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Language: Lamenu (Nikaura)

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 luma-u   1  
2 left mʷel   1, 59  
3 right mæruæ   5, 37  
4 leg/foot la-u   30  
5 to walk -yali Loan word from Mate/ Filakara/ Nul? 10, 63 L?
6 road/path mrapa   41  
7 to come -imi   1, 74  
8 to turn word info -βiloŋ-ko   4?  
9 to swim -kulu   71  
10 dirty namname   65  
11 dust yaw   1  
12 skin kulusia   1  
13 back word info mʷasu-u   35  
14 belly mʷopʷo-u   74  
15 bone pur-iu   71  
16 intestines sine-u   1  
17 liver puri-are   1, 34  
18 breast mra-yu-u   47  
19 shoulder purkau ne-u   21  
20 to know, be knowledgeable -kilia   18  
21 to think -sdomia   13, 51  
22 to fear -mærau   1  
23 blood kuru-ta   45  
24 head par-u   9  
25 neck komelkiu   82  
26 hair word info βilu par-u   31, 60  
27 nose kunu-u   1, 58  
28 to breathe -yuwewe   62  
29 to sniff, smell -loponia   76  
30 mouth ŋo-u   80  
31 tooth mæ-luwo-u   1, 35, 43  
32 tongue puru-mene-u   7, 43  
33 to laugh -βitale   84  
34 to cry -taŋi   1  
35 to vomit -lilua   8  
36 to spit -βlasir   104  
37 to eat -kinana   1, 32  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info manowa   21  
40 to drink -munia   1, 49  
41 to bite -karia   1, 55  
42 to suck -munia   11, 52  
43 ear kiliŋa-u   1, 41  
44 to hear -loŋe   1  
45 eye kila-mæræ-u   1  
46 to see -βisuia   86  
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 -sumalu   25  
53 person/human being yaru   57  
54 man/male yirumʷen   1, 14  
54 man/male yaru      
55 woman/female sira   79  
56 child nar-u   5  
57 husband wo-u   2, 59  
58 wife wo-u   1, 57  
59 mother awia   49  
59 mother mama   5  
60 father ata Address term 19  
60 father tete Address term 15  
61 house yumʷa   1  
62 thatch/roof      
63 name sa·ki   1, 39  
63 name kia   1, 38  
64 to say -βisi   47  
65 rope kelika   5  
66 to tie up, fasten -tərania   95  
67 to sew word info -suluia   60  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info -mʷena      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce -yelia   14  
71 to stab, pierce yuria   14  
72 to hit word info -wea   93  
73 to steal      
74 to kill -we mʷaria   66, 2  
75 to die, be dead -mære   1  
76 to live, be alive -mali   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info -kupʷaria   73  
78 to cut, hack word info -tea   1  
79 stick/wood laki   1, 25, 26  
80 to split word info -tepaia   4, 6  
81 sharp ma·li   14, 81  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info yumʷaena   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 -lararia   3?  
90 to dig -kilia   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info -koβenia   85  
95 to fall word info -loru   7  
96 dog lo-kuli   7 L
97 bird mænu   1  
98 egg koβlu lakaporo   70  
99 feather βilu-s   1  
100 wing kupena   2, 62  
101 to fly -ka   14  
102 rat kawe   3  
103 meat/flesh klamʷiyu   15, 81, 82  
104 fat/grease      
105 tail kesina   61  
106 snake lo-mʷara   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info kuru   1  
109 mosquito nam   1  
110 spider      
111 fish ika   1  
112 rotten word info menunu   51  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf mʷaki   46  
115 root pʷeliŋa   45, 47  
116 flower βinasia   56  
117 fruit məraki   36  
118 grass βilumʷini   31  
119 earth/soil poro-tano   1, 67  
120 stone kila-βæru   1, 40  
121 sand n-one   1  
122 water word info wi   2  
123 to flow -kəriri =run 60  
124 sea si   1  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest yomarua   79  
128 sky sinapani      
129 moon kupario   6, 29  
130 star weruwe   70  
131 cloud word info lul   93  
132 fog mʷanin   64  
133 rain yuwa   1  
134 thunder polilu   83  
135 lightning yo-pila   26, 70, 72  
136 wind laŋ   1, 77  
137 to blow word info -yuia   62  
138 warm word info pisinu   89  
139 cold word info manin   1, 99  
139 cold word info miapa      
140 dry word info me-mæ   11  
141 wet pa·pa      
142 heavy wurmi   78  
143 fire kapi   19  
144 to burn word info -skaβia   84  
145 smoke word info piu      
146 ash posno-yaβi   75  
147 black melkolko   41  
147 black melolo   41?  
148 white miuwowo   98, 101  
149 red pœwæŋa   91  
150 yellow m-leleru   76  
151 green memaena   8, 71  
152 small βitokaki      
153 big keβiu   106  
154 short word info      
155 long word info piaβi   16, 85  
156 thin word info meniniβ   1  
157 thick word info merorol   3  
158 narrow βetomaki small    
159 wide      
160 painful, sick mai   1  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info wuru-mæruwa   1  
163 new wuru-βiu   10, 59  
164 good po   108, 109  
165 bad, evil piowa   101  
166 correct, true mesmesu straight    
167 night lemæliko   65  
168 day leŋiena   49  
169 year kasia   66  
170 when? word info poŋia   72  
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 inu   1, 21, 22  
183 thou ko   1, 17  
184 he/she naŋa   1, 6  
185 we word info ita pl. incl. I  
185 we word info imimi pl. excl. E  
185 we word info ita lua dl. incl.    
185 we word info imimlua dl. excl.    
186 you amiu pl. 1, 13  
186 you amiulua dl. x  
187 they lala they 1, 48  
187 they lalua they (dual) x  
188 what? word info yane   1, 52, 60  
189 who? word info hane   64  
189 who? word info ai   1  
190 other      
191 all      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
196 to count -wuloia **(wu)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 βæri   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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