One Random Word for each Part of Speech

For a more thorough discussion of Palauan parts of speech, please refer to:

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-amyour; our.
2aux.auxiliarymlahas (done something).
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordtatachdirty.
5conj.a conjuctionsolaeand then.
6cont.a contractionngilechalngilecha el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionalitsYou're in trouble. [Typically said between children.]
9mod.modifiermafirst.
10n.nounerechulltwo bundles.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounterekillPrepared basket of food to be delivered to a cultural ceremony.
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 nounomengiltact of anointing; Sacrament.
15n.instr.instrument nounosanglong pole with point sharpened diagonally for picking breadfruit, etc.
16n.pl.plural nounrechimerikelAmericans.
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 othersBelauadour Palau.
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 listenerchedamyour (singular) relative.
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 personorekiolelthe end or completion of something.
24n.r.s.resulting state noundelengmesact of respecting/honoring someone.
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 reduplicatedtebetabraised place or vista near sea.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulenguotelgarbage, trash, debris from clearing.
29num.numberkot1 [first] (ordinal).
30pro.pronounkeyou (nonempatic, singular).
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbocherengaolis to be counted or included.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbdengdengechel(someone's status) is to be pointed out/questioned.
34v.caus.causative verbomekdirtdry out (clothes; hair; etc.).
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verboldediukeep shouting to.
37v.erg.ergative verbobidget caught or twisted.
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 verbmelelechelecheteasy to tie.
42v.i.intransitive verbomakeswalk; take a step.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbdumiangappearing; coming into view.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verblongelungis about to cry.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedmengesechesebkeep singing poorly.
46v.imp.imperative verbBom chelellakl!Be quiet! / Settle down!.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)debiiLet's divide [our ...]
48v.inch.inchoative verbrobetangis starting to fall.
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 personmisosiisplit a betelnut completely in two.
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 verbkoliangbeginning to eat up.
55v.pred.a predictive verbmochungis about to go.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbkltmoklstraightened up; arranged; cleaned; prepared; ready.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbtelutiud(lips) chapped or having broken skin.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkesubsspray each other.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkaididerurtrun together.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmelelebelobechkeep chopping.
62v.s.a state verbteterbuishaving a long nose.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbtutungangis becoming or getting to be morning.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmekesaiinsufficient; not enough; few (when describing multiple objects, people, etc.).
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbsocherungis about to be sick.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbbebulishalf-witted; prone to wandering around and talking to oneself.
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 verbmedektangis becoming frightened.
71v.s.t.redup.a reduplicated transitive state verbmererurrather ashamed/afraid of.
72v.t.a transitive verbousirangkaopretend (oneself) to be innocent; show an innocent face.
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbosiekangbeginning to look for.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbomrechungis about to spear.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedmelemelimdrink slowly; sip.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordsongesallsengeakl
WARN Table 'belau.log_bots' doesn't exist
INSERT INTO log_bots (page,ip,agent,user,proxy) VALUES ('pos.php','54.81.112.7','CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)','','')