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

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