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Language: Merei

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:West Santo 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
4 leg/foot      
11 dust      
38 to chew word info      
47 to yawn      
50 to dream      
53 person/human being      
57 husband      
58 wife      
62 thatch/roof      
67 to sew word info      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
73 to steal      
82 dull, blunt      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
99 feather      
107 worm (earthworm)      
110 spider      
113 branch word info      
125 salt      
126 lake      
128 sky      
154 short word info      
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
161 shy, ashamed      
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      
191 all      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
5 to walk ruruai      
72 to hit word info ᵐbot      
80 to split word info ᵐbosoβueβue      
104 fat/grease manaiar-      
136 wind sisil      
138 warm word info βarlentˢe      
146 ash morβsoa      
166 correct, true mamasa      
170 when? word info lalai moβsa      
6 road/path sal   1  
7 to come sioma   1  
14 belly tia-   1  
18 breast susu-   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable taβuin   1  
22 to fear matau   1  
23 blood ⁿdʳae-   1  
37 to eat aniani   1  
44 to hear roŋoin   1  
45 eye mata-   1  
60 father tama-   1  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
81 sharp mat   1  
90 to dig eli   1  
97 bird mano   1  
108 louse word info ut   1  
114 leaf manai rau-   1  
124 sea tas   1  
129 moon βla   1  
130 star βit   1  
133 rain usa   1  
139 cold word info marih   1  
167 night ᵐboŋ   1  
169 year taon   1  
188 what? word info nasaˀu   1  
189 who? word info ise   1  
197 One word info ese   1  
198 Two word info rua   1  
199 Three word info tolu   1  
201 Five word info lima   1  
183 thou iᵑgo   1, 17  
117 fruit βona-   1, 26  
119 earth/soil morβtano   1, 34  
41 to bite at   1, 55  
1 hand lima-   1, 64  
187 they ire they 1, 70  
12 skin urur-   1, 80  
118 grass ᵐbalis   1, 81  
186 you ᵑgam pl. 1, 13  
63 name ese-   1, 18  
182 I inau   1, 21, 22  
27 nose nalsu-   1, 57  
184 he/she nie   1, 6  
200 Four word info βat   1, 65  
55 woman/female lepne   1, 73  
165 bad, evil loᵑgoloᵑgo   102  
152 small taˀᵑgir   104  
8 to turn word info ᵐborsen   115  
13 back word info tau-   12  
106 snake marta   12  
162 old word info βarese   123  
21 to think ⁿdʳomⁿdʳom   13  
28 to breathe ŋura   13  
33 to laugh uru   13  
95 to fall word info tˢop   13  
203 Seven word info raβ-rua   13  
71 to stab, pierce tui   14  
43 ear ᵐboro-   16  
88 to squeeze word info βirisi   16  
155 long word info ᵐbarap   16  
31 tooth uⁿdʳu-   18  
102 rat ariβ   18  
120 stone sule   19  
143 fire mori-aᵐbu   19  
2 left marau-   2  
115 root ora-   2  
145 smoke word info asu   2  
52 to stand turi   2, 69  
205 Nine word info rai-tat   20  
54 man/male tauⁿdʳu   22, 85  
10 dirty marou   24  
135 lightning βilei   26  
122 water word info ᵐbei   28  
79 stick/wood βuiau   29  
140 dry word info ᵑgor   29  
89 to hold word info ᵑkau   3  
181 where? word info aβea   3, 35  
61 house mal   30  
64 to say βarai   30  
26 hair word info manai-βul-   31  
101 to fly sale   31  
123 to flow βra   31  
160 painful, sick rotˢ   32  
141 wet meⁿdʳimeⁿdʳiŋ   35  
202 Six word info lima-raβu   35  
36 to spit loto   37  
19 shoulder ᵐbili-   38  
144 to burn word info sului   4  
78 to cut, hack word info teβei   40  
25 neck ⁿdʳalo-   42  
29 to sniff, smell ᵐponasirioe   42  
153 big torona   48  
9 to swim ᵑgaru   5  
34 to cry ŋar   5  
56 child nat-   5  
206 Ten word info saŋaβul   5  
204 Eight word info rap-tolu   5, 7  
42 to suck ⁿdʳame   50  
15 bone sui-   52  
3 right aⁿdʳiaⁿdʳi-   53  
111 fish mantˢi   53  
116 flower βsoiau   53  
149 red ᵑgar   53  
40 to drink ᵑgoᵑgo   54  
59 mother raᵐbui-   54, 47  
30 mouth tˢiŋo-   55  
98 egg sle-   56  
163 new βuaβun   56  
164 good mamasa   57  
65 rope βuias   58, 65  
76 to live, be alive taᵐbei   59  
77 to scratch word info ᵑgaruᵑgarum   59  
190 other taˀanono   59  
168 day ran   6  
137 to blow word info sis   60  
48 to sleep malaᵐbo   60, 92  
127 woods/forest ⁿdʳuluau   61  
100 wing rara-   63  
49 to lie down word info kokono   65  
132 fog loᵐboloᵐbo   65  
17 liver maᵐbe-   7  
32 tongue meme-   7, 41  
196 to count ep   70  
150 yellow mantˢina   71  
74 to kill pti   72  
96 dog ᵐbes   72  
142 heavy ᵐburuŋa   75  
16 intestines manaital-   76  
105 tail βiⁿdʳi-   76  
121 sand ᵐbonaiβus   77  
39 to cook word info maⁿdʳa   78  
147 black ᵐboŋᵐboŋtuᵐb   79  
35 to vomit lua   8  
151 green entˢa   8  
134 thunder ᵐbiriŋ   80  
109 mosquito tˢiŋo   81  
51 to sit taⁿdʳa   84  
83 to work word info βauma   84  
103 meat/flesh masao   85  
66 to tie up, fasten βis   86  
94 to throw word info plei   86  
46 to see terion   87  
24 head ᵐbatu-   9  
131 cloud word info ⁿdʳoⁿdʳo   90  
112 rotten word info nut   92  
148 white βso   94  
185 we word info ᵑgamauŋa pl. excl. E44  
185 we word info iⁿdʳe pl. incl. I45  

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