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Language: Kove

Source/Author:  A. Chowning 
Notes:  Chowning, A. (1996) Relations among languages of West New Britain: an assessment of recent theories and evidence. Pp. 7-62 In M.D. Ross, Ed. Studies in Languages of New Britain and New Ireland. 1: Austronesian Languages of the North New Guinea Cluster in Northwestern New Britain. Pacific Linguistics, C-135. 
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:North New Guinea:Ngero-Vitiaz:Ngero:Bariai 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand nima   1, 66  
1 hand lima   1  
2 left ɣaɣala   14  
3 right tau   5, 25  
4 leg/foot ahe   1  
5 to walk lalao   1, 69  
6 road/path erapu   69  
7 to come nama   1, 73  
8 to turn word info palele or 11?    
9 to swim waia      
9 to swim nao   51  
10 dirty ŋahaŋa      
11 dust kahu   1  
12 skin kulikuli   1  
12 skin tini body 31  
13 back word info ruɣu      
14 belly apo 2 0r 10? 2  
15 bone tuatua   1, 10  
16 intestines moɣali   19  
17 liver ate(a)te   1  
18 breast turu   1  
19 shoulder wala   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable atai   35  
21 to think vaɣa believe 40  
21 to think mata i nana think about (lit. eye follows) 91  
22 to fear matauri   1  
23 blood siŋi   59  
24 head vola   81  
25 neck ɣaɣalu   124  
26 hair word info launi   40  
27 nose nuru   27  
28 to breathe uhu 'breath' 45  
29 to sniff, smell nuri   97  
30 mouth awa   36  
31 tooth luo   1, 35  
32 tongue mae   7  
33 to laugh ŋiŋi   44  
34 to cry taŋi   1  
35 to vomit lua   8  
36 to spit taluani      
36 to spit burari   35  
37 to eat ali      
37 to eat ani   1  
38 to chew word info ŋau   8  
39 to cook word info nono   108  
40 to drink unu   1, 50  
41 to bite ɣoɣo      
42 to suck ruru   25  
43 ear taliŋa   1  
44 to hear loŋo-ni   1, 36  
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see kona   20  
47 to yawn awa maŋaŋa 'mouth open'    
48 to sleep eno   8  
49 to lie down word info eno   1  
50 to dream anunu-ɣu 'my soul' X  
51 to sit roa 'seat oneself' 18, 152  
52 to stand ɣunu      
53 person/human being ava   90  
53 person/human being pana   86  
54 man/male tamone   1, 14  
55 woman/female tamine   1, 98  
56 child kekele      
57 husband aroa   2  
58 wife aroa   1  
59 mother tina   1  
60 father tama   1  
61 house luma   1  
62 thatch/roof usu   21  
63 name era   1, 66  
64 to say vaɣa (=21)    
64 to say varo (=21) 30?  
65 rope waho   2  
66 to tie up, fasten vono      
66 to tie up, fasten lauri      
66 to tie up, fasten piti   12  
67 to sew word info ralei   50  
67 to sew word info riri      
68 needle salumu   1  
69 to hunt word info paŋo   16  
69 to hunt word info wana kauwa      
70 to shoot word info gnali      
71 to stab, pierce ɣali   92  
72 to hit word info hau   60  
73 to steal panaho   1, 58  
74 to kill hau ɣa i mate 'hit and he dies' 49, 2  
74 to kill sulu      
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive mororo   42  
77 to scratch word info kaho   1  
78 to cut, hack word info keti   122  
79 stick/wood rumola      
80 to split word info pala   88  
81 sharp karikariŋa      
82 dull, blunt matatura 'sharp' + 'not' x  
82 dull, blunt matatupo 'sharp' + 'not' x  
83 to work word info karo      
83 to work word info umo   1  
84 to plant roa      
84 to plant uwe      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info tuvu   1  
87 to swell word info vini      
88 to squeeze word info vivi   21  
89 to hold word info kisi   21  
90 to dig sale   10  
91 to buy oli   1  
92 to open, uncover rere      
93 to pound, beat word info watu      
94 to throw word info taro   125  
95 to fall word info tapu   81  
96 dog kauwa   17  
97 bird manu   1  
98 egg kaka      
