Languages

Yele

Fact corner

  • Language: Yele
  • Alternate names: Yelejong, Rossel, Yela, Yeletnye, Yelidnye, Yélî Dnye
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:yle
  • Language family: East-Papuan, Yele-Solomons-New Britain, Yele-Solomons, Yele
  • Number of speakers: 3,750
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

Yele is the language of Rossel island, the easternmost island in the Louisiade Archipelago off the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea.

Verb

Transitive verb: pwââ (break something)

Citation formpwââ
Punct. imperativepwaa ngi
Punct. prox. pastpwââ/puwâ
Punct. remote pastpwââ/puwâ
Followedpwaa wo
Continuouspwaapî

Transitive verb: pwópu (to break, intransitive)

Citation formpwópu
Punct. imperativepwédi!
Punct. prox. pastpwópu
Punct. remote pastpwaa wo
Followedpwaa wo
Continuouspwópupwópu

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