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Language: Vaha (Tanna Island)

Source/Author:  Kenneth Nehrbass, 2012 
Notes:  From: A Comprehensive Comparison of Lexemes in the Major Languages of Tanna, Vanuatu 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Mary Walworth  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:South Vanuatu:Tanna 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand lɨm      
2 left mawol      
3 right m̃atuk      
4 leg/foot nɨhu      
5 to walk əliwkə      
6 road/path swatuk      
7 to come hiə      
8 to turn word info ələləkin      
9 to swim eiai      
10 dirty əmkɨmɨk 'be dirty'    
11 dust nɨmoluul      
12 skin lesɨ      
13 back word info nɨm̃eita      
14 belly nɨkwətp̃      
15 bone nɨkɨlkɨli      
16 intestines nɨsinau      
17 liver nɨkanmap      
18 breast nah      
19 shoulder nula      
20 to know, be knowledgeable tkun      
21 to think əlɨg      
21 to think ətəlɨg      
22 to fear gɨn      
23 blood nɨtaw 'blood belonging to s.o.'    
24 head kapə 'head belonging to s.o.'    
24 head kap̃ə      
25 neck nɨp̃ətək nua      
26 hair word info nɨkwəne      
27 nose nəpɨghegh      
28 to breathe eihaag      
29 to sniff, smell pin      
30 mouth nəkwa      
31 tooth nɨkwəlu      
32 tongue nelam      
33 to laugh aləh      
34 to cry asək      
35 to vomit luə      
36 to spit ətpɨs      
37 to eat əvɨgɨn      
38 to chew word info əkwəsɨs      
39 to cook word info vaan      
40 to drink nɨm̃      
41 to bite əkwətu      
42 to suck tɨm̃      
43 ear nɨm̃ətəlg      
44 to hear əlɨg      
45 eye nɨmth      
46 to see əm      
47 to yawn əkwaagha      
48 to sleep apɨl      
49 to lie down word info lkwao      
50 to dream əmlah      
51 to sit əkwətə      
52 to stand ətel      
53 person/human being yetmamə      
54 man/male kwən      
55 woman/female pɨtavən woman    
55 woman/female pɨtan wife    
56 child tɨni      
57 husband yetman      
58 wife pɨtavən      
58 wife pɨtan      
59 mother nɨsɨn 'mother of someone'    
60 father tɨm 'father of someone'    
61 house nim̃ə      
62 thatch/roof mələkien 'thatch made from coconut leaf'; also means 'coconut leaf'    
63 name nəg      
64 to say ni      
65 rope nələus      
66 to tie up, fasten alkɨs      
67 to sew word info jil      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info halɨp      
71 to stab, pierce hai      
72 to hit word info asɨk      
73 to steal əkləh      
74 to kill əwhapni      
75 to die, be dead mhiə      
76 to live, be alive mɨlagəh      
77 to scratch word info əki-əki      
78 to cut, hack word info ətai      
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info ohaptai      
81 sharp eslə      
82 dull, blunt pɨs      
83 to work word info      
84 to plant əmənə 'plant an orchard'    
85 to choose lp̃en      
86 to grow word info uvlə      
87 to swell word info əsiis      
88 to squeeze word info əvɨt      
89 to hold word info əskwalɨm      
90 to dig kɨl      
91 to buy nɨmtɨ      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info əwhapsɨl      
94 to throw word info atkuə      
95 to fall word info mɨl      
96 dog kuri L from Pn    
97 bird manə      
98 egg kwənelh      
99 feather nɨml      
100 wing təm̃əlm̃əlɨ      
101 to fly ieləg      
102 rat yahuk      
103 meat/flesh      
104 fat/grease nəlp̃ə      
105 tail nɨpikɨ      
106 snake      
107 worm (earthworm) m̃əjikərəu      
108 louse word info ket      
109 mosquito m̃ɨk      
110 spider məkəl      
111 fish nəm      
112 rotten word info əulɨk      
113 branch word info kwenpav      
114 leaf nɨm̃alɨ      
115 root nua      
116 flower elwən      
117 fruit kwənkwa      
118 grass m̃ənwhelɨk      
119 earth/soil nɨmoptanə      
120 stone kəp̃iel      
121 sand nɨməkləkɨl      
122 water word info nu      
123 to flow      
124 sea tahik      
125 salt nɨgəl      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest yelkwən      
128 sky nɨmago-ago      
129 moon makuə      
130 star kɨmhau      
131 cloud word info nəpuə      
132 fog ətokw 'foggy'    
133 rain nəhig      
134 thunder kaluəluə      
135 lightning nəlowapɨgien      
136 wind nɨmətag      
137 to blow word info      
138 warm word info ap̃ei-ap̃ei      
139 cold word info okiai      
140 dry word info əvsɨk      
141 wet əptɨg      
142 heavy pam      
143 fire nap̃      
144 to burn word info as      
145 smoke word info nehenap      
146 ash nɨmtakw      
147 black apɨg      
148 white awən      
149 red ətəuatəu      
150 yellow əukləh      
151 green əmlɨmtə      
152 small əkok      
153 big asol      
154 short word info əkok      
155 long word info ikəlu      
156 thin word info əgei-əgei      
157 thick word info kɨmkɨm      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick mhiə      
161 shy, ashamed aulɨs      
162 old word info əwhalu      
163 new wi      
164 good huvə      
165 bad, evil hah      
166 correct, true pəlhien      
167 night nɨpɨg      
168 day lukweiha 'sunshine; day'    
169 year nekw 'yam; year'    
170 when? word info tuk nagheen      
171 to hide word info elkwaig      
172 to climb word info əktə      
173 at ye      
174 in, inside nəkwa      
175 above pəktə      
176 below peiwaiyu      
177 this e kwusei; en    
178 that ai      
179 near ipakə      
180 far isəkw      
181 where? word info hia      
182 I yəu      
183 thou ik      
184 he/she in      
185 we word info kɨsə pl. incl.; kɨmhə - pl. excl.    
186 you kɨmiə      
187 they iliə pl.    
188 what? word info naha      
189 who? word info pa      
190 other      
191 all fam      
192 and kɨni      
193 if tukmə      
194 how? word info -əhol-      
195 no, not nɨkam      
196 to count əhvuekɨn      
197 One word info kəjikenə      
198 Two word info kɨlalu      
199 Three word info kɨsisɨl      
200 Four word info kwies      
201 Five word info kɨlkɨlɨp      
202 Six word info      
203 Seven word info      
204 Eight word info      
205 Nine word info      
206 Ten word info      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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