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Termanu

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Introduction

Termanu is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in East Nusa Tenggara Province. Termanu, Keka, Talae, Korbafo, and Bokai domains. Central Rote island. .

Dialects

Bokai, Korbafo (Korbaffo), Pa’da (Termanu), Pa’da Kona (Keka-Talae, Southern Termanu). Seems more similar to Lole (See: Lole?) than to other varieties on Rote. Korbafo and Bokai may need to be separated for sociolinguistic reasons.

The Termanu Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteka
to blowfu
to breathehae
to burntunu
to buyasa
to chewmama
to choosehèle
to climblaba
to comemai
to cooknasu
to countlèke
to crykikik
to cut, hacktata, tete
to die, be deadmate
to digkali
to drinkn|inu
to eatna|ʔa
to falltuda
to fearbi, taʔu
to flowfa
to flyla
to growmoli
to hearnene
to hidefuni, keke
to hittutu
to holdtai
to huntdaŋa, sopa
to killdodo
to know, be knowledgeablebuluk, lelak
to laughhika
to lie downloli-loli
to live, be alivemoli
to open, uncoverhuka
to planttane
to pound, beattutu
to saynae
to scratchkakalu
to seen|ita
to sewseu
to shootkou
to sitnaŋatutu
to sleepsuŋu
to spittidi
to splittata
to squeezehe
to stab, piercepau
to standdei
to stealmanako
to suckmusi
to swellpeta[k]
to swimaŋe
to thinkafi, do
to throwpia, tapa
to tie up, fastentuti
to turnlepos
to walklaʔo
to vomitmuta
to worktao
to yawn

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