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Language: Nissan

Source/Author:  Blust, from Todd (1978), Mayr (1931) 
Identifiers:  ISO-639-3:nsn  Glottocode: neha1247 
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      
195 no, not ahik   1, 16  
29 to sniff, smell amuh   14  
37 to eat an[i]   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ate   35  
14 belly balan   18  
155 long word info barah   16  
46 to see baŋa   16  
10 dirty beŋ      
112 rotten word info beŋ   21  
129 moon bialok   9  
50 to dream borboriana   10  
167 night boŋ   1  
54 man/male bulot   16  
157 thick word info bulut[u]      
141 wet bus   16  
168 day daan   6  
23 blood dewacin   8  
145 smoke word info diku   15  
192 and doh   13  
79 stick/wood dok   4  
41 to bite etir   11  
193 if get   8  
178 that gila      
177 this gine   1  
190 other giomeher      
190 other gisamehe      
187 they gisin[o]   6  
187 they gisit   6  
184 he/she git      
137 to blow word info hag      
71 to stab, pierce haka      
72 to hit word info haluh   1  
188 what? word info hapa   1  
194 how? word info hapa   15  
188 what? word info hawa   1  
63 name haŋa   1, 18  
69 to hunt word info hihip   18  
15 bone hiro-   9  
48 to sleep hohow[o]   13  
133 rain huan[a]   1, 19  
143 fire hue   22  
9 to swim huhu   12  
18 breast huhu-   1  
19 shoulder huhuata-   13  
173 at i   1  
175 above i rana   12  
181 where? word info ia   37  
111 fish ian[a]   1  
150 yellow iawiawel   16  
65 rope iawon   14  
40 to drink inum   1  
180 far irah   17  
87 to swell word info isiŋ   14  
121 sand i|on   1  
183 thou iŋa   7  
185 we word info iŋam   14  
186 you iŋam   8  
185 we word info iŋeg   14  
184 he/she iŋn[o]   7  
182 I iŋo   14  
140 dry word info kadak   17  
197 One word info kah   32  
2 left kais borrowing? TP kais 15  
116 flower kalaŋuh[u]      
83 to work word info kalekinale   16  
114 leaf kamanan   14  
135 lightning kanau   14  
12 skin kapoko-   12  
3 right kawiwih < *ka-wiRi 'left'    
77 to scratch word info keh   5  
4 leg/foot keke-   1  
56 child keketik   10  
102 rat kih   3, 88  
158 narrow kisoŋ   34  
152 small kit[i] irregular *q > k 121  
17 liver kodan   10  
122 water word info kodom[o]   7  
109 mosquito kohik   15  
119 earth/soil kot   15  
169 year krismas[i] Loan   L
55 woman/female kuah[a]   10  
58 wife kuah[a]   15  
149 red kubkubar   20  
176 below kukule      
62 thatch/roof kukuna-rum   13  
64 to say kulo      
146 ash kumahuan   12  
147 black kurkurum[u]   13  
5 to walk lala   1, 69  
99 feather lale   38  
124 sea laur   6  
7 to come la|me   1, 85  
128 sky laŋit   1  
131 cloud word info laŋit   3  
6 road/path lel   8  
152 small lik irregular l reflex of *r 66, 82  
1 hand lima-   1  
31 tooth liwo-   1, 35  
96 dog lo   12  
126 lake lobolob      
127 woods/forest lolon   31  
174 in, inside lolon[a]   1  
124 sea lor   6  
36 to spit lou   24  
44 to hear loŋor[o]   1, 36  
24 head lu-   1  
35 to vomit lua   8  
101 to fly luluh   1  
189 who? word info mae   11  
162 old word info mahoh      
3 right makos[o]      
132 fog malahoŋ      
139 cold word info malahoŋ   15  
139 cold word info mamawa   56  
81 sharp man   24  
166 correct, true man[a]   14  
168 day maran   6  
75 to die, be dead mat   1  
45 eye mata-   1  
161 shy, ashamed matalo cp.moken 10  
170 when? word info maŋiha   1, 48  
32 tongue mia-   7  
39 to cook word info moh[o]   19, 82  
139 cold word info molomol      
160 painful, sick momoh   17  
172 to climb word info moto   12  
13 back word info mudin   3  
57 husband nabulot   16  
21 to think naman   28  
157 thick word info obot   14  
120 stone palaw[a]   9  
140 dry word info papadak   17  
151 green pelek   18  
134 thunder pil   23  
70 to shoot word info pilan   27  
130 star pitopit <(m) 1, 81  
80 to split word info polaka   1  
74 to kill pos   17  
154 short word info puhin[a]   15  
116 flower purpur   13 L?
95 to fall word info puŋ[a]   21  
159 wide rabian   47  
113 branch word info raŋ   1, 21  
49 to lie down word info rikin   12  
136 wind rom   15  
165 bad, evil sa   1  
103 meat/flesh sinsiŋin   18  
197 One word info siok[o]   12  
106 snake soi   17  
22 to fear sokoro   10  
71 to stab, pierce sop   17  
67 to sew word info susuki   17, 48  
51 to sit tabil[a]   22  
98 egg tagun[a]   11  
159 wide tahaŋ      
43 ear taliŋa   1  
60 father tama-   1  
53 person/human being tamata   1, 66  
8 to turn word info tapokisi   35  
146 ash taun   28  
90 to dig tawi   59  
124 sea teh   1  
125 salt teh   20  
97 bird tetiaw[a]   12  
100 wing tetia|wan   14  
163 new timuh   11  
59 mother tina-   1  
88 to squeeze word info tiŋia      
78 to cut, hack word info tokot   3, 141  
198 Two word info torik[i]   5  
200 Four word info towat[i]   1, 65  
199 Three word info towon[o]   5  
56 child tu-   5  
52 to stand tur   2, 69  
191 all udel      
10 dirty uh[o]      
153 big ulek   16  
104 fat/grease uleki-      
26 hair word info ulu-   31  
99 feather ulu-   1  
61 house um[a]   1  
108 louse word info ut   1  
28 to breathe uŋa   19  
144 to burn word info wa-luh   13  
179 near wahuhut[u]   16  
191 all wakap[a]   46  
115 root wan   39  
70 to shoot word info wan[a]   1  
33 to laugh wanio-   19  
39 to cook word info wasuluŋ   14  
11 dust wau   1  
30 mouth wawa-   36  
117 fruit wawan   1  
76 to live, be alive waŋol      
25 neck wekweko-   26  
138 warm word info welsuk[u]   15  
73 to steal wenaw[a]   1, 32  
66 to tie up, fasten wenut      
164 good wia   1  
65 rope woh   27  
83 to work word info wok   L L
122 water word info wonun[a]      
27 nose ŋusu-   27  

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