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

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