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Language: Roro

Source/Author:  Matilda Miria-Tairea 
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Data Entry:  Typed By: Debasish Roy  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:Papuan Tip:Peripheral:Central Papuan:West Central Papuan:Nuclear 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
2 left      
3 right      
8 to turn word info      
19 shoulder      
25 neck      
28 to breathe      
39 to cook word info      
42 to suck      
62 thatch/roof      
69 to hunt word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp      
82 dull, blunt      
85 to choose      
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info      
93 to pound, beat word info      
99 feather      
105 tail      
107 worm (earthworm)      
110 spider      
112 rotten word info      
113 branch word info      
115 root      
117 fruit      
118 grass      
121 sand      
123 to flow      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest      
131 cloud word info      
132 fog      
135 lightning      
140 dry word info      
146 ash      
150 yellow      
151 green      
155 long word info      
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
161 shy, ashamed      
163 new      
169 year      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
177 this      
178 that      
179 near      
187 they      
190 other      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
196 to count      
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      
41 to bite -[a]ra   1  
7 to come aba nemai he/she is coming 1  
133 rain abara [<sabaRat]    
64 to say abi say 162  
137 to blow word info abu [on the fire] 80  
17 liver ahe-na   1  
195 no, not ahãʔĩ   1  
98 egg ahói   1  
173 at ai Terry isu-ai (=T is at home) 12  
4 leg/foot ai-mu   1  
4 leg/foot ai-na   1  
44 to hear aia-na   38  
185 we word info aika   1?  
170 when? word info aita   1  
35 to vomit aióra   7  
181 where? word info aiʔe   87  
4 leg/foot aiʔu   1  
83 to work word info aka gen.    
124 sea aku   19  
139 cold word info ama   79  
162 old word info anepaka      
37 to eat ani   1  
65 rope anáw rope 20  
5 to walk ao to go 1  
44 to hear ao-na   1, 36  
153 big apaʔía   10  
24 head ara-na   44  
75 to die, be dead ari   11?  
23 blood aruru   48  
63 name ata-   1, 18  
57 husband atawa-   2  
58 wife atawa-   1  
36 to spit atósi to cough 19  
182 I au   1, 21  
174 in, inside aun-ai   1  
55 woman/female babiʔe   1, 120  
73 to steal bainau   1, 32  
100 wing bani   2  
136 wind baruru north-west wind    
84 to plant bato   6  
136 wind baura neutral as to direction    
176 below baʔai   1  
141 wet be   25  
122 water word info bei   2  
149 red biro   37  
130 star bisiu   1  
87 to swell word info bua      
26 hair word info bui-   31  
200 Four word info báni   1, 69  
64 to say emu-abi thats what you say 162  
23 blood ena aruaru his her blood 48  
122 water word info ena be   2  
61 house ena isu   76  
49 to lie down word info enosi   1, 67  
106 snake erau   75  
109 mosquito eusi   16  
90 to dig habi   59  
34 to cry hai [n.] 1  
43 ear haia-   1  
60 father hama-   1?  
5 to walk hamákaʔao to go    
119 earth/soil hano   1  
78 to cut, hack word info hara chop wood 1  
54 man/male hau also 'body': hau-?u = my body, au-?u = my feelings 22  
160 painful, sick hayara it hurts    
72 to hit word info haʔu   38  
95 to fall word info heʔo      
59 mother hina- vocative 1  
59 mother hina-ʔu Mother! 1  
38 to chew word info hua momo='the chewed betel nut' 33  
197 One word info hámo[na]   14  
43 ear háya   1  
15 bone húria [also = 'fellow Roro speaker'] 40  
191 all ikoi   15  
186 you ikoi miai   19  
191 all ikoi-miai you all 15  
191 all ikoi-na all of this 15  
202 Six word info ima      
160 painful, sick inawa chronic illness    
40 to drink inu   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable iovi-na "know" 137  
143 fire iruba   18  
61 house isu her/his househer/his house 76  
27 nose isu-   1  
46 to see ita- Capell (1943:12) gives /iha/ 1  
78 to cut, hack word info kabe rope, cloth, vegs.    
92 to open, uncover kaikau   47  
13 back word info kape-mu your back 109  
13 back word info kape-na his/her back 109  
13 back word info kapeʔu my back 109  
94 to throw word info kapo   98  
102 rat kaua   3  
91 to buy kawa mo-kawa-na = buy it! 66  
77 to scratch word info ka|paʔi I scratch    
125 salt kikimaru   14  
144 to burn word info kine      
165 bad, evil kiʔa   14  
154 short word info koʔo   95  
74 to kill kuahu ari      
145 smoke word info kuku      
128 sky kupa   17  
134 thunder kupa   98  
201 Five word info ma-ani      
45 eye maha-mu   1  
45 eye maha-na   1  
45 eye maha-ʔu   1  
111 fish maia   11  
32 tongue maia-   7  
79 stick/wood masiu      
76 to live, be alive mauri   1, 76  
47 to yawn mawa   19  
111 fish maya   11  
108 louse word info mena      
56 child miori children (as a class) 95  
136 wind mirikini north-east wind    
64 to say mo-abi you say 162  
91 to buy mo-kawa-na mo-kawa-na = buy it! 66  
52 to stand mo-kórosi (you) stand up! 108  
51 to sit momiasi [sit down!] 26, 126  
38 to chew word info momo 'the chewed betel nut' 1  
66 to tie up, fasten motóbana   143  
21 to think mo|raunana   96  
53 person/human being márima   92, 69  
33 to laugh móiriiri      
56 child nahu-ʔu my child 5  
164 good namo   27  
129 moon nawa also = 'month' 13  
9 to swim naʔu   51  
64 to say ne-abi   162  
184 he/she neaniani name + neaniani = he/she is eating    
48 to sleep neparua   54  
50 to dream nibi   1, 60  
68 needle nila [p]   L
31 tooth nite-   24  
14 belly nua-mu   22  
14 belly nua-na   22  
16 intestines nua-na   90  
14 belly nua-ʔu   22  
86 to grow word info obu   1  
104 fat/grease oho   22  
183 thou oi   1  
189 who? word info oi tai [=who are you?] - /tai/ does not occur alone 1  
7 to come omai come! (impersonal) 1  
10 dirty opu [also = 'mangrove'?] 21  
152 small papá[ni] [-i hard to hear]    
30 mouth pina-   100  
70 to shoot word info pisi   22  
120 stone pitára      
142 heavy puma [also="pregnant"]    
12 skin párua      
48 to sleep párua   54  
148 white póre      
167 night rabi   21  
168 day rani day / morning 6  
114 leaf rau-   1  
101 to fly robo   1  
97 bird roborobo < *Ropok 'fly' 78  
198 Two word info rúa   1  
138 warm word info siabu   21  
29 to sniff, smell simi- [SImi] 112  
103 meat/flesh sisi   31, 102  
18 breast susu-na   1  
188 what? word info taba   1  
11 dust tabu   1  
67 to sew word info tai   2  
6 road/path taiara   74  
116 flower taitai   19  
180 far tauʔa   1  
22 to fear taʔu   1  
66 to tie up, fasten toba   143  
166 correct, true tóhana Usually preceded by another word eg: abi tohana (= the real world, the truth) 50  
175 above ubi-ai      
83 to work word info uma aka garden work    
147 black umu [ʔúmu]   18  
96 dog waiha   41  
29 to sniff, smell waiha simi-na the dog's smell    
65 rope waro string 2  
199 Three word info áitau      
153 big ápa   10  
1 hand íma-   1  

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