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Language: Ifira-Mele (Mele-Fila)

Source/Author:  POLLEX 2000 (Bruce Biggs & Ross Clark) 
Notes:  AKA Mele-Fila in Pollex 
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:
7 to come      
8 to turn word info      
12 skin      
13 back word info      
14 belly      
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable      
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell      
30 mouth      
36 to spit      
38 to chew word info      
46 to see      
47 to yawn      
53 person/human being      
57 husband      
59 mother      
60 father      
62 thatch/roof      
64 to say      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
76 to live, be alive      
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info      
84 to plant      
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info      
90 to dig      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info      
103 meat/flesh      
104 fat/grease      
106 snake      
115 root      
116 flower      
118 grass      
123 to flow      
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest      
130 star      
132 fog      
138 warm word info      
145 smoke word info      
150 yellow      
153 big      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
161 shy, ashamed      
174 in, inside      
180 far      
187 they      
190 other      
193 if      
195 no, not      
196 to count      
208 Fifty word info      
11 dust penu Pollex 06: Penu. :Dust, rubbish.    
1 hand rima Five; hand-arm 1  
6 road/path ara Path, road (Clk) 1  
16 intestines sinae Guts [<] 1 L
17 liver ate Liver 1  
18 breast susu Breast (Bgs) 1  
22 to fear mataku Afraid, frightened 1  
24 head ulu Uru/ga 1  
27 nose usu Nose 1  
31 tooth nifo Tooth 1  
34 to cry tagi Weep 1  
40 to drink unu Drink (Clk) 1  
43 ear tariga Ear 1  
44 to hear ro/rogo Hear 1  
45 eye mata Eye, face 1  
75 to die, be dead mate Die 1  
79 stick/wood raakau Tree, wood 1  
85 to choose firi/a Select, choose 1  
86 to grow word info tupu Grow (of a person) 1  
97 bird manu Bird 1  
98 egg tolu   1  
108 louse word info kutu Louse 1  
109 mosquito namu Mosquito Clk) 1  
111 fish ika Fish (General term that includes whales and porpoises but not turtles, eels or octopus (Clk) 1  
114 leaf rau Leaf 1  
117 fruit fua Fruit, roe, testicle, kidney (Clk) 1  
120 stone fatu Stone 1  
121 sand wora/one/ Sand (Clk) 1  
128 sky ragi Sky 1  
133 rain ua Rain 1  
136 wind aŋi Wind 1  
143 fire afi Fire 1  
149 red mea Red 1  
156 thin word info manivinivi Thin [<] 1 L
160 painful, sick maasaki Sick 1  
163 new foou New 1  
165 bad, evil saa Bad 1  
167 night poo Night 1  
169 year tau Year 1  
173 at i At 1  
177 this naa Pollex 06: Naa. :This, that, near speaker or addressee (Clk). 1  
178 that naa Pollex 06: Naa. :This, that, near speaker or addressee (Clk). 1  
183 thou a/koe Second person singular free-form pronoun 1  
183 thou a/koe Second person singular free-form pronoun 1  
184 he/she ia Third person singular personal pronoun 1  
188 what? word info afa What? 1  
189 who? word info ku/ai Who? 1  
198 Two word info rua Two 1  
199 Three word info toru Three 1  
201 Five word info rima Five, hand-arm.(Source: Pollex) 1  
202 Six word info ono   1  
203 Seven word info fitu Seven.(Source: Pollex) 1  
151 green moto Immature (of fruit), green, unripe (Bgs) 1, 10  
4 leg/foot vae Leg 1, 100  
182 I av/au/ I, me (Clk) 1, 21  
168 day ao Daylight 1, 54  
171 to hide word info mumuni Hide an object 1, 67  
71 to stab, pierce suki/a Pierce, stab 1, 8  
55 woman/female faafine Women 1, 106  
55 woman/female faa/fine/ Women 1, 106  
54 man/male taane Male 1, 11  
55 woman/female fine Woman 1, 41  
37 to eat kai Eat, food 1, 44  
139 cold word info makariri Cold (Clk) 1, 52  
41 to bite kati/a To bite 1, 55  
100 wing pekkau Wing (Clk) 1, 59  
2 left masui Left (not right) (Clk) 1, 59, 74  
136 wind matagi Wind 1, 66  
200 Four word info faa Four 1, 66  
144 to burn word info tuugia Put on the fire, burn; light (fire, lamp) 1, 7  
107 worm (earthworm) suulaji Worm 1, 8  
39 to cook word info tao/na To cook 10  
48 to sleep moe Sleep, lie down (Clk) 10  
65 rope maea Rope (European type) 10  
71 to stab, pierce taaro/a Spear, throw a spear or knife at something (Clk) 10  
119 earth/soil kere(kere) Earth, ground, soil 10  
124 sea muana Ocean 10  
160 painful, sick mmae Be in pain, hurt 10  
16 intestines vava (Clk) 11  
101 to fly rere Fly 11  
119 earth/soil lepa Mud (Clk) [<] 11 L?
