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Language: Vitu

Source/Author:  Malcolm Ross 
Notes:  Items extracted from René van den Berg and Peter Bachet, (2006) Vitu grammar sketch (Ukarumpa: Summer Institute of Linguistics) 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Debasish Roy  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:Meso Melanesian:Bali-Vitu 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand lima   1  
2 left mauri   1, 59  
3 right maroro      
4 leg/foot kabe      
5 to walk vana vano would be more regular 2, 64  
6 road/path dala   1  
7 to come mai   1  
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim ǥuḏu      
10 dirty molumolua   71  
11 dust ǥabulo   59, 37  
12 skin livu      
12 skin ǥuli   1  
13 back word info ǥama-      
14 belly magali   96  
15 bone toŋa   45  
16 intestines magali-   19  
16 intestines parokapai      
17 liver ŋepe      
18 breast ḏuḏu   1  
19 shoulder loǥora   77  
20 to know, be knowledgeable lala   18  
21 to think lohoi   82  
22 to fear ǥatewawani ǥate    
23 blood topo   12  
24 head baka   9  
25 neck loǥo   1, 126  
26 hair word info vulu   31  
27 nose ǥiḏu [cp. 111] 1  
28 to breathe ǥivu   87  
29 to sniff, smell ḏuŋia   9  
30 mouth ǥava   36  
31 tooth ǥaḏe   63  
32 tongue lave   21  
33 to laugh noŋo   16  
34 to cry ǥaloho      
35 to vomit lua   8  
36 to spit livoroka (Spittle)    
37 to eat ǥani   1  
38 to chew word info mama   1  
39 to cook word info tunu   9  
39 to cook word info ǥulo'   57  
40 to drink ǥinu   1  
41 to bite warihara   1  
42 to suck ḏuḏu   25  
43 ear taliŋa   1  
44 to hear loŋo   1, 36  
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see ǥada chance similarity with ada in Lau? 45  
47 to yawn maraŋavi   22  
48 to sleep ŋoro   63  
49 to lie down word info lama      
50 to dream maŋi|nuvia   1, 60  
51 to sit mia   26  
52 to stand madi   1  
53 person/human being kaka      
53 person/human being tinoni tinoni - SE Solomons 10  
54 man/male tamoǥane   1, 14  
55 woman/female tavine   1, 35  
56 child kapiru   12  
57 husband gena [cp. Tabar] 21  
58 wife gena [cp. Tabar] 14  
59 mother titina-na   1  
60 father tama-na   1  
61 house ruma   1  
62 thatch/roof barema   48  
63 name ǥiḏa   1, 66  
64 to say tania      
65 rope mota   13  
66 to tie up, fasten vutuǥia      
67 to sew word info turia   13  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info paŋo   16  
70 to shoot word info rabebenia      
71 to stab, pierce pandea      
72 to hit word info waritutu      
72 to hit word info tutuǥia   8  
73 to steal wanaǥo   1, 58  
74 to kill ǥubi   45  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive maǥuri   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info koria   12  
78 to cut, hack word info dopia      
79 stick/wood ǥada|ǥai   1  
80 to split word info ǥutuwalagia   13, 63  
81 sharp mataŋa   36  
82 dull, blunt malugu Smooth    
83 to work word info ḏaǥaḏaǥa   33  
84 to plant vaḏaǥia   6  
85 to choose maki      
86 to grow word info galuḏu      
87 to swell word info wata      
87 to swell word info bubu   3  
88 to squeeze word info bebeǥia   21, 80  
89 to hold word info paǥoria   42  
90 to dig ǥovi   82  
91 to buy kade      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info hubi   28  
94 to throw word info voḏo   69  
95 to fall word info dua   39  
95 to fall word info poke   19  
96 dog kaua   17  
97 bird manu   1  
98 egg koru   1  
99 feather vovoi-na      
99 feather kora kora      
100 wing banita   2  
101 to fly bebe   60  
102 rat kuǥuḏe metathesis < *kusuke 3, 86  
103 meat/flesh midana   23  
104 fat/grease puḏupuḏu   99  
105 tail liko   74  
106 snake matabunu   12  
107 worm (earthworm) matamata   10  
108 louse word info ǥutu   1  
109 mosquito niki   17  
110 spider pakuku      
111 fish ǥiǥa [cp. 27] 1  
112 rotten word info mapu   52, 107  
113 branch word info daŋa-na   1, 21  
114 leaf raurau   1  
115 root voraka metathesis 2  
116 flower [palaua] L   L
117 fruit ǥara-na =seed 29  
118 grass raburabu   29  
119 earth/soil garigari      
119 earth/soil vulavulo      
120 stone kendo   25  
121 sand maga maga   14  
122 water word info naru [<M] 1, 43  
123 to flow maliki      
124 sea daḏi   1  
125 salt maḏihu   50  
126 lake patihutu      
127 woods/forest muŋomuŋo      
128 sky mariaba   77  
129 moon liŋabo      
130 star vitovito   1, 81  
131 cloud word info mariaba      
132 fog ǥabuǥabu   1, 54  
133 rain ǥuḏa   1  
134 thunder mariaba vurupelele      
135 lightning ǥanimata      
136 wind kavili   72  
137 to blow word info kavili   11  
138 warm word info kurupalia      
139 cold word info magaratia      
140 dry word info koŋa      
140 dry word info baba      
141 wet puripuria   72  
142 heavy bize      
143 fire ǥarogo   18, 34  
143 fire baritunu      
144 to burn word info kalakala   71  
145 smoke word info ǥaḏu   2  
146 ash ǥabulo   48  
147 black ǥalo      
148 white kavukavua   38  
149 red baritunutunua      
149 red ŋereŋereǥa      
150 yellow ǥaŋoǥaŋoa   9  
151 green kobokoboa   15  
152 small kote   70  
153 big kapou   120  
154 short word info boto   9  
155 long word info malaku   12  
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow galakote      
159 wide kapoupone      
160 painful, sick varitihi   54  
161 shy, ashamed puae      
162 old word info      
163 new vaǥoru   1  
164 good kemi   127  
165 bad, evil ḏaha   1  
166 correct, true maǥotomatoto   13  
167 night mariŋo      
168 day dama =Daylight    
169 year krismas borrowing from Tok Pisin x L
170 when? word info ŋiḏa ? 1, 24  
171 to hide word info parizigi      
172 to climb word info ḏaǥe   2  
173 at na   13  
173 at ni      
174 in, inside polok-   63  
175 above ǥudu-      
176 below tauru-      
177 this kua      
178 that kuari kena - [further] 1  
178 that kena kena - [further] 1  
179 near ǥiripi-      
180 far ḏau   1  
181 where? word info nive   3  
182 I ǥau   1, 22  
183 thou ǥo   1  
184 he/she ia   1  
185 we word info ḇolu      
185 we word info ǥita   1  
186 you miu   1, 13  
187 they dia   25  
188 what? word info naḏia ? 74  
189 who? word info aḏei ? 1  
190 other kakamotu      
191 all laveve      
192 and kamana   1, 2  
193 if ta   33  
194 how? word info ḏiǥaʔ      
195 no, not beu   67  
195 no, not beta   107  
196 to count ǥaḏenia   10  
197 One word info kaziu      
198 Two word info rua   1  
199 Three word info tolu   1  
200 Four word info wata   1  
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info polokatiu      
203 Seven word info polorua   11, 2  
204 Eight word info polotolu   21  
205 Nine word info polovata   40  
206 Ten word info zaŋavulu   5  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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