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Uab Meto

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Introduction

Uab Meto is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in East Nusa Tenggara Province. Most of west Timor island. .

Dialects

Amanuban-Amanatun (Amanatun, Amanuban, Amanubang), Amfoan-Fatule’u-Amabi (Amabi, Amfoan, Amfuang, Fatule’u), Biboki-Insana (Biboki, Insanao), Kusa-Manlea (Kusa, Manea, Manlea), Mollo-Miomafo (Miomafo, Mollo). Much dialect variation. Ethnological and linguistic differences in nearly every valley. Same language chain as Amarasi (See: Amarasi?) and Baikeno (See: Baikeno?).

The Uab Meto Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʔat sauʔ
to blowʔat fu
to breatheat hɛlak snasak
to burnʔat tot
to buysɔs
to chewatmam
to chooseʔat pil
to comein nɛm
to cooktahan
to countʔatsoiʔ
to cryʔat kaɛ
to cut, hackʔat oɛt
to die, be deadʔat maɛt
to digʔat hani
to dreamtamnai, tamnauʔ
to drinkt|iun
to eatt|ax
to fallʔat mof
to fearta|mtau
to flowsaiʔ
to flytaplɛl
to hearʔat nɛɛn
to hitʔat tɔm
to holdʔat naʔ
to huntʔat sɛok
to killtaʔ maɛt
to know, be knowledgeableta|hin
to laughʔat mani
to lie downʔat bɔ
to live, be aliveʔat moin
to plantʔat sɛn
to pound, beattapau
to saymak
to scratchʔat aɔ
to seeʔat fua, kiɔs, t|it
to sewʔat sɔʔ
to shootʔat kɛn
to sitʔat tɔk
to sleepʔat tuup
to sniff, smellta|skɔk
to spitʔat poolin hopɛ
to splitʔat pɔl
to squeezeap|mɛs, ʔat ap
to stab, piercetapauʔ
to standʔat haɛk
to stealta|bak
to suckʔat muus, muis
to swellanku
to swimtabhaɛʔ
to thinkta|tɛnab
to throwʔat polin
to tie up, fastenʔat fut
to turnta-teʔun
to walknaɔ
to vomitʔat lɔʔ
to workʔatmeu
to yawnta|sɛɔʔ

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