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Language: Tami

Source/Author:  Malcolm Ross, fieldnotes, supplemented Bamler 1990 
Notes:  Bamler, Georg, 1900. Bemerkungen zur Grammatik der Tami-Sprache. Zeitschrift für afrikanische und ozeanische Sprachen 5:198-253.

Spoken on islands off the southeast point of the Huon Peninsula of New Guinea.
 
Problems:  The sources appear to differ somewhat. Reliability is somewhat less than good. Not clear if there is a distinction between prenasalised and non-prenasalised voiced stops. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Malcolm Ross  Checked By: Malcolm Ross 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:North New Guinea:Ngero-Vitiaz:Vitiaz:Tami 
Map  Sorry, no map co-ordinates found for this language. 

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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand nima-   1, 66  
2 left ŋat   19  
3 right kanoŋ      
4 leg/foot ke-   1  
5 to walk wajaŋ      
6 road/path kinakau      
7 to come lam   1, 85  
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim pup      
10 dirty tumtum   105  
11 dust siʔ      
12 skin kuli-   1 1
13 back word info dumu   61  
14 belly kato-wau      
15 bone tukatuk   1, 10  
16 intestines      
17 liver kat   1  
18 breast sut   1  
19 shoulder dumunkae      
20 to know, be knowledgeable kabit      
21 to think kade- ŋka 'stomach- ??'    
22 to fear matat.   1  
23 blood ndal   1  
24 head doa-alu      
25 neck koloŋpa      
26 hair word info doa-lau   40  
27 nose nusubwai   27  
28 to breathe siiau      
29 to sniff, smell nut   97  
30 mouth kawaŋ-lu   36  
31 tooth nauŋpu      
32 tongue kawaŋmal      
33 to laugh mamal   3  
34 to cry taŋ   1  
35 to vomit luat   8  
36 to spit loat   108  
37 to eat gan   1  
38 to chew word info soŋ   62  
39 to cook word info -tago   27  
40 to drink num   1, 34  
41 to bite ŋel      
42 to suck yili      
43 ear taŋalau   1  
44 to hear liŋon   1  
45 eye matalu   1  
46 to see tawa   116  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep gin   8  
49 to lie down word info gen   1  
50 to dream wiʔ   1, 77  
51 to sit nju      
52 to stand monji   1  
53 person/human being tamala   1, 66  
54 man/male damo      
55 woman/female tiwi      
56 child natu-   5  
57 husband kajoa-   2  
58 wife kajoa-   1  
59 mother anaŋ      
60 father tama-   1  
61 house lum   1  
62 thatch/roof njalum      
63 name ijaŋ   1, 66  
64 to say ganse      
65 rope woti      
66 to tie up, fasten -lik   1  
67 to sew word info tagin      
68 needle ulaŋ large vs small    
68 needle sagal large vs small    
69 to hunt word info bikʷada      
70 to shoot word info mane   1, 50  
71 to stab, pierce pan      
72 to hit word info la      
73 to steal minau   1, 58  
74 to kill      
75 to die, be dead mat   1  
76 to live, be alive      
77 to scratch word info kalukal   44  
78 to cut, hack word info buʔ      
79 stick/wood yat      
80 to split word info yal      
81 sharp matalu   36  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info -makat      
84 to plant -puŋ      
85 to choose -weleg      
86 to grow word info tatum   1  
87 to swell word info tiŋ      
88 to squeeze word info pip   21  
89 to hold word info gugum   1  
90 to dig koun      
91 to buy buyaŋ      
92 to open, uncover yau      
93 to pound, beat word info -la      
94 to throw word info tuk   5  
95 to fall word info bil      
96 dog kauŋ   43  
97 bird man   1  
98 egg katul   1  
99 feather lala-      
100 wing bak      
101 to fly lo   1  
102 rat wota 'mouse'    
103 meat/flesh flesh This is English!    
104 fat/grease yit      
105 tail yui   1, 25  
106 snake mama      
107 worm (earthworm) galagal      
108 louse word info tum   3  
109 mosquito patipat      
110 spider laulau   1  
111 fish i   1  
112 rotten word info mawul   1, 65  
113 branch word info lak   1  
114 leaf lau   1  
115 root walik metathesis 2  
116 flower bul   22  
117 fruit kanoŋ   47  
118 grass yiyili      
119 earth/soil nam      
120 stone paʔ   1  
121 sand kop      
122 water word info lan   1  
123 to flow bul      
124 sea moi      
125 salt balaki      
126 lake lake English!   ??
127 woods/forest walilo      
128 sky kayodag      
129 moon kayo      
130 star biti   1  
131 cloud word info katewal      
132 fog kupip      
133 rain kut   1  
134 thunder papap   104  
135 lightning kujil   2  
136 wind njel      
137 to blow word info titi      
138 warm word info wawan   1, 33  
139 cold word info ibitilup      
140 dry word info mamat   11  
141 wet kibum      
142 heavy mipapa      
143 fire yaʔ   1  
144 to burn word info tun   1  
145 smoke word info ya      
146 ash kalit      
147 black gwagu      
148 white bamobam   118  
149 red sinsin   50  
150 yellow yaŋuyaŋ   9  
151 green mata   1  
152 small epe      
153 big ŋaniʔ      
154 short word info tute      
155 long word info molau   12  
156 thin word info mamani      
157 thick word info ndandan      
158 narrow narrow ?????    
159 wide -pa      
160 painful, sick njiu      
161 shy, ashamed -meame   1  
162 old word info laŋgwa      
163 new opo   1, 26  
164 good lameʔ      
165 bad, evil isan      
166 correct, true kanoŋ   95  
167 night boŋ   1  
168 day kat   1, 54  
169 year yal   x L
170 when? word info ndeŋ nei      
171 to hide word info mumuŋ   1, 67  
172 to climb word info -ŋke      
173 at ŋke      
174 in, inside lo   1  
175 above po   2  
176 below lam   84  
177 this ege MR's fieldnotes    
178 that dole MR's fieldnotes    
179 near taŋkai      
180 far yei      
181 where? word info nei   66  
182 I yau   1, 21  
183 thou kom   1, 67  
184 he/she yei MR's fieldnotes 1  
185 we word info niŋgai   2, 54  
186 you niŋgam   1  
187 they sin MR's fieldnotes 63  
188 what? word info sau   1  
189 who? word info sai   1  
190 other sousou      
191 all simba      
192 and ma   2  
193 if buyaŋ      
193 if yaya      
194 how? word info mandomoka      
195 no, not ta   4  
196 to count yau      
197 One word info te   44  
198 Two word info lu   1  
199 Three word info tul   1  
200 Four word info pat   1  
201 Five word info lim   1  
202 Six word info lima ma te      
203 Seven word info lima ma lu      
204 Eight word info lima ma tul      
205 Nine word info lima ma pat      
206 Ten word info limantalu      
207 Twenty word info damo monte 'a whole person'    
208 Fifty word info fifty Bamler says no numeral x  
209 One Hundred word info hundred Bamler says no numeral x  
210 One Thousand word info thousand Bamler says no numeral x  

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