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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      
195 no, not ae   10  
170 when? word info ani   1  
37 to eat ara   39  
156 thin word info aranavi   60  
120 stone ar̃u   1  
136 wind at̪e   1, 66?  
50 to dream axë   64  
65 rope ãri:   2  
186 you e   1?  
3 right e gamë   60  
7 to come femi   1  
1 hand gawi ø   28  
35 to vomit go:wi   39?  
193 if i      
152 small ira      
42 to suck ji   25  
188 what? word info jiø ve   1  
162 old word info joe   29  
4 leg/foot juã ɛ   56  
119 earth/soil jëri   1  
110 spider kara   1  
135 lightning kasø   1  
204 Eight word info keni a kere      
203 Seven word info keni a keuru      
205 Nine word info keni a keve      
202 Six word info keni a rʃake      
209 One Hundred word info keni o:      
201 Five word info keni:   1, 15  
199 Three word info kere   1  
198 Two word info keuru   1  
200 Four word info keve   1, 65  
16 intestines ko: e   82  
25 neck koeno xiɛ   23  
115 root koɛ e   2, 41, 42  
139 cold word info mae   51  
149 red mara   1  
75 to die, be dead mat̪e   1  
114 leaf mã e   30  
148 white me   121  
192 and me   2  
32 tongue meoromea e   7  
61 house moa   1  
4 leg/foot moaneã e   56  
167 night moat̪e   1  
19 shoulder moeo ɛ   64  
6 road/path moere      
129 moon moevarʃù   52, 21  
79 stick/wood morʃar̃a   43  
165 bad, evil mu   36  
140 dry word info møø   1  
18 breast mɛsã e   8, 60  
109 mosquito nai   1  
46 to see namoa   129  
146 ash narʃɛ   20  
84 to plant nã   44  
1 hand ne ã e   x  
14 belly ne poe e   36  
13 back word info negoa ɛ   15  
168 day nerʃa:   6?  
124 sea nerʃëⁿdi   23  
30 mouth newɛ ɛ   36  
111 fish no:   9  
166 correct, true no: a pari   1?  
58 wife o awe xie   1, 53  
55 woman/female o awe xiø   1  
57 husband o ẽ xiø   2  
53 person/human being o xiø   94  
54 man/male o ɛ xiø   4  
2 left o ⁿdarae   29  
131 cloud word info o:   12  
148 white oa   22  
55 woman/female oawe   1  
128 sky omema      
27 nose omoa e   14  
162 old word info omøxø   37  
49 to lie down word info ona:   106  
48 to sleep ona: re      
134 thunder oro   2  
206 Ten word info oru ã   16  
54 man/male   4  
85 to choose pamir̃i   42  
160 painful, sick pei ma   51, 1  
138 warm word info pekẽ   37  
31 tooth pewɛ ɛ   21  
45 eye pimɛ ɛ   31, 1  
78 to cut, hack word info poaia      
97 bird poe kãĩ   52  
130 star poea kuia   88  
117 fruit poẽ ɛ   1  
17 liver poẽa e   63  
60 father pøva xiø   37  
26 hair word info pʷar̃awamoe e   31  
185 we word info re      
187 they re   1, 70  
174 in, inside ro   1  
207 Twenty word info rʃae o:      
197 One word info rʃake   14  
157 thick word info rʃãva   70  
72 to hit word info rʃexɛ pɛrʃakɛ   11  
143 fire rʃomã      
122 water word info rʃë   1  
64 to say sa      
93 to pound, beat word info sa na   67  
184 he/she se   1  
101 to fly sia   93  
102 rat sipù   3  
62 thatch/roof sirʃu:   73  
182 I so   1?  
150 yellow suru mi:      
183 thou   1  
92 to open, uncover sɛri   78  
8 to turn word info t̪akomi ma t̪o koe   73  
20 to know, be knowledgeable t̪awai   1  
96 dog t̪iki   92  
179 near t̪o ne evo:   109  
180 far t̪o ne ᵐbosi      
44 to hear t̪o poara   7  
181 where? word info t̪o we   3  
95 to fall word info t̪ùa   133  
9 to swim u   5  
56 child urʃaxi ė   98  
5 to walk var̃a   2  
196 to count var̃a   1  
185 we word info ve      
24 head wamoe e   9  
147 black werɛ   90  
23 blood werʃø xiø   65, 1  
153 big wesi   124  
164 good weso:   1  
40 to drink weʝo   66  
133 rain wi   27?  
145 smoke word info wiri      
11 dust wiri jëri   20, 6  
29 to sniff, smell ùnerʃi      
68 needle ɲavo   43  
113 branch word info ɲi e   15  
151 green ɲiwi   83  
59 mother ɲiɲa xiø   1, 83  
21 to think ᵐbara   101  
107 worm (earthworm) ᵐbe   11  
43 ear ᵐboaneã e   16  
121 sand ⁿdea:   15  
141 wet ⁿdi   111  
163 new ⁿdopo   18  

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