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Teanu

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Introduction

Teanu is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Temotu Province, Vanikolo island, Puma, Lavaka, Emua, and Lale villages. .

The Teanu Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteke, -ke
to blowaka, -aka, fi
to breathe-katei mevia, re mevia
to burnvɔŋɔ, -voŋo
to buy-sava
to chew-kanu
to climb-vene
to comeka, -ka
to cook-apinu
to countwo, -wo
to cryeteŋi, -eteŋi
to cut, hacktɔe, -toe, vembe
to die, be dead-bu, mbu
to digae, -ae
to drinkanu, -anu
to eate, -e, voŋo, -voŋo
to fall-sabu, sambu
to fear-madau, mandau
to flowpu, -pu
to flyava, -ava, mutendele
to hearleŋi, -leŋi
to hitwete, -wete
to hold-labu, lambu
to huntlui kuli, -vio
to kill-abu, ambu
to know, be knowledgeableɔvei, -ovei
to laughekeke, -ekeke
to lie downwene, -wene
to live, be aliveimaluɔ, -maluo
to open, uncover-ko
to plant-do
to pound, beat-vo
to saykɔ, -ko, vete
to scratchakale, -akale
to seerɔmɔ, -romo
to sew-a|sai, asai
to sitte, -te
to sleepmɔkɔiu, -mokoio
to sniff, smellleŋi mie, -leŋi mie
to spitravioe, -ravioe
to split-panade, tevele, -tevele, vanande
to squeezeepele, -epele
to stab, piercewete, woi, -woi
to standviɔ, -vio
to stealpunuɔ, -punuo
to suckfesu, katei, -katei
to swellɔsumbu, -osubu
to swimlembie, wou, -wou, wowo
to thinkvɔndɔ, -vodo
to throw-laioi
to tie up, fasten-nago, ŋaŋgɔ
to turn-lubi, lumbi
to walkambu puɔ, le, -le, le iu2, vilu
to vomitlɔrɔ, -loro
to work- la ŋatene
to yawn-mo

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