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Language: Tuvalu

Source/Author:  Geoffrey Jackson  
Notes:  g = velar nasal
macron indicates long vowels
 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Central Pacific:East Fijian-Polynesian:Polynesian:Nuclear:Samoic-Outlier:Ellicean 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand lima hand 1  
2 left fakamaui   1, 59  
3 right      
4 leg/foot vae   1, 100  
4 leg/foot      
5 to walk sale add: saere 6  
6 road/path ala   1  
7 to come      
8 to turn word info fuli      
9 to swim kau   5  
10 dirty lailai      
11 dust pefu   1, 74  
11 dust      
12 skin      
13 back word info      
14 belly tinae      
14 belly      
14 belly manava   9  
14 belly alo   10  
15 bone ivi   52, 5  
16 intestines gakau   12  
16 intestines      
17 liver ate   1  
18 breast u   1  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable      
20 to know, be knowledgeable iloa   13  
20 to know, be knowledgeable      
21 to think manatu   9  
22 to fear mataku   1  
23 blood toto   4  
24 head ulu   1  
25 neck      
25 neck ua   18  
26 hair word info      
26 hair word info      
26 hair word info lauulu   40  
27 nose ihu   1  
28 to breathe mānava   1  
29 to sniff, smell hogi add: manogi 9  
30 mouth      
31 tooth nifo   1  
32 tongue alelo   15  
33 to laugh kata   7  
34 to cry      
35 to vomit lua   8  
36 to spit puaki   16  
36 to spit      
37 to eat kai   1, 47  
38 to chew word info lamu   7  
39 to cook word info tunu   9  
40 to drink inu   1  
41 to bite      
42 to suck miti   8  
43 ear taliga   1  
44 to hear      
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see      
47 to yawn māvava   19  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep moe   10, 109  
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream moemiti   36  
51 to sit nofo add: sagasaga 16  
52 to stand tu   2  
53 person/human being tino      
54 man/male tagata   12, 14  
55 woman/female fafine   1, 106  
55 woman/female      
56 child tamaliki Child, children 6, 63  
57 husband avaga   13  
58 wife avaga      
59 mother mātua   4  
60 father tamana   1  
61 house fale   14  
62 thatch/roof lau      
63 name igoa   6  
64 to say      
65 rope maea   10  
66 to tie up, fasten fakamau add: fakapiki    
66 to tie up, fasten      
66 to tie up, fasten      
67 to sew word info tui add:sui 13, 16  
68 needle nila English loan   L
69 to hunt word info tuli   8  
70 to shoot word info fana   1  
71 to stab, pierce      
71 to stab, pierce suki   1, 8  
72 to hit word info   13  
72 to hit word info      
72 to hit word info      
72 to hit word info      
73 to steal kaiā   7  
73 to steal      
74 to kill      
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive ola   6  
77 to scratch word info lati   10  
78 to cut, hack word info tipi      
78 to cut, hack word info      
78 to cut, hack word info      
78 to cut, hack word info      
79 stick/wood lakau   1  
80 to split word info fakamaisi      
81 sharp kai   14  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info galue      
84 to plant      
85 to choose filifili   1  
86 to grow word info      
86 to grow word info tupu   1  
87 to swell word info fete   5  
87 to swell word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info      
88 to squeeze word info      
88 to squeeze word info kumi   14  
89 to hold word info puke   13  
89 to hold word info      
90 to dig keli   1  
90 to dig      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover tala   10  
93 to pound, beat word info tuki   2  
94 to throw word info      
94 to throw word info pei   12  
95 to fall word info pakū      
95 to fall word info   14  
96 dog kuli   7  
97 bird manu   1  
98 egg fuā unsure about the vowel length, only forms given were compounds (p. 334) 5  
99 feather fulufulu   1  
100 wing kapakau pakau 1, 59  
101 to fly eva   12  
101 to fly lele      
102 rat kimoa add: kiole 14  
103 meat/flesh kano   14  
104 fat/grease gako      
105 tail velo felo 10  
106 snake      
107 worm (earthworm) kalemutu add: anufe, ilo, ipo 9  
108 louse word info kutu   1  
109 mosquito namu   1  
110 spider naleau      
110 spider      
111 fish ika   1  
112 rotten word info pala masei      
113 branch word info kaula      
113 branch word info maga      
114 leaf      
115 root aka   2  
116 flower      
117 fruit fua   1  
118 grass mouku   58  
119 earth/soil kele   10  
120 stone fatu   1  
121 sand one      
122 water word info vai   2  
123 to flow      
124 sea moana Add: tai 10  
124 sea vaha   12  
125 salt masima      
126 lake vaituloto      
127 woods/forest togā lakau      
127 woods/forest vao   14  
128 sky lagi   1  
129 moon masina   37, 5  
130 star fetū   1  
131 cloud word info      
132 fog      
133 rain ua   1  
134 thunder fatili   14  
134 thunder      
135 lightning uila      
136 wind matagi   1, 66  
137 to blow word info agi   8  
137 to blow word info pusi   6  
138 warm word info mafanafana   1, 72  
139 cold word info makalili   1, 52  
139 cold word info moko   10  
140 dry word info malō   13  
141 wet   11  
141 wet siu   11  
142 heavy mafa   46  
143 fire afi   1  
144 to burn word info ka      
144 to burn word info sunu   106  
145 smoke word info au   2  
146 ash lefu   67  
147 black uli      
148 white kena   10  
149 red kula   13  
149 red lanu      
149 red      
150 yellow      
150 yellow sega   12  
151 green lanu launiu      
152 small foliki   66  
152 small foniki   66  
153 big matugā      
153 big lasi   12  
153 big māfaga      
153 big      
154 short word info toetoe      
155 long word info loa   12, 105  
156 thin word info kauvikiviki      
156 thin word info paka   6  
157 thick word info matolu   3  
158 narrow lauliki   84  
159 wide lauefa   48  
160 painful, sick      
160 painful, sick      
160 painful, sick masaki   1  
161 shy, ashamed mata mā   1  
161 shy, ashamed taema   1?  
162 old word info matua   1  
163 new fou   1  
164 good lei      
165 bad, evil masei      
166 correct, true tonu Add: sao 8  
167 night po   1  
167 night      
168 day aso   1, 54  
168 day      
169 year tausaga   1  
170 when? word info fea   5  
171 to hide word info pakili      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside      
175 above i luga   9  
176 below i lalo   8  
177 this      
178 that      
179 near pili   30  
180 far mao   13  
181 where? word info tefea   3, 35  
182 I au   1, 21  
182 I      
182 I      
183 thou      
183 thou koe   1  
183 thou      
184 he/she ia   1  
185 we word info mātou excl. 2?  
185 we word info tātou incl. 39?  
186 you      
186 you      
186 you koutou   16  
187 they      
188 what? word info ā   1  
189 who? word info ko oi   1  
190 other      
191 all katoa   13  
192 and      
192 and mo   9  
193 if kafai   1  
194 how? word info      
194 how? word info pefea   11  
194 how? word info      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not se add: ikai, seai 13  
196 to count lau aka   8, 62  
196 to count      
196 to count faitau   8?  
197 One word info tasi   41  
198 Two word info lua      
199 Three word info tolu   1  
200 Four word info   1, 66  
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info ono      
203 Seven word info fitu   1  
204 Eight word info valu   3  
205 Nine word info iva   5, 66  
206 Ten word info sefulu   5?  
207 Twenty word info lua sefulu      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info selau   2  
210 One Thousand word info afe   3  
210 One Thousand word info      

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