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

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