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Language: Nemi (Temala area)

Source/Author:  F.OZANNE-RIVIERRE & A-G. HAUDRICOURT 
Identifiers:  ISO-639-3:nem  Glottocode: nemi1240 
Notes:  The lexical data used here come from the book writen by two linguists : Françoise OZANNE-RIVIERRE and André-Georges HAUDRICOURT, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (Nouvelle-Calédonie) : PIJE – FWÂI – NEMI – JAWE (published in 1982).
This book presents a thematic lexicon and a phonological comparaison of four languages, based on several fieldworks made by André-Georges HAUDRICOURT (in 1959) and Françoise OZANNE-RIVIERRE (1973, 1976, 1978).
The lexicon is translating french words into those four targeted languages. They are spoken on the north-west side of the Grande Terre island in New Caledonia.
- 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 Nemi, Jawe, 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
- As the authors provide sometimes the lexical item form within and out of a possessive construction (note that there is two types of possession in this language : alienable and unalienable), we have decided to retain the corresponding forms provided for unalienable possession, althought the possessive personal pronoun itself has not been retained. Only the word with a dash (for instance 'cii-', 'his/her skin') has been entered along with the world out of possessive contructions, when showed by the authors
Some worlds have different forms depending on the geographical location. Those locations to which are related those different forms are put in parenthesis ('T' is for Tendo and 'C' is for Coulna) 
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:Northern:North:Nemi 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
5 to walk      
29 to sniff, smell      
50 to dream      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
80 to split word info      
106 snake      
118 grass      
140 dry word info      
172 to climb word info      
178 that      
190 other      
191 all      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
54 man/male -kaʝuk   22  
54 man/male -ɣaʝuk   22  
177 this -ⁿda      
81 sharp cac      
96 dog capwek      
12 skin ci:-   1  
108 louse word info ci:k b.    
86 to grow word info cim Means 'to grow', 'to spread' for the branches or parts of a plant    
89 to hold word info cimwi   1  
6 road/path cne:ⁿdan      
160 painful, sick fali:c      
98 egg fi The word when out of a possessive construction    
98 egg fi:- The word when in a possessive construction    
196 to count fine   26  
98 egg fiʝe- The word when in a construction similar to 'the egg of-'    
197 One word info he:c      
198 Two word info heluk      
144 to burn word info het      
199 Three word info heʝen      
1 hand hi   10  
100 wing hi-manik      
113 branch word info hi-n ce:k      
20 to know, be knowledgeable hina   116  
138 warm word info hinu   11  
137 to blow word info hivu b.    
87 to swell word info hiⁿguk Used as an adjective    
103 meat/flesh hmave-      
103 meat/flesh hmavi-      
145 smoke word info hmu   2, 76  
145 smoke word info hmu:-      
11 dust hmu:n-ⁿguc 'Guc' means 'earth, dirt' 1, 105  
55 woman/female hno:k      
58 wife hno:we-      
4 leg/foot ho-   88  
49 to lie down word info ho:k      
86 to grow word info ho:k Used for plants    
180 far ho:t      
16 intestines ho:tne-      
42 to suck huli Means 'to eat by sucking a sugar canna'    
154 short word info humwa a.    
153 big hun      
30 mouth hwa-   36  
38 to chew word info hwai b. ' to chew some bark or magnania'    
27 nose hwãⁿdi-   14  
46 to see hwene      
194 how? word info hweᵐbe:      
37 to eat hwi-aman   1, 55  
41 to bite hwi: Meas 'to bite in order to eat meat' 57  
7 to come hŋe-me      
112 rotten word info hɲat   118  
123 to flow hɲe      
195 no, not hʝa Negative polarity sentence marker 112  
195 no, not hʝan Negative polarity sentence marker    
56 child hʝaok   104  
90 to dig hʝavi Means 'to dig, to havest (yam)'    
34 to cry hʝe   80  
9 to swim hʝo:m   97  
161 shy, ashamed ka-hũn 'shy'    
72 to hit word info ka:i 'To hit/strike/kill' without any further specification    
74 to kill ka:i      
163 new kaca Those lexical items are used for humans; for new objects, those items are combined with 'gaa', illustrated as followed : 'gaa kaca'    
159 wide kahlapa      
53 person/human being kahok      
57 husband kalo:-   2, 31  
176 below kare-      
150 yellow kari   14  
17 liver kec The word when out of a possessive construction 1  
17 liver kei- The word when in a possessive construction 1  
95 to fall word info kholok 'to fall by it self'    
49 to lie down word info knoa      
48 to sleep knohule:ŋ      
40 to drink knuⁿdi 'to drink something cold' 6  
40 to drink knuⁿduk 'to drink water' 6  
164 good koha      
195 no, not koi As a reply meaning 'no' 45  
121 sand kon   1  
127 woods/forest kuc   7  
133 rain kut   1  
23 blood kuta The word when out of a possessive construction    
23 blood kuta:- The word when in a possessive construction    
32 tongue kuvehma-      
179 near le file-      
192 and ma   2  
75 to die, be dead mac   1  
161 shy, ashamed maic 'to be ashamed'    
168 day mala   1, 54  
97 bird manik   1  
76 to live, be alive matip      
149 red mia   1, 55  
2 left mo   1, 59  
2 left mo:   1, 59  
141 wet moⁿguk      
152 small mwaɲ      
110 spider na:k      
109 mosquito na:ⁿguk      
173 at ne      
131 cloud word info ne:ɲ      
185 we word info nei incl.    
