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Language: Tîrî (Tsîrî - Tintin)

Source/Author:  George W. Grace 
Notes:  The data provided here come from a dictionnary Tîrî-English made by George W. Grace. During the summers of 1972 and 1973, he collected lexical data in the La Foa area, located between the center and the south region of the Main Land ('Grante Terre') of New Caledonia. The dictionary have been published in the Pacific Linguistics journal (Series C - n°12) of 1976.

This work contains a short phonetical and phonological introduction and a Tîrî-English lexicon.


Methodology used here :
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 Tîrî 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. 
Problems:  The data provided by the dictionnary of George W. Grace has been trancribed phonetically, althought the authors gives his comments on this language alphabetization. The phonetical alphabet the author uses is, for some sounds, different from the actual International Phonetical Alphabet (IPA). This problem has been solved here, except for the sound that he is transcribing [ř]. As I have not found, for this sound, a transcription that fits the IPA, it has been transcribed like the original one George W. Grace uses ([ř]). 
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 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
7 to come      
17 liver      
29 to sniff, smell      
34 to cry      
79 stick/wood      
86 to grow word info      
93 to pound, beat word info      
96 dog      
100 wing      
104 fat/grease      
125 salt      
138 warm word info      
154 short word info      
155 long word info      
175 above      
176 below      
177 this      
190 other      
202 Six word info      
203 Seven word info      
204 Eight word info      
205 Nine word info      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
33 to laugh a      
200 Four word info ae      
58 wife afira:      
206 Ten word info amɔ̃:ru      
170 when? word info anĩ      
201 Five word info anɔ̃řɔ̃      
179 near atuhubo      
60 father audɛ̃      
59 mother aunɛ̃      
198 Two word info auřu      
149 red awařã      
148 white awãřã      
62 thatch/roof aĩɔ̃ɔřɔ      
122 water word info ařawa      
120 stone ařebo      
122 water word info ařɔ:      
199 Three word info aʃiři      
22 to fear bara      
129 moon boʃĩ      
72 to hit word info bu      
156 thin word info bɔwɔ      
113 branch word info bɛ̃      
162 old word info bɛ̃:řĩ      
82 dull, blunt bʷawĩ:      
102 rat ci:bǝ 'non-native rat'    
159 wide dařa      
114 leaf di      
163 new dowo      
168 day      
121 sand dã:wã      
144 to burn word info dɔ̃      
88 to squeeze word info dɔ̃wi      
43 ear dɛ̃řɛ̃      
137 to blow word info d̪e b.    
123 to flow d̪o      
145 smoke word info d̪ǝ:      
41 to bite e      
77 to scratch word info ei      
84 to plant etɛ̃řɛ̃      
41 to bite eɣe      
5 to walk fad̪o      
44 to hear fiři      
196 to count fãřã      
63 name fãřĩ      
28 to breathe fɔwɔ̃:wi      
169 year fʷata      
44 to hear fʷiři      
110 spider gařa      
181 where? word info hae      
194 how? word info hae      
37 to eat hara      
164 good hařu      
4 leg/foot hi 'leg'    
64 to say hido      
64 to say hidɔ      
2 left hirekařabɔ Literally means 'left hand' 62  
3 right hiret̪ǝ   86  
66 to tie up, fasten hoi      
131 cloud word info hu      
148 white hue      
107 worm (earthworm) hãřido      
107 worm (earthworm) hãřĩro      
9 to swim hǝ̃      
144 to burn word info hɔdɔ̃      
139 cold word info hɔve      
191 all hɔ̃venĩa The distinction between those two lexical items is not clear    
89 to hold word info hɔ̃wǝřǝ      
91 to buy hɔ̃ʃi:      
188 what? word info hɛnɛ̃      
85 to choose hɛ̃řɛ̃      
195 no, not hʷe      
6 road/path ifad̪e      
50 to dream igã      
189 who? word info ja:      
105 tail jawe      
171 to hide word info jui      
