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

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