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Language: Wuvulu

Source/Author:  Blust 
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Data Entry:  Typed By: Simon Greenhill  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Admiralty Islands:Western 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand pani   14  
2 left mawi   1, 59  
3 right maʔau   5, 13  
4 leg/foot pine-      
5 to walk oʔali   63  
5 to walk oʔatatalai      
6 road/path tala   1  
7 to come mai   1  
8 to turn word info fanunumai      
9 to swim tiki      
10 dirty ļoļoa   6  
11 dust lu|afu   1  
12 skin inu-   1  
12 skin uli-   1  
12 skin unu-   1  
13 back word info uku-      
14 belly ali-      
15 bone kui-   2  
16 intestines pepea-   25  
17 liver patio-      
18 breast tutu-   1  
19 shoulder foka-      
20 to know, be knowledgeable apaʔ-ia      
21 to think nakanaka-ia      
22 to fear maʔau   1  
23 blood xaxa-   1  
24 head taba-   68  
25 neck ua   18  
26 hair word info uko   23  
27 nose nuke-   27  
28 to breathe ona fawenau   1?  
29 to sniff, smell ato   1  
30 mouth umu-      
31 tooth lifo   1, 35  
32 tongue kawe-      
33 to laugh fali   3, 54  
34 to cry ai   1  
35 to vomit mumuʔa   1  
36 to spit ui      
37 to eat anana   1  
38 to chew word info xaweʔ-ia      
39 to cook word info unu   9  
40 to drink inu   1  
41 to bite talu      
42 to suck      
43 ear ali[a]   1  
44 to hear kuai   1  
45 eye pula-   3  
46 to see maʔa-ia word for eye with suffix 8  
46 to see fanunu word for eye with suffix    
47 to yawn mamawa   19  
48 to sleep maʔiku   1, 70  
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream mefi   1, 37  
51 to sit kuta      
52 to stand ofalakai   92  
52 to stand ufalakai   92  
53 person/human being kamaʔa   1, 66  
54 man/male mamane   1  
55 woman/female pifine   1, 106  
56 child naʔu   5  
57 husband ako   2  
58 wife ako   1  
59 mother ina   1  
60 father ama   1  
61 house umu   1  
62 thatch/roof boboʔai      
63 name aka- 1 or 1,18: can't tell 1  
64 to say wake-ia      
65 rope wau   2  
66 to tie up, fasten kokoʔin-ia      
67 to sew word info      
68 needle tawi   20  
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info nafaʔ-ia with metathesis of initial and medial consonant 1  
71 to stab, pierce otome-ia   55  
72 to hit word info afuk-ia      
73 to steal topaʔai      
74 to kill foʔa-ia      
75 to die, be dead maʔe   1  
76 to live, be alive mamaʔa   21  
77 to scratch word info nefi-a      
78 to cut, hack word info waʔa-ia      
79 stick/wood manumanu      
80 to split word info falak-ia   1  
81 sharp talu      
82 dull, blunt ļoʔe talu   X  
83 to work word info biki      
84 to plant faxo-ia   6  
85 to choose maʔi   6  
86 to grow word info amapu      
87 to swell word info popola   7  
88 to squeeze word info apiʔ-ia      
89 to hold word info paloko      
90 to dig aki      
91 to buy ponoʔ-ia      
92 to open, uncover [onolao]      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info tumin-ia      
95 to fall word info pati      
96 dog pono      
97 bird fifilau      
98 egg aʔolu pukuto (one), pukuo (plenty) 1  
99 feather pukuto   72  
99 feather pukuo   72  
100 wing pau-na   7  
101 to fly filau      
102 rat balafai      
103 meat/flesh pikio-   10  
104 fat/grease pau-      
105 tail wawa   73  
106 snake waʔa   12  
107 worm (earthworm) waʔa maunu   10  
108 louse word info fouʔu   1  
109 mosquito baibai      
110 spider ulo      
111 fish nia   1  
112 rotten word info waxaku      
113 branch word info xaxa-na   1  
114 leaf xau-na   1  
115 root waxa   2  
116 flower ape      
117 fruit fua   1  
118 grass lilimoka      
119 earth/soil pie   44  
120 stone muko   48  
121 sand pie   12  
122 water word info xanu   1  
123 to flow      
124 sea aki   1  
125 salt aki   20  
126 lake      
127 woods/forest polu   112  
128 sky pafea      
129 moon pula   1  
130 star piʔu   1  
131 cloud word info uʔukafu      
132 fog hau   1  
133 rain maunu   55  
133 rain kopa      
134 thunder wikuku   2?  
135 lightning ukuku   93  
136 wind apisilo      
137 to blow word info ukuf-ia < *urupi 71  
138 warm word info babai      
139 cold word info waiwa      
140 dry word info mamaka   11  
141 wet kokofa      
142 heavy kakapa      
143 fire afi   1  
144 to burn word info alu-ia   5  
145 smoke word info aku   2  
146 ash walu      
147 black axaxana   61  
148 white poʔi      
149 red xoa   12  
150 yellow      
151 green maliana      
152 small pusiko   14  
152 small kiki W. k < lenis *s 81, 83  
153 big bawana   50  
154 short word info weloku      
155 long word info mala   12  
156 thin word info apapa   14  
157 thick word info akaʔaka      
158 narrow litatana      
159 wide litatanaa      
160 painful, sick uki      
161 shy, ashamed mafa   79  
162 old word info lapunú < Tok Pisin? 42 L
163 new      
164 good nakawani      
165 bad, evil afelo   108  
166 correct, true faʔua   92  
167 night poi   1  
168 day akewa      
169 year      
170 when? word info aika   1  
171 to hide word info opaʔai   50  
172 to climb word info fane   1  
173 at      
174 in, inside ļaļo   1  
175 above      
176 below      
177 this fe|ni   1  
178 that fe|na   1  
178 that fei      
179 near kafiʔi      
180 far kaoa   1  
181 where? word info ia   3?  
182 I au   1, 21  
183 thou o   1  
184 he/she ina   1, 66  
185 we word info aia      
186 you [ama]   1  
187 they [lao]      
188 what? word info tamanu   1  
189 who? word info ini   24  
189 who? word info [aveta]      
190 other      
191 all koʔou    
192 and ma   2  
192 and [me]   2  
193 if      
194 how? word info [bata nai      
194 how? word info aveta]      
195 no, not ļoʔe      
196 to count wakei   10  
197 One word info xia   56  
198 Two word info -kua   1  
199 Three word info olu   1  
200 Four word info fa   1  
201 Five word info      
202 Six word info      
203 Seven word info      
204 Eight word info      
205 Nine word info      
206 Ten word info      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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