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Language: Motu

Source/Author:  Blust, from: Lister-Turner & Clark (1930) 
Notes:  Lister-Turner, Rev. R., & Clark, Rev. J.B. (1930). A Grammar of the Motu language of Papua. Government Printer: Sydney 
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:Western Oceanic:Papuan Tip:Peripheral:Central Papuan:Sinagoro-Keapara 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand ima   1  
2 left lauri   1, 73  
3 right idiba   22  
4 leg/foot ae   1  
5 to walk raka      
6 road/path dala   1  
7 to come mai   1  
8 to turn word info kerehai      
9 to swim nahu   51  
10 dirty miro   142  
11 dust k|ahu   17  
12 skin kopi   15  
13 back word info doru   12  
14 belly boga   21  
15 bone turia   40  
16 intestines bogarau   89  
17 liver ase   1  
18 breast rata   59  
19 shoulder pāga   17?  
20 to know, be knowledgeable diba   66  
21 to think lalo-a insides 96  
22 to fear gari   86  
23 blood rara   1  
24 head kwara   44  
25 neck aio   31  
26 hair word info hui   31  
27 nose udu   1  
28 to breathe laḡa   46  
29 to sniff, smell bona-ia   42  
30 mouth udu   2  
31 tooth ise   24  
32 tongue mala   7  
33 to laugh kiri   67  
34 to cry tai   1  
35 to vomit mumuta   1  
36 to spit kanudi   14, 84  
37 to eat ani-a   1  
38 to chew word info ḡaua-ia   8  
39 to cook word info nadu-a   3  
40 to drink inu-a   1  
41 to bite kori-a   45  
42 to suck topo-a   1, 32  
43 ear taia   1  
44 to hear kamonai   41  
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see ita-ia   1  
47 to yawn mava   19  
48 to sleep mahuta   15  
49 to lie down word info eno   1  
50 to dream nihi   1, 60  
51 to sit helai      
52 to stand gini   67  
53 person/human being tau   1  
54 man/male marurane   1, 69  
54 man/male tau   22  
54 man/male mero 'child' x  
55 woman/female hahine   1, 106  
56 child natu-na   5  
57 husband adava-na   2  
58 wife adava-na   1  
59 mother sina-na   1  
60 father tama-na   1  
61 house ruma   1  
62 thatch/roof biri   68  
63 name lada   1, 18  
64 to say toma   161  
64 to say gwau   98  
65 rope kwanau   20  
66 to tie up, fasten mata-ia   147  
67 to sew word info turi   13  
68 needle kobi   42  
69 to hunt word info labana   50  
70 to shoot word info pidia   22  
71 to stab, pierce gwadaia      
72 to hit word info bota-ia   116  
73 to steal henao   1, 32  
74 to kill ala-ia      
75 to die, be dead mase   1  
76 to live, be alive mauri   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info ḡaḡaro-a   1  
78 to cut, hack word info tara-ia   1  
79 stick/wood au   1  
80 to split word info pola-ia   1  
81 sharp gano   51  
82 dull, blunt buru   1, 33  
83 to work word info ḡaukara      
84 to plant      
85 to choose hidi-a   2  
86 to grow word info tubu   1  
87 to swell word info gudu      
88 to squeeze word info gigi-a      
89 to hold word info kahu-a      
90 to dig ḡei-a   1  
91 to buy hoi-a   1  
92 to open, uncover keho-a   47  
93 to pound, beat word info bidi-a      
94 to throw word info taho-a   98  
95 to fall word info moru   57  
96 dog sisia   34  
97 bird manu   1  
98 egg gatoi   1  
99 feather hui   1  
100 wing hani   2  
101 to fly roho   1  
102 rat bita      
103 meat/flesh hidio   10  
104 fat/grease diḡara   103  
105 tail iu   1  
106 snake gaigai   30  
107 worm (earthworm) biluga      
108 louse word info utu   1  
109 mosquito nāmo   1  
110 spider magera      
111 fish gwarume      
112 rotten word info pouka      
113 branch word info rigi   1, 14  
114 leaf rau   1  
115 root ramu-na   3  
116 flower au bure-na   22  
117 fruit au huahua   1  
118 grass kudekude      
119 earth/soil tano   1  
120 stone nadi      
121 sand raria      
122 water word info ranu   1  
123 to flow aru   21  
124 sea davara   39  
125 salt damena   25  
126 lake gohu   15  
127 woods/forest uda   7, 20  
128 sky guba   17  
129 moon hua   1  
130 star hisiu   1  
131 cloud word info ori   52  
132 fog ḡahu   1  
132 fog ninoa   107  
133 rain medu      
134 thunder guba rahua   98, 103  
135 lightning kevaru      
136 wind lai breeze, wind in general 1  
136 wind lahara "north-west wind, and season" (Lister-Turner and Clark) 74  
136 wind laurabada south-east wind 20  
137 to blow word info toa toa (b) 20  
137 to blow word info hiriria hiriria (b) 79  
138 warm word info siahu   21  
139 cold word info keruma (?)    
140 dry word info kaukau   112  
141 wet paripari      
142 heavy metau   48  
143 fire lahi   1  
144 to burn word info ara-ia   17  
145 smoke word info kwalahu   16  
146 ash rahurahu   67  
147 black koremakorema      
148 white kuro[kuro]   74  
149 red kakakaka   26  
150 yellow laboralabora   41  
151 green gadokagadoka      
152 small maragi   71  
153 big bada   66  
154 short word info kwadogi      
155 long word info lata      
156 thin word info severasevera      
157 thick word info uduna      
158 narrow iora      
159 wide lababa   48  
160 painful, sick hisi   95  
161 shy, ashamed hemarai -r- for expected -l-. 1  
162 old word info iahu      
163 new matamata   19  
164 good namo   27  
165 bad, evil dika   14  
166 correct, true maoro   97  
167 night hanua|boi   1  
168 day dina   11  
169 year laḡani   16  
170 when? word info edananegai      
171 to hide word info huni-a   1  
172 to climb word info dadadae   2  
173 at ai   12  
174 in, inside lalo-nai   1  
175 above atai   1  
176 below henuai   56  
177 this ina   67  
178 that ena   1  
178 that una   1  
179 near kahirakahira   106  
180 far daudau   1  
181 where? word info edesini      
182 I lau   1, 21  
183 thou oi   1  
184 he/she ia   1  
185 we word info ita ita (incl.) 1  
185 we word info ai ai (excl.)    
186 you umui   1, 13  
187 they idia   25  
188 what? word info daha|ka   1  
189 who? word info dai|ka   1  
190 other idau      
191 all ibou-   93  
192 and mai   2, 46  
192 and bona   27  
193 if be|ma 3rd sg. 28, 3  
194 how? word info edeheto      
195 no, not asi   1  
195 no, not dia   2  
196 to count duahi-a   19  
197 One word info ta[mona]   14  
198 Two word info rua   1  
199 Three word info toi   1  
200 Four word info hani   1, 69  
201 Five word info Ima   1  
202 Six word info tauratoi 'double 3' 44  
203 Seven word info hitu   1  
204 Eight word info taurahani 'double four' 33  
205 Nine word info taurahani ta      
206 Ten word info kauta   46  
207 Twenty word info rua ahui   3, 6  
208 Fifty word info ima ahui   1  
209 One Hundred word info sinahu   37  
210 One Thousand word info daha      

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