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Language: Mota

Source/Author:  Blust, From Codrington & Palmer (1896) 
Notes:  Codrington, R.H. & Palmer, J. (1896). A dictionary of the language of Mota, Sugarloaf Island, Banks Islands. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 
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:North and Central Vanuatu:Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands:East Vanuatu 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
68 needle      
202 Six word info      
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      
170 when? word info [a]ŋaisa   1, 24  
80 to split word info [gara]wora   1  
186 you [i] kamiu   1, 13  
187 they [i] neira   1, 33  
185 we word info [i]kamam   2  
182 I [i]nau   1, 21, 22  
184 he/she [i]neia   1, 6  
183 thou [i]niko   1, 17, 18  
185 we word info [i]nina   1?  
189 who? word info [i]sei   1  
174 in, inside a-lo   1, 72  
176 below alalaŋana      
36 to spit anus   14, 84  
161 shy, ashamed apegalo      
173 at apegalo      
161 shy, ashamed apemaragai   34  
173 at apemaragai      
148 white aqaga   13  
180 far aras   32  
71 to stab, pierce as   34  
145 smoke word info as[u]   2  
54 man/male ata [AF] means 'person', not 'male' 14  
143 fire av   1  
175 above avunana      
150 yellow aŋoaŋo   9  
76 to live, be alive es maur in compounds 24  
9 to swim gagao   5  
77 to scratch word info gagata   1?  
2 left galao   14  
37 to eat gan[a]   1  
69 to hunt word info ganagana (Tryon)    
104 fat/grease garake   39  
32 tongue garamʷea|i   7, 14  
163 new garaqa   9  
115 root gariu (<+wakaRi?) 2, 41  
9 to swim garu   5  
194 how? word info gasavai   13  
194 how? word info gasei   13  
102 rat gasuwe   3  
38 to chew word info gat *kaRat 22  
88 to squeeze word info gavir      
101 to fly gawa   14?  
151 green gesagesaga   8  
191 all gese   48  
90 to dig gil   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable gilala   18  
91 to buy girei   48  
22 to fear gogolo cf mataataa (rare) 57  
105 tail goloi   24  
160 painful, sick gopa (sick) 50, 102  
174 in, inside i-lo   1, 26  
111 fish iga   1  
177 this ike   46  
46 to see ilo   14  
85 to choose ilo-raka   30  
177 this iloke      
178 that ilone   1?  
40 to drink ima   51  
61 house imʷa   1  
178 that ine   1?  
172 to climb word info kalo   49  
77 to scratch word info karu   44  
158 narrow kokota   26  
13 back word info kulai   10  
96 dog kurut   7, 76  
124 sea lama   14  
153 big lava   10  
136 wind laŋ <+laNit?) 1, 77  
10 dirty lepa   9  
201 Five word info lima Five, hand-arm.(Source: Pollex) 1  
31 tooth liwoi   1, 35  
196 to count liwun   1, 13  
171 to hide word info liŋarag   60?  
174 in, inside loloi   1  
35 to vomit lua   8  
131 cloud word info maligo   34  
165 bad, evil malkeke      
60 father mama   1, 10  
47 to yawn mamaova   19  
139 cold word info mamarir   1  
140 dry word info mamasa   11  
152 small mantagai /rig/ is rare    
97 bird manu   1  
134 thunder manu   37  
27 nose manui   14  
28 to breathe mapsag   14  
132 fog marav   3, 32  
110 spider marawa   32  
45 eye matai   1  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
6 road/path mate-sala   1, 43  
157 thick word info matoltol   3  
3 right matua (<M) 5, 37  
48 to sleep matur   1  
142 heavy mava   46  
156 thin word info mavinvin (<M) 1, 50  
83 to work word info mawmawui   29  
149 red memea   1  
193 if menigiu      
162 old word info mosiu   1, 118  
33 to laugh mʷarae   87  
95 to fall word info mʷas[u]   57  
106 snake mʷata   12  
56 child mʷera   8  
127 woods/forest mʷot   60  
109 mosquito nam[u]   1  
23 blood nara   1  
112 rotten word info naru   19  
56 child natiu   5  
114 leaf naui   1  
124 sea nawo   42  
125 salt nawo   30  
25 neck nenei   63  
141 wet nima      
114 leaf no   1  
62 thatch/roof no-ota <M sago leaf' 1, 61  
191 all nol   15  
21 to think nonom actually <*dodomi 13  
90 to dig nur      
121 sand one   1  
73 to steal palu   23  
1 hand panei   14  
100 wing panei   2  
122 water word info pei   28  
126 lake pei lava   21  
150 yellow pepega      
179 near peteŋ      
153 big poa   50  
10 dirty pulua   67  
51 to sit pute   116  
19 shoulder qatagpanei   36, 65?  
