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Language: Lamenu (Nuvi)

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:Lamenu-Lewo 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand limo-mʷa   1  
2 left mʷel   1, 59  
3 right mærua   5, 37  
4 leg/foot la-mʷa   30  
5 to walk -yali Loan word from Mate/ Filakara/ Nul? 10, 63 L?
6 road/path maraβa   41  
7 to come -βinmi   1, 23  
8 to turn word info -βliŋia   4  
9 to swim -kulu   71  
10 dirty mi-namnam   65  
11 dust puru-yeβi   25  
12 skin kulusia   1  
13 back word info mʷaso-mʷa   35  
14 belly mopo-mʷa   74  
15 bone pur-iu   71  
16 intestines posine-mʷa   1  
17 liver puri-are   1, 34  
18 breast mara-yu-mʷa   47  
19 shoulder kau ne-omʷa   21  
20 to know, be knowledgeable -kəlea   18  
21 to think -stomia   13, 51  
22 to fear -mærau   1  
23 blood kuru-ta   45  
24 head paru-mʷa   9  
25 neck komelki-mʷa   82  
26 hair word info βilu paru-mʷa   31, 60  
27 nose kunu-mʷa   1, 58  
28 to breathe -miwewe   62  
29 to sniff, smell -lopona   76  
30 mouth ŋo-mʷa   80  
31 tooth ma-lua-mʷa   1, 35, 43  
32 tongue puru-mino-mʷa   7, 43  
33 to laugh -βtali   84  
34 to cry -taŋi   1  
35 to vomit -lilua   8  
36 to spit -βlasəri   104  
37 to eat -kənana   1, 32  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info mænowa   21  
40 to drink -munia   1, 49  
41 to bite -karia   1, 55  
42 to suck -munia   11, 52  
43 ear kilŋa-mʷa   1, 41  
44 to hear -loŋe   1  
45 eye kina-mæra-mʷa   1  
46 to see -βituia   86  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep -mono   19  
49 to lie down word info -mono   15  
50 to dream      
51 to sit -tetano   1  
52 to stand -smalu   25  
53 person/human being      
54 man/male yirumʷene   1, 14  
55 woman/female lesəra   79  
56 child nar-u   5  
57 husband won kinu      
58 wife wo-n kinu   1, 57  
59 mother awia   49  
60 father ata Address term 19  
61 house yum   1  
62 thatch/roof      
63 name kiakia   1, 38  
64 to say -βisi   47  
65 rope kilika   5  
66 to tie up, fasten -βiaria   85  
67 to sew word info -sluia   60  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce -yuria   14  
72 to hit word info -waia   86  
73 to steal      
74 to kill -wamaria   66, 2  
75 to die, be dead -mære   1  
76 to live, be alive -mali   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info -kuparia   73  
78 to cut, hack word info -taia   1  
79 stick/wood laki   1, 25, 26  
80 to split word info -tapaia   4, 6  
81 sharp mal   14, 81  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info yumaena   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 -waria   3  
90 to dig -kilia   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info -kowenia   85  
95 to fall word info -leru   7  
96 dog lo-kuli   7 L
97 bird mænu   1  
98 egg oβluto   63  
99 feather βilu   1  
100 wing kuβena   2, 62  
101 to fly -ka   14  
102 rat kawe   3  
103 meat/flesh kilamʷeu   15, 70, 82  
104 fat/grease pulu-mre   72  
105 tail kesina   61  
106 snake lo-mʷara   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info kuru   1  
109 mosquito namu   1  
110 spider      
111 fish ika   1  
112 rotten word info menunu   51  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf lumʷasia   46  
115 root piasea Loan word from Burupika?   L?
116 flower βinasia   56  
117 fruit marasia   36  
118 grass koraki   77  
119 earth/soil poro-tano   1, 67  
120 stone kəla-βeru   1, 40  
121 sand n-one   1  
122 water word info wi   2  
123 to flow -mie   59  
124 sea si   1  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest yomarua   79  
128 sky yomemaena      
129 moon koβario   6, 29  
130 star weruwe   70  
131 cloud word info lul   93  
132 fog pur-mau   3, 32  
133 rain yuwa   1  
134 thunder polilu   83  
135 lightning yakar-βila   26, 71, 72  
136 wind laŋi   1, 77  
137 to blow word info -yuia   62  
138 warm word info mialua      
139 cold word info mi-mænini   1, 99  
140 dry word info me-mæ   11  
141 wet metu   49?  
142 heavy wurumiliu   78  
143 fire kapi   19  
144 to burn word info -skaβia   84  
145 smoke word info mio   2, 76  
146 ash puru-yeβi   78  
147 black mælko   41  
148 white miuwe   98  
149 red mene   1  
150 yellow me-leleru   76  
151 green memaena   8, 71  
152 small kotamakŋa      
153 big keβiu   106  
154 short word info      
155 long word info pieβi   16, 85  
156 thin word info meniniβi   1  
157 thick word info keβiu big x  
158 narrow kotamakŋa small    
159 wide      
160 painful, sick mai   1  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info wur-mærua   1  
163 new miki·ki   57  
164 good po   108, 109  
165 bad, evil yowaŋa   1, 100  
166 correct, true mesmesu straight    
167 night yemæliko   65  
168 day poŋosia   16  
169 year kas   66  
170 when? word info βæi      
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 pe   3, 59  
182 I kinu   1, 21, 22  
183 thou ko   1, 17  
184 he/she naŋa   1, 6  
185 we word info kisŋa pl. incl. I  
185 we word info memi pl. excl. E  
185 we word info kis lua dl. incl.    
185 we word info memi dl. excl.    
186 you amiu pl. 1, 13  
186 you amlua dl. x  
187 they lalene they 1, 58  
187 they lalua they (dual) x  
188 what? word info yakara   1, 59, 71  
189 who? word info ai   1  
190 other      
191 all      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
196 to count -loia   81  
197 One word info taŋa   14, 78  
198 Two word info lua   1  
199 Three word info telu   1  
200 Four word info βeri   1, 65  
201 Five word info limæ   1  
202 Six word info orai   24  
203 Seven word info o-lua   2  
204 Eight word info o-relu   7  
205 Nine word info o-βæri   20  
206 Ten word info lualimæ   4  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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