6 think - belief
        language luku-lukun      
             
  language luku-lukun(u)   Can you speak F? A Fataluku ta'a?
  dialect dialetu   I do not speak F An' akam F. ca'a.
  grammar gramatika   I speak F . a little Ana F. seserika ca'a.
  vocabulary vokabulariu   Pl. speak slowly. teiteile ta'a
  slang ita-itaca'anu   How do you say? En a em tewa'an ca'a? *
  dictionary sorot ara, disionariu   in F Fataluku ta'a
  spell u'ukani ta'a konjuga (P)   means ineemana
      translate turupasa
             
* This you/one [vt] how say?
F ta'a en ine inai? Fataluku saying this its name what? "Thirsty" iingles em eva'an ca'a: ther-sti.
What do you call this in fataluku? "Horse" ineemana "kuca".
Ina lukulukun ta'a? What language do you speak? Kaka eluhen F iamu hala ta'a.
Afa em jeca'a. We say it differently. only pure F
Fataluku isorot ara F dictionary F iamu ia iara naen mau.
"Real" F is basic Fataluku.
Lovaja old Fataluku - now very few speakers
             
      letter letra
  pronounce (va'an) ca'a   word lukun
  accent lukun aracatan(u) logat (M)   phrase lukun afarika
      sentence lukun aufunu
             
Tava inglesi masu ca'a. He pronounces English well.
Ingles nae eeri akam em eva'an ca'a. In English you don't pronounce "R" like that.
             
  verb verbu   style estilu
  noun nee   metaphor itaca'anu
  adjective neereca'anu   figuratively naaceana
  preposition --   literally itapinu
  a saying ta'a-ta'anu   euphemism lukun tomoku
      luku-lukun itomoku
             
verbu ivaarinu regular verb tava iluku-lukun his way of speaking
  helu-helupai irregular verb epuli speak a foreign language
Anaci neereca'a. translate for me
Fataluku iluku-lukun lafane nitava'ane. There are many homophones in Fataluku.
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