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Language: Rennellese

Source/Author:  POLLEX 2000 (Bruce Biggs & Ross Clark) 
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Data Entry:  Typed By: Simon Greenhill  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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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:Futunic 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
84 to plant      
159 wide      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
94 to throw word info tupe   66  
134 thunder mana   37  
158 narrow 'omi      
153 big hua'eha (Ebt) 13  
125 salt tai (salt water) 20  
210 One Thousand word info ahe A thousand (pairs of yams etc.) (Ebt), A thousand counting units (Ebt)..(Source: Pollex) 3  
210 One Thousand word info mano A thousand (pairs of yams etc.) (Ebt), A thousand counting units (Ebt)..(Source: Pollex) 2  
14 belly manaba Abdomen, navel, navel-cord, breath, fontanel, breathe (Ebt) 9  
175 above à/gunga/ Above 9  
191 all kaatoa All, everyone, entire (Ebt) 13  
191 all hugi All, everyone, freely, do unanimously (Ebt) 14  
192 and ma And 2  
161 shy, ashamed maa Ashamed 1  
146 ash gehu Ashes (Ebt) 67  
173 at i At (preposed particle) 1  
19 shoulder uma(a) Attachment of shoulder to arm (Ebt) 10  
13 back word info tuʔa back 11  
165 bad, evil māseʔi bad 42, 1?  
165 bad, evil soŋo bad    
22 to fear mataku Be afraid, cowardly (Ebt) 1  
75 to die, be dead mate Be dead, dying, faint, unconscious (Ebt) 1  
180 far mama'o Be far, distant (Ebt) 13  
152 small ìti/ìti Be small, not much (Ebt) 121  
156 thin word info maanihi Be thin (general term) (Ebt) 1  
138 warm word info mahana Be warm, as food (Ebt) 1, 72  
150 yellow hegohego Be yellow (Ebt) 11  
72 to hit word info tuki Beat, strike, pound, smash (Ebt) 8  
93 to pound, beat word info tuki Beat, strike, pound, smash (Ebt) 2  
176 below gago Below, under (Ebt) 8  
153 big 'eha Big (Ebt) 13  
41 to bite uʔu bite 8  
147 black 'ugi Black, dark blue, brown, darkish colour, dirty (Ebt) 7  
23 blood toto Blood, sap (Ebt) 4  
137 to blow word info angi Blow (of wind, breeze) (Ebt) 8  
137 to blow word info taigi Blow gently 8  
137 to blow word info pusi Blow, as flute or the wind (Ebt) 6  
82 dull, blunt paluɣa blunt 50  
26 hair word info hugu Body-hair, feathers (Ebt) 31  
15 bone ibi Bone 52, 5  
113 branch word info gaà Branch 1  
78 to cut, hack word info motu Break, sever,as a string (Ebt) 54, 14  
28 to breathe haka/maanaba/ Breath 1  
28 to breathe manaba Breath 1  
28 to breathe manaba/ànga Breath, breathing (Ebt) 1  
38 to chew word info ngau Chew, as pandanus, sugar-cane, betel nut; bite (Ebt) 8  
56 child tamaìtiìti Child, infant, baby (Ebt) 6, 64  
56 child tama Child, son of a female (Ebt) 6  
56 child tamagiki Children (Ebt) 6, 63  
85 to choose higi Choose, select, vote (Ebt) 1  
88 to squeeze word info kukumi Clench, squeeze, shut, as scissors (Ebt) 14  
172 to climb word info kake Climb up (Ebt) 32  
131 cloud word info ào Cloud 12  
7 to come a'u Come (singular) 1, 44  
39 to cook word info ta'o Cook in any way except over an open fire (Ebt) 10  
166 correct, true tonu Correct, right, satisfactory (Ebt) 8  
196 to count tau Count, enumerate (Ebt) 8  
34 to cry tangi Cry, weep, sound, ring (Ebt) 1  
78 to cut, hack word info koti Cut, clip 9  
