Yele

Facts

  • Language: Yele
  • Alternate names: Yelejong, Rossel, Yela, Yeletnye, Yelidnye, Yélî Dnye
  • Language code: yle
  • Language family: East-Papuan, Yele-Solomons-New Britain, Yele-Solomons, Yele
  • Number of speakers: 3750
  • Script: Latin script

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    Introduction

    Yele is the language of Rossel island, the easternmost island in the Louisiade Archipelago off the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea.

    Verb

    Transitive verb: pwââ (break something)

    Citation formpwââ
    Punct. imperativepwaa ngi
    Punct. prox. pastpwââ/puwâ
    Punct. remote pastpwââ/puwâ
    Followedpwaa wo
    Continuouspwaapî

    Transitive verb: pwópu (to break, intransitive)

    Citation formpwópu
    Punct. imperativepwédi!
    Punct. prox. pastpwópu
    Punct. remote pastpwaa wo
    Followedpwaa wo
    Continuouspwópupwópu

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