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Language: Mele

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:Central Pacific:East Fijian-Polynesian:Polynesian:Nuclear:Samoic-Outlier:Futunic 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand te-rima   1  
2 left masui   1, 74  
3 right matau   5, 13  
4 leg/foot βae   1, 100  
5 to walk fano   2  
6 road/path ara   1  
7 to come finimai   1, 45?  
8 to turn word info firiu   2  
9 to swim kaukau   5  
10 dirty penupenu      
11 dust penu   X  
12 skin te-kiri   1  
13 back word info tepua   62  
14 belly paleleke      
15 bone teiβi   52, 5  
16 intestines sinae   1  
17 liver ate   1  
18 breast susu   1  
19 shoulder pamu   79  
20 to know, be knowledgeable taea   95  
21 to think manatunatu   9?  
22 to fear mataku   1  
23 blood toto   4  
24 head tukonoa      
25 neck penaua   21, 18  
26 hair word info ra-uru   40  
27 nose usu   1  
28 to breathe maro   13  
29 to sniff, smell sauŋa   9?  
30 mouth ŋutu   2  
31 tooth nifo   1  
32 tongue limena cf. Vanuatu languages 7, 17  
33 to laugh kata   7  
34 to cry ka   58  
35 to vomit rua   8  
36 to spit tanue   85  
37 to eat kaina   1, 44  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info moa   21?  
40 to drink unu   1  
41 to bite kačia   1, 55  
42 to suck komia   50  
43 ear tariŋa   1  
44 to hear raŋona   1  
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see seia   104  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep moe   10  
49 to lie down word info malesi      
50 to dream      
51 to sit nofoiaro   16  
52 to stand telawo   79  
53 person/human being taŋata   1, 66  
54 man/male taŋata   12, 14  
55 woman/female tefine   1, 35  
56 child tama   6  
57 husband taŋata   23  
58 wife tefine   5, 69  
59 mother etata      
60 father emama   1, 10  
61 house te-fare   14  
62 thatch/roof      
63 name iŋoa   6  
64 to say takua   27  
65 rope βaβa   2?  
66 to tie up, fasten laia   14  
67 to sew word info tuitui   13  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info puapua      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce taroa   10  
72 to hit word info taia   10  
73 to steal      
74 to kill taia-fakamatea   8, 2  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive nofo   x  
77 to scratch word info karučia   9  
78 to cut, hack word info taia   1  
79 stick/wood uipa      
80 to split word info tawotaia      
81 sharp mačikai   14, 16  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info wosiana   10, 67  
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info worasukina      
89 to hold word info pačia      
89 to hold word info kamoa   85?  
90 to dig keria   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info temala      
95 to fall word info melu   89?  
96 dog kori   7  
97 bird manu   1  
98 egg atolu   1  
99 feather βaero   1?  
100 wing pekau   1, 59  
101 to fly rere   11  
102 rat kimoa   14  
102 rat kisue   3, 88  
103 meat/flesh atai      
104 fat/grease      
105 tail pupue   11  
106 snake ŋata   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info kutu   1  
109 mosquito namu   1  
110 spider      
111 fish ika   1  
112 rotten word info sa      
113 branch word info      
114 leaf rau   1  
115 root kasikoa   2, 28  
116 flower fuma   1  
116 flower memea   18  
117 fruit afua   1  
118 grass manamu   68?  
119 earth/soil kere   10  
120 stone fatu   1  
121 sand waraone   1, 75  
122 water word info βai   2  
123 to flow sale   24  
124 sea tai   1  
125 salt      
126 lake paŋolulukutai      
127 woods/forest malasi   77?  
128 sky      
129 moon ŋale   3?  
130 star masoi   13  
131 cloud word info puao   12, 67  
132 fog      
133 rain ua   1  
134 thunder pačiri   14  
135 lightning wira   2  
136 wind mataŋi   1, 66  
137 to blow word info suia   12  
138 warm word info efera   8  
139 cold word info makariri   1, 52  
140 dry word info matu   66  
141 wet leusa   11?  
142 heavy mafa   46  
143 fire afi   1  
144 to burn word info βera   63  
145 smoke word info silaŋo   63  
146 ash arefu   67  
147 black paku   64  
148 white tetea   8  
149 red emea   1  
150 yellow monomono      
151 green      
152 small kalakela   13  
153 big poulapa   10  
154 short word info      
155 long word info toetoe   73  
156 thin word info lakela      
157 thick word info fuka      
158 narrow malakaokao      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick masaki   1  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info tuai   48  
163 new fou   1  
164 good marie   16  
165 bad, evil sa   1  
166 correct, true marie   105  
167 night po   1  
168 day rea   7?  
169 year tau   1  
170 when? word info nafea   5  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside i roto   5  
175 above      
176 below      
177 this tenei   7, 1  
178 that tena   1  
179 near tata   9  
180 far emʷap      
181 where? word info ifea   3, 35  
182 I aβau   1, 21, 18  
183 thou akoe   1  
184 he/she aia   1  
185 we word info tateu pl. incl. 1, 39  
185 we word info mateu pl. excl. 2, 39  
185 we word info taua dl. incl. 1, 29  
185 we word info maua dl. excl. 2, 29  
186 you koteu pl. 16?  
186 you korua dl. x  
187 they rateu they 1, 72  
187 they raua they (dual) x  
188 what? word info afa   1  
188 what? word info ekua      
189 who? word info kuai   1  
190 other rateu   19?  
191 all eueči   60?  
192 and ŋo   9  
193 if tausia      
194 how? word info nofeiŋa   11, 52?  
195 no, not sai   10, 84  
196 to count tetao   8  
197 One word info tasi   14, 48  
198 Two word info rua   1  
199 Three word info toru   1  
200 Four word info fa   1, 66  
201 Five word info rima   1  
202 Six word info ono   1  
203 Seven word info fitu   1  
204 Eight word info βaru   3  
205 Nine word info siβa   5  
206 Ten word info siŋafuru   5  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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