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.

1affixa word stem at the front or end of another word that modifies itchome-you.
2aux.auxiliarymlahas (done something).
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordenchisit down.
5conj.a conjuctionse el sekumif (used in negative sentences).
6cont.a contractiontilechaltilecha el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionoliichoops! (exclamation used when some accident happens).
9mod.modifierkanor; not even.
10n.nounkeaithick betel nut fiber used for wrapping food, making rain hat, etc..
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounotelochelanything which falls; falling debris; (sudden) danger.
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 nounomengkar

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

15n.instr.instrument nounoluishook for removing trochus meat. nounrechimeriilinhabitants of Meriil.
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 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 peoplecherrirtheir laughs.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single persondelularea within or among.
24n.r.s.resulting state nounulkarsalted, preserved fish.
25n.r.s.poss.3sa resulting state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingdelengulelridiculing.
26n.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state noundelmedimechlarge amount of dots or spots.
27n.redup.noun reduplicatedsosokolhas come to like somewhat.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulimdallclothes taken off (after wearing and requiring cleaning).
29num.numberokeuid70 [seventy] (unit of time; human; animal; nonliving thing).
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbocheroall(turtle) is to be turned face up; (clothes) are to be turned inside out.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbsemsemikel(coconut) covered with fibers.
34v.caus.causative verbomchimgesture with hands while talking. inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verbolsesengerengereat sparingly (either out of choice or due to lack of food); remain hungry for a prolonged period of time.
37v.erg.ergative verbobokget opened/spread apart; (flower) open/bloom. 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 verbmetetboid(gun, etc.) go off too easily.
42v.i.intransitive verbmengedingesbe noisy.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verblukongbecome silent.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbriedungis just about to leave.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedombebubauswalk casually crossing one foot over the other.
46v.imp.imperative verbbecherieNever mind (nevermind). Leave it alone.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)deLet's (do something)!.
48v.inch.inchoative verbmerekongis (just) finishing; at last; finally.
49v.pasta past-tense of a verbmleicame; arrived. perfective verb operating on multiple peopletokingiterirtalk to people for purpose of discipline or persuasion. perfective verb which happened in the past to multiple objectsmilliikpicked (coconuts). perfective verb acting on a single personkuskeliido what with it/to it? perfective verb which happened in the past to a single person, animal, or thingmilelkiigot coconuts from (tree). perfective inchoative verbcholbediangbeginning to hit.
55v.pred.a predictive verbrobetungis about to fall.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbdeliimsprayed or splashed (in one spot).
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbdeledescut all over.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbchachesuarslap each other in the face.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkaberebarthide (things) from each other.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmengchecheloochkeep masturbating.
62v.s.a state verbbekoungeroelcontinually scolding.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbmechitechetonggetting weak; weakening.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry. state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmekesaiinsufficient; not enough; few (when describing multiple objects, people, etc.).
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbietungis about to finish or be over.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbmelolaokrather greasy.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbbekerkerdangis getting red.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmedengeiknow (person or thing); understand; memorize.
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 verbmengederederexplain (esp., in detail or step by step); direct; lead; guide; give instructions or directions to; interpret (e.g., dream). inchoative transitive verblotkangbegin to remember.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbmochu merekis about to finish.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedomtoetkeep pressing/squeezing.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordodurekleluldureklel
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