nunu

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Etymology 1

Possibly from Classical Japanese ()る (nuru, "sleep"), from Old Japanese () (nu, "sleep"), from Proto-Japonic *ná- ("sleep"). Cognates include Old Japanese ()す (nasu, "(honorific) to sleep"), Japanese ()る (neru, "sleep"), Okinawan ()んじゅん (ninjun, "sleep"), Northern Amami-Oshima (ねぃ)ぶりゅり (nɨburyuri, "sleep"), Miyako ()ぅ゙ (niv, "sleep"), and Yonaguni ()んどぅん (nindun, "sleep"). Further cognates include Old Japanese (ねぶ)る (neburu, "sleep") and Japanese (ねむ)る (nemuru, "sleep").

Possibly also simply just a reduplication of Old Japanese () (nu, "sleep").

Verb

nunu (intransitive)

  1. to sleep

Conjugation

Conjugation of nunu (intransitive)
Realis Irrealis
Declarative Negative Immediate Emphatic Emphatic negative Imperative Optative Desiderative Jussive Interrogative
First person (singular) mi nunu mi nunu nye eleka mi nunu mi nunu mita mi nunu mita nye - - mi muhe nunu - mi nunu dala
First person (plural) mimi nunu mimi nunu nye eleka mimi nunu mimi nunu mita mimi nunu mita nye - - mimi muhe nunu - mimi nunu dala
Second person (singular) yo nunu yo nunu nye eleka yo nunu yo nunu mita yo nunu mita nye nunu yo nunu yo muhe nunu - ye nunu dala*
Second person (plural) yoyo nunu yoyo nunu nye eleka yoyo nunu yoyo nunu mita yoyo nunu mita nye nunu yoyo nunu yoyo muhe nunu - yeye nunu dala*
Third person nunu nunu nye eleka nunu nunu mita nunu mita nye - nunu muhe nunu nunu nunu dala
  • *Absolutive pronouns ye/yeye must be used in interrogative mood.

Noun

nunu

  1. sleep

Etymology 2

Extension of the above sense.

Noun

  1. (~ boya) black