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Language: Nila

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 
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:
2 left      
3 right      
8 to turn word info      
10 dirty      
11 dust      
13 back word info      
16 intestines      
19 shoulder      
21 to think      
22 to fear      
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell      
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
42 to suck      
47 to yawn      
49 to lie down word info      
62 thatch/roof      
64 to say      
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      
76 to live, be alive      
78 to cut, hack word info      
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info      
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      
99 feather      
100 wing      
107 worm (earthworm)      
110 spider      
113 branch word info      
116 flower      
123 to flow      
126 lake      
132 fog      
134 thunder      
135 lightning      
137 to blow word info      
141 wet      
142 heavy      
147 black      
151 green      
152 small      
153 big      
154 short word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick      
161 shy, ashamed      
165 bad, evil      
166 correct, true      
168 day      
169 year      
170 when? word info      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
183 thou      
184 he/she      
187 they      
190 other      
192 and      
193 if      
196 to count      
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      
1 hand 'lima   1, 64  
5 to walk ṇ'lɔka   1  
6 road/path 'salna   1  
7 to come 'mɔrpi      
9 to swim 'nani   1, 45  
12 skin 'ulti   1  
14 belly 'ɲɛʔa   6  
15 bone ṇ'kui   2  
17 liver 'jata   1  
18 breast 'susu   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable 'frɛna   9 L
23 blood ṇre'ara   1  
24 head 'nulu   1  
25 neck le'lɛna   15  
26 hair word info 'pɔrti   8  
30 mouth 'so   31  
31 tooth 'nina   1, 76  
32 tongue 'ma   6, 12  
33 to laugh ṇ'mali   3  
34 to cry ni'rɛnu   30  
35 to vomit ṇ'muta   1  
36 to spit nif'rɛti   12  
37 to eat na'ɛna   24  
40 to drink nɔm'ni   1  
41 to bite ṇ'ʔiʔi   3  
43 ear 'klina   1  
44 to hear sɛ'rina   8  
45 eye 'mʲata   1  
46 to see ta'kɛra   114  
48 to sleep 'nɛna   4  
50 to dream nim'jatu   1, 37  
51 to sit ṇ'tara   13  
52 to stand ṃ'rirri   1  
53 person/human being ta'mɔta   1, 66  
54 man/male 'mɔnra   1?  
55 woman/female 'fatra   128  
56 child 'wanu   88  
57 husband nɔ'nɔra'fata   10  
58 wife 'wamna   2  
59 mother 'ina   1  
60 father nɔ'nɔra'mɔna   8  
61 house 'ruma   1  
63 name 'narna   1  
65 rope 'ɛtu   8  
74 to kill 'fulnu   1  
75 to die, be dead ṇ'mata   1  
77 to scratch word info nima'tɛla   7  
81 sharp ni'mɛrna   3  
95 to fall word info ṇ'tuʔu   8  
96 dog 'wasu   1  
97 bird 'manu   1  
98 egg sif'tɛlu   1  
101 to fly 'nema   7  
103 meat/flesh 'nisi   31  
104 fat/grease 'mina   1  
105 tail 'niru   7  
106 snake la'ulra   2  
108 louse word info 'utu   1  
109 mosquito i'ʔiʔi   9  
111 fish 'ina   1  
112 rotten word info pu'ɛsa   9  
114 leaf ti'aha   7?  
115 root ʋi'ara      
117 fruit ṃ'fua   1  
119 earth/soil 'wahu      
120 stone 'hatu   1  
121 sand 'ʋɛna   1  
122 water word info 'wɛru   2  
124 sea sɛ'lɔra   6  
125 salt 'sua   6  
127 woods/forest 'lɛtna   12  
128 sky 'lakti   1  
129 moon 'hulna   1  
130 star 'knɔrna   8  
131 cloud word info 'lipta   9  
133 rain 'usna   1  
136 wind 'wani   1  
139 cold word info saʔumɛ'rina   1  
143 fire 'wai   1  
144 to burn word info ṃtu'ni   1  
145 smoke word info wai'masu   2  
146 ash 'wahu   1  
148 white har'hasa   6  
149 red mɛr'mɛra   1  
150 yellow la'lali   7  
155 long word info ni'plasa   10  
156 thin word info ṇ'nisu   1  
157 thick word info nik'futna   8  
162 old word info pa'tua   1  
163 new fɛr'fɛru   1  
164 good mɛl'mɛli   13  
167 night 'mɛlna   4  
175 above na'rasta   7  
176 below na'wahu   1  
177 this ijan'ɛ      
178 that ija'jɛ      
179 near nikran'rani   1  
180 far niklɔ'lɔla   10  
181 where? word info na'ɲoa   7  
182 I 'waʔu   1  
186 you 'wɔ   15?  
188 what? word info nɔ'kroa      
189 who? word info se'tai   1  
191 all it'wakila      
194 how? word info nɔkɔ'bɛʔe   9  
195 no, not 'tata   4  
197 One word info 'mɛsa   1, 68  
198 Two word info 'ru   1  
199 Three word info 'tɛlu   1  
200 Four word info 'natu   1, 18  
27 nose 'nirnu 70? 1  
138 warm word info saʔu'pansa =hot 1  
140 dry word info mas'keu Dry    
185 we word info 'mi excl. 2  
4 leg/foot 'lɔka foot 9  
185 we word info 'mi incl. 2  
174 in, inside na'ramna inside 1  
118 grass 'ɲavnu Kunai grass    
102 rat 'flaha Mouse / Rat 1, 9  
140 dry word info 'twau to dry    

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