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

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