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 itm-you.
2aux.auxiliarymowill; shall; become; get.
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordchobudrink.
5conj.a conjuctionmeand.
6cont.a contractiontirkeltirke el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionukaiUh-oh! (woman's exclamation when accident occurs).
9mod.modifierecontentless word (used with name when addressing someone).
10n.nounongchutelsurgeon fish.
11n.a.s.anticipating state noundidallname of causeway joining Meyuns and Koror.
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 nounomelatkaction of remembering.
15n.instr.instrument nounongiisanything used to dig with; shovel; pick.
16n.pl.plural nounrechibeliliouinhabitants of Peleliu.
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 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 listenerscheremiuyour (plural) laughs.
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 personrechelpart of something; genitals.
24n.r.s.resulting state nounulekraelfuneral feast.
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 reduplicatedmekekadmangrove tree whose bark causes itching.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulluidelpieces left over after cutting something lengthwise.
29num.numberkleim5 [five] (animal; nonliving thing).
30pro.pronounkemamwe/us (emphatic, excludes listener).
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbodngelallis to be visited.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbsemsemikel(coconut) covered with fibers.
34v.caus.causative verbomekberaomkeep (fish) until it spoils slightly.
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verboltetebetobedkeep taking out.
37v.erg.ergative verbmochelochelhave something come at or towards one; get caught by.
38v.erg.inch.an inchoactive ergative verbmetudangis beginning to get cut; (time) is approaching; often used in expressions to signify that morning or evening is coming.
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 verbmetetongaklfall one level or height to another.
42v.i.intransitive verbomaoch(water; blood) flow.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbsobekangis starting to fly.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbriedungis just about to leave.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedongelengulsleep soundly (esp., with snoring sound).
46v.imp.imperative verbmluut(you) go again.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)dekaingeseuLet's help each other!.
48v.inch.inchoative verbmelekesangis beginning to pole (raft, canoe, etc.).
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 personmelebibiispread or open up (wound, etc.) for examination.
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 verbkoliangbeginning to eat up.
55v.pred.a predictive verbngobetungis about to submerge; (lamp) is about to go down.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbilsechemheld or grasped firmly.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbngenglemodelnot well washed off or mopped.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkaiuerebetcause each other to fall; compete with each other (to determine two best players).
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkaingesengasechscramble onto (vehicle etc.) in hurried, disorganized fashion.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbosisngoskeep sneezing; (pig) keep sniffling.
62v.s.a state verbmoded(ground) flat, even or level.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbisongbecoming excessive.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmededaes (person, room, etc.) unoccupied; idle; available.
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbcherechesung(tide) is about to start falling.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbmemeoudrather late.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbbekerkerdangis getting red.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmekiibe disgusted, sickened or repelled by.
70v.s.t.inch.inchoative transitive state verbmedechangis getting to know how (to); is becoming skilled.
71v.s.t.redup.a reduplicated transitive state verbmetetiturrather unfamiliar with.
72v.t.a transitive verbmelekoispeak; talk.
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbomrechangis starting to spear.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbmelekingungis about to talk.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedmeremrumeskeep poking at; seduce; numb limb keep tingling.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordmekekemangetmekemanget
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