Languages

Tulehu

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Introduction

Tulehu is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in Maluku Province, 4 villages. Ambon island, northeast coast. .

Dialects

Liang, Tengah-Tengah, Tial, Tulehu. Each dialect is in a separate village. Eastern end of Ambon dialect chain. Lexical similarity: 84%–90% among dialects, 74%–82% with Hitu (See: Hitu), 72%–76% with Haruku (See: Haruku?).

The Tulehu Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteaniki
to blowhusa?e
to buysahe
to chewkameka
to choosepaka?iri
to climbsa?a
to comelai
to cooktoti
to cryo?e, tani
to cut, hackheta
to die, be deadmata
to digha?ir
to dreammani
to drinkninu
to eatane, pamana
to fallmanahu
to fearkere?e
to flowkala
to flykihu
to growakuhu
to hearpanene
to hidehue?ere
to hithia
to killpamata
to know, be knowledgeabletea
to laughmala?a
to live, be alivemahai
to open, uncoversiha
to planttane
to pound, beatnani, tehe
to sayhose
to scratchha?i
to seenau?e
to sewtarui
to situpa
to sleephuri, na?e
to spitrua?a
to splitha?a
to squeezeasahin
to standere
to stealpalaloi
to swimnanu
to throwteri
to tie up, fasteneta
to walkoi
to vomitloha, mamuta
to workta?e
to yawn

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