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Language: Central Masela

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:Babar:South:Masela-South Babar 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand 'limnei   1, 64  
2 left      
3 right      
4 leg/foot 'lani foot 4  
5 to walk nɛ'lala   49, 120  
6 road/path 'allei   1  
7 to come ṇ'mei   1  
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim 'nevjɛn   40  
10 dirty      
11 dust      
12 skin tou'ʋije   5  
13 back word info      
14 belly 'apnei   2, 57  
15 bone 'ruini   2  
16 intestines      
17 liver 'ɛnjei      
18 breast 'tutni   5  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable 'nevrei   4  
21 to think      
22 to fear      
23 blood 'rɛe   1, 27  
24 head 'oke   4  
25 neck 'kɛlle   4  
26 hair word info 'mork   5  
27 nose 'irnei   4  
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell      
30 mouth 'nure   2  
31 tooth 'nin   1  
32 tongue 'nɛmnei   6, 12  
33 to laugh nɛmɛl'miɛl   3?  
34 to cry ṇ'noi      
35 to vomit 'nɛmuk   14  
36 to spit 'lik   4  
37 to eat 'ɛon   22  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink 'nɛmni   4  
41 to bite ini'kiei      
42 to suck      
43 ear 'lille   3  
44 to hear 'rɛnker   4?  
45 eye 'monei   10  
46 to see ṇ'kon   2  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep 'nenin   4  
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream ṇ'mejɛl   2  
51 to sit ṇ'par   5  
52 to stand 'nɛpri   4  
53 person/human being oi'jɛllei   3  
54 man/male o'mɛɲi   5  
55 woman/female o'piaki   3  
56 child 'ɛne   1, 26  
57 husband o'pianei   5  
58 wife 'ɛmne   2  
59 mother 'rɛnne   1, 79  
60 father o'mɛɲi   3  
61 house 'ɛmmei   2  
62 thatch/roof      
63 name 'nɛne   3  
64 to say      
65 rope 'wɛei   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 'nɛni   1  
75 to die, be dead ṇ'mokei   17  
76 to live, be alive      
77 to scratch word info 'maltalei   4  
78 to cut, hack word info      
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp ṇ'mari   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'lɛt   7  
96 dog ɛ'tije   3  
97 bird mɛ'ɲɛnei   4?  
98 egg 'kɛɲei   3?  
99 feather      
100 wing      
101 to fly 'illɛm   3  
102 rat 'sammil Mouse / Rat 8, 84  
103 meat/flesh 'itni   31  
104 fat/grease 'mɛnjei   1?  
105 tail i'riɲei   3  
106 snake 'ni      
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info 'ojei   4  
109 mosquito mɛ'wɛwei      
110 spider      
111 fish 'inei   47  
112 rotten word info 'porpor   1  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf kav'ɲe      
115 root wɛ'ɲe   4  
116 flower      
117 fruit 'buini   3  
118 grass 'wɛßne Kunai grass 7  
119 earth/soil 'kale   3  
120 stone 'waijei   2?  
121 sand 'inje   5  
122 water word info 'wei   2  
123 to flow      
124 sea 'ɛllor   6  
125 salt 'toei   5  
126 lake      
127 woods/forest 'ɛrə   4?  
128 sky 'lalkei   6  
129 moon 'vole   1  
130 star 'kunei   2  
131 cloud word info 'roßkei   5  
132 fog      
133 rain 'oməne   3  
134 thunder      
135 lightning      
136 wind 'ɛnei   4?  
137 to blow word info      
138 warm word info 'panti =hot 4, 1  
139 cold word info ri'rirɲei   3  
140 dry word info 'mɛkir Dry 4  
140 dry word info mo'fɛjei to dry 5?  
141 wet      
142 heavy      
143 fire 'ɛjei   3  
144 to burn word info ṃ'kuni   1  
145 smoke word info owou'rijei   6  
146 ash ɛ'ßijei   2  
147 black 'mɛmem   1  
148 white wo'worei   4  
149 red ṃ'nonor   4  
150 yellow nɛla'leljei   3  
151 green nɛpla'laei      
152 small      
153 big      
154 short word info      
155 long word info plɛ'tanei   4?  
156 thin word info nɛm'ninit   3, 1  
157 thick word info 'ßonni   6?  
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info ṇ'por   4  
163 new war'ßieri   4  
164 good 'pes   4  
165 bad, evil      
166 correct, true      
167 night 'mɛlmɛl   4  
168 day      
169 year      
170 when? word info      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside 'ramnei inside 1  
175 above ai'riem   4  
176 below e'ramn   3?  
177 this 'taijɛn   2  
178 that ta'nejɛn   5  
179 near jo'jori   4  
180 far warlɛ'talei   5  
181 where? word info lo'tɛnnei      
182 I   1?  
183 thou      
184 he/she      
185 we word info 'i incl. 1?  
185 we word info 'i excl. 1?  
186 you 'ow   2  
187 they      
188 what? word info 'itei   4  
189 who? word info 'tʃoi   4  
190 other      
191 all kɛ'kɛkɛm   5  
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info 'numow   4  
195 no, not 'kar   35  
196 to count      
197 One word info 'mɛtən   1, 68  
198 Two word info 'ʋuru   1, 28  
199 Three word info 'wɔkɛl   1, 16  
200 Four word info 'fiak   1  
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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