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Language: Bebeli

Source/Author:  Hiroko Sato 
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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:Southwest New Britain:Arawe-Pasismanua:Arawe:East Arawe 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand mini   35  
2 left akɔs      
3 right akiana      
4 leg/foot keve   83  
5 to walk kiki      
6 road/path gulukua      
7 to come   1  
8 to turn word info kule      
9 to swim hehe      
10 dirty gɔpgɔp =black    
11 dust pun white stuff in a house    
11 dust kuvuk smoky    
12 skin kuni   1 1
13 back word info kahini      
14 belly kapa (3sg) 2  
14 belly kɛpɛk (1sg) 2  
14 belly kɔpɔm (2sg) 2  
15 bone hihi   54  
16 intestines tana   68  
17 liver kote   1  
18 breast mina   20  
19 shoulder lagɛpɛ Probable Nakanai loan   L
20 to know, be knowledgeable rɔp   129  
21 to think ɛ-mata vɛhei vɛhei (it seems...): Pa Elias a ɛ-mata vɛhei… 'Elias thinks...'; alɔna ɛmata vɛhei... 'I think...'    
22 to fear malelen usually takes a word for 'skin' as a subject: pu-nia malelen ki i mɔtɔ 'He is scared of snake.' (lit. his skin fears a snake.)    
22 to fear taga great fear; e.g. to be killed 12  
23 blood gogoru      
24 head palimi   73  
25 neck hipunu   123  
26 hair word info pakoki   78  
27 nose nohɔlimi      
28 to breathe ɛsmaɔna Although it looks a direct possessed noun, it takes a subject prefix: ka-ɛsmaɔnɛ-k, 1sg.sbj-breath-1sg.poss. 'I breathe' 1, 88  
29 to sniff, smell lɔŋɔi   29  
30 mouth kua   36  
31 tooth kua kuakuruba 'eyetooth', adɔl 'backtooth' 69  
32 tongue manapa   45  
33 to laugh luvovo      
34 to cry tali   1  
35 to vomit mututu   1  
36 to spit kapusu with metathesis of non-initial consonants 19  
37 to eat kɛn   1  
38 to chew word info kɛn   63  
38 to chew word info nɛs   12  
39 to cook word info mɔk      
40 to drink in   1  
41 to bite kɔr      
42 to suck nɛnɛm   50, 36  
43 ear talaŋa   1  
44 to hear loŋo   1  
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see ie "watch"    
47 to yawn mamaua [mamawa] 19  
48 to sleep konkon   8  
49 to lie down word info rikere      
50 to dream mataluvi      
51 to sit rehen      
52 to stand rumit   94  
53 person/human being hɔke (not commonly used)    
54 man/male putoho singular    
54 man/male sɛtohosi plural    
55 woman/female teili singular    
55 woman/female sɛilisi plural    
56 child mɛtɛti      
56 child tuk my child 5, 36  
56 child tum your child 5, 36  
56 child puiti his child    
56 child tiiki her child 96, 95  
57 husband kula   2  
58 wife kula   97  
59 mother pu-naha 'his mother'; ani 'my mother', ani nɔhɔm 'your mother',    
60 father pu-tama his father'; av? 'my father', tɔvɔm 'your father' 1  
61 house bɛlɛ   14  
62 thatch/roof bɛlɛpa      
63 name ɛnɛmu      
64 to say vɛhei      
65 rope kusu      
66 to tie up, fasten hɔrɔrɔm      
67 to sew word info sigit   69  
68 needle bitarɔŋen a special bone of flying fox    
69 to hunt word info panɔ   16  
70 to shoot word info wɛs   43  
71 to stab, pierce purɛs      
72 to hit word info luba      
73 to steal mɛhɛ      
74 to kill suvɛlɛ      
75 to die, be dead riŋi   40  
76 to live, be alive kɔlɔ      
77 to scratch word info kara   81  
78 to cut, hack word info tɛlɛ for a big tree 1  
78 to cut, hack word info wal for a small tree/thing 124  
79 stick/wood kakan (tree) kakan (branch)    
80 to split word info kasɛk i (ɛlukɛkɛ)      
81 sharp kɛkɛl the point/tip is sharp 98  
81 sharp kua knife, the edge is sharp 97  
82 dull, blunt kɛkɛl sɔ not sharp X  
83 to work word info kumumu (in garden) in garden 1  
84 to plant hɔhɔ      
85 to choose original meaning is 'see'    
86 to grow word info koru      
87 to swell word info unun      
88 to squeeze word info bɛbɛ coconut, fruit 21, 80  
88 to squeeze word info pɔrɔ sago, towel 42  
89 to hold word info nugu in the fist 74  
