, suɣu, suŋisuŋi
to swimarasi, māmānu
to thinktakoha, takotako, tunua
to tie up, fastenrakua, rekua
to turnahɔrɔ, ahoro
to walkakau, bwau wato, hahano, hano so, hanu, raɣɔ, raraɣo, sowau, taɣeraɣi, watoso
to vomitmɔa, moa, momoa
to worktaɣara, tāɣara
to yawn

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