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Language: Avau

Source/Author:  Malcolm Ross, fieldnotes (ca 1981), supplemented from Hiroko Sato,fieldnotes (2015) and an anonymous SIL short wordlist 
Notes:   
Problems:  There are dialect differences within Avau (Hiroko Sato, pers. comm.), but it is not clear whether the few differences between sources here reflect a difference in dialect or the passing of time. Items from Sato's list are annotated 'hs'. Items that occurred in Ross's (or SIL's) list are unmarked.  
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 papaŋoka      
3 right petetnika      
4 leg/foot keve   83  
5 to walk nes   50  
6 road/path marukwa      
7 to come me   1  
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim nin   96  
10 dirty girgir      
11 dust suvum      
12 skin kuni hs 1 1
13 back word info bi      
14 belly kakopo   2  
15 bone ini      
15 bone ŋiŋi hs    
16 intestines tanah   68  
17 liver kɛtɛ hs 1  
18 breast minŋa hs 20  
19 shoulder minive hs    
19 shoulder yipuna      
20 to know, be knowledgeable      
21 to think      
22 to fear mto   1  
23 blood mlek hs 64  
24 head pon-limi   73  
25 neck gipunu hs 123  
26 hair word info kokoki   78  
27 nose iŋe hs 1  
27 nose ŋomlimi      
28 to breathe ŋɔsŋɔs hs 36  
28 to breathe ŋur   13  
29 to sniff, smell ŋ-loŋo hs 29  
30 mouth kua hs 36  
31 tooth kua kinyaŋa hs 69  
32 tongue mama   1  
33 to laugh kulip      
34 to cry teŋ   1  
35 to vomit mutu   1  
36 to spit puksok hs    
37 to eat ken   1  
38 to chew word info kapsu      
38 to chew word info ŋɛs hs 12  
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink in   1  
41 to bite kati hs 1, 55  
41 to bite pun      
41 to bite talu      
42 to suck ŋnyem hs 50, 36  
43 ear tiŋa      
44 to hear loŋo   1, 36  
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see vitik      
47 to yawn mamayaŋa   19  
48 to sleep kene   8  
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream kenkani   1  
51 to sit ŋɛ hs    
51 to sit ruin      
52 to stand ramit   94  
53 person/human being ɛu hs    
54 man/male bunana      
54 man/male som he x  
54 man/male tamana hs 1, 14  
55 woman/female ɛuli hs    
55 woman/female sivin   1, 117  
56 child ti   96  
56 child tuk ɛti hs 5, 36  
57 husband avɔl hs    
57 husband kuya   2  
58 wife      
59 mother inɔ hs 1  
60 father aya his 22  
61 house vele   14  
62 thatch/roof paka      
63 name inye      
64 to say      
65 rope      
66 to tie up, fasten      
67 to sew word info ŋsigit hs 69  
67 to sew word info ramit      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info ulayum      
70 to shoot word info yo      
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info suk      
73 to steal ɣeme   31  
74 to kill pun   1  
75 to die, be dead riŋi   40  
76 to live, be alive      
77 to scratch word info kaŋris      
78 to cut, hack word info      
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info pasat      
81 sharp kua   97  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info kumu   1  
84 to plant ɣo   71  
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info bi      
88 to squeeze word info pisi   29  
89 to hold word info ris   116  
90 to dig yo   87  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover ŋpagat hs    
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info kotot      
95 to fall word info gloŋ   123  
96 dog mɔkɔi hs 97  
97 bird mɛn hs 1  
98 egg meŋ-kakiklu   101  
99 feather kokoki      
100 wing      
101 to fly vuvo      
102 rat ekarik   90  
102 rat kapit hs    
103 meat/flesh kaiketi      
103 meat/flesh loloka      
103 meat/flesh misisa hs 23  
104 fat/grease e-ɣakamar   101  
105 tail lipi   80  
106 snake suaᵑgi      
107 worm (earthworm) tigil   86  
108 louse word info eŋut   1  
109 mosquito e-kinkin   47  
110 spider maŋ   85  
111 fish eli   92  
111 fish le hs 92  
112 rotten word info kivisik   110  
113 branch word info mini = arm; hs 53  
114 leaf kɔki hs 60  
115 root kamripipi      
115 root sisele   60  
116 flower kamɛm hs    
117 fruit pɔpɔŋa hs    
118 grass      
119 earth/soil esiɣi      
120 stone ekum   52  
121 sand evavi      
122 water word info eiki   9  
123 to flow      
124 sea eve      
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest kɛlimi hs 101  
128 sky ewat   78  
129 moon euloŋo      
130 star eumdik   82  
131 cloud word info eɣaltut      
132 fog matamumu      
133 rain rain madɛ by magic hs    
134 thunder ruŋruŋ   2  
135 lightning lem   19  
136 wind      
137 to blow word info      
138 warm word info      
139 cold word info saŋoŋoŋi      
140 dry word info ɣeiɣei      
141 wet pisik   105  
142 heavy      
143 fire ekuon   44  
144 to burn word info yek      
145 smoke word info ebos      
145 smoke word info guŋa      
146 ash kondatana      
147 black vivopvop      
148 white vulwul   120  
149 red ŋerekrek   113  
150 yellow ɣoi      
151 green kir   8  
152 small kaikiti      
153 big kipa      
154 short word info kakindruk      
155 long word info ilo   98  
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info      
163 new pia   62  
164 good siviŋa   134  
165 bad, evil ses   1  
166 correct, true      
167 night emien      
168 day      
169 year      
170 when? word info      
171 to hide word info lil   53  
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside      
175 above      
176 below      
177 this      
178 that paka      
179 near      
180 far alaŋ      
181 where? word info      
182 I iyɔ hs 1, 21  
183 thou iŋɔ hs 1, 65  
184 he/she ɛi hs    
185 we word info indi incl., hs    
185 we word info imɛm excl., hs    
186 you imo hs    
187 they isi hs 63  
188 what? word info      
189 who? word info      
190 other      
191 all yɔp hs 90  
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
196 to count tit   18  
197 One word info ke   31  
198 Two word info su      
199 Three word info moyok hs 7  
200 Four word info pɛnɛl hs 5  
201 Five word info limi hs 1  
202 Six word info ke polo hs    
203 Seven word info su polo hs    
204 Eight word info moyok polo hs    
205 Nine word info pɛnɛl polo hs    
206 Ten word info lɔkɔŋa hs 47  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info palok      

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