Languages

Wala

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Introduction

Wala is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in West central Malaita island. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 56% with Kwaio (See: Kwaio); 66% with Kwara’ae (See: Kwara’ae?).

The Wala Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʔala
to bloworu, ufi
to breathemāŋo
to burnagofia
to comelamae
to countudu
to cryāni
to cut, hackʔolea, fala, kwai
to die, be deadmae
to digʔeli
to drinkgou
to eatfana
to falltoli
to fearmau
to flowāfe
to flylanɔ, lofo
to hearronoa
to hitkwai
to holddoia
to huntfaitale
to killraunia
to know, be knowledgeablesaiai
to laughwasi
to lie downteo
to live, be alivemauli-na, mouri
to sayilia
to scratchkarasia
to seeleo
to sewtaia
to sitgWauru
to sleepmoʔosu
to sniff, smellsiʔina, sinaia
to spitnisu
to splitkwaikaria
to squeezelosia
to stab, pierceotomia
to standura
to stealbeli
to sucklotofia
to swellūbu
to swimoloolo, sisiu
to thinkmalata
to tie up, fastenfiria
to turnbulusi
to walkla, laifua, lainali, liu
to vomitmoa
to workgālo
to yawn

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