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.

TypeExplanationExampleDefinition
1affixa word stem at the front or end of another word that modifies it-eiused in terms of address such as chedei, ngelekei, merrengei, ochellei.
2aux.auxiliarymlahas (done something).
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordtatachdirty.
5conj.a conjuctionsolaeand then.
6cont.a contractiontirkeltirke el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionchochoiyes.
9mod.modifierlakif one doesn't; (if) there weren't; don't.
10n.nounUchererak(in Palauan legend) son of Latmikaik.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounilumeldrink; beverage.
12n.a.s.poss.3san anticipating state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingorkedellelbrace; support; handle; anything to grasp onto.
13n.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state nounkerrekeriiltrial; judgement.
14n.act.action nounomesumechaction of massaging.
15n.instr.instrument nounongetoeminstrument for spreading (e.g. butter knife, putty knife, etc.).
16n.pl.plural nounrekebilgirls.
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 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 personkeldelhis/her/its pinch mark (on body).
24n.r.s.resulting state nounchelemusstump (of amputated or mutilated limb).
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 reduplicatedbedebedechaklsooty tern (swoops down to surface of water to catch fish).
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulleselokeldirtied water after washing clothes.
29num.numbereuaiud4 [four] (bunch of bananas).
30pro.pronounailethese objects/animals near speaker and far from listener .
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbchelekelekallis to be rubbed (between hands).
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbsemsemikel(coconut) covered with fibers.
34v.caus.causative verbolengasesoitempt; tease.
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verbomekikdaktfrighten (someone) a little.
37v.erg.ergative verboboketget unwrapped; unravelled; undone.
38v.erg.inch.an 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 verbmechechuidkeep making mistakes.
42v.i.intransitive verbsekkakgo to special effort or trouble for; make a point of.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbomesilangis starting to eat supper or dinner.
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbriedungis just about to leave.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedoumismiskcontinually make sucking or clicking sound (to show disapproval).
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)dodbechiilet's push it.
48v.inch.inchoative verbmetkeihas just found.
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 personokemetiiignore (something or someone); forget (about something or someone); disregard (something or someone). [Similar to BECHEREI but typically used to express additional frustration beyond what BECHEREI typically implies.].
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 verbcholbediangbeginning to hit.
55v.pred.a predictive verbrobetungis about to fall.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbuliiudodged.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbselusuudshredded all over.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkedengarechlie together face up.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkedekedechor(group of objects, people) all standing up at once.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbosisngoskeep sneezing; (pig) keep sniffling.
62v.s.a state verbbekosengesobedient; tractable.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbcheremelangis getting forested.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmekekereismall; young; (eyes) slit; (so) crowded.
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbsocherungis about to be sick.
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbsesmecherrather sick; pregnant (euphemistic).
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbmekekedeangbecoming itchy or horny.
69v.s.t.transitive state verbmekiibe disgusted, sickened or repelled by.
70v.s.t.inch.inchoative transitive state verbmedektangis becoming frightened.
71v.s.t.redup.a reduplicated transitive state verbmededengeibe somewhat familiar with.
72v.t.a transitive verbmesemkamkgrab onto; latch onto; capture; snatch.
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbomdesuangbegin to think.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbomrechungis about to spear.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedocherchurlaugh at.
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordtskamaerskamaer
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