99 feather launi   24  
100 wing vaɣe   16  
100 wing vagevage   16  
101 to fly hoho   1  
102 rat kuruke   3, 86  
103 meat/flesh meramera   21  
104 fat/grease mona   1, 65  
105 tail hihiu   1  
106 snake mota   12  
107 worm (earthworm) motamota   10  
108 louse word info tuma   3  
109 mosquito makinikini   47  
110 spider ɣaliki      
111 fish iha   1  
112 rotten word info vusa   9, 74  
112 rotten word info vura   9, 74  
113 branch word info voka   52  
114 leaf laulau   1  
114 leaf launi   1  
115 root wawahi   2  
116 flower puhu   13  
116 flower koko   67  
117 fruit tautau   46  
118 grass uɣu 'Imperata'    
119 earth/soil tano   1  
120 stone patu   1  
121 sand lavu      
121 sand tano tano = 119 94  
121 sand vovala      
122 water word info eau   21  
123 to flow silele   16  
124 sea tari   1  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest sahu      
128 sky vuvuhi      
129 moon taiko   10  
130 star motala      
131 cloud word info vuvuhi vuvuhi = 128 21  
131 cloud word info bubu vuvuhi = 128 21  
132 fog ɣauɣau   1, 55  
133 rain awaha < *apaRat 'monsoon' 61  
134 thunder balibali i kukururu   2, 64  
135 lightning pelaka   26, 28  
136 wind namule   44 L
137 to blow word info lele      
138 warm word info wanawana   1  
139 cold word info pulipuli      
139 cold word info lukuluku      
140 dry word info mamasa   11  
141 wet kua      
141 wet petaka   18  
142 heavy ai uha tau 'its weight great' 15?  
143 fire eai   1  
144 to burn word info ani =37 74  
145 smoke word info vosu   23  
146 ash mola      
147 black kasoka   91  
148 white kaŋakaŋa      
149 red siŋisiŋia   50  
150 yellow eaŋoeaŋo   9  
151 green vivihiŋa   21  
152 small kahaku      
152 small ɣiɣihiti metathesis of *qitik 121  
153 big paka      
154 short word info volovolo   6  
155 long word info raerae   12  
156 thin word info manipinipi   1  
157 thick word info matolutolu   3  
158 narrow      
159 wide paka      
160 painful, sick rivali sick    
160 painful, sick eaieai to hurt 108  
161 shy, ashamed mamaia 'shame' 1  
162 old word info paka 'big'    
163 new pau   1, 26  
164 good doko   54  
165 bad, evil sasi < POc *saqat-i 1, 58  
166 correct, true tutui 'straight' 6  
167 night voŋi   1  
168 day waro   1, 54  
169 year awahalolo 'rainy season' 12  
169 year hai 'dry season' 79  
170 when? word info ŋera   1, 24  
171 to hide word info mura   52  
171 to hide word info kuku   11  
172 to climb word info rae   2  
173 at pani   8  
174 in, inside ai lolo 'its interior' 1  
175 above sae   25  
176 below sio      
177 this diene      
178 that diana   1  
178 that duawa      
179 near somoli      
180 far vahi      
181 where? word info sora   83  
182 I eiau   1, 21  
183 thou u(veau)      
184 he/she i(veai)   1  
185 we word info ta(ita)   1  
185 we word info ya(yai)   2  
186 you ami(amiu)   1, 13  
187 they si pana      
187 they si asiri <*a-sizi 63  
188 what? word info saua   1  
189 who? word info sei s 1  
189 who? word info sapara pl    
190 other pape      
191 all to      
191 all tosalai      
192 and ɣa   1  
193 if ivaro      
194 how? word info maro      
195 no, not mao 'not' 73  
196 to count ware   10  
197 One word info ere   1  
197 One word info kehe-tauere   32  
198 Two word info hua   1  
199 Three word info tolu   1  
200 Four word info paŋe   1, 67  
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info lima gaere      
203 Seven word info lima gahua      
204 Eight word info lima gatolu      
205 Nine word info lima gapange      
206 Ten word info sanga ulu   5  
207 Twenty word info sanga uluhua      
208 Fifty word info sanga ululima   1, 6  
209 One Hundred word info vuno   55  
210 One Thousand word info vuno vana      

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