89 to hold word info (ka)habiri hold [in the fist] strongly    
90 to dig kel   1  
91 to buy tovo originally used for a bride    
92 to open, uncover puɛs to open door    
92 to open, uncover pulɛp to uncover a lid    
92 to open, uncover puli to uncover a leaf for cooking    
93 to pound, beat word info tutu for taro cake 20  
94 to throw word info tahur stone    
95 to fall word info kuruk      
96 dog mɛn      
97 bird mɛnanahaka   1  
98 egg kotɛl   1  
99 feather pakɔki      
100 wing vuliti      
101 to fly bebe   60  
102 rat makal      
103 meat/flesh misa   23  
104 fat/grease mɔnɛna   1  
105 tail lepe   80  
106 snake mɔtɔ   12  
107 worm (earthworm) tugel   86  
108 louse word info dɛr      
109 mosquito mikikin   47  
110 spider kerebuk small    
111 fish le   92  
112 rotten word info visik banana 110  
112 rotten word info lumo corpse    
113 branch word info (ke) kakana   54  
114 leaf kɔki   60  
115 root sele   60  
116 flower huhulna      
117 fruit kiana      
118 grass pɛlil   1  
119 earth/soil kole      
120 stone kum   52  
121 sand mado      
122 water word info nɛki   9  
123 to flow hɛl      
124 sea dari      
125 salt      
126 lake naruru      
127 woods/forest kɛlimi   101  
128 sky gusasa      
129 moon lɛvɔnɔ      
130 star kirap   83  
131 cloud word info lamori      
132 fog lapavu      
133 rain biti   56  
134 thunder guguruŋ   2  
135 lightning lɛplɛp      
136 wind nɛhɛpu strong wind; in general    
136 wind lalɔlɔvi during dry season from forests; anytime but usually early morning and it gets cold    
137 to blow word info kave   81  
137 to blow word info pusue for dust, paper, leaf, people    
138 warm word info rɔrɔŋɔ      
139 cold word info mɛrir   1  
140 dry word info popu   103  
141 wet pesik   105  
142 heavy mae   82  
143 fire kɔn   44  
144 to burn word info hɔnɔ      
145 smoke word info kinana cooking fire    
146 ash bubus   86  
147 black gɔpgɔp   96  
148 white punpun      
149 red pisikiki      
150 yellow mohomohok      
151 green kekese   8  
152 small tevesik      
153 big hebuk      
154 short word info kokorok   13  
155 long word info loloi   98  
156 thin word info parɛgɛ      
157 thick word info gɔŋ      
158 narrow tevesik small    
159 wide hebuk big    
160 painful, sick mikɔlɔŋ sick 112  
160 painful, sick mɔmɔk painfile 113  
161 shy, ashamed mahɛla      
162 old word info saka      
163 new alaba   9  
164 good luvul      
165 bad, evil luvul so 'not good' x  
166 correct, true kɛnɛka true    
167 night nemgiliŋ      
168 day laprava      
169 year      
170 when? word info hɛka   80  
171 to hide word info kumehe      
172 to climb word info ra      
173 at ki   42  
174 in, inside limi   1  
175 above anaha      
176 below anuhu      
177 this ɛne      
178 that ɛno very far    
179 near katɔl      
180 far puluŋ      
181 where? word info haɛ      
182 I alɔ   1, 21  
183 thou ino   1, 65  
184 he/she pu he    
184 he/she ti she    
185 we word info mɛmɛk incl    
185 we word info tɔtɔk excl    
186 you momok      
187 they si   63  
188 what? word info ine      
189 who? word info aho   53  
190 other sɛpili      
191 all simas      
192 and o      
193 if ɛvɛhei      
194 how? word info wanawana      
195 no, not esɔm not 66  
195 no, not no    
196 to count gigi   17  
197 One word info kɛy   31  
198 Two word info lu   1  
199 Three word info miok   7  
200 Four word info pɛnɛl   5  
201 Five word info limikapeke   1  
202 Six word info limikapɛkɛhotonke      
203 Seven word info limikapɛkɛhotonlu      
204 Eight word info limikapɛkɛhotonmiok      
205 Nine word info limikapɛkɛhotownpɛnɛl      
206 Ten word info nuhulke      
207 Twenty word info nuhul lukɛkɛ      
208 Fifty word info nuhul limi kapɛkɛ      
209 One Hundred word info nuhul rumumui      
210 One Thousand word info      

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