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Language: Hamea

Source/Author:  Claire Moyse-Faurie 
Notes:  The Hamea language is spoken on the 'Main Land' ('Grande Terre') of New Caledonie, in the south province, near the west coast and in the land as well. Claire Moyse-Faurie, who has worked with speakers in this area located near the Xârâcùù language area, of which she made a published a grammar, is working on a thematic dictionnary for the Hamea. Lexicons have been made by several persons, including by Georges W. Grace, but the work of Claire Moyse-Faurie is until now the most complete lexical work, althought it has not been published yet. I personnaly thank Claire Moyse-Faurie who agreed to make available to me her on going work.

This dictionnary project contains a Hamea-French thematic lexicon as well as a phonetical and phonological introduction in which the authors is making a writing system proposal.

Methodology :
If for an english word in the list, there are several lexical item including one single lexical unit, a compound (i.e made of several lexical units), or even a word resulting of a derivation, the word being a single lexical unit has been retained before anything else
If more than one word in Hamea has been found for a single english word, some specifications about the use of the different words not being morphological variables have been, when possible, provided in the 'Author annotation' column
The word with the most general meaning have been retained.
If a word that is morphologically dependant and generally attached to an other word, it has been transcribed with a dash before or after word.
If the semantic distinction between several words is not clear, those words have been provided with a comment in the 'Author annotation' column regarding to this lack of semantic distinction. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: David PIEKUT  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:Zire-Tiri 
Map  Sorry, no map co-ordinates found for this language. 

