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

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