English - Fataluku wordlist Luku-lukun ilista Ingeris - Fataluku
4 do - make
touch
             
  touch aapale   kiss umue
  handle ufa-ufale   lay hands on (as gesture) falapale
  gently teiteile   stroke / caress uhucene, u'ucene
  roughly foritum fai   massage, knead ramahe, rama-rama
  tap (quick touch) kelese   tickle kili-kili
  knock accidentally tu'upai   lick musu-musu
  run over tu'umohe   suck timese
             
             
  hug horukoleven   squash apeiture
  press te'u, iticeu, ramahe em itipale   crush * utute, kaunpai
  press together (& hold) tanupale   crunch kaute
  squeeze ramahe   break up kaumpae
  twist / wring leileice   tread on micape
  strangle ramahe, leileice   tread down tikale
             
* metaph. em saipai, atare
       
  tap, pat, hit (w hand) tipale      
  (w instrument) kakale   hit (not meaning to) ahale
  hit /strike /knock (hand) paha pahale   collide nita soke
  (instrument) soko   bump into nita tatane
  punch poki   bang together (vt) nita tute
  pound / beat tute, utute   impact (lit)  
  hammer, knock aleere   impact (metaph.) ila'a-la'anu, ineemana
  kick maka itiele   clash soke, nita tatane
  a whip falu kuca falu   clash (metaph.) soke
             
Tava in tana musu. He's licking his fingers. (finger-lickin' good)
ihunutim falapale ta la'a laid hands on his head and then left
Tapa ramahe, kirihe. Don't press it, turn it.
Tapa micape, aalakare. Don't tread on it, step over.
em nita tute, po akam kaune knock together, without breaking
An eceremu ma'ar lee o'o kakale. I think someone's knocking at the door.
lee o'o tute thump on the door
Ina nita naum kareta napeiture. We all squashed into the car.
Ana jelu kaumpae. I'm breaking up the ice.
ramahe squeeze out ("ira isi") kukule screwed up (paper)
ramahen ira mura squeeze the water out
oriorite   ticklish nita riri slightly, gently touch
react to tickling by wriggling and giggling nita oco touch each other, make contact
kala-kala: arapo kala-kala tuu inate tuture press, press against
tickle a buffalo's rump to make it stand still tutur mau, mara push over here
    (e.g. for milking) ukukeve   pinch
kelese pinch
touch
             
  brush lure   scrape, scrape off keuse, ku'a
  wipe aaseile   scrape (passive), graze nim riha
  rub (rau-raun) aaseile   scratch kaure
  grind tuise, cikie   pierce, go into sono
  em nakun pai   pierce, go thru malumohe
  grind (food) cicike   stab apasono
             
        efeere wipe out, erase
  friction (lit)   nita riha o'o feere wipe your mouth
  friction (fig)   nita soke akam nita aci rau sapata aseile clean shoes
  slippery hila-hila nim nita naseile brush against each other
  wear away (vt) em nakun pai
  wear out (vi) hai nakune nita tatan cikie grind against each other
        evahinum nita tatan cikie grind your teeth
minam aseile rub oil on limare smoothe off (metal)
Kaka koukoune mina vaarim aaseile? hilat pai hilat pain pinta
    still rubbing on ? reboka scrape, smoothe walls before painting
nita naseile rub together aaseile scrape (plate, floor)
okokete rub clothes together in washing peu shave the hairs off
em pesitimine riha scraped it on the radiator akam ci'ire po hila-hila not heavy but slippery
ete riha aca hoe rub sticks to make a fire (pai vele) ku'a remove (pig's skin)
karame scratches (animal) vata, ra-u, etelepen keuse
posi kelesana fai the cat uses its claws scrape coconut, plate, table
Ihikari moko atana sono tu amalumohe. The knife pierced my hand and went right through.
touch: additional material
               
itiele kick but bola ciele   topure splash
maka kick   ira vaari topure keeps on splashing
hoike kick   Arapo ira topure. The buffalo splashes.
poki punch   Tapa para-para topure. Don't splash in the puddles.
tanare butt, gore   Tapa moko-mokor va'an ira topure.
ta'alcipale slap       Don't splash in the water like children.
tipa-tipale   slap by way of greeting   patting by way of comforting (crying child)
em nita kakale knock together        
ta'alcipale   slap        
maka   kick        
irik aamaka (with fierce emphasis on aa) kick arse   irik amaka irik aaciele
vetik   flick, pain like a sharp tap      
utute   mash stamp   aacafa aa+tafa
coihe   mash press   em itipale  
          em itice'u te'u press
             
Ena inahin ehai nau naku-nakun pai. Why have you broken it all up?
Inait kois hal ineemanan la'a gazolina ihira tu Europa nae?
What will be the impact of the war on petrol prices in Europe?