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-arhim; her; it.
2aux.auxiliarymlahas (done something).
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordsusufood; source of milk.
5conj.a conjuctiona ldubecause.
6cont.a contractiontialtia el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectioncheangOh! (exclamation of surprise used by females).
9mod.modifieroketaeach one (individually).
10n.nounFuransFrance.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounkallfood.
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 nounomelaiaction of taking.
15n.instr.instrument nounongiuchdrill; borer.
16n.pl.plural nounrechidoisGermans.
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 otherschebudour (inclusive) ashes; fireplace; hearth.
19n.poss.1sa noun possessed by the speakersesebechekmy (limited) ability.
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 peoplerekebelurir(their) settlements of people.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single persontengerdelanus.
24n.r.s.resulting state nouncheledany product of the sea (or, sometimes, pigeons) caught but not yet cooked; shell.
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 reduplicatedcherchurlaughter.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionullekiungelsomething repetitive said after a discussion has ended.
29num.numberniziutwenty (often used in counting change) (only used when talking to elderly).
30pro.pronounrokirall of it.
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbtiuallis to be rubbed or smoothed over or petted.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbsemsemikel(coconut) covered with fibers.
34v.caus.causative verbomekbuchmarry (i.e.; join as husband and wife); marry off; arrange (someone's) marriage; mate (animals).
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verbomekikdaktfrighten (someone) a little.
37v.erg.ergative verbmechedengoklfaint.
38v.erg.inch.an inchoactive ergative verbmekelangbeginning to get eaten.
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 verbmetbetubecheasily masturbated.
42v.i.intransitive verbolengimechdrip.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbtobedangis starting to emerge.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbsobekungis about to fly.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedmetebetobedcome or go out continually.
46v.imp.imperative verbBem seseimove a little bit closer; scoot closer in.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)dosuubLet's study together!.
48v.inch.inchoative verbmerekongis (just) finishing; at last; finally.
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 personmedesiistaying up until morning; (almost) exclusively followed by 'a llomes.'.
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 verbmedkungis about to die or go out.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbultilechhas had something put on top of it.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbbebleob(generally) round in shape.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkedechodechspear/club each other.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkautoketokquarrel or argue with each other; have a spat.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmelotoiinclude; pick (plants) here and there.
62v.s.a state verbchasebohaving rash or prickly heat.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbbetekngeiaccumulating; increasing in number.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmekedungwell behaved (required with plural object).
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbkerekung(tide) is about to start rising.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbchechuarmsuffer to some extent.
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 verbmerrengangis getting ashamed of.
71v.s.t.redup.a reduplicated transitive state verbmetetiturrather unfamiliar with.
72v.t.a transitive verbouteibmake or have tape recording of (not to make a tape, but to own a tape).
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbobesongis about to forget (completely).
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbmochu merekis about to finish.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedmengeskiiskeep digging or scratching in (ground).
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another worddouedeuiidoedeuii
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