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

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