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

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