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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand bẽ-      
2 left kaɽabɔ      
3 right heɽet̪ǝ      
4 leg/foot hi- 'leg'    
4 leg/foot mã: 'foot'    
5 to walk fãɖo      
6 road/path ɔ:pɛ      
7 to come mẽ      
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim hɨ̃      
10 dirty oʈo      
11 dust puro      
12 skin ɔ̃gi-      
13 back word info n̪ɔ̃ʈɔ:-      
14 belly we-      
15 bone ɳɔ̃-      
16 intestines wĩnã-      
17 liver ɖɨ̃:-      
18 breast me:t̪ɔ̃      
19 shoulder ũbẽ-      
20 to know, be knowledgeable ʈãmʷã      
21 to think ʈunɔ̃ɖɔ      
22 to fear bara      
23 blood ʈa      
24 head ɔ̃-      
25 neck n̪iɖɔwɔ      
26 hair word info wã:ɔ̃      
27 nose wɔ̃jɔ̃-      
27 nose wẽjẽ      
28 to breathe mɔ̃:wi      
29 to sniff, smell puʈɨ̃: The distinction between those two lexical items has not been found    
29 to sniff, smell fǝrǝ      
30 mouth n̪ifa-      
31 tooth vewɔ-      
31 tooth vevɔ-      
32 tongue waɽabɛ-      
33 to laugh a      
34 to cry ɖã:rĩ      
35 to vomit ko:      
36 to spit t̪ufãrĩ      
37 to eat hãɽa      
38 to chew word info hãɽa ive b. 'to chew some bark or magnania'    
39 to cook word info n̪ɔ̃rɔ̃ɔ a.    
40 to drink ot̪o      
41 to bite eke      
41 to bite eje      
42 to suck hʷi: ʈi      
43 ear po:ɖẽ-      
44 to hear fiɽi      
45 eye ãrãme-      
46 to see ʈǝ: Means 'to see someone'    
47 to yawn komã:      
48 to sleep merejɔ      
49 to lie down word info merɔ      
50 to dream ĩpe      
50 to dream ĩgãʃã      
51 to sit jo:      
52 to stand ʈuɽɔ      
53 person/human being ʈean      
54 man/male mo:      
55 woman/female mʷĩã      
56 child hɨ̃mʷeɽe      
57 husband mo:-      
58 wife mʷĩ:bẽ:rĩ-      
58 wife afira-      
59 mother aviɳẽ-      
60 father aviɖẽ      
61 house eɽe      
62 thatch/roof ɖɔ̃:mʷã      
63 name fãrĩ      
64 to say hĩɖɔ      
64 to say hɔ̃ɖɔ      
65 rope wi:      
66 to tie up, fasten t̪ewǝɽǝ      
67 to sew word info ʃi:      
68 needle ɳivǝ      
69 to hunt word info ɔ̃ẽ      
70 to shoot word info t̪ǝ kuwa 'to shoot with a rifle'    
71 to stab, pierce t̪ɔ̃t̪aɽi      
72 to hit word info t̪a      
73 to steal mẽɖɔ      
73 to steal hãpʷaʃerɔ      
74 to kill t̪a      
75 to die, be dead n̪a vajǝ: me      
76 to live, be alive mɔɽɔ      
77 to scratch word info ei      
78 to cut, hack word info ʃa      
79 stick/wood miɽǝ      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp e      
82 dull, blunt eja:      
83 to work word info wakɛ Generally means 'to work'    
84 to plant n̪ao 'to plant a yam'    
85 to choose haʃo      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info ɖɔ̃wi ɳɔ̃-n̪awa This lexical item is used as 'to squeeze coco nuts to get their juice'    
89 to hold word info hãwǝɽǝ      
90 to dig ɔ̃rẽ      
91 to buy hɔ̃ʃi: Means 'to buy' and 'to pay' as well    
92 to open, uncover n̪ɔ̃bɔ      
92 to open, uncover wi:      
93 to pound, beat word info fat̪ere      
94 to throw word info wahe      
95 to fall word info mi      
96 dog ʈaiki      
96 dog ʈɛiki      
97 bird mẽ:we      
98 egg pʷẽ:vɔ      
99 feather wã-      
100 wing wãbẽ-      
101 to fly ĩ:      
102 rat ʃĩ:bǝ      
102 rat çĩ:bǝ      
103 meat/flesh hẽrẽwẽ      
104 fat/grease gǝɽǝʃi      
105 tail wãmefĩ-      
106 snake      
107 worm (earthworm) hãrĩʈo:      
108 louse word info ǝɽǝ a.    
109 mosquito ɳãu      
110 spider gaɽa      
111 fish n̪ũ      
112 rotten word info apu      
113 branch word info bẽ-      
114 leaf ɖi-      
115 root wã:-      
116 flower wãge      
117 fruit wa-      
118 grass mĩ:      
119 earth/soil ɖɔ̃:      
120 stone aɽebɔ      
121 sand ɖã:wẽ      
122 water word info aɽɔ      
123 to flow d̪o      
124 sea n̪iwiɽa      
125 salt çɔ:      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest n̪io      
128 sky n̪ihu:      
129 moon boʃĩ      
130 star ʃuomɛ      
131 cloud word info hun̪ awãrã      
132 fog      
133 rain wije      
134 thunder ɳoɽo      
135 lightning ɳɔ̃me      
136 wind wãɳe      
137 to blow word info b. ʃuɔ      
138 warm word info mei      
139 cold word info hɔve      
140 dry word info a. mari      
141 wet ɖi-      
142 heavy mijǝ:      
143 fire ɳe      
144 to burn word info ɖɔ̃ 'to burn something in order to cook it'    
145 smoke word info kũ      
146 ash ʈa      
147 black pogɔ̃rɔ̃      
148 white wãrã      
149 red ma:      
150 yellow ẽrẽɖirã      
151 green ɔ̃ɖo      
152 small      
153 big t̪i      
154 short word info mɨrǝ a.    
154 short word info ɖu b.    
155 long word info mʷa:      
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow mɨrǝ      
159 wide ɖaɽa      
160 painful, sick vajǝ      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info ho:bẽrĩ      
163 new aɖo:      
164 good haru As a relationship    
165 bad, evil t̪a: As a relationship    
166 correct, true ʈo      
167 night pʷǝ      
168 day ɖã:      
169 year faʈa      
170 when? word info ẽni      
171 to hide word info jui      
171 to hide word info hujui      
172 to climb word info vǝɽǝ ʃiɖajǝ a.    
173 at      
174 in, inside nǝwǝ-      
175 above ãroa      
176 below ãri      
177 this ɖa:      
178 that ɖa: mʷã      
179 near ʈuhɔ̃bɔ      
180 far ʈumʷa:      
181 where? word info ãe      
182 I o      
183 thou ke      
184 he/she n̪ã      
185 we word info haɽi incl.    
185 we word info kivi excl.    
186 you wiɽi      
187 they ɽi      
188 what? word info      
189 who? word info ja:      
190 other      
191 all      
192 and aɽe      
193 if n̪ẽ      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not ʃe 'not' (negative polarity of a sentence)    
196 to count fãrã      
197 One word info ʃa:      
198 Two word info auru      
199 Three word info aʃiri      
200 Four word info ae      
201 Five word info anɔ̃rɔ̃      
202 Six word info anɔ̃rɔ̃ e ʃa:      
203 Seven word info anɔ̃rɔ̃ e auru      
204 Eight word info anɔ̃rɔ̃ e aʃiri      
205 Nine word info anɔ̃rɔ̃ e ae      
206 Ten word info amɔ̃ru      
207 Twenty word info hi ʃa: ʈean̪      
208 Fifty word info auru ʈean̪ e amɔ̃ru      
209 One Hundred word info anɔ̃rɔ̃ ʈean̪      
210 One Thousand word info      

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