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Language: Serua

Source/Author:  Taber (1993) 
Notes:  Taber, M. (1993) Toward a better understanding of the indigenous languages of southwestern Maluku. Oceanic Linguistics, 32:2, 389-441.

Note: Serua is an island in the Banda sea but all the people have been moved by the Indonesian Govt to the TNS district on the island of Seram (transmigrasi program) 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Simon Greenhill  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern:Central Malayo-Polynesian:Timor:Extra-Ramelaic:East:Teun-Nila-Serua:Nila-Serua 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand 'lima   1, 64  
2 left      
3 right      
4 leg/foot 'luki foot 9  
5 to walk ni'lɔki   1  
6 road/path 'salna   1  
7 to come ṇ'mai   1  
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim ə ṇ'ai   1, 45  
10 dirty      
11 dust      
12 skin 'ulti   1  
13 back word info      
14 belly 'niʔa   6  
15 bone ṇ'kui   2  
16 intestines      
17 liver 'nɛti   1  
18 breast 'susu   1  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable ni'brɛna   9 L
21 to think      
22 to fear      
23 blood ṇ'rara   1  
24 head 'kuku      
25 neck le'lɛna   15  
26 hair word info 'pɔrti   8  
27 nose 'nau   70  
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell      
30 mouth ṇ'su   2, 31  
31 tooth 'nina   1, 76  
32 tongue ṇ'ma   6, 12  
33 to laugh 'mali   3  
34 to cry is'iru   30  
35 to vomit 'luʔa   8  
36 to spit niv'riti   12  
37 to eat 'kɔnu      
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink 'jɔmnu   1  
41 to bite ṇ'iʔi   3  
42 to suck      
43 ear 'klina   1  
44 to hear ṇ'sɛrin   8  
45 eye 'mɛta   1  
46 to see ni'klai   114  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep 'nɛna   4  
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream ṇ'mita   1, 37  
51 to sit ṇ'tara   13  
52 to stand ṇ'briri   1  
53 person/human being ta'mɔta   1, 66  
54 man/male 'mani   1  
55 woman/female 'fata   128  
56 child wa'kɔʔi   4  
57 husband 'nɔra'fata   10  
58 wife pa'tua'mani      
59 mother 'ina   1  
60 father 'nɔra'mani   8  
61 house 'krɛsna      
62 thatch/roof      
63 name 'arna   1  
64 to say      
65 rope 'wɔrta   2?  
66 to tie up, fasten      
67 to sew word info      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info      
73 to steal      
74 to kill ṇ'wunu   1  
75 to die, be dead ṇ'mati   1  
76 to live, be alive      
77 to scratch word info 'matla   7  
78 to cut, hack word info      
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp mɛr'mɛrna   3  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info      
90 to dig      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info ṇ'tuʔu   8  
96 dog 'asu   1  
97 bird 'manu   1  
98 egg sip'tilru   1  
99 feather      
100 wing      
101 to fly ṇ'nɛma   7  
102 rat 'lawa Mouse / Rat 1  
103 meat/flesh ṇ'takni      
104 fat/grease ṇ'mina   1  
105 tail ṇ'niru   7  
106 snake la'ula   2  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info 'utu   1  
109 mosquito 'mini      
110 spider      
111 fish 'ina   1  
112 rotten word info 'pusaʔ   9  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf ṇ'tewi   7  
115 root 'nɛra      
116 flower      
117 fruit ṇ'wua   1  
118 grass 'nɛnu Kunai grass 11?  
119 earth/soil 'au      
120 stone 'watu   1  
121 sand 'ɛni   1  
122 water word info 'ɛru   2  
123 to flow      
124 sea 'slɛtna      
125 salt 'skua   6  
126 lake      
127 woods/forest 'lɛtna   12  
128 sky 'lakti   1  
129 moon 'wulna   1  
130 star 'nɔrna   8  
131 cloud word info 'lipta   9  
132 fog      
133 rain 'usna   1  
134 thunder      
135 lightning      
136 wind 'mɔtra      
137 to blow word info      
138 warm word info      
139 cold word info mɔ'rina   1  
140 dry word info 'kima Dry    
140 dry word info i'karnu to dry 6?  
141 wet      
142 heavy      
143 fire 'ai   1  
144 to burn word info 'tutnu   1  
145 smoke word info ai'masu   2  
146 ash 'au   1  
147 black mɛt'mɛtna   1  
148 white war'wasa   6  
149 red ṃ'mɛra   1  
150 yellow ṇ'lali   7  
151 green 'hidʒaw   2  
152 small      
153 big      
154 short word info      
155 long word info li'li      
156 thin word info nim'nisu   1  
157 thick word info ni'kutna   8  
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info ṇpa'tua   1  
163 new wir'wiru   1  
164 good 'mɛli   13  
165 bad, evil      
166 correct, true      
167 night 'mɛla   4  
168 day      
169 year      
170 when? word info      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside na'ralna inside 1  
175 above na'rasta   7  
176 below na'wawa   1  
177 this ia'ɛ      
178 that i'u      
179 near nik'rɛn'rɛni   1  
180 far niklɔ'lɔla   10  
181 where? word info na'noa   7  
182 I 'haʔu   1  
183 thou      
184 he/she      
185 we word info 'ita incl. 1  
185 we word info 'ama excl. 2  
186 you 'oa   15  
187 they      
188 what? word info sa'sa   1  
189 who? word info sɛke'ai   1  
190 other      
191 all it'rɛtan      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info nɔkɔ'me   9  
195 no, not 'tata   4  
196 to count      
197 One word info me'sa   1, 68  
198 Two word info 'rua   1  
199 Three word info 'tɛlu   1  
200 Four word info 'natu   1, 18  
201 Five word info      
202 Six word info      
203 Seven word info      
204 Eight word info      
205 Nine word info      
206 Ten word info      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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