Arosi

Facts

  • Language: Arosi
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: aia
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Southeast Solomonic, Malaita-San Cristobal, San Cristobal
  • Number of speakers: 6750
  • Script:

Introduction

Arosi is a language of Solomon Islands. It is spoken in Northwest Makira island.

Dialects

Arosi, Wango. Many dialects.

The Arosi Verb

Sample Verbs

to biterete
to blowuhi, uhia, uhu, uhu-'i
to breathemanawa
to burnnɔrɔ, noro, suŋia
to comebɔi, boi
to countadomaʔi, udumaʔi
to cryaŋi, aŋi-hi, aŋi-si
to cut, hackaha, ahasi, ʔaitabi, etabi, mosu, ndaria, risi, risia, taba
to die, be deadmae
to digdedehi, ndehi
to drinkgɔnɔ, gono
to eatŋau
to fallhoda
to fearmamaʔu
to flowahe, taretare
to flynono, raŋɔ, raŋo, rɔhɔ, roho, tatahura
to hearrɔŋɔ, roŋo
to hitrabusia, rubuʔia, wete, wete'i
to holddau, ndaua
to hunthaʔawasi
to killŋahu, ŋahuia
to know, be knowledgeableʔirarā
to laughhaʔamwasi, ndaʔa
to lie downdadao, eno, ndadao
to live, be alivetahi, tahitahi
to open, uncoverwaga, waga-si
to pound, beatu'i-[ŋa'i]
to sayunua
to scratchʔarɔhia, ʔarohia
to seeiro, iro-hi, reʔia, rio, rio-si
to sewta’i, tai, taia
to sitdodou, hainagu
to sleepmauru, moe
to sniff, smellsiʔinia
to spitasihe, ŋisu
to splithitaria, kakahita
to squeezerɔsia, rosia
to stab, pierceoʔoa, rubuia, susu, susu-'i
to standura
to stealberi, beria
to suckɔmia, omi, susu, tomia
to swellpopote, suʔu, ubu
to swimɔrɔ, mwaʔanu, mwāʔanu, oro
to thinkʔadoʔado, ʔadomaʔi
to tie up, fastentosia
to turnrihɔtaʔi, rihotaʔi
to walkdio, hahano, ndio, taʔeha, taheʔa
to vomitʔaʔana, ʔāʔāna
to worktagora
to yawn