24 head qatiu   9  
154 short word info qatutui   9?  
82 dull, blunt qatwono   15?  
50 to dream qore   10  
43 ear qoroi   16  
167 night qoŋ   1  
168 day qoŋ   16  
172 to climb word info rap   37  
34 to cry rarao note semantics 68  
57 husband rasoai   2, 64  
58 wife rasoai   1  
140 dry word info raŋo   1, 85  
4 leg/foot raŋoi   17  
87 to swell word info riga   23  
49 to lie down word info risa   75  
84 to plant riv   9  
179 near rivtag   101  
101 to fly rowo rowo - only in compounds? 1  
44 to hear roŋo|tag   1, 55  
198 Two word info rua   1  
123 to flow sale   38  
71 to stab, pierce sar   14  
63 name sasai   1, 34  
180 far sau   1  
188 what? word info sava   1  
137 to blow word info sawu   12  
147 black siliga      
42 to suck sis   25  
87 to swell word info sis   11?  
144 to burn word info siŋ   9  
29 to sniff, smell soman   15  
149 red soroga      
107 worm (earthworm) sulate   1, 8  
15 bone sur[iu]   52  
42 to suck sus   25  
18 breast sus[iu]   1  
67 to sew word info susur   15, 59  
192 and ta   30  
53 person/human being ta-nun   4, 51  
195 no, not tagai   10  
13 back word info tagir   12  
65 rope tali (Tryon ?ae) 1  
60 father tamai   1  
194 how? word info tamʷavea      
79 stick/wood tan-gae   1?  
119 earth/soil tano   1  
78 to cut, hack word info tara   1  
146 ash tarowo   62  
39 to cook word info taru   9  
165 bad, evil tatas   1, 99  
169 year tau   1  
89 to hold word info taur note semantics of alternatives 35  
116 flower tawaga|siu   34  
92 to open, uncover tawalag   55  
159 wide tawela   34  
34 to cry taŋ[i] note semantics 1  
16 intestines tinai   1  
93 to pound, beat word info tipa   12?  
70 to shoot word info tiqa   8  
52 to stand tira   54  
138 warm word info titin   12  
138 warm word info titkeliga      
155 long word info tole      
199 Three word info tole   1  
98 egg toliu   1  
14 belly toqai phonet. /tokpʷa-i/ 36  
88 to squeeze word info totos      
86 to grow word info totou   4  
162 old word info tuai (of long duration) 1, 35  
190 other tuara   61  
128 sky tuka   62  
39 to cook word info tun/tin   9  
81 sharp tup      
52 to stand tur   2, 69  
151 green turturuga   70  
72 to hit word info tut   8  
197 One word info tuwale   9  
146 ash tuwus   63  
99 feather ul[ui]   1  
26 hair word info ului   31  
40 to drink un   1  
39 to cook word info ur   9  
127 woods/forest uta   7  
137 to blow word info uw   4  
30 mouth valai   42  
118 grass valis   1  
5 to walk van[o]   2  
7 to come vano ma   23, 1  
171 to hide word info vara      
17 liver varai   17  
120 stone vat   1  
200 Four word info vat   1, 65  
64 to say vava   13  
55 woman/female vavine   1, 106  
181 where? word info vea   3, 35  
64 to say vet   47  
59 mother veve   20  
66 to tie up, fasten vil      
135 lightning vila   26  
12 skin vinitiu   28  
8 to turn word info viro   24  
103 meat/flesh visogoi   10  
130 star vitu   1  
94 to throw word info vivir   30  
129 moon vula   1  
72 to hit word info vus   86  
74 to kill vus mate   26, 2  
192 and wa   56  
113 branch word info waŋarai      
133 rain wena   51  
179 near wenwen      
123 to flow wera   31  
166 correct, true weswes   43  
164 good wia   1  
117 fruit woai   1, 26  
91 to buy wol   1  
160 painful, sick woso (be in pain)    
148 white wowoga   13, 93  
108 louse word info wut   1  
11 dust wuwua   1, 50  
41 to bite ŋau   42  
41 to bite ŋit   58  

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