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Language: Neku

Source/Author:  Leenhardt (1946) 
Notes:  Leenhardt, Maurice. 1946. Langues et dialectes de l'Austro-Mèlanèsie 
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Transcription converteⁿd to IPA based on author's phonetic descriptions.

Except: some vowels;
[r̃] = "dental nasalised liquid"; and
[’], which I assume to be glottal stop but the author does not explicitly discuss.
 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Mary Walworth & John Lynch  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:New Caledonian:Southern:South:Wailic 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
10 dirty      
12 skin      
15 bone      
22 to fear      
28 to breathe      
33 to laugh      
34 to cry      
36 to spit      
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
41 to bite      
47 to yawn      
51 to sit      
52 to stand      
63 name      
66 to tie up, fasten      
67 to sew word info      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
73 to steal      
74 to kill      
76 to live, be alive      
77 to scratch word info      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp      
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info      
90 to dig      
91 to buy      
94 to throw word info      
98 egg      
99 feather      
100 wing      
103 meat/flesh      
104 fat/grease      
105 tail      
106 snake      
108 louse word info      
112 rotten word info      
116 flower      
118 grass      
123 to flow      
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest      
132 fog      
137 to blow word info      
142 heavy      
144 to burn word info      
154 short word info      
155 long word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
161 shy, ashamed      
169 year      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
175 above      
176 below      
177 this      
178 that      
189 who? word info      
190 other      
191 all      
194 how? word info      
208 Fifty word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
1 hand gawi ø   28  
1 hand ne ã e   x  
2 left o ⁿdarae   29  
3 right e gamë   60  
4 leg/foot juã ɛ   56  
4 leg/foot moaneã e   56  
5 to walk var̃a   2  
6 road/path moere      
7 to come femi   1  
8 to turn word info t̪akomi ma t̪o koe   73  
9 to swim u   5  
11 dust wiri jëri   20, 6  
13 back word info negoa ɛ   15  
14 belly ne poe e   36  
16 intestines ko: e   82  
17 liver poẽa e   63  
18 breast mɛsã e   8, 60  
19 shoulder moeo ɛ   64  
20 to know, be knowledgeable t̪awai   1  
21 to think ᵐbara   101  
23 blood werʃø xiø   65, 1  
24 head wamoe e   9  
25 neck koeno xiɛ   23  
26 hair word info pʷar̃awamoe e   31  
27 nose omoa e   14  
29 to sniff, smell ùnerʃi      
30 mouth newɛ ɛ   36  
31 tooth pewɛ ɛ   21  
32 tongue meoromea e   7  
35 to vomit go:wi   39?  
37 to eat ara   39  
40 to drink weʝo   66  
42 to suck ji   25  
43 ear ᵐboaneã e   16  
44 to hear t̪o poara   7  
45 eye pimɛ ɛ   31, 1  
46 to see namoa   129  
48 to sleep ona: re      
49 to lie down word info ona:   106  
50 to dream axë   64  
53 person/human being o xiø   94  
54 man/male   4  
54 man/male o ɛ xiø   4  
55 woman/female oawe   1  
55 woman/female o awe xiø   1  
56 child urʃaxi ė   98  
57 husband o ẽ xiø   2  
58 wife o awe xie   1, 53  
59 mother ɲiɲa xiø   1, 83  
60 father pøva xiø   37  
61 house moa   1  
62 thatch/roof sirʃu:   73  
64 to say sa      
65 rope ãri:   2  
68 needle ɲavo   43  
72 to hit word info rʃexɛ pɛrʃakɛ   11  
75 to die, be dead mat̪e   1  
78 to cut, hack word info poaia      
79 stick/wood morʃar̃a   43  
84 to plant nã   44  
85 to choose pamir̃i   42  
92 to open, uncover sɛri   78  
93 to pound, beat word info sa na   67  
95 to fall word info t̪ùa   133  
96 dog t̪iki   92  
97 bird poe kãĩ   52  
101 to fly sia   93  
102 rat sipù   3  
107 worm (earthworm) ᵐbe   11  
109 mosquito nai   1  
110 spider kara   1  
111 fish no:   9  
113 branch word info ɲi e   15  
114 leaf mã e   30  
115 root koɛ e   2, 41, 42  
117 fruit poẽ ɛ   1  
119 earth/soil jëri   1  
120 stone ar̃u   1  
121 sand ⁿdea:   15  
122 water word info rʃë   1  
124 sea nerʃëⁿdi   23  
128 sky omema      
129 moon moevarʃù   52, 21  
130 star poea kuia   88  
131 cloud word info o:   12  
133 rain wi   27?  
134 thunder oro   2  
135 lightning kasø   1  
136 wind at̪e   1, 66?  
138 warm word info pekẽ   37  
139 cold word info mae   51  
140 dry word info møø   1  
141 wet ⁿdi   111  
143 fire rʃomã      
145 smoke word info wiri      
146 ash narʃɛ   20  
147 black werɛ   90  
148 white me   121  
148 white oa   22  
149 red mara   1  
150 yellow suru mi:      
151 green ɲiwi   83  
152 small ira      
153 big wesi   124  
156 thin word info aranavi   60  
157 thick word info rʃãva   70  
160 painful, sick pei ma   51, 1  
162 old word info omøxø   37  
162 old word info joe   29  
163 new ⁿdopo   18  
164 good weso:   1  
165 bad, evil mu   36  
166 correct, true no: a pari   1?  
167 night moat̪e   1  
168 day nerʃa:   6?  
170 when? word info ani   1  
174 in, inside ro   1  
179 near t̪o ne evo:   109  
180 far t̪o ne ᵐbosi      
181 where? word info t̪o we   3  
182 I so   1?  
183 thou   1  
184 he/she se   1  
185 we word info re      
185 we word info ve      
186 you e   1?  
187 they re   1, 70  
188 what? word info jiø ve   1  
192 and me   2  
193 if i      
195 no, not ae   10  
196 to count var̃a   1  
197 One word info rʃake   14  
198 Two word info keuru   1  
199 Three word info kere   1  
200 Four word info keve   1, 65  
201 Five word info keni:   1, 15  
202 Six word info keni a rʃake      
203 Seven word info keni a keuru      
204 Eight word info keni a kere      
205 Nine word info keni a keve      
206 Ten word info oru ã   16  
207 Twenty word info rʃae o:      
209 One Hundred word info keni o:      

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