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-emyour.
2aux.auxiliarymlahas (done something).
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordtaitaiinjury.
5conj.a conjuctionleldubecause.
6cont.a contractionuaiseiua se
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionalitsYou're in trouble. [Typically said between children.]
9mod.modifierle[contentless linking word]; because.
10n.nouniudtype of clam.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounoteruulprostitute.
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 nounomengkar

patrolling (esp., to prevent violations of 'bul'); vigil (e.g. to guard holy objects on church altar at Eastertime).

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15n.instr.instrument nounolukany instrument used for cutting (eg., knife, saw, machete, etc.).
16n.pl.plural nounrengeasekyoung people.
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 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 listenerchedamyour (singular) relative.
22n.poss.3pa noun possessed by multiple peoplerekebelurir(their) settlements of people.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single personchedechedelelcomplexities; complications; confusing characteristics.
24n.r.s.resulting state nounblidoklwomen's loincloth.
25n.r.s.poss.3sa resulting state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingdeleselsomeone's criticizing.
26n.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state noundelmedimechlarge amount of dots or spots.
27n.redup.noun reduplicatedderebechesiillove song (often involving fate or destiny).
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionullemetameldiscarded branches.
29num.numberongeai8 [eighth] (ordinal).
30pro.pronounnghe/she/it (nonemphatic).
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbungelmallis to be given drink or made to drink.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbchetituokelcomplicated; tedious.
34v.caus.causative verboltirecherechput hips forward.
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verbomkiksausort of make (someone) used to.
37v.erg.ergative verbobochget stepped on and crushed; get pushed forcibly into.
38v.erg.inch.an inchoactive ergative verbmeketeketangget very delayed; spend a very protracted period of time.
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 verbmeseserars(things) keep getting shaken out (of basket, etc.).
42v.i.intransitive verborreteretsuppress (one's desire to do something); push into ground; boil down (gravy).
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbchiesangbegin to escape.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbrosngungis about to drown.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedmekerkarkeep waking up.
46v.imp.imperative verbngeihere it is; take it.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)dosuubLet's study together!.
48v.inch.inchoative verbmetkeihas just found.
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 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 verbkoliangbeginning to eat up.
55v.pred.a predictive verbrurtungis about to run.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbchelderederexplained.
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 verbkaiuengangetmove down or keep behind together; compete with each other.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkaititekangelargue with each other.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbobesbeskeep forgetting.
62v.s.a state verbmuilech(ongraol [starchy food]) firm or of good consistency.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbkesbengangis getting sweaty.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmekedelebuufat (required with plural subject)
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbkerekung(tide) is about to start rising.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbbechelcholdalways farting; flatulent.
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 verbmedektangis becoming frightened.
71v.s.t.redup.a reduplicated transitive state verbmededengeibe somewhat familiar with.
72v.t.a transitive verbshiuntengtest drive (especially recently fixed) (boat or car).
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 reduplicatedmeleludeubend in many places.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordchebkidchubkid
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