One Random Word for each Part of Speech

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The following is a simple list of the Palauan parts of speech with brief descriptions and an example word for each one.

TypeExplanationExampleDefinition
1affixa word stem at the front or end of another word that modifies itrechi-used to indicate a group of people from a particular country or of a particular ethnicity.
2aux.auxiliarymowill; shall; become; get.
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordsusufood; source of milk.
5conj.a conjuctiona lechul meif (only).
6cont.a contractiontirkeltirke el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionchaibiok; all right.
9mod.modifiertokuniespecially; particularly.
10n.nouncheldecheduchtype of fish.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounukeruul(medical) treatment.
12n.a.s.poss.3san anticipating state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingongellelthe fruit on a tree that is to fall or to be caused to fall.
13n.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state nounkerrekeriiltrial; judgement.
14n.act.action nounosobelaction of saving; salvation; Savior.
15n.instr.instrument nounolechodechwar spear or club.
16n.pl.plural nounremechebuulthose of low family; the poor.
17n.poss.1pea noun possessed by the speaker and perhaps others, but not the listenerbngamour (exclusive) trap (usually for fish).
18n.poss.1pia noun possessed by the speaker and the listener and perhaps othersbudour (inclusive) smell/odor/scent.
19n.poss.1sa noun possessed by the speakersesebechekmy (limited) ability.
20n.poss.2pa noun possessed by multiple listenerscheremiuyour (plural) laughs.
21n.poss.2sa noun possessed by a single listenercheritemyour (singular) grass skirt.
22n.poss.3pa noun possessed by multiple peoplerekebelurir(their) settlements of people.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single personterecheldeep and infected wound.
24n.r.s.resulting state nountelechetechshortcut in back of house.
25n.r.s.poss.3sa resulting state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thinguldechulelstrained or injured part of body.
26n.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state noundelmedimechlarge amount of dots or spots.
27n.redup.noun reduplicatedidedelebtype of ghost.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulleketokeldebris or things left over from assembling something.
29num.numberongeim5 [fifth] (ordinal).
30pro.pronounngdiak a ngerangnothing.
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbchedechedechaolis to be talked about or discussed.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbremeremoteltotally weakened by fright.
34v.caus.causative verbolekibetieklstartle; scare; surprise.
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verbolchechemeraechkeep shifting eyes from side to side.
37v.erg.ergative verbmoesget seen; appear.
38v.erg.inch.an inchoactive ergative verbmesbedangis getting informed.
39v.erg.pasta past-tense form on an ergative verbmilecheedgot/became stuck.
40v.erg.recip.redup.a reciprocated, ergative verbkabebeuget broken all at once.
41v.erg.redup.reduplicated ergative verbobsebusech(chicken, etc.) easy to pluck.
42v.i.intransitive verbokluklcough.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbmerresngangis beginning to crow.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbrosngungis about to drown.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedomcherechero(fish) roll up and down or from side to side.
46v.imp.imperative verbBom seseimove a little bit away; scoot over.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)dodbechiilet's push it.
48v.inch.inchoative verbrurtangis starting to run.
49v.pasta past-tense of a verbmlongwent.
50v.pf.3p.humana perfective verb operating on multiple peopletokingiterirtalk to people for purpose of discipline or persuasion.
51v.pf.3p.inan.pasta perfective verb which happened in the past to multiple objectsmilliikpicked (coconuts).
52v.pf.3sa perfective verb acting on a single personkuskeliido what with it/to it?
53v.pf.3s.pasta perfective verb which happened in the past to a single person, animal, or thingchiltengiipraised (him/her/it).
54v.pf.inch.a perfective inchoative verbcholbediangbeginning to hit.
55v.pred.a predictive verbrurtungis about to run.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbchelemochemurinated on.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbtelemtamkshaved in places; (animal's fur) fallen out in places.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkelemolemfollow each other's wishes/suggestions.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkautoketokquarrel or argue with each other; have a spat.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmelechelucheskeep writing or drawing; scribble or write all over; (image) keep appearing in one's mind.
62v.s.a state verbchellibelmengchongchwhite; (woman) beautiful/white-skinned.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbngedechanghas begun to change.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmechutold; worn out; decayed; spoiled; stagnant; (skin) broken out or having allergic reaction or irritated (with rash).
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbsocherungis about to be sick.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbmekebekabeshanging down; dangling.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbbechelelengangbecoming white.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmetiturnot know how to; be incapable of; cannot (do something).
70v.s.t.inch.inchoative transitive state verbmerrengangis getting ashamed of.
71v.s.t.redup.a reduplicated transitive state verbmededengeibe somewhat familiar with.
72v.t.a transitive verbmeleboesspeak vulgarly; curse.
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbouchisangbegin to inform or tell.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbomrechungis about to spear.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedousisiangelkeep fondling or playing with (baby).
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordkusekliikuskelii
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