78 to cut, hack word info sege Cut, slice, butcher, circumcise (Ebt) 16  
168 day ào Day, daylight (Ebt) 1, 54  
140 dry word info magoo Dead or dry, as leaves (Ebt) 13  
90 to dig kegi Dig v, especially tubers (Ebt) 1  
96 dog kugi Dog 7  
50 to dream miti Dream, to dream (Ebt) 36  
40 to drink b/inu/-mia Drink (Ebt) 1, 34  
11 dust pebu dust 1, 74  
11 dust ɣebu dust 1, 74  
43 ear taginga Ear (Ebt) 1  
119 earth/soil kege Earth, ground, dirt, land, soil, world (Ebt) 10  
107 worm (earthworm) sugati Earthworm (Ebt) 1, 8  
204 Eight word info baŋgu eight 3  
132 fog kohu Emit smoke or steam (Ebt) 1, 47  
145 smoke word info kohu Emit smoke or steam (Ebt) 13  
45 eye mata Eye, face (Ebt) 1  
104 fat/grease ngako Fat, grease, pus (Ebt) 14  
60 father tama/u Father [<] 1 L
97 bird manu Fauna except human beings (Ebt) 1  
99 feather pala Feather 5  
55 woman/female -hine Female 1, 41  
143 fire ahi Fire (Ebt) 1  
185 we word info kimaa First person dual exclusive preposed pronoun (Ebt) [<] 2 L
185 we word info kita(a)- First person inclusive marker (Ebt) 1  
182 I -ku First person singular (Possessive) x  
182 I au First person singular pronoun (Focus) 1, 21  
103 meat/flesh kano Flesh or meat of anything; substance (Ebt) 14  
123 to flow tahe Float, drift (Ebt) 10  
116 flower laka flower 38  
37 to eat kai Food, eat 1, 44  
127 woods/forest bao Forest, Forest area (Ebt) 14  
120 stone balu- Fossilised prefix to several types of stone B. (Bst.1987 1  
200 Four word info haa Four 1, 66  
117 fruit hua Fruit, nut, seed, bulbil, berry, egg (Ebt) 1  
98 egg hua fruit, nut, seed, bulbil, berry; egg, 5  
127 woods/forest 'ugu Garden or planted clump of plants, trees (Ebt) 15  
118 grass mutie General name for grasses (Ebt) 13  
5 to walk sa'ege Go, approach (esp. for sex), advance in battle (Ebt) 6  
164 good ŋgaoi good 58  
104 fat/grease sinu/sinu Greasy, fat, rich 12  
151 green moto Green and nearly fully formed 1, 10  
86 to grow word info somo Grow, as small new branches on tree (Ebt) 7  
16 intestines ɣoɣuɣoɣu guts 35  
1 hand gima Hand, arm, five (Ebt) 1  
201 Five word info gima Hand, arm, five (Ebt).(Source: Pollex) 1  
184 he/she ia He, she 1  
24 head 'ugu Head, hair of the head (Ebt) 1  
142 heavy mamaha Heavy, imperfect, poor, sad, (Ebt) 46  
171 to hide word info mumuni Hide (intransitive) 1, 67  
72 to hit word info paki/a Hit (Ebt) 6  
72 to hit word info taa Hit, strike, cut, kill (Ebt) 10  
74 to kill taa Hit, strike, cut, kill (Ebt) 8  
89 to hold word info pipiki hold 56  
89 to hold word info ʔoso hold    
61 house hage House, hut, building (Ebt) 14  
194 how? word info pehea How? 11  
69 to hunt word info ihoʔaki hunt 14  
160 painful, sick mamae Hurt v,pain (Ebt) 10  
57 husband matuà Husband, family head; become old, mature (Ebt) 36  
193 if poi if 18  
144 to burn word info tutu Ignite, light (Ebt) 6  
174 in, inside goto Inside, interior, centre, lagoon inside reef (Ebt) 5  
101 to fly gege Jump, fly, leap, swing (Ebt) 11  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ìgo/ìgo Know, understand, be wise (Ebt) 13  
126 lake goto Lagoon inside reef (Ebt) 6  
126 lake gano Lake (Ebt) 1  
33 to laugh kata Laugh v, ridicule, deride (Ebt) 7  
114 leaf gau Leaf, bark, as of hibiscus (Ebt) 1  
2 left sema Left hand, left (Ebt) 11  
4 leg/foot ba'e Leg, foot (Ebt) 1, 100  
155 long word info goa Length, tallness (Ebt) 12  
