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Language: Tesmbol (Usus)

Source/Author:  Aviva Shimelman 
Notes:  Transcription -- broad -- done with standard IPA with the exception that [ᴅ] was represented as "dʳ". 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Aviva Shimelman  Checked By: Aviva Shimelman 
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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:Malekula Interior 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
21 to think      
39 to cook word info      
41 to bite      
42 to suck      
53 person/human being      
68 needle      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
104 fat/grease      
123 to flow      
125 salt      
132 fog      
154 short word info      
155 long word info      
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
169 year      
173 at      
191 all      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
1 hand vari-   16  
2 left mʷir   1, 59  
3 right atᵐbʷi   66  
4 leg/foot ᵑgɛl-   78  
5 to walk -βalβal   10  
6 road/path iselɛ   1  
7 to come -βal   25  
8 to turn word info -ⁿdri   34  
9 to swim -lɪlɛs   8  
10 dirty bitɛnə   2  
11 dust ᵐbaraŋap˺   84  
11 dust ᵐbaraŋap˺   84  
12 skin ulmɛt   1, 97  
13 back word info tag-   12  
14 belly woβtu-   5, 15  
15 bone fʷiɣai   72?  
16 intestines mɛrt-   15  
17 liver ᵐbuᵐbur   7, 54  
18 breast nɛ-sɪs   1  
19 shoulder ne-tɛᵐbɛ   58  
20 to know, be knowledgeable -roŋ-   19  
22 to fear -matau   1  
23 blood ⁿdʳe   1  
24 head ᵐbʷat-   9  
25 neck ⁿdil-   42  
26 hair word info nɛ-βl-   31  
27 nose ᵑgors-   1, 50  
28 to breathe -ⁿdʳer mɛlgas   13?  
29 to sniff, smell -ᵐbʷi   86  
30 mouth ᵐbuŋ-   41  
31 tooth nɛ-lw-   1, 35  
32 tongue mɪlwi   7, 42  
33 to laugh -ʙusiŋal   84, 49  
34 to cry -ⁿdaŋ   1  
35 to vomit -lualuɔ   8  
36 to spit -mɛmsir   42  
37 to eat -gargan   1, 12  
38 to chew word info -dilim   57  
40 to drink -mun   1, 49  
43 ear ⁿdaliŋ-   1, 40  
44 to hear -roŋ   1  
45 eye mɛt-   1  
46 to see -lei   14  
47 to yawn -mʷiel   19, 34  
48 to sleep -mʷɔnɛ   19  
49 to lie down word info -mʷɔnmʷɔnɛ   15  
50 to dream -ᵐbʷari   10  
51 to sit -sumsumɔ   40  
52 to stand -tuar   2, 63  
54 man/male na-mʊt   94  
55 woman/female aᵐbutei   24?  
56 child ɪⁿdikakal   74  
57 husband namut naŋ   45  
57 husband namut naŋ   45  
58 wife aᵐbutei etnaŋ      
58 wife aᵐbutei etnaŋ      
59 mother nɛne   1, 83  
60 father tata   19  
61 house e-imʷɔ   1  
62 thatch/roof a-rauiɛtɛ   1, 61  
63 name nɛks-   1, 35  
64 to say -batɛn   47, 16  
65 rope ⁿdɛl   1, 76  
66 to tie up, fasten -tuwun (dautau)   102  
67 to sew word info -tr   13  
67 to sew word info -tr   13  
69 to hunt word info -warwar   59, 64?  
70 to shoot word info -βɛnɛ   1  
71 to stab, pierce -t͡sar   14  
72 to hit word info -tmus   88  
73 to steal -marax   52  
74 to kill -musᵐʙn   26, 1?  
