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

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