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

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