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To’abaita

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Introduction

To’abaita is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in North Malaita island. .

Dialects

Baelelea (See: Baelelea) and Baeggu (See: Baeggu) about equally intelligible of To’abaita and Lau (See: Lau).

The To’abaita Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʔala
to blowʔufu
to breatheasimaŋɔ, ʔasimaŋo
to burnnaʔare, naʔarea
to buyʔuusia
to chewdamu
to choosefilia
to climbraʔa
to comelae mai
to cooknaʔare
to countteʔemaʔi, teʔemania
to cryaaŋi
to cut, hackkasia, kenu, sigilia
to die, be deadmae
to digʔili, ʔilia
to dreammoʔosu bole
to drinkkuʔu
to eatfaŋa
to fallasia, ʔasia
to fearʔaʔanu, maʔu
to flowigwa, iiŋgwa
to flylaŋɔ, lɔfɔ, lofo
to growtaʔe
to hearrɔŋɔ, roŋo
to hideaaŋgwa
to hitkumua, kwaea
to holdraʔu, raʔua
to huntkɔϑɔ, laetakui, toʔi
to killɵauŋia, ϑauŋia
to know, be knowledgeableɵaitaʔomana, ϑaitɔʔɔmana
to laughmwaela
to lie downteɔ, teo
to live, be alivemaruki, marukia
to open, uncoverʔifinia
to plantfasia
to pound, beatɵauŋia
to saysɔrea, soreʔa
to scratchkamea
to seerikia
to sewraʔoa, taia
to shootbasi
to sitɔnɔ, ʔono
to sleepbiiŋa, mbīŋa
to sniff, smellmakwa, makwatɔʔɔna, toʔana
to spitnisu, ŋisu
to splitfɔŋgea, kwaʔea
to squeezeŋilɔa, ŋiloa
to stab, pierceɔtɔa, labua, lambua
to standtakwe
to stealbili, mbilia
to sucknɔtɔfia, notofia
to swelluumbu, ūmbu
to swimaraŋa, siisiu, sisiu
to thinkmanata
to throwʔuu
to tie up, fastenkania
to turnaambula
to walkfali, lae, sifɔ, taʔe
to vomitmɔmɔa, moa
to workraa, raɔa
to yawnmamukwee

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