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-udour (including your).
2aux.auxiliarymlahas (done something).
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordkekech spank.
5conj.a conjuctiona lekointended to; apparently.
6cont.a contractiontirkaltirka el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionoliichoops! (exclamation used when some accident happens).
9mod.modifierualike; as.
10n.nounkitelelfreshwater eel.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounchebsuul grindstone.
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 nounomelatechaction of cleaning, scrubbing, washing, scraping, etc.
15n.instr.instrument nounolamlinstrument for cutting grass, etc.; sickle; machete
16n.pl.plural nounrechirraiinhabitants of Airai.
17n.poss.1pea noun possessed by the speaker and perhaps others, but not the listenercheremamour (exclusive) laughs.
18n.poss.1pia noun possessed by the speaker and the listener and perhaps otherschedoedour (inclusive) roof.
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 prices or costs.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single persondelemedemekelhis/her/its softness or gentleness.
24n.r.s.resulting state nounnglunguuchprayer; apology.
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 reduplicatedbesebasech(bolt of) lightning (striking the earth); crackling/rumbling sound of thunder.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulengallinedible remains of food, garbage.
29num.numberteruich10 [ten] (unit of time; human).
30pro.pronounnghe/she/it (nonemphatic).
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verborengesallis to be heard or listened to.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbdengdengechel(someone's status) is to be pointed out/questioned.
34v.caus.causative verbomekterachedtaint; spoil (from terached).
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verbolecherecharsleak continually; leak all over.
37v.erg.ergative verbmechetiruirget dizzy from betel nut.
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 verbkabebeuget broken all at once.
41v.erg.redup.reduplicated ergative verbmechechelebedeasy to hit.
42v.i.intransitive verbmuitechlean to side; capsize.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbechikangis beginning to go (towards hearer).
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verblongelungis about to cry.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedmeleliueklkeep turning around/revolving.
46v.imp.imperative verbMolangch!Guess!.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)dosuubLet's study together!.
48v.inch.inchoative verbngoiongis beginning to get or receive (multiple objects).
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 personokiugo by way of; walk or go through; pass or go by; with; according to.
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 verbcholbediangbeginning to hit.
55v.pred.a predictive verbmedkungis about to die or go out.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbbltuutchiseled.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbllecheluchesscribbled or written all over.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkakabshang each other (in wrestling).
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkangebengubetfree each other of blame; take off (clothes; etc) together; take off (each other's) clothes.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmelebetubechkeep masturbating.
62v.s.a state verbmesiktbe in a cluster (used only in mesikt el btuch).
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbsmongangis getting used to.
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 verbcherechesung(tide) is about to start falling.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbdedengerengerrather naughty or mischievous.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbmekekedeangbecoming itchy or horny.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmedengeihave sexual knowledge of.
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 verbomikaksbreak ground of (garden, etc.).
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbomechelangis (just) beginning.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbmengesmerungis about to close.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedmelebdobskeep objecting to; keep being negative about; be pessimistic.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another worduesallusall
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