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Language: Vaha (Tanna Island)

Source/Author:  Kenneth Nehrbass, 2012 
Identifiers:  ISO-639-3:nwi  Glottocode: sout2869 
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:
175 above pəktə      
191 all fam      
192 and kɨni      
146 ash nɨmtakw      
173 at ye      
13 back word info nɨm̃eita      
165 bad, evil hah      
14 belly nɨkwətp̃      
176 below peiwaiyu      
153 big asol      
97 bird manə   1  
147 black apɨg      
23 blood nɨtaw 'blood belonging to s.o.'    
15 bone nɨkɨlkɨli      
113 branch word info kwenpav      
18 breast nah      
56 child tɨni      
131 cloud word info nəpuə      
139 cold word info okiai      
166 correct, true pəlhien      
168 day lukweiha 'sunshine; day'    
10 dirty əmkɨmɨk 'be dirty'    
96 dog kuri L from Pn 7  
140 dry word info əvsɨk      
82 dull, blunt pɨs   16  
11 dust nɨmoluul      
43 ear nɨm̃ətəlg      
119 earth/soil nɨmoptanə      
98 egg kwənelh      
204 Eight word info      
45 eye nɨmth      
180 far isəkw      
104 fat/grease nəlp̃ə      
60 father tɨm 'father of someone'    
99 feather nɨml      
208 Fifty word info      
143 fire nap̃      
111 fish nəm      
201 Five word info kɨlkɨlɨp      
116 flower elwən      
132 fog ətokw 'foggy'    
200 Four word info kwies      
117 fruit kwənkwa      
164 good huvə      
118 grass m̃ənwhelɨk      
151 green əmlɨmtə      
26 hair word info nɨkwəne      
1 hand lɨm   1, 64  
184 he/she in   1, 43  
24 head kapə 'head belonging to s.o.'    
24 head kap̃ə      
142 heavy pam      
61 house nim̃ə      
194 how? word info -əhol-      
57 husband yetman      
182 I yəu      
193 if tukmə      
174 in, inside nəkwa      
16 intestines nɨsinau      
126 lake      
114 leaf nɨm̃alɨ      
2 left mawol      
4 leg/foot nɨhu      
135 lightning nəlowapɨgien      
17 liver nɨkanmap      
155 long word info ikəlu      
108 louse word info ket      
54 man/male kwən      
103 meat/flesh      
129 moon makuə      
109 mosquito m̃ɨk      
59 mother nɨsɨn 'mother of someone'    
30 mouth nəkwa      
63 name nəg      
158 narrow      
179 near ipakə      
25 neck nɨp̃ətək nua      
68 needle      
163 new wi      
167 night nɨpɨg      
205 Nine word info      
195 no, not nɨkam      
27 nose nəpɨghegh      
162 old word info əwhalu      
197 One word info kəjikenə      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
190 other      
160 painful, sick mhiə      
53 person/human being yetmamə      
133 rain nəhig      
102 rat yahuk   3  
149 red ətəuatəu      
3 right m̃atuk      
6 road/path swatuk      
115 root nua      
65 rope nələus      
112 rotten word info əulɨk      
125 salt nɨgəl      
121 sand nɨməkləkɨl      
124 sea tahik   1  
203 Seven word info      
81 sharp eslə      
154 short word info əkok      
19 shoulder nula      
161 shy, ashamed aulɨs      
202 Six word info      
12 skin lesɨ      
128 sky nɨmago-ago      
152 small əkok      
145 smoke word info nehenap      
106 snake      
110 spider məkəl      
130 star kɨmhau      
79 stick/wood      
120 stone kəp̃iel      
105 tail nɨpikɨ      
206 Ten word info      
178 that ai      
62 thatch/roof mələkien 'thatch made from coconut leaf'; also means 'coconut leaf'    
187 they iliə pl.    
157 thick word info kɨmkɨm      
156 thin word info əgei-əgei      
177 this e kwusei; en 1, 18  
183 thou ik   1, 17  
199 Three word info kɨsisɨl      
134 thunder kaluəluə      
41 to bite əkwətu      
137 to blow word info      
28 to breathe eihaag      
144 to burn word info as   42  
91 to buy nɨmtɨ      
38 to chew word info əkwəsɨs      
85 to choose lp̃en      
172 to climb word info əktə      
7 to come hiə      
39 to cook word info vaan      
196 to count əhvuekɨn      
34 to cry asək   33  
78 to cut, hack word info ətai      
75 to die, be dead mhiə      
90 to dig kɨl      
50 to dream əmlah      
40 to drink nɨm̃      
37 to eat əvɨgɨn      
95 to fall word info mɨl      
22 to fear gɨn      
123 to flow      
101 to fly ieləg      
86 to grow word info uvlə      
44 to hear əlɨg      
171 to hide word info elkwaig      
72 to hit word info asɨk      
89 to hold word info əskwalɨm      
69 to hunt word info      
74 to kill əwhapni      
20 to know, be knowledgeable tkun      
33 to laugh aləh      
49 to lie down word info lkwao      
76 to live, be alive mɨlagəh      
92 to open, uncover      
84 to plant əmənə 'plant an orchard'    
93 to pound, beat word info əwhapsɨl      
64 to say ni   104  
77 to scratch word info əki-əki      
46 to see əm      
67 to sew word info jil      
70 to shoot word info halɨp      
51 to sit əkwətə      
48 to sleep apɨl      
29 to sniff, smell pin      
36 to spit ətpɨs      
80 to split word info ohaptai      
88 to squeeze word info əvɨt      
71 to stab, pierce hai   14  
52 to stand ətel      
73 to steal əkləh      
42 to suck tɨm̃      
87 to swell word info əsiis      
9 to swim eiai      
21 to think əlɨg      
21 to think ətəlɨg      
94 to throw word info atkuə      
66 to tie up, fasten alkɨs      
8 to turn word info ələləkin      
35 to vomit luə      
5 to walk əliwkə      
83 to work word info      
47 to yawn əkwaagha      
32 tongue nelam      
31 tooth nɨkwəlu      
207 Twenty word info      
198 Two word info kɨlalu   8, 1  
138 warm word info ap̃ei-ap̃ei      
122 water word info nu   2  
185 we word info kɨsə pl. incl.; kɨmhə - pl. excl.    
141 wet əptɨg      
188 what? word info naha   1  
170 when? word info tuk nagheen      
181 where? word info hia   91  
148 white awən      
189 who? word info pa   1, 30  
159 wide      
58 wife pɨtavən      
58 wife pɨtan      
136 wind nɨmətag      
100 wing təm̃əlm̃əlɨ      
55 woman/female pɨtavən woman    
55 woman/female pɨtan wife    
127 woods/forest yelkwən      
107 worm (earthworm) m̃əjikərəu      
169 year nekw 'yam; year' 41  
150 yellow əukləh      
186 you kɨmiə      

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