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 itchomu-you.
2aux.auxiliarymowill; shall; become; get.
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordnennengsleep.
5conj.a conjuctiona ldubecause.
6cont.a contractiontilechaltilecha el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionchochoiyes.
9mod.modifierkiulsuddenly; abruptly.
10n.noundiongbathing spot (e.g.; spring; well; outside shower).
11n.a.s.anticipating state nountebudeltree (whose bark is removed and and made into cord).
12n.a.s.poss.3san anticipating state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingchuklelweaving work.
13n.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state nounkerrekeriiltrial; judgement.
14n.act.action nounomesaloaction of preparing taro patch for planting.
15n.instr.instrument nounongetoeminstrument for spreading (e.g. butter knife, putty knife, etc.).
16n.pl.plural nounrechimeliikinhabitants of Imeliik.
17n.poss.1pea noun possessed by the speaker and perhaps others, but not the listenercheremamour (exclusive) price or cost.
18n.poss.1pia noun possessed by the speaker and the listener and perhaps otherscherengedportion; amount or quantity (of food) equal to those being served.
19n.poss.1sa noun possessed by the speakerbukmy smell; my odor; my scent.
20n.poss.2pa noun possessed by multiple listenerscherengiuportion; amount or quantity (of food) equal to those being served.
21n.poss.2sa noun possessed by a single listenercheritemyour (singular) grass skirt.
22n.poss.3pa noun possessed by multiple peoplecherengirportion; amount or quantity (of food) equal to those being served.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single personngeltemelsomething that is licked.
24n.r.s.resulting state nouncheluatelbreezy place.
25n.r.s.poss.3sa resulting state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingdeleklelcriticism of or about (someone); gossip about (someone).
26n.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state noundelmedimechlarge amount of dots or spots.
27n.redup.noun reduplicatedullecheluchesstriped cloth or clothing.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulisallwater remaining after boiling ongraol.
29num.numberteuid7 [seven] (human).
30pro.pronounkeyou (nonempatic, singular).
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbkdoelis to be put or placed down.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbchetituokelcomplicated; tedious.
34v.caus.causative verboleketmoklarrange; put in proper place.
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verbomekekesiuroughly copy.
37v.erg.ergative verbobechaklgo adrift.
38v.erg.inch.an inchoactive ergative verbmengbetangis getting free or unravelled.
39v.erg.pasta past-tense form on an ergative verbmilecheedgot/became stuck.
40v.erg.recip.redup.a reciprocated, ergative verbkabdebidget caught or twisted on each other.
41v.erg.redup.reduplicated ergative verbmekerkardbe afflicted by sharp intermittent pain.
42v.i.intransitive verbmeriim move one's residence.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbmerresngangis beginning to crow.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbmerekungis about to come or arrive.
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)doraellet's go.
48v.inch.inchoative verbmerekongis (just) finishing; at last; finally.
49v.pasta past-tense of a verbmlotngeongdiscovered (something, someone) accidentally (typically by walking around).
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 personmekelekeliigo (walking) around as far as (particular place).
53v.pf.3s.pasta perfective verb which happened in the past to a single person, animal, or thingmilelkiigot coconuts from (tree).
54v.pf.inch.a perfective inchoative verbcholbediangbeginning to hit.
55v.pred.a predictive verbomekellungis about to drive.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbchelellaklquieted; pacified; held or made steady; (person) quiet or unassuming.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbteletattorn in many places; in shreds.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkaotekausupport each other.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkausisiangeltouch or talk with each other playfully.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmengitituukkeep repairing diligently; keep arranging or fixing (matters) carefully; keep trying to open, adjust, etc.; keep fiddling with.
62v.s.a state verbbekemilksmell of milk.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbmeklengangis getting out of breath.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmekikiongelwith plural objects.
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbmechikunggoodbye (said to someone preparing to leave).
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbchelemesames(person) having amputated limb (usually, arm).
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbmekekedeangbecoming itchy or horny.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmedengeiknow (person or thing); understand; memorize.
70v.s.t.inch.inchoative transitive state verbmedektangis becoming frightened.
71v.s.t.redup.a reduplicated transitive state verbmetetiturrather unfamiliar with.
72v.t.a transitive verboltautaim (spear; gun; etc.) at; enforce (law); light (fire); start (particular job); hook (one vehicle to another; etc.); stick to/stay with apply (skill); put (skill) to use; support.
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbdongchiangbegin to recognize or identify.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbmochu merekis about to finish.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedmesesemesumechkeep massaging.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordkokilkokir
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