185 we word info nemi excl.    
82 dull, blunt neɲ      
205 Nine word info ni-ᵐbovac      
202 Six word info ni-ᵐbwe:c      
203 Seven word info ni-ᵐbweluk      
204 Eight word info ni-ᵐbweʝen      
201 Five word info nim   1, 15  
134 thunder niuk   43  
25 neck no:-   18  
22 to fear noa      
111 fish nuk   9  
47 to yawn ohaem      
120 stone paik   1  
206 Ten word info paiⁿdu   12  
31 tooth paʝe-hwa-      
64 to say pe:i      
200 Four word info phovec      
135 lightning pipmala:m      
130 star piuk   1  
116 flower pmu:-      
151 green pmuɲ      
83 to work word info pmwa poka      
193 if pmwane      
129 moon pmwe      
28 to breathe po-hʝe:n hnahna      
19 shoulder pue-hi-   37  
148 white pulo   3  
99 feather pun-manik The word when in a possessive construction    
26 hair word info pun-ᵐbwa-      
99 feather puni- The word when out of a possessive construction    
95 to fall word info pwane 'to fall' without any other specification    
117 fruit pwe-      
39 to cook word info pwe-cilek      
188 what? word info ta   1  
171 to hide word info ta-thicɲam      
165 bad, evil ta:c      
84 to plant tami      
92 to open, uncover tapmi   37  
95 to fall word info tapwa 'to fall (for instance a coconut)'    
51 to sit taⁿgo   42  
93 to pound, beat word info te:-ᵐbi: 'to pound something with the hands (coffee beans for instance)'    
44 to hear tena   80  
154 short word info tetep b.    
156 thin word info tetep      
94 to throw word info thai      
137 to blow word info thai a.    
85 to choose thamwi      
157 thick word info thaᵐbo      
78 to cut, hack word info the-ᵐbune      
78 to cut, hack word info the-ⁿgapi      
142 heavy the:c      
8 to turn word info thewe:      
88 to squeeze word info theᵐbile      
18 breast thi   1  
105 tail thiⁿge-      
132 fog tho:phmwa:t      
40 to drink thop 'to drink a tea'    
40 to drink thovi 'to drink a tisane'    
91 to buy thu:      
189 who? word info thu:      
189 who? word info thu:ⁿde      
67 to sew word info tiᵐbi      
66 to tie up, fasten tna:      
45 eye tnan-ma:-      
60 father tnau-      
59 mother tne-      
174 in, inside tne-      
101 to fly tne:n      
170 when? word info tne:t      
93 to pound, beat word info to-ᵐbi: 'to pound something with the feet'    
52 to stand tu:t      
35 to vomit ũⁿda      
158 narrow uᵐbec      
162 old word info vahi      
69 to hunt word info vap,vai      
181 where? word info ve Used either without movement or movement 3  
115 root wa:-      
65 rope wãk Means 'rope', or 'liana'    
122 water word info we   2  
182 I wo      
139 cold word info xim      
61 house ŋa   1  
33 to laugh ŋa:n   110  
61 house ŋe-   1  
21 to think ɲiɲami      
147 black ɲu:p      
143 fire ʝa:k      
143 fire ʝa:u-      
63 name ʝale-   1, 18  
63 name ʝat   1, 18  
77 to scratch word info ʝawi      
184 he/she ʝe      
187 they ʝele      
102 rat ҫine      
36 to spit ҫuhma      
107 worm (earthworm) ᵐbet      
24 head ᵐbwa-   9  
175 above ᵐbwan-      
62 thatch/roof ᵐbwan-ŋa   19  
79 stick/wood ᵐbwareⁿɟa      
186 you ⁿda:      
136 wind ⁿda:n   1  
13 back word info ⁿdai-      
169 year ⁿdak      
124 sea ⁿdalik   1  
125 salt ⁿdalik      
126 lake ⁿdan      
146 ash ⁿdap   1  
128 sky ⁿdawe      
114 leaf ⁿdo   1  
183 thou ⁿdo      
114 leaf ⁿdo:-      
15 bone ⁿdu The word when out of a possessive construction 2  
68 needle ⁿdu-ᵐbwek      
15 bone ⁿdu:- The word when in a possessive construction 2  
3 right ⁿdue-hi   24  
166 correct, true ⁿdukneⁿduk      
155 long word info ⁿgahlia      
10 dirty ⁿge:k      
167 night ⁿgen      
104 fat/grease ⁿgere:ɲ      
119 earth/soil ⁿguc      
73 to steal ⁿgune      
43 ear ⁿɟe:na The word when out of a possessive construction 1  
43 ear ⁿɟe:ne- The word when in a possessive construction 1  
14 belly ⁿɟic The word when out of a possessive construction 1  
14 belly ⁿɟie- The word when in a possessive construction 1  

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