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Language: Bierebo (Bonkovia)

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:Lamenu-Baki:Baki-Bierebo 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand čuma-ᵑgu   59  
2 left mʷel   1, 59  
3 right marua   5, 37  
4 leg/foot ča-ᵑgu   98  
5 to walk -yeli Loan word from Mate/ Filakara/ Nul? 10, 63 L?
6 road/path mereyaβo   41  
7 to come -mi   1  
8 to turn word info -βiliŋ-sa   4  
9 to swim -čele   49  
10 dirty soro      
11 dust pulu-yeβi   25  
12 skin kuliča-ᵑgu   1  
13 back word info mʷaⁿdu-ᵑgu   35  
14 belly ᵐboᵐba-ᵑgu   100  
15 bone pur-iu   71  
16 intestines tiñe-ᵑgu   1  
17 liver puri-ara   1, 34  
18 breast mara-yu-ᵑgu   47  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable -čeᵑgičeia   110  
21 to think -sⁿdomia   13, 51  
22 to fear -mra   1  
23 blood puru-sa   45, 29  
24 head pur-βaru-ᵑgu   9  
25 neck puru-ᵑgio-ᵑgu   77  
26 hair word info βiču-ᵑgu   63  
27 nose sənu-ᵑgu   64  
28 to breathe -čačeŋ      
29 to sniff, smell -sponia   76  
30 mouth ño-ᵑgu   46  
31 tooth mara-čua-ᵑgu   1, 35, 43  
32 tongue puru-məna-ᵑgu   7, 43  
33 to laugh -βtali   84  
34 to cry -ⁿdeŋe   1  
35 to vomit -čilua   8  
36 to spit -βilatir   104  
37 to eat -snana   34  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info meno   21  
40 to drink -munia   1, 49  
41 to bite -saria   62  
42 to suck -ñomia   50, 36  
43 ear tilña-ᵑgu   1  
44 to hear -čoŋoia   1  
45 eye mira-ᵑgu   1  
46 to see -čea   14  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep -mono   19  
49 to lie down word info -mono   15  
50 to dream      
51 to sit -totano   1  
52 to stand -tmalu   25  
53 person/human being taru   4, 34  
54 man/male yurumʷene   1, 14  
55 woman/female təra   80  
56 child ka-naru-ᵑgu   5, 53  
57 husband koa-ᵑgu   62  
58 wife koa-ᵑgu   1, 53  
59 mother kaña-ᵑgu   64  
60 father ka-rma-ᵑgu   1, 30  
61 house ñ-umʷa   1  
62 thatch/roof      
63 name kiaᵑgi   1, 38  
64 to say -βitaŋa   118  
65 rope teli   1  
66 to tie up, fasten -βtaŋare   85  
67 to sew word info -yeⁿdea   61  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info -liw   74  
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce -tlia   14  
72 to hit word info -wea   93  
73 to steal      
74 to kill -we pinia   66, 1  
75 to die, be dead -mere   1  
76 to live, be alive -moli   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info -spʷaria   73, 74  
78 to cut, hack word info -teia   1  
79 stick/wood čese   27  
80 to split word info -tepʷeia   4, 6  
81 sharp mali   14, 81  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info yumaiena   1, 89  
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info -winia   87  
89 to hold word info -ᵑgaria   3  
90 to dig -kilia   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info -sokania   85?  
95 to fall word info -čoru   7  
96 dog kuli   7 L
97 bird manu   1  
98 egg moᵐblu toa   59  
99 feather ču toa   1  
100 wing kulspena   2, 62, 64  
101 to fly -isa   89  
102 rat souwe   3, 74  
103 meat/flesh sun-ᵐbui   15, 81, 82  
104 fat/grease nǰapa   15  
105 tail tiᵑgiona-kuli   61  
106 snake mʷara   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info suru   1  
109 mosquito ñamu   1  
110 spider      
111 fish ñaⁿda   80  
112 rotten word info menunu   51  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf čumʷese   46  
115 root pʷesi Loan word from Burupika?   L?
116 flower ñačesi   54  
117 fruit mara-česi   36  
118 grass soro      
119 earth/soil pora-tano   1, 67  
120 stone puru-wæru   1, 42  
121 sand way-one   1  
122 water word info wi   2  
123 to flow -mie   59  
124 sea ti   1  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest yomʷarowa   79  
128 sky ᵐbini      
129 moon spario   54, 56  
130 star βerwe   70  
131 cloud word info purumalso   34?  
132 fog mʷawo   3, 32  
133 rain yuwa   1  
134 thunder ᵐbolul   83  
135 lightning ye-pče   26, 70, 72  
136 wind čeŋ   1, 77  
137 to blow word info -yu   62  
138 warm word info      
139 cold word info mænin   1, 99  
140 dry word info me-ma   11  
141 wet meⁿdu   35, 89  
142 heavy ⁿdimi   72  
143 fire sepi   38  
144 to burn word info -soβia   84  
145 smoke word info sep miyuwi   2, 76  
146 ash pulu-yeβi   78  
147 black malsuŋ      
148 white miuwe   98  
149 red pilili   18  
150 yellow mǰeleru   76  
151 green mema   8, 71  
152 small ketelisu Also [kiriᵑgas]    
153 big tilaβa   10, 107  
154 short word info      
155 long word info ti-pieβi   16, 85  
156 thin word info meniniβ   1  
157 thick word info mererol   3  
158 narrow kiriᵑgasi small 83  
159 wide      
160 painful, sick meña   103  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info βit-marua   1  
163 new βit-βu   10, 59  
164 good ᵐbo   108, 109  
165 bad, evil tua      
166 correct, true menmeⁿdu straight    
167 night poŋiana   1  
168 day ᵐboŋate   16  
169 year yuwi   29, 65  
170 when? word info niŋe   1, 43  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside      
175 above      
176 below      
177 this      
178 that      
179 near      
180 far      
181 where? word info aᵐbe   3, 59  
182 I kiñu   1, 21, 22  
183 thou nəsa      
184 he/she naŋana   1, 6  
185 we word info kita pl. incl. I  
185 we word info kumemi pl. excl. E42  
186 you kamiu pl. 1, 13  
187 they lala they 1, 48  
188 what? word info ya   1, 33  
189 who? word info ke   1, 43  
190 other      
191 all      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
196 to count -uluia   81  
197 One word info ta   14  
198 Two word info čua   1  
199 Three word info tolu   1  
200 Four word info βeri   1, 65  
201 Five word info čima   1  
202 Six word info wora   24  
203 Seven word info oko-lua   4, 2  
204 Eight word info oko-rolu   5, 7  
205 Nine word info oko-βeri   20  
206 Ten word info lualima   4  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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