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

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