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-urhim; her; it.
2aux.auxiliarymlahas (done something).
3aux.past.auxiliary past tensemlobecame; got.
4babya baby wordobbaibreast-feed.
5conj.a conjuctioneand; (and) then or consequently; (if...,) then; while; but.
6cont.a contractiontialtia el
7expressionan expressionikakidhere they (things) are.
8interj.interjectionchoOh!.
9mod.modifierlochaperhaps; maybe.
10n.nounbuuchbetel nut.
11n.a.s.anticipating state nounbisoklbetelnut large enough to be split.
12n.a.s.poss.3san anticipating state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingongellelthe fruit on a tree that is to fall or to be caused to fall.
13n.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state nounkerrekeriiltrial; judgement.
14n.act.action nounomelikesaction or way of poling (raft, canoe, etc.).
15n.instr.instrument nounongiutinstrument for cutting grass, etc.; sickle.
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) laughs.
21n.poss.2sa noun possessed by a single listenerchedamyour (singular) relative.
22n.poss.3pa noun possessed by multiple peoplerekebelurir(their) settlements of people.
23n.poss.3snoun possesed by a single personmekldebengel(for plural objects).
24n.r.s.resulting state noundelecherecherhardness; toughness (of meat); stubbornness.
25n.r.s.poss.3sa resulting state noun possessed by a single person, animal, or thingblengechelelbite.
26n.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state noundelmedimechlarge amount of dots or spots.
27n.redup.noun reduplicatedklaititekangelargument.
28n.res.a residual noun; something formed residually after an actionulemetocheldiscarded cracked shell of tropical almond.
29num.numberchimo1 [one] (animal; nonliving thing).
30pro.pronounngileithis animal/person near speaker and far from listener.
31ques.question wordngerrachwhat is it?
32v.a.s.anticipating state verbedongelis to be coaxed into doing something; is to be flattered/whetted/sharpened; easily flattered.
33v.a.s.redup.a reduplicated anticipating state verbdengdengechel(someone's status) is to be pointed out/questioned.
34v.caus.causative verbomekedurslay or put down; put to bed; put (animals) in for the night; (storm) knock down (plants, etc.).
35v.caus.inch.an inchoative causative verboldiongis beginning to shout.
36v.caus.redup.a reduplicated causative verboltetebetobedkeep taking out.
37v.erg.ergative verbobdingel(body) have bumps/welts.
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 verbmetbetubecheasily masturbated.
42v.i.intransitive verbomsakerput loincloth on (person); tie around.
43v.i.inch.inchoative instransitive verbechikangis beginning to go (towards hearer).
44v.i.pred.predictive instransitive verbsobekungis about to fly.
45v.i.redup.intransitive verb reduplicatedmengibechibsway (hips) when dancing.
46v.imp.imperative verbBom chelellakl!Be quiet! / Settle down!.
47v.imp.3piimperative verb suggesting a collective activity with both the speaker and listener(s)deLet's (do something)!.
48v.inch.inchoative verbdulangbegin to say.
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 personmekelekeliigo (walking) around as far as (particular place).
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 verbrurtungis about to run.
56v.r.s.a resulting state verbdelalemplanted.
57v.r.s.redup.a reduplicated resulting state verbdelebedobechchopped into many pieces; cut all over.
58v.r.s.t.a resulting transitive state verbkluokucarrying; cradling.
59v.recip.a reciprocal verbkediimspray or splash each other.
60v.recip.redup.a reciprocal, reduplicated, verbkabebitokl(people) sleeping with heads in opposite directions; (logs etc.) arranged with thick ends in opposite directions; (words, statements) contradictory.
61v.redup.a reduplicated verbmelekedokoblow at or smoke (continually); smoke leisurely.
62v.s.a state verbchudelgrassy.
63v.s.inch.a state inchoative verbmetecherebesulgetting into an awkward or unfortunate position.
64v.s.inch.redupa reduplicated inchoative state vertmediditangis just getting dry.
65v.s.pl.a state verb describing multiple people, animals, or objectsmekedelebuufat (required with plural subject)
66v.s.pred.a predictive state verbmechikunggoodbye (said to someone preparing to leave).
67v.s.redup.a reduplicated state verbmesesusaulrather tired.
68v.s.redup.inch.a reduplicated inchoative state verbbekerkerdangis getting red.
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 verbmetetiturrather unfamiliar with.
72v.t.a transitive verbmengesadeldecrease amount of or reduce in number (resulting in insufficiency).
73v.t.inch.an inchoative transitive verbmelekingangis starting to talk.
74v.t.pred.a predictive transitive verbmochu merekis about to finish.
75v.t.redup.a transitive verb reduplicatedomiboidkeep traveling between (places).
76var.a variant spelling and pronounciation of another wordurechomelurechemall
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