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Language: Tetum

Source/Author:  Blust, from Mathijsen 
Notes:  This list appears to be a mixture of Tetun Dili (creole-like Portuguese-influenced lingua franca Tetun) and Tetun Terik (traditional vernacular), as well as some unusual words. Modern Tetun Dili would have far more Portuguese influence than this list suggests - Catharina Williams-van Klinken 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Penny Keenan  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
Statistics: 
  • Total Data: 234
  • Number of Retentions:
  • Number of Loans: 2
 
Classification:  Creole:Tetun based 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand liman   1  
2 left karuk      
3 right kwana   1  
4 leg/foot ain   1  
5 to walk laʔo   1  
6 road/path dalan   1  
7 to come mai   1  
8 to turn word info filas   4?  
8 to turn word info fila   4?  
8 to turn word info faur   4?  
9 to swim nani   1  
10 dirty kfur      
10 dirty karebo      
11 dust rai ahun   1?  
12 skin kulit   1  
13 back word info kottuk   37  
14 belly kabun   2?  
15 bone ruʔin   2  
16 intestines te oan      
17 liver aten   1  
18 breast susun   1  
19 shoulder baas   6?  
20 to know, be knowledgeable hatana   35  
21 to think hanoʔin   5  
22 to fear hatauk   1  
23 blood raan   1  
24 head ulun   1  
25 neck kakorok   12?  
26 hair word info fuuk   1  
27 nose inur   1  
28 to breathe hasaè nawan   1  
29 to sniff, smell horan      
30 mouth ibun   39  
30 mouth nunun   2  
31 tooth nean   1?  
32 tongue nanaan   12  
33 to laugh hanassa      
34 to cry tanis   1  
35 to vomit kalea      
35 to vomit muta   1  
36 to spit teniru      
37 to eat ha   1?  
38 to chew word info mamma   1  
39 to cook word info teʔin      
39 to cook word info nasu   3  
39 to cook word info daʔan   2  
40 to drink hemu      
41 to bite makkit   1  
41 to bite hanisi      
42 to suck susu   1  
43 ear tilun   4  
44 to hear rona   1  
45 eye matan   1  
46 to see hare   30  
47 to yawn maas cf#76 1?  
48 to sleep toba   43  
49 to lie down word info toba   36  
50 to dream mihin   1  
50 to dream mehi   1  
51 to sit tur   1  
52 to stand harik   33  
53 person/human being emma      
54 man/male mane   1  
55 woman/female fetto   27  
56 child oan      
57 husband laʔen   9?  
58 wife fen   5  
59 mother ina   1  
60 father ama   1  
61 house uma   1  
62 thatch/roof tali tahan      
63 name naran   1  
64 to say haʔak      
65 rope talin   1  
66 to tie up, fasten futu   9?  
66 to tie up, fasten kmeti      
67 to sew word info lita   44  
68 needle daun   1  
69 to hunt word info maraka      
70 to shoot word info hana   1  
71 to stab, pierce sona      
72 to hit word info taè      
73 to steal hanaʔo   1  
74 to kill hŏŏ      
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive moris   1  
77 to scratch word info koi      
78 to cut, hack word info tetak   3  
78 to cut, hack word info ta   1  
79 stick/wood ai   1  
80 to split word info fotta      
80 to split word info fera   22  
81 sharp meek      
81 sharp kroat   99  
82 dull, blunt la meek      
82 dull, blunt dubus   38  
83 to work word info knawar      
83 to work word info serewisu      
84 to plant furi   40  
85 to choose kakkan      
85 to choose booi   22  
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info bubu   3  
88 to squeeze word info kumu   5  
89 to hold word info humur      
90 to dig keʔe      
91 to buy sossa   31  
92 to open, uncover lake   6?  
93 to pound, beat word info fai   15  
94 to throw word info tuda   1  
95 to fall word info monu   1  
96 dog asu   1  
97 bird manu fuʔik   1  
98 egg tollun   1  
99 feather rahun   40  
100 wing liras   6  
101 to fly semo   42  
102 rat lahŏ   1?  
103 meat/flesh isin   1  
103 meat/flesh naʔan      
104 fat/grease boran   33  
104 fat/grease mina   1  
105 tail ikun   1  
106 snake samea   40  
107 worm (earthworm) lattik rai   1  
108 louse word info utu   1  
109 mosquito ninik   17  
109 mosquito susuk   45  
110 spider labadain   1?  
111 fish naʔan      
112 rotten word info dodok   35  
113 branch word info wattan      
114 leaf tahan   7  
115 root abut   3  
116 flower ai funan   1  
117 fruit ai fuan   1  
118 grass haè   42  
119 earth/soil rai   4  
120 stone fatuk   1  
121 sand rai henik   48  
122 water word info we   2  
123 to flow suli   28  
124 sea tasi   1  
125 salt masin   3  
126 lake we lihun      
127 woods/forest alas   1  
128 sky lalean   10?  
129 moon fulan   1  
130 star fitun   1  
131 cloud word info kaloan      
132 fog ai abu   1  
133 rain udan   1  
134 thunder kukur   1  
135 lightning mameran   42  
136 wind anin   1  
137 to blow word info hu   5  
138 warm word info manas   1  
139 cold word info malirin   1  
140 dry word info maran   1  
141 wet bottes      
141 wet bokon      
142 heavy todan      
143 fire haʔi (<M) 1  
144 to burn word info sunu   1?  
144 to burn word info namottuk      
145 smoke word info dubun   36  
146 ash      
147 black metan   1  
148 white mutin   1?  
149 red mean   1  
150 yellow modak      
151 green matak   1  
152 small kiʔik   1  
153 big bôt   9?  
154 short word info bettek   54?  
154 short word info badak   54  
155 long word info naruk   1  
156 thin word info niʔis   1  
157 thick word info maʔar      
158 narrow klot   8?  
159 wide luwa   1?  
160 painful, sick moras   46  
161 shy, ashamed moè   33  
162 old word info tuan   1  
163 new foon   1  
164 good diak   43  
165 bad, evil aat   1?  
166 correct, true tebes   34  
166 correct, true lôs      
167 night kalan   20?  
168 day loron   26  
169 year tinan   42  
170 when? word info bai hira   1?  
171 to hide word info funin   1  
172 to climb word info saʔe   2?  
173 at iha   20?  
174 in, inside iha laran   1  
175 above letten      
176 below kraik      
177 this neʔe   1  
178 that nia (<M) 1  
179 near kreʔis      
179 near tukus      
180 far kedok      
181 where? word info iha neʔebè   2?  
182 I hau   1  
183 thou o   1  
184 he/she nia   1  
185 we word info ita   1  
185 we word info ami   2  
186 you emi   1, 13  
187 they sia   1  
188 what? word info sa   1  
189 who? word info se   1  
190 other seluk   6  
191 all hotu hotu   11  
191 all falu      
192 and no   7  
193 if kalau   14 L
194 how? word info na nuusa      
195 no, not la [le]      
196 to count sura   7  
197 One word info ida   1?  
198 Two word info rua   1  
199 Three word info tollu   1  
200 Four word info haat   1 1
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info neen      
203 Seven word info hitu   1  
204 Eight word info ualu      
205 Nine word info sia      
206 Ten word info sanulu   5  
207 Twenty word info ruanulu      
208 Fifty word info limanulu      
209 One Hundred word info atus ida      
210 One Thousand word info rihun      

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