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

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