76 to live, be alive ma'ugi Life, alive, soul, skull, in good health (Ebt) 1, 76  
17 liver àte Liver (Ebt) 1  
46 to see mata Look at 8  
46 to see kite Look, see, find (Ebt) 1  
108 louse word info kutu Louse (Ebt) 1  
53 person/human being tangata Man, male, person (Ebt) 1, 66, 97  
54 man/male tangata Man, male, person (Ebt) 12, 14  
129 moon maa-sina Moon, month (Ebt) 37, 5  
109 mosquito namu Mosquito (Ebt) 1  
59 mother tinana Mother, have a mother (Ebt) 1  
30 mouth haha/nga Mouth 1  
30 mouth ngutu Mouth, beak, orifice 2  
63 name ingoa Name, expression, to be named (Ebt) 6  
179 near hitaiaki near 43  
25 neck Neck, throat 18  
68 needle sika Net needle (Ebt) 9  
163 new ho'ou New, fresh (Ebt) 1  
44 to hear goŋo News, report, message, hear, listen, feel, taste (Ebt) 1  
167 night poo Night, become night (Ebt) 1  
205 Nine word info iba Nine (Ebt).(Source: Pollex) 5, 66  
18 breast uu Nipple, breast 1  
195 no, not siai no 10, 84  
195 no, not siʔai no 10, 83  
27 nose isu- nose, beak, swelling 1  
124 sea tai Ocean, lake, saltwater (Ebt) 1  
162 old word info matuʔa old (person) 1  
162 old word info tauiku old (person) 44  
162 old word info poepoe old (thing) x  
162 old word info bebe old (thing) x  
197 One word info tasi One (Ebt) 41  
197 One word info tahi One (Ebt) [<] 41 L
209 One Hundred word info gau One hundred (Ebt).(Source: Pollex) 2  
106 snake ngata Pacific Boa 12  
28 to breathe ngaa/ekeeke Pant, breathe hard 10  
71 to stab, pierce soka Pierce 67  
71 to stab, pierce suki Pierce, puncture, sting (Ebt) 1, 8  
182 I kau Portmanteau pronoun, first person singular I (Ebt) [<] 1, 21 L
88 to squeeze word info gomi Press a little (Ebt) 10  
133 rain 'ua Rain n, rain v (Ebt) 1  
102 rat kioge Rat 12  
20 to know, be knowledgeable maatino Realise, know, perceive (Ebt) 17  
149 red kuga Red 13  
149 red mea Red, reddish, very angry (Ebt) 1  
21 to think maanatu Remember, think, belief (Ebt) 9  
3 right maui right 32  
6 road/path aga Road 1  
115 root paìaà Roots 2  
65 rope tauga Rope, line, to tie (Ebt) 9  
112 rotten word info paga Rotten, as taro (Ebt) 13  
112 rotten word info popo Rotten, as wood or teeth (Ebt) 14  
121 sand 'one Sand, sand or rubble beach (Ebt) 1  
64 to say heŋgeu say 48  
77 to scratch word info aŋgaaŋga scratch 29  
124 sea moana Sea beyond the reef, ocean (Ebt) 10  
169 year ta'u Season (Ebt) 1  
186 you kougua Second person dual pronoun, you (Ebt) x  
183 thou koe Second person singular, thou 1  
183 thou koe Second person singular, thou 1  
91 to buy tauì Sell, buy, barter, pay, trade (Ebt) 9  
203 Seven word info hitu Seven, seventh (Ebt).(Source: Pollex) 1  
67 to sew word info tui Sew, string together, awl (Ebt) 13  
81 sharp hakakaa Sharpen 14, 17  
70 to shoot word info hana Shoot, as arrow, bow, speargun (Ebt) 1  
152 small poto/poto Short x  
154 short word info poto/poto Short 9  
160 painful, sick masaki Sickness, sick person (Ebt) 1  
202 Six word info ono six 1  
12 skin kigi Skin 1  
24 head poko/'ugu Skull 10, 62  
128 sky gangi Sky 1  
72 to hit word info sasa Slash grass 12  
48 to sleep moe Sleep, lie down, have sex (Ebt) 10  
49 to lie down word info moe Sleep, lie down, have sex (Ebt) 6  
152 small giki Small 66  
154 short word info leka Small portion, to be small 8  
29 to sniff, smell puìa Smell, sniff, as from afar (Ebt) 45?  
