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 it-emamour (excluding your).
2aux.auxiliarymowill; shall; become; get.
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordsusufood; source of milk.
5conj.a conjuctionme a lechubor.
6cont.a contractionmakime aki
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionadangPlease; won't you?; it's true (isn't it?).
9mod.modifierbaicomparatively; by comparison, instead; rather. Also used in conditional sentences to contrast two events.
10n.nounbaivillage meeting house; guest house; community house.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounbidekillhandnet which is thrown.
12n.a.s.poss.3san anticipating state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingruklelshare; portion.
13n.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state nounkerrekeriiltrial; judgement.
14n.act.action nounomengedubswimming
15n.instr.instrument nounongatscreen or drum for smoking fish; boiled taro used to provide steam for omengat ceremony; coconut husks burned for purpose of smoking out mosquitoes.
16n.pl.plural nounrebeluuvillagers; people of the village.
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 otherschebudour (inclusive) ashes; fireplace; hearth.
19n.poss.1sa noun possessed by the speakersesebechekmy (limited) ability.
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 listenerbngamyour (singular) flower, green coconut sheath, etc.
22n.poss.3pa noun possessed by multiple peoplecherrirtheir laughs.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single persondelecherulaction of standing up; position (where person is standing).
24n.r.s.resulting state noundeluusrain hat; raincoat.
25n.r.s.poss.3sa resulting state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingblengechelelbite.
26n.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state noundelmedimechlarge amount of dots or spots.
27n.redup.noun reduplicatedsesuudone shredded piece of pepper leaf (=kebui).
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulleselokeldirtied water after washing clothes.
29num.numbereuaiud4 [four] (bunch of bananas).
30pro.pronounakiwe/us (nonemphatic, excludes listener).
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbbechall(long object) is to be thrown.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbngerengerodelelastic; stretchable.
34v.caus.causative verbolengasesoitempt; tease.
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verbolecherecharsleak continually; leak all over.
37v.erg.ergative verbmederai(wound) get hurt again.
38v.erg.inch.an inchoactive ergative verbmekelangbeginning to get eaten.
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 verbmetbetubecheasily masturbated.
42v.i.intransitive verbmengebelungact foolishly or crazily.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbechikangis beginning to go (towards hearer).
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbrosngungis about to drown.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedochecherchurlaugh mildly or chuckle continually.
46v.imp.imperative verbBo mchensi!Sit down!.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)deLet's (do something)!.
48v.inch.inchoative verbdulangbegin to say.
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 persontokingiitalk to someone for purpose of discipline or persuasion.
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 verbmedkungis about to die or go out.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbcheliltoiled; greased; anointed; cared for.
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 verbkelengborrow (each other's things).
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkaruruulprotect each other; do things with each other in mind; be considerate of each other; make something for each other.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmererechorechkeep stealing.
62v.s.a state verbosiialmost.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbseselkang a rengulbecoming bored or impatient.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmeteuwide; broad (describing multiple objects).
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbkerekung(tide) is about to start rising.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbrutertechiislow in accomplishing task; inefficient.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbbechelelengangbecoming white.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmekiibe disgusted, sickened or repelled by.
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 verbmelibechaklcross (road, etc.).
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 reduplicatedombeberebartkeep hiding (something, oneself).
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordsbachelsbechall
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