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Language: Nissan

Source/Author:  Blust, from Todd (1978), Mayr (1931) 
Notes:  Mayr, E. (1931) Wörter der Nissan-Sprache. Zeitschrift für Eingeborenen Sprachen, 21:252-256.

Todd, E.M. (1978) A sketch of Nissan (Nehan) grammar. In S.A. Wurm & L. Carrington (Eds.), Second International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics: Proceedings (pp. 1181-1239). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Peng Du  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:Meso Melanesian:New Ireland:South New Ireland-Northwest Solomonic:Nehan-North Bougainville:Nehan 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
16 intestines      
34 to cry      
38 to chew word info      
42 to suck      
47 to yawn      
68 needle      
82 dull, blunt      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
89 to hold word info      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
105 tail      
107 worm (earthworm)      
110 spider      
118 grass      
123 to flow      
142 heavy      
148 white      
156 thin word info      
171 to hide word info      
196 to count      
201 Five word info      
202 Six word info      
203 Seven word info      
204 Eight word info      
205 Nine word info      
206 Ten word info      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
3 right kawiwih < *ka-wiRi 'left'    
3 right makos[o]      
10 dirty beŋ      
10 dirty uh[o]      
64 to say kulo      
66 to tie up, fasten wenut      
71 to stab, pierce haka      
76 to live, be alive waŋol      
83 to work word info wok     L
88 to squeeze word info tiŋia      
104 fat/grease uleki-      
116 flower kalaŋuh[u]      
122 water word info wonun[a]      
126 lake lobolob      
132 fog malahoŋ      
137 to blow word info hag      
139 cold word info molomol      
157 thick word info bulut[u]      
159 wide tahaŋ      
162 old word info mahoh      
169 year krismas[i] Loan   L
176 below kukule      
178 that gila      
184 he/she git      
190 other gisamehe      
190 other giomeher      
191 all udel      
1 hand lima-   1  
4 leg/foot keke-   1  
11 dust wau   1  
18 breast huhu-   1  
24 head lu-   1  
37 to eat an[i]   1  
40 to drink inum   1  
43 ear taliŋa   1  
45 eye mata-   1  
59 mother tina-   1  
60 father tama-   1  
61 house um[a]   1  
70 to shoot word info wan[a]   1  
72 to hit word info haluh   1  
75 to die, be dead mat   1  
80 to split word info polaka   1  
99 feather ulu-   1  
101 to fly luluh   1  
108 louse word info ut   1  
111 fish ian[a]   1  
117 fruit wawan   1  
121 sand i|on   1  
124 sea teh   1  
128 sky laŋit   1  
164 good wia   1  
165 bad, evil sa   1  
167 night boŋ   1  
173 at i   1  
174 in, inside lolon[a]   1  
177 this gine   1  
188 what? word info hapa   1  
188 what? word info hawa   1  
44 to hear loŋor[o]   1, 36  
5 to walk lala   1, 69  
63 name haŋa <metathesis of 1? 1, 15  
195 no, not ahik   1, 16  
133 rain huan[a]   1, 19  
113 branch word info raŋ   1, 21  
73 to steal wenaw[a]   1, 32  
31 tooth liwo-   1, 35  
170 when? word info maŋiha   1, 48  
200 Four word info towat[i]   1, 65  
53 person/human being tamata   1, 66  
7 to come la|me   1, 85  
17 liver kodan   10  
22 to fear sokoro   10  
50 to dream borboriana   10  
55 woman/female kuah[a]   10  
56 child keketik   10  
161 shy, ashamed matalo cp.moken 10  
41 to bite etir   11  
98 egg tagun[a]   11  
163 new timuh   11  
189 who? word info mae   11  
130 star pitopit <(m) 11, 81  
9 to swim huhu   12  
12 skin kapoko-   12  
49 to lie down word info rikin   12  
96 dog lo   12  
97 bird tetiaw[a]   12  
146 ash kumahuan   12  
172 to climb word info moto   12  
175 above i rana   12  
197 One word info siok[o]   12  
152 small kit[i] irregular *q > k 121  
19 shoulder huhuata-   13  
48 to sleep hohow[o]   13  
62 thatch/roof kukuna-rum   13  
116 flower purpur   13 L?
144 to burn word info wa-luh   13  
147 black kurkurum[u]   13  
192 and doh   13  
29 to sniff, smell amuh   14  
39 to cook word info wasuluŋ   14  
65 rope iawon   14  
87 to swell word info isiŋ   14  
100 wing tetia|wan   14  
114 leaf kamanan   14  
135 lightning kanau   14  
157 thick word info obot   14  
166 correct, true man[a]   14  
182 I iŋo   14  
185 we word info iŋeg   14  
185 we word info iŋam   14  
2 left kais borrowing? TP kais 15  
58 wife kuah[a]   15  
109 mosquito kohik   15  
119 earth/soil kot   15  
136 wind rom   15  
138 warm word info welsuk[u]   15  
139 cold word info malahoŋ   15  
145 smoke word info diku   15  
154 short word info puhin[a]   15  
194 how? word info hapa   15  
46 to see baŋa   16  
54 man/male bulot   16  
57 husband nabulot   16  
83 to work word info kalekinale   16  
141 wet bus   16  
150 yellow iawiawel   16  
153 big ulek   16  
155 long word info barah   16  
179 near wahuhut[u]   16  
71 to stab, pierce sop   17  
74 to kill pos   17  
106 snake soi   17  
140 dry word info kadak   17  
140 dry word info papadak   17  
160 painful, sick momoh   17  
180 far irah   17  
67 to sew word info susuki   17, 48  
14 belly balan   18  
69 to hunt word info hihip   18  
103 meat/flesh sinsiŋin   18  
151 green pelek   18  
28 to breathe uŋa   19  
33 to laugh wanio-   19  
39 to cook word info moh[o]   19, 82  
52 to stand tur   2, 69  
125 salt teh   20  
149 red kubkubar   20  
95 to fall word info puŋ[a]   21  
112 rotten word info beŋ   21  
51 to sit tabil[a]   22  
143 fire hue   22  
134 thunder pil   23  
36 to spit lou   24  
81 sharp man   24  
25 neck wekweko-   26  
27 nose ŋusu-   27  
65 rope woh   27  
70 to shoot word info pilan   27  
21 to think naman   28  
146 ash taun   28  
13 back word info mudin   3  
131 cloud word info laŋit   3  
78 to cut, hack word info tokot   3, 141  
102 rat kih   3, 88  
26 hair word info ulu-   31  
127 woods/forest lolon   31  
197 One word info kah   32  
158 narrow kisoŋ   34  
8 to turn word info tapokisi   35  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ate   35  
30 mouth wawa-   36  
181 where? word info ia   37  
99 feather lale   38  
115 root wan   39  
79 stick/wood dok   4  
191 all wakap[a]   46  
159 wide rabian   47  
56 child tu-   5  
77 to scratch word info keh   5  
198 Two word info torik[i]   5  
199 Three word info towon[o]   5  
139 cold word info mamawa   56  
90 to dig tawi   59  
124 sea laur   6  
124 sea lor   6  
168 day daan   6  
168 day maran   6  
187 they gisin[o]   6  
187 they gisit   6  
152 small lik irregular l reflex of *r 66, 82  
32 tongue mia-   7  
122 water word info kodom[o]   7  
183 thou iŋa   7  
184 he/she iŋn[o]   7  
6 road/path lel   8  
23 blood dewacin   8  
35 to vomit lua   8  
186 you iŋam   8  
193 if get   8  
15 bone hiro-   9  
120 stone palaw[a]   9  
129 moon bialok   9  

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