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-amyour; our.
2aux.auxiliarymlahas (done something).
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordchechedefecate. (Similar word in many languages due to it being an ononomatopoeia.).
5conj.a conjuctionleldubecause.
6cont.a contractionmeramei er a
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionkomengsorry; excuse me.
9mod.modifieroketaeach one (individually).
10n.nounbangderang er a Melekeokthe state flag of Melekeok.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounukiillanything to be avoided.
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 nounongauscontainer for lime; lime in a container (for betel nut chewing).
16n.pl.plural nounrechibeliliouinhabitants of Peleliu.
17n.poss.1pea noun possessed by the speaker and perhaps others, but not the listenercheremamour (exclusive) price or cost.
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 listenerscheremiuyour (plural) prices or costs.
21n.poss.2sa noun possessed by a single listenercheritemyour (singular) grass skirt.
22n.poss.3pa noun possessed by multiple peoplecherrirtheir prices or costs.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single personuchelmiddle finger.
24n.r.s.resulting state nounllucheswritten mark; sign; line; scrape.
25n.r.s.poss.3sa resulting state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingdeleklelcriticism of or about (someone); gossip about (someone).
26n.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state noundelmedimechlarge amount of dots or spots.
27n.redup.noun reduplicatedrisoislarge flat rock; rocky ledge or outcropping.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulelbongeldirtied water after washing dishes.
29num.numbereru2 [two] (unit of time); a few (esp. when referring to small catch of fish).
30pro.pronounngii di elany.
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbkidiballare to be called together.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbremeremoteltotally weakened by fright.
34v.caus.causative verbomdelidfollow (trail, footsteps) carefully; follow (suggestions or demands that may be considered unreasonable).
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verboldeduroklsend (things) occasionally.
37v.erg.ergative verbmechedengoklfaint.
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 verbkabdebidget caught or twisted on each other.
41v.erg.redup.reduplicated ergative verbmoitiitel(liquid) keep splashing out; easy to pour (because not too thick).
42v.i.intransitive verbouedeikorshave three wives.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbdumiangappearing; coming into view.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbluuetungis about to return or do again.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedmesesubuukeep falling down.
46v.imp.imperative verbmluut(you) go again.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)dekaingeseuLet's help each other!.
48v.inch.inchoative verbmesengeihas (just) seen.
49v.pasta past-tense of a verbmlongwent.
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 personobangcarry; hold; take.
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 verbcholbediangbeginning to hit.
55v.pred.a predictive verbngobetungis about to submerge; (lamp) is about to go down.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbulekabeslet to hang down; hanging down.
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 verbkedebodebdo weighing together.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkedekedechor(group of objects, people) all standing up at once.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmelekikngokgo snooping around at.
62v.s.a state verbbekeruraugenerous; kind; charitable.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbdengerechangstart lying down with face up.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmechedelekelekblack (optional with plural objects).
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbkerekung(tide) is about to start rising.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbmeritechetacheb(surface) rough, coarse or spiny.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbbekerkerdangis getting red.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmeduchknow how (to); be skilled at; (wood, metal, etc.) strong or durable; half-ripe (i.e. ready to pick); (pregnant woman) at full-term.
70v.s.t.inch.inchoative transitive state verbmerrengangis getting ashamed of.
71v.s.t.redup.a reduplicated transitive state verbmererurrather ashamed/afraid of.
72v.t.a transitive verbolengeesstarve (oneself); restrain (oneself) from eating too much food.
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbmelbedebekangbeginning to think.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbmelekingungis about to talk.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedmereberebekfeel around or grope for in the dark.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordngeltomelngletem
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