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 itkisecond person plural exclusive affix.
2aux.auxiliarymlahas (done something).
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordtatachdirty.
5conj.a conjuctionse el sekumif (used in negative sentences).
6cont.a contractionalsekuma lsekum
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionchouOh.
9mod.modifierko er akind of; like.
10n.nounskatoskirt.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounukiillanything to be avoided.
12n.a.s.poss.3san anticipating state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingorkedellelbrace; support; handle; anything to grasp onto.
13n.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state nounkerrekeriiltrial; judgement.
14n.act.action nounomengiltact of anointing; Sacrament.
15n.instr.instrument nounolemoteminstrument for clearing land (ax, machete etc.).
16n.pl.plural nounrechiungsislanders.
17n.poss.1pea noun possessed by the speaker and perhaps others, but not the listenercherengamportion; amount or quantity (of food) equal to those being served.
18n.poss.1pia noun possessed by the speaker and the listener and perhaps othersblidour (inclusive) house, household, etc.
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 peoplerekebelurir(their) settlements of people.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single personbdeselthrowing (of something) (with a back-handed motion).
24n.r.s.resulting state nouncherraklwork party.
25n.r.s.poss.3sa resulting state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingblsechelits time or occasion of an event.
26n.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state noundelmedimechlarge amount of dots or spots.
27n.redup.noun reduplicatedtebetabraised place or vista near sea.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulenguotelgarbage, trash, debris from clearing.
29num.numberchimo1 [one] (animal; nonliving thing).
30pro.pronounngiihe/she/it (emphatic).
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbbuchallis to be split or cracked.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbchetituokelcomplicated; tedious.
34v.caus.causative verbomekramesmake far apart.
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verbolekebekabeskeep dangling (limb, etc.).
37v.erg.ergative verbmederai(wound) get hurt again.
38v.erg.inch.an inchoactive ergative verbmecheseigetting blackened with soot or ink, burned or discolored.
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 verbmotetelechaklalways getting accused.
42v.i.intransitive verboudirekorekfish with direkorek.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbmekerengangis just waking up.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbchiesungabout to escape.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedomibaiskeep wandering from place to place.
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)dosuubLet's study together!.
48v.inch.inchoative verbrongesangbegin or get to hear.
49v.pasta past-tense of a verbmleicame; arrived.
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 verbmochungis about to go.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbtelikstruck with the fist.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbtelebtubcovered with spit (in several places).
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkesubsspray each other.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkatotaod(people, things) going in all directions; (people) going from one to another in disorganized fashion or milling around or running around (e.g., in panic); (things) scattered or in a mess.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmelechelucheskeep writing or drawing; scribble or write all over; (image) keep appearing in one's mind.
62v.s.a state verbdelibuksurechorech(knot) tied securely so as not be loosened.
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 objectsmekedebshort (with plural object).
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbsocherungis about to be sick.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbomdodaob(boat) sunk into water (with only top visible); (seats of boat) floating around from water in hull.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbbechelelengangbecoming white.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmedaktfear; be afraid of.
70v.s.t.inch.inchoative transitive state verbmedechangis getting to know how (to); is becoming skilled.
71v.s.t.redup.a reduplicated transitive state verbmererurrather ashamed/afraid of.
72v.t.a transitive verbmengad(animal, child) roll (itself) in dirt; roll or rub (sea cucumber) in ashes (to remove bad tasting outer membrane).
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbomrechangis starting to spear.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbomrechungis about to spear.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedomdebadesarrange/set forth cautiously/deliberately.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another worddelbedebekdelebedebek
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