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-emiuyou (plural).
2aux.auxiliarymowill; shall; become; get.
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordtutuchpenis.
5conj.a conjuctionsolaeand then.
6cont.a contractionselse el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionchelikeangexclamation upon hearing playful lie.
9mod.modifierkojust; kind of; similar to; like.
10n.nounbungtype of trepang (shaped like flower).
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounrsimelsomething to be sewn.
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 nounomelamech(action of) chewing; smoking
15n.instr.instrument nounongelildivination; foretelling.
16n.pl.plural nounrechisiabalJapanese (people).
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 otherschedadour (inclusive) relative.
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 listenercheritemyour (singular) grass skirt.
22n.poss.3pa noun possessed by multiple peoplecherrirtheir laughs.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single personchelsingeluvula.
24n.r.s.resulting state nounbldisrotten state (of coconut; betel nut).
25n.r.s.poss.3sa resulting state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingulechelheart; core.
26n.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state noundelmedimechlarge amount of dots or spots.
27n.redup.noun reduplicatedidedelebtype of ghost.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulemetocheldiscarded cracked shell of tropical almond.
29num.numbereuaiuo4 [four] (long object).
30pro.pronounngdiak a tal chadnobody.
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verboterechallis to be made to slip.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbdengdengechel(someone's status) is to be pointed out/questioned.
34v.caus.causative verbomekbereodmake (something) heavy; increase the weight (of something).
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verboltetemetomkeep poking out (head, etc.).
37v.erg.ergative verbobuuexplode; break open; get blistered; (hidden information, etc.) get exposed or surface.
38v.erg.inch.an inchoactive ergative verbmecheseigetting blackened with soot or ink, burned or discolored.
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 verbouskenggive test to; examine.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verblongelangis starting to cry.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbchiesungabout to escape.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedsecherecheriaolcontinually laughing.
46v.imp.imperative verbBom seseimove a little bit away; scoot over.
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 personmelkiiget coconuts from (tree).
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 verbomekellungis about to drive.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbtelechiircaught with a handnet.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbblibiichsorted out according to type.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkaiuiuidexchange (each other's clothes, etc.).
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkasmesumechgive each other parting messages; say farewell; massage each other.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmetetuchaklkeep taking detours; stop here and there.
62v.s.a state verbmeangesnimble; spry.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbmechebsangis getting healed.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmekesengam(hair) straight (required with plural object).
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbmechikunggoodbye (said to someone preparing to leave).
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbmesesuuaurather foolish or crazy.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbbechelelengangbecoming white.
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 verbmededengeibe somewhat familiar with.
72v.t.a transitive verbouderseseidistibute, pour etc. in small quantities.
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbosiekangbeginning to look for.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbmengesmerungis about to close.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedoungengeroelkeep scolding (mildly).
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordchelbelelchelbel
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