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Language: Bieria (Vowa)

Source/Author:  Tryon (1976) 
Notes:  Tryon, DT. 1976. New Hebrides Languages: An internal classification. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Kirsty Maurits  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:North and Central Vanuatu:Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands:Epi:Bieria-Maii 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand ma-ŋ   1, 78  
2 left mau   1, 59  
3 right matua   5, 37  
4 leg/foot le-ŋ   37  
5 to walk -fial   10  
6 road/path ha·mau   65  
7 to come -ᵐbei   1  
7 to come βei   1  
8 to turn word info -βukuh-ko   17  
9 to swim -loho   8  
10 dirty ᵐbe-nama   65  
11 dust metekiap   84  
12 skin kukuli-ŋ   1  
13 back word info kiriu-ŋ   69?  
14 belly peᵐbe-ŋ   62  
15 bone hiu-ŋ   52  
16 intestines n̥e-ŋ   74  
17 liver ᵐbotkam      
18 breast huhu-ŋ   1  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable -ⁿdom-xile   18, 96  
21 to think -ⁿdomdom   13  
22 to fear -matak   1  
23 blood ⁿda·-ŋ   1  
24 head ᵐbatu-ŋ   9  
25 neck silikmanu-ŋ      
26 hair word info βilu-ŋ   31  
27 nose kinihu-ŋ   1, 58  
28 to breathe -maŋasiu   47, 75  
29 to sniff, smell -βinu   77  
30 mouth ŋo-ŋ   80  
31 tooth liβo-ŋ   1, 35  
32 tongue amena-ŋ   7, 40  
33 to laugh -iu   13  
34 to cry -xai   57  
35 to vomit -luawa   8  
36 to spit -βuai      
37 to eat -βaŋa intransitive verb 1, 53  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info meheko   19  
40 to drink -mun   1, 49  
41 to bite -ᵐbʷat   51  
41 to bite βʷat   51  
42 to suck -mum   11  
43 ear selŋo-ŋ   1  
44 to hear -loŋo   1  
45 eye mata-ŋ   1  
46 to see -m̥o      
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep -nuᵐban   93  
49 to lie down word info -nuᵐban      
50 to dream      
51 to sit -tokosan   80  
52 to stand -tmau   25  
53 person/human being atat   4, 34  
54 man/male ataman   1, 14  
54 man/male atat   14, 90  
55 woman/female βaβin   1, 106  
56 child natu-ŋ   5  
57 husband hoa-ŋ   2  
58 wife hoa-ŋ   1  
59 mother la·-ŋ mamau is Address term    
59 mother mamau mamau is Address term 5  
60 father tama-ŋ   1  
61 house ni-umʷa   1  
62 thatch/roof      
63 name hia-ŋ   1, 38  
64 to say -ᵐbet   47, 141  
64 to say βet   47  
65 rope selkai   5  
66 to tie up, fasten -miat   77, 78  
67 to sew word info -sul   60  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info -lakau   10  
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce -sul   14  
72 to hit word info -lah   41  
73 to steal      
74 to kill -leh   59  
75 to die, be dead -mat   1  
76 to live, be alive -maul   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info -xot   1?  
78 to cut, hack word info -te   1  
79 stick/wood lakai   1, 26  
80 to split word info -taβole   1  
81 sharp maxal   14, 81  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info βiβihiana   90  
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info -lum   89  
89 to hold word info -laiᵑgat      
90 to dig -kili   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info -xoβok   84  
95 to fall word info -selek      
96 dog kuliu   7, 77 L
97 bird man   1  
98 egg moaso   69  
99 feather βil-na   1  
100 wing kaᵐba·-na   1, 12  
101 to fly -ᵑgaka   14  
102 rat kahap   3  
103 meat/flesh meheloko      
104 fat/grease maruma      
105 tail ᵑgele-ne   39?  
106 snake n-mʷata   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info ni-kut   1  
109 mosquito ⁿdia   82  
110 spider      
111 fish n-i·ka   1  
112 rotten word info ᵐbepᵐbep      
113 branch word info      
114 leaf lukai   17  
115 root xaxatene      
116 flower      
117 fruit masak      
118 grass lumʷona   31  
119 earth/soil ᵐbuk-san   1, 70  
120 stone ni-βat   1  
121 sand ene·no   1?  
122 water word info no-ai   2  
123 to flow -m̥al      
124 sea n-sa   1  
125 salt      
126 lake imau      
127 woods/forest fokaua      
128 sky ᵐbenoi-βat      
129 moon kaᵐbatio   6, 29  
130 star amohoi   13  
131 cloud word info ᵐbenoi   1, 91  
132 fog map   3, 32  
133 rain nihuwa   1  
134 thunder aᵐbou      
135 lightning βlaia   26  
136 wind n-laŋ   1, 77  
137 to blow word info -m̥up   4, 81  
138 warm word info nueptun   12++  
139 cold word info ma·riri   1  
140 dry word info ma   11  
141 wet memeho   49  
142 heavy marah   33  
143 fire ni-kam   40  
144 to burn word info -not      
145 smoke word info ni-ahu   2  
146 ash sonokam      
147 black lolo   41?  
148 white miarara      
149 red ᵐbilβil   18  
150 yellow lele·ru   76  
151 green melekehe   8, 43  
152 small ᵐbilik   109  
153 big som      
154 short word info      
155 long word info ᵐbelewa   16, 96  
156 thin word info meβinβin   1, 50  
157 thick word info metoutou   3  
158 narrow lilik      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick nsa   1  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info atuai   1, 35  
162 old word info tamatua   1  
163 new βeu   1  
164 good ᵐboh   108, 109  
165 bad, evil asa   1  
166 correct, true mʷomau straight    
167 night iᵐboŋ   1  
168 day ᵐboŋ   16  
169 year hukau   41  
170 when? word info ⁿdeŋehe      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside iuma   18  
175 above      
176 below      
177 this aᵑgia   53  
178 that aŋai      
179 near ᵐbukua      
180 far susu      
181 where? word info ᵐbie   3, 59  
182 I naŋ   1, 21, 22  
183 thou aiko   1, 17, 26  
184 he/she ŋana   1, 6  
185 we word info aira pl. incl. I  
185 we word info amai pl. excl. E  
185 we word info aira βeluwa dl. incl.    
185 we word info amai βeluwa dl. excl.    
186 you amun pl. 1  
186 you amun βeluwa dl. x  
187 they niŋa they    
187 they ŋa βeluwa they (dual) x  
188 what? word info aβai   1  
189 who? word info sie   1  
190 other arou      
191 all ŋa kaβa      
192 and sua      
193 if tena      
194 how? word info naᵐbato      
195 no, not ᵐbuol   103  
196 to count -βuk   1, 82  
197 One word info sakai   42  
197 One word info seket      
198 Two word info i-lua   1  
199 Three word info i-tou   1  
200 Four word info i-βas   1, 65  
201 Five word info i-lima   1  
202 Six word info loktaᵑgai      
203 Seven word info lokua   2  
204 Eight word info loku-tou   5, 7  
205 Nine word info loku-βas   20  
206 Ten word info lualma   4  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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