Languages

Teop

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Introduction

Teop is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Bougainville Province, Tinputz district, northeast. .

Dialects

Coastal Teop, Kosina Mohina, Manava, Rausara (Rausiara), Taunita. Coastal Teop speakers understand other dialects, and vice versa. Coastal Teop is 84% cognate with Rausara, 73% with Taunita dialects.

The Teop Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekoto
to blowkuu, naovo, piuvu
to breatheva vuriha
to burnasi
to buyvoni
to chewnaha, tam
to chooseviana
to climbpeha, peha hiava
to comenoma
to cooknahu, taba ani, wa gonono
to countahe
to cryoga
to cut, hackmosi
to die, be deadmate
to digkasi
to dreamtatariopo
to drinkgaga
to eatani
to fallku, kuu
to fearnaabu, nabu
to floworo
to flynaovo
to growneba
to hearbaitono
to hidevaravihi
to hitnavuhu
to holdato
to hunthiipi, va hipi
to killasun
to know, be knowledgeablehata, hatanata, kona, konakona
to laughhaesi
to lie downbutoto
to live, be alivetootoo, toto
to open, uncoverkapa
to plantneba
to pound, beattasu
to saysue
to scratchkare
to seetara
to sewkunakuna
to shootva vanavana
to sithio
to sleepgoroho
to sniff, smellavuhu, hirupa
to spitdovi
to splitsiri
to squeezeposi
to stab, piercetahi
to standsun
to stealkaveru
to suckhirupaŹ”
to swellsubu
to swimruvu
to thinkopehe
to throwbusu, tasu
to tie up, fastenvakisi
to turnja taviri
to walkpita
to vomitbura, buraa
to workkiu
to yawnmomoava

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