153 big kahɛ̃ 'big, massive'    
69 to hunt word info kari: The distinction between those two lexical items is not clear    
8 to turn word info kaɛ The distinction between those two lexical items is not clear    
185 we word info kevi excl.    
35 to vomit ko:      
47 to yawn komã      
183 thou      
158 narrow kʌ̃      
149 red ma:      
140 dry word info maři a.    
75 to die, be dead me 'dead'    
1 hand me:hi Note that 'me:hi' means either 'hand' or 'foot' 10  
4 leg/foot me:hi either 'hand' or 'foot'    
18 breast me:t̪ɔ̃      
48 to sleep meřejɔ      
49 to lie down word info meřɔ      
142 heavy mijǝ      
57 husband mo:      
38 to chew word info mã: a.    
106 snake mãřadi Means 'sea snake'    
118 grass mĩ:      
161 shy, ashamed mɔ:      
76 to live, be alive mɔřɔ 'to be alive'    
73 to steal mɛdɔ      
192 and mɛ̃      
97 bird mɛ̃:we      
81 sharp mɛ̃aro      
180 far mʷa:      
178 that mʷa:řǝ      
61 house mʷã      
55 woman/female mʷĩɛ̃      
58 wife mʷĩɛ̃      
152 small mʷǝřǝ      
184 he/she na      
143 fire ne      
126 lake nidɛ̃      
127 woods/forest nio      
68 needle nivǝ      
127 woods/forest niǝ      
134 thunder nořo      
111 fish nũ      
10 dirty nũã      
109 mosquito nãũ      
193 if      
30 mouth nĩfɔ      
128 sky nĩhu:      
124 sea nĩwira:      
56 child nǝjǝ      
174 in, inside nǝwǝ      
21 to think nɔdɔ      
135 lightning nɔme      
201 Five word info nɔ̃řɔ̃      
116 flower n̪ã      
15 bone n̪ɔ̃      
39 to cook word info n̪ɔ̃řɔ̃      
40 to drink oðo      
74 to kill paebe      
46 to see pe:      
11 dust popo:      
112 rotten word info pu      
147 black pugɔ̃řɔ̃      
80 to split word info pʷãria      
167 night pʷǝ      
141 wet pʷɛd̪u      
98 egg pʷɛ̃:vɔ      
187 they ri      
173 at ru      
23 blood ta      
146 ash ta      
20 to know, be knowledgeable tamʷã      
53 person/human being teanǝ̃      
54 man/male teanǝ̃      
166 correct, true to      
119 earth/soil to:      
185 we word info tsi incl.    
173 at tu      
19 shoulder tu:bɛ̃      
52 to stand tuřɔ      
195 no, not tãřĩ      
13 back word info tɔ:      
135 lightning tɔmĩãɣara      
165 bad, evil t̪a:      
83 to work word info t̪eu: Generally means 'to work' without any other specification    
153 big t̪i 'big, fast'    
42 to suck t̪ivi      
36 to spit t̪ufãřĩ      
95 to fall word info t̪ũ      
70 to shoot word info t̪ǝ      
147 black t̪ɔřɔ̃      
182 I u      
198 Two word info uřu      
160 painful, sick vajǝ      
141 wet vaðu      
194 how? word info verahae      
31 tooth vewɔ      
103 meat/flesh vie      
117 fruit wa      
25 neck wadewɔ      
136 wind wane      
32 tongue wařabɛ̃      
94 to throw word info waɣe      
65 rope wi      
92 to open, uncover wi:      
133 rain wie      
16 intestines winã      
186 you wiri      
80 to split word info wiria      
78 to cut, hack word info wirǝ      
26 hair word info      
99 feather      
115 root wã:      
158 narrow wãekʌ̃      
102 rat wãwařa 'indigenous rat'    
14 belly      
117 fruit      
25 neck wɔdewɔ      
27 nose wɛ̃jɛ̃      
45 eye ãřame:      
132 fog ãǝ̃      
101 to fly ĩ:      
51 to sit řɔrau 'to sit on something which gives way'    
47 to yawn ǝ:a: The distinction between those two lexical items is not clear    
108 louse word info ǝřǝ a.    
172 to climb word info ɔdajǝ Generally means 'to climb'    
151 green ɔdo      
12 skin ɔgi      
84 to plant ɔtɛ̃řɛ̃      
24 head ɔ̃      
90 to dig ɔ̃řɛ̃      
69 to hunt word info ɔ̃ɛ̃      
150 yellow ɛ̃řɛdɛ̃řɛ̃      
197 One word info ʃa:      
157 thick word info ʃaba      
191 all ʃau      
94 to throw word info ʃaɣe      
8 to turn word info ʃeviřo      
67 to sew word info ʃi      
199 Three word info ʃiři      
87 to swell word info ʃowo      
71 to stab, pierce ʃoɣe      
130 star ʃuame      
137 to blow word info ʃuo a.    

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