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Language: Mota

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:East Vanuatu 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand pane-k   14  
2 left ɣalao-k   14  
3 right matua-k   5, 37  
4 leg/foot na-raŋo-k   17  
5 to walk tatale   32  
6 road/path mate-sala   1, 43  
7 to come βa ma   23, 1  
8 to turn word info xoleris   15  
9 to swim ɣaru   5  
10 dirty lepa   9  
11 dust tano malamala   ?, 45?  
12 skin βini-k   28  
13 back word info kula-k   10  
14 belly toᵏpʷa-k   36  
15 bone suri-k   52  
16 intestines tinae-k   1  
17 liver βara-k   17  
18 breast susu-k   1  
19 shoulder ᵏpʷaŋa-pini-k   36, 66?  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ɣilala   18  
21 to think nonomia   13  
22 to fear xoɣolo etym. "quiver" 57  
23 blood nara-k   1  
24 head ᵏpʷatu-k   9  
25 neck nene-k   63  
26 hair word info ulu-k   31  
27 nose manu-k   14  
28 to breathe mapsaɣ   14  
29 to sniff, smell pun   42  
30 mouth βala-k   42  
31 tooth liwo-k   1, 35  
32 tongue ɣaramea-k   7, 14  
33 to laugh mʷarae   87  
34 to cry ŋara   5  
35 to vomit lulua   8  
36 to spit anus   14, 84  
37 to eat ɣana   1, 32  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info manoɣa   21  
40 to drink un   1, 50  
40 to drink ima   51  
41 to bite ŋit   58  
42 to suck ririβ   59  
42 to suck sis   25  
43 ear ᵏpʷoro-k   16  
44 to hear roŋotaɣ   1, 55  
45 eye mata-k   1  
46 to see ilo   119  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep matur   1  
49 to lie down word info risa   75  
50 to dream      
51 to sit pute   116  
52 to stand tira   54  
53 person/human being tanun   4, 51  
54 man/male mʷereata   73, 14  
55 woman/female βaβine   1, 106  
55 woman/female taβine   1, 35  
56 child natu-k   5  
57 husband rasoa-k   2, 64  
58 wife rasoa-k   1  
59 mother raβeβe-k   20, 47  
60 father tama-k   1  
61 house imʷa   1  
62 thatch/roof      
63 name sasa-k   1, 34  
64 to say βaβa   13  
65 rope ɣae   25  
66 to tie up, fasten liɣo   1, 39  
67 to sew word info susur   15, 59  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info ɣanaɣana      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce sis   1  
71 to stab, pierce as   34  
72 to hit word info tut   8  
73 to steal      
74 to kill βus mate   26, 2  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive es   24  
77 to scratch word info kar   12  
78 to cut, hack word info tara   1  
79 stick/wood tan-ɣae   1  
80 to split word info xarwora   1  
81 sharp tup      
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info maumaui      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info ɣaβir   16  
89 to hold word info taur   35  
90 to dig ɣil   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info saβrax   87  
95 to fall word info mʷas   57  
96 dog kurut   7, 76, 77  
97 bird manu   1  
98 egg toliu   1  
99 feather oul man   1  
100 wing panei   2  
101 to fly ɣaβa   14  
102 rat ɣasuwe   3  
103 meat/flesh βisoɣoi   10  
104 fat/grease wetamurmur      
105 tail ɣoloi   24  
106 snake mʷata   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info wut   1  
109 mosquito nam   1  
110 spider      
111 fish iɣa   1  
112 rotten word info nar   19  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf naui      
115 root ɣariw   2, 41  
116 flower tawaɣasiw   34  
117 fruit wai   1, 26  
118 grass βalis   1  
119 earth/soil      
120 stone βat   1  
121 sand one   1  
122 water word info pei   28  
123 to flow sale   38  
124 sea nawo   42  
125 salt nawo   30  
126 lake pei laβa      
127 woods/forest mʷot   60  
128 sky maea   63  
129 moon βula   1  
130 star βisiu   1  
131 cloud word info maliɣo   34  
132 fog maraβ   3, 32  
133 rain wena   51  
134 thunder man   37  
135 lightning βila   26  
136 wind laŋ   1, 77  
137 to blow word info uw   4  
138 warm word info ɣarasausau      
139 cold word info mamarir   1  
140 dry word info mamasa   11  
141 wet nima      
142 heavy maβa   46  
143 fire   1  
144 to burn word info siŋ   9  
145 smoke word info as   2  
146 ash tarowo   62  
147 black silsiliɣa      
148 white aᵏpʷaɣa   11  
149 red memea   1  
150 yellow aŋoaŋo   9  
151 green turuturuɣa      
152 small mantaɣai      
153 big liwoa   111  
153 big laβa   10  
154 short word info      
155 long word info wetole      
156 thin word info maβinβin   1, 50  
157 thick word info matoltol   3  
158 narrow kokota   26  
159 wide      
160 painful, sick ɣopa   50, 102  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info mosiw   1, 118  
163 new ɣaraᵏpʷa   9  
164 good wia   1  
165 bad, evil tatas *saʔa-ti --> *tisa 1, 99  
166 correct, true taneniɣa straight    
167 night ᵏpʷoŋ   1  
168 day ᵏpʷoŋ   16  
169 year tau   1  
170 when? word info aŋaisa   1, 41  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside lolona   1  
175 above      
176 below      
177 this iake      
178 that ilone      
179 near riβtax   101  
180 far aras   32  
181 where? word info aβea   3, 35  
182 I inau   1, 21, 22  
183 thou iniko   1, 17, 18  
184 he/she ineia   1  
185 we word info inina pl. incl. I  
185 we word info ikamam pl. excl. E42  
185 we word info inara dl. incl.    
185 we word info ikara dl. excl.    
186 you ikamiu pl. 1, 13  
186 you ikamra dl. x  
187 they ineira they 1, 33  
187 they irara they (dual) x  
188 what? word info saβa   1  
189 who? word info isei   1  
190 other tuara   61  
191 all nol   15, 85  
192 and wa   56  
192 and ta   30  
193 if maniɣiu      
194 how? word info tamʷaβea      
195 no, not taɣai   10  
196 to count βasoɣo      
197 One word info tuwale   9  
198 Two word info ni-rua   1  
199 Three word info ni-tol   1  
200 Four word info ni-βat   1, 65  
201 Five word info taβe-lima   1  
202 Six word info laβea-tea   20  
203 Seven word info laβea-rua   13  
204 Eight word info laβea-tol   5, 7  
205 Nine word info laβea-βat   20  
206 Ten word info saŋaβul   5  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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