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

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