145 smoke word info àu/ahi Smoke 2  
145 smoke word info àuahi Smoke (Ebt) 2  
101 to fly eba Soar (Ebt) 12  
10 dirty pagapaga Soft, as spoiled baked fish, soaked geemugi nuts (Ebt) 7  
139 cold word info makagigi Somewhat cold, as food (Ebt) 1, 52  
111 fish ika Source ACD: Fish, turtle 1  
92 to open, uncover huke Source ACD: to open, as an oven; to dig out, as a canoe 1  
177 this ia Source- ACD: demonstrative: this, that, there, another,    
178 that ia Source- ACD: demonstrative: this, that, there, another, 1  
110 spider gaba Spider (Ebt). B. [<] 1 L
36 to spit ŋaʔesu spit 17  
80 to split word info hahaʔa split 5  
86 to grow word info tupu Sprout, grow; growth (Ebt) 1  
52 to stand tu'u Stand, upright, to be 2  
130 star hetu'u Star, constellation (Ebt) 1  
51 to sit noho Stay, live, sit, exist; to be left (Ebt) 16  
73 to steal kaiaà Steal, rob, commit adultery (Ebt) 7  
120 stone hatu Stone, rock, coral (Ebt) 1  
72 to hit word info paa Strike, touch, hit, slap, bat (Ebt) 13  
42 to suck miti Suck or draw in (Ebt) 8  
42 to suck umi Suck, hold in mouth (Ebt) 12  
87 to swell word info huhuga swell up, be swollen 7  
9 to swim kakau Swim (Ebt) 5  
105 tail siku tail 13  
68 needle au Tattooing needle (Ebt) 1  
206 Ten word info angahugu Ten.(Source: Pollex) 5  
62 thatch/roof àto Thatch, to thatch (Ebt) 1  
190 other gaa There, some, other (Ebt) 25  
187 they kiŋgāua they (3du) x  
187 they kiŋgatou they (3pl) 1, 19  
157 thick word info maatogu Thick, as a knife or a mat, crowded (Ebt) 3  
199 Three word info togu Three, third (Ebt) 1  
35 to vomit gua Throw up, vomit (Ebt) (*l > g regular - JL) 8  
134 thunder hatutigi Thunder, thunderbolt (Ebt) 14  
66 to tie up, fasten nati tie v 13  
66 to tie up, fasten noà Tie, bind (Ebt) 15  
168 day àso Time, day, season (Ebt) 1, 54  
154 short word info puku To be short (Ebt) 3  
144 to burn word info tuungia To be burned or on fire (Ebt) 7  
81 sharp kakai To be sharp 14, 67  
140 dry word info maamala To dry or be dry (Bst.1987) 1  
95 to fall word info too To fall, descend, swoop, alight (Ebt) 14  
135 lightning gapa To flash, as lightning 9  
86 to grow word info ma/lubu To grow, sprout B. (Bst) 1?  
66 to tie up, fasten ha'u To tie, lash, as with sinnet 11  
8 to turn word info takahugi To turn over something, turn around, turn a corner, turn away (as from sin), repent (Ebt) 15  
32 tongue àgego Tongue 15  
31 tooth niho Tooth (Ebt) 1  
79 stick/wood gaàkau Tree, bush, shrub, log, stick (Ebt) 1  
113 branch word info gaàkau Tree, bush, shrub, log, stick (Ebt) 1, 4  
198 Two word info gua Two, second, twice (Ebt) 1  
122 water word info bai Water 2  
141 wet sūʔia wet 11  
188 what? word info aa What? (Ebt) 1  
170 when? word info ʔaso hea when? 27, 5  
181 where? word info hea Which? what? where? (Ebt) 3, 35  
148 white tea White, light-coloured (Ebt) 8  
189 who? word info ai Who? 1  
153 big gau'eha Wide (Ebt) 13  
58 wife higimatuà Wife (Ebt) 5?, 9  
58 wife hiimatuà Wife (Ebt) 5, 9  
136 wind matangi Wind n, weather, position of wind, eastern (Ebt) 1, 66  
100 wing kapakau Wing (Ebt) 1, 59  
68 needle lagu Wing bone of flying-fox, (sewing) needle B. (Bst.1987)    
55 woman/female hahine Woman 1, 106  
83 to work word info haihekau work 26  
47 to yawn mamaba Yawn 19  
47 to yawn mababa Yawn 19  
150 yellow senga/senga Yellowish-red, as a pimple or a boil 12  
186 you koutou You, plural (Ebt) 16  

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