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 ito-used to convert a verb into an action noun.
2aux.auxiliarymowill; shall; become; get.
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordtutuchpenis.
5conj.a conjuctionme aand.
6cont.a contractionngar ngiingar er ngii
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionhallHalt!; Stop!; Wait!.
9mod.modifieroketaeach one (individually).
10n.nounbesachelankle bone.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounsuokelperson to be respected or revered.
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 nounomelatechaction of cleaning, scrubbing, washing, scraping, etc.
15n.instr.instrument nounolingetanything used as plug or stopper.
16n.pl.plural nounremechebuulthose of low family; the poor.
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 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 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 personchedalhis or her person or relative.
24n.r.s.resulting state nouncheldukljetty; stone wall; mound or platform of stones on which bai is built.
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 reduplicatedklekekemangetheight; length.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionullebakelwood shavings from planing .
29num.numberklde3 [three] (animal; nonliving thing).
30pro.pronountirkeithose people far from speaker and far from listener.
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbsebokelis to be kicked.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbremeremoteltotally weakened by fright.
34v.caus.causative verbomekmarekmake or let (plant) ripen; make or let (food) cooked.
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verboltitengangedslip or slide something down.
37v.erg.ergative verbmesibastrip or stumble on.
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 verbmeseserars(things) keep getting shaken out (of basket, etc.).
42v.i.intransitive verboutatoiinterrupt conversation by making pert or fresh remarks.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verblongelangis starting to cry.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbsobekungis about to fly.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedmekdekudemalways do things with short intervals in between.
46v.imp.imperative verbMolangch!Guess!.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)dodbechiilet's push it.
48v.inch.inchoative verbmerekongis (just) finishing; at last; finally.
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 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 verbkoliangbeginning to eat up.
55v.pred.a predictive verbomekellungis about to drive.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbulchiischased away.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbchelsengsangbusy in bothering people; bothersome; nonsensical; trivial.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkaiuedikthrow each other out.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkedekedechor(group of objects, people) all standing up at once.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbomtuitechmake (boat; etc.) roll from side to side.
62v.s.a state verbchesimkscarred around mouth.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbmilkelkangis getting dark.
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 verbkerekung(tide) is about to start rising.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbmeselselbe in a rush.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbmekekedeangbecoming itchy or horny.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmedaktfear; be afraid of.
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 verboutkeugreet or welcome (enthusiastically); rejoice at (sight of).
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbmelekingangis starting to talk.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbmelekingungis about to talk.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedombibrotechclap lightly but continuously.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordhang subonghansubong
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