75 to die, be dead -mɛs   1  
76 to live, be alive -maur   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info -wiwi   75  
78 to cut, hack word info -rɪs   102  
79 stick/wood na-i   1  
80 to split word info -wusᵐbori   1  
81 sharp -maᵑgal   14, 79, 81  
82 dull, blunt ᵐʙux   64, 65  
83 to work word info -rau   46  
84 to plant -gaβa   60  
87 to swell word info -mɛvugʰ   10  
88 to squeeze word info -ᵐʙus   18, 71  
89 to hold word info -mɪs (tautau)   92  
90 to dig -sar   50  
91 to buy -golɛ   48  
92 to open, uncover -t͡saŋap   40  
93 to pound, beat word info -musmuš   45  
94 to throw word info -ᵐʙuɔ   84  
95 to fall word info -raxai   95  
96 dog nakuli   7  
97 bird n-mɛn   1  
98 egg lɛti   72  
98 egg moβʷiʰ   67  
99 feather nɛ-bɛli   1  
100 wing ablaŋawi   38, 69, 70  
101 to fly -marax   27  
102 rat wusu   3  
103 meat/flesh nɪ-βsau   10  
105 tail ᵐʙusi   76  
106 snake imat   12  
107 worm (earthworm) matarɛ   83  
107 worm (earthworm) matarɛ   83  
108 louse word info na-wut   1  
109 mosquito na-was   87  
110 spider ⁿdaᵑgalɛ   62  
111 fish ne-gə   1  
112 rotten word info -waⁿdɛ      
113 branch word info t͡saŋai   2  
114 leaf arau-nai   1  
115 root nɛ-ruai   2, 43  
116 flower tɪvsi   53, 57  
117 fruit a-bunvʷi   1, 26  
118 grass mʷɛle   31?  
119 earth/soil ⁿdɛn   1, 78  
120 stone i-vɛt   1  
121 sand movsuwun   1, 77  
122 water word info nu-ai   2  
124 sea ⁿdɛs   1  
126 lake ᵐbuldaŋ   41  
127 woods/forest ɛᵐdu   61  
128 sky i-maɸ   63  
129 moon ᵐbesi   6  
130 star ɛvɪlvɪt   1  
131 cloud word info imaɸ   32  
133 rain na-use   1  
134 thunder na-ur   2, 63  
135 lightning nɛ-ᵐʙɛlɛ   26, 70  
136 wind mɛlɣas   78  
137 to blow word info -ᵐʙulᵐʙul   66  
138 warm word info -tɛtitin   12  
139 cold word info -mɛlɣas   51  
140 dry word info -mɛsmɛs   11  
141 wet -luᵐʙ   85  
142 heavy -nɪᵐʙ   71  
143 fire na-xaᵐʙ   19  
144 to burn word info -gan   40, 92  
145 smoke word info baɾi      
146 ash ᵐbusuan   77  
147 black -ʙulɛmɛt   1+  
148 white -ᵐboβo   101  
149 red -loŋloŋ   95  
150 yellow -iaŋiaŋ   9  
151 green -ɛmɛlgɛs   8, 43  
152 small -kakal   116  
153 big -ᵐbau   50  
160 painful, sick -bores   96?  
161 shy, ashamed -ᵑgɪᵑgɪn   63  
162 old word info mutiɛnɛ   1?  
162 old word info mutiɛnɛ   1?  
163 new -ᵐbɪβu   1, 46, 50  
164 good -ᵐbʷi   1  
165 bad, evil -saᵐʙ   41  
166 correct, true ᵐbaraŋan   72  
167 night laβat   42  
168 day na-ᵐbʷier      
170 when? word info naise   1?  
171 to hide word info -suɔ   37?  
172 to climb word info -naⁿdʳa   48  
172 to climb word info -naⁿdʳa   48  
174 in, inside luteli      
175 above ramali   10, 47  
176 below rɛvi      
177 this iaᵑga   53  
178 that aia   41  
179 near soŋsoŋ   90  
180 far utɪli      
181 where? word info aiᵐbi   3, 59  
181 where? word info aiᵐbi   3, 59  
181 where? word info aiᵐbi   3, 59  
182 I kanaŋ   1, 21, 22  
183 thou aᵑgu   1, 17  
184 he/she ai   1, 6  
185 we word info ⁿdɛl we pl incl I  
185 we word info ⁿdɛlᵐbʷati we pl excl E  
185 we word info ⁿdɛlᵐbʷati we pl excl E  
185 we word info ⁿdar we dl incl    
186 you amul you pl 1, 13  
186 you morus you dual x  
187 they aⁿdʳɪl they 55  
187 they aⁿdʳu they dual x  
188 what? word info isɛvɪn   1  
189 who? word info asni   1, 25  
190 other atli   54  
192 and t͡semun   2, 32, 40  
193 if las      
194 how? word info savani   58  
195 no, not səgə   10  
196 to count -bulo   1, 13  
197 One word info sai   1  
198 Two word info ⁿdʳo   1, 22  
199 Three word info ⁿdil   1  
200 Four word info ⁿbɛs   1, 65  
201 Five word info limɛ   1  
202 Six word info ⁿdʳusai      
203 Seven word info ⁿdʳoro   17  
204 Eight word info ⁿdʳutil   23, 7  
205 Nine word info ⁿdʳuvɛs   31  
206 Ten word info ⁿdʳualɪmɛ   4  

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