141 wet s/suu Wet 11  
194 how? word info peefea How? 11  
66 to tie up, fasten fau/sia Lash 11, 16  
72 to hit word info saa-ia Hit, beat, thrash 12  
131 cloud word info pu/ao Cloud 12  
137 to blow word info sau Blow (of wind) 12  
67 to sew word info tui/a Sew, string (Clk) 13  
78 to cut, hack word info fasi/a To split 13  
105 tail suku Tail of animal or fish, but not bird (Ebt) 13  
152 small le/leka Small (Fla) (Cpl) 13  
152 small kela/kela Small (Ebt) 13  
191 all katoa All 13  
61 house fare House 14  
102 rat kimoa Pollex 06: Kimoa. :Rat. 14  
112 rotten word info popo Decayed, of wood (Clk) 14  
134 thunder pajjiri   14  
81 sharp maji/kai/ Sharp (Clk) 14, 16, 67  
32 tongue arero Tongue (Clk) 15  
51 to sit nofo Sit, stay, wait (Clk) 16  
78 to cut, hack word info sere/a To cut 16  
164 good marie Good (Bgs) 16  
186 you kooteu Second person plural cardinal pronoun (Clk) 16  
78 to cut, hack word info tuu/jia Cut 17  
99 feather vaero Pollex 06: Vaero. :Feather (Clk). 1?  
110 spider kalaalaa Spider [<] 1? L
52 to stand tuu Stand 2  
93 to pound, beat word info tuki/a Strike, pound 2  
122 water word info vai Fresh water 2  
135 lightning wira Lightning 2  
185 we word info ma We, dual exclusive (Clk) 2  
192 and ma And 2  
209 One Hundred word info mi/jikao/ Hundred *rima-tekau (Clk).(Source: Pollex) 2  
210 One Thousand word info manu Thousand.(Source: Pollex) 2  
113 branch word info maga Pollex 06: Maga. :Branch. 2, 35  
25 neck pena/ua/ Neck 21, 18  
157 thick word info maatoru Thick (of board etc.) (Clk) 3  
204 Eight word info varu Pollex 06: Varu. :Eight. 3  
204 Eight word info va'u Pollex 06: VA`U. :Eight (I). 3  
181 where? word info fea Where? 3, 35  
172 to climb word info kake Climb 32  
55 woman/female te Women 35  
50 to dream memiti Dream 36  
10 dirty paku   37  
129 moon sina/marama Moon (Clk) 37, 7  
185 we word info tu Pron. we (inclusive, plural i, subject ii) (Clk) 39  
23 blood toto Blood 4  
80 to split word info tapasi/a Break, split, separate (Clk) 4  
26 hair word info rauru Hair, wig (Clk) 40  
197 One word info tasi One 41  
142 heavy mmafa Heavy 46  
162 old word info tuuai Old (of things); long ago 48  
191 all sara All, every kind of ?B. (Clk) [<] 49 L
9 to swim kau Swim (in a direction) 5  
170 when? word info aafea When? (future) (Clk) 5  
183 thou ki Second person singular preposed pronoun (Clk) 5  
183 thou ki Second person singular preposed pronoun (Clk) 5  
205 Nine word info siva Nine (Clk)[>].(Source: Pollex) 5  
206 Ten word info gafuru Ten.(Source: Pollex) 5  
3 right matau Right (not left) 5, 13  
58 wife nufine Old woman, wife (Clk) 5, 66  
42 to suck koom/ia Suck on something in the mouth (Clk) 50  
15 bone ivi Bone 52, 5  
5 to walk sale Walk in free-and -easy way, stroll, float, drift, put out to sea B. [<] 6 L
49 to lie down word info moe Sleep, lie down (Clk) 6  
63 name igoa Name 6  
72 to hit word info paaki/a Slap, hit with hammer, rock etc 6  
207 Twenty word info ngofuru e'rua   6, 3  
56 child tariki Pollex 06: Tariki. :Child (of man). 6, 63  
147 black paku Pollex 06: Paku. :Black. 64  
140 dry word info maatuu Pollex 06: Maatuu. :Dry (Clk). 66  
152 small -riki Small (Clk) 66  
146 ash refu Ashes 67  
33 to laugh kata Laugh 7  
73 to steal kaiaa Steal 7  
86 to grow word info somo Grow (of plant) (Clk) 7  
87 to swell word info f/fura Swell up 7  
96 dog korii Dog 7  
155 long word info tootoe Pollex 06: Tootoe. :Long (Clk). 73  
35 to vomit r/rua/ Vomit 8  
72 to hit word info ta/ia Hit, kill 8  
72 to hit word info tuki/a Strike, pound 8  
74 to kill ta/ia Hit, kill 8  
148 white tea/tea White 8  
166 correct, true too/tonu/ Straight, true, correct 8  
176 below aro Below, beneath [<] 8 L
21 to think maanatu Think, remember 9  
77 to scratch word info karu/karu Scratch B. [<] 9 L
78 to cut, hack word info kooti/a Cut open cooked food 9  
154 short word info poo/poto/ Short 9  
175 above ruga Top, above (Clk) 9  
179 near tata Be near 9  
54 man/male tamaaroa Young man (Clk) x  

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