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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:
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      
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 'limnei   1, 64  
4 leg/foot 'lani foot 4  
5 to walk nɛ'lala   49, 120  
6 road/path 'allei   1  
7 to come ṇ'mei   1  
9 to swim 'nevjɛn   40  
12 skin tou'ʋije   5  
14 belly 'apnei   2, 57  
15 bone 'ruini   2  
17 liver 'ɛnjei      
18 breast 'tutni   5  
20 to know, be knowledgeable 'nevrei   4  
23 blood 'rɛe   1, 27  
24 head 'oke   4  
25 neck 'kɛlle   4  
26 hair word info 'mork   5  
27 nose 'irnei   4  
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  
40 to drink 'nɛmni   4  
41 to bite ini'kiei      
43 ear 'lille   3  
44 to hear 'rɛnker   4?  
45 eye 'monei   10  
46 to see ṇ'kon   2  
48 to sleep 'nenin   4  
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  
63 name 'nɛne   3  
65 rope 'wɛei   2  
74 to kill 'nɛni   1  
75 to die, be dead ṇ'mokei   17  
77 to scratch word info 'maltalei   4  
81 sharp ṇ'mari   3  
95 to fall word info ṇ'lɛt   7  
96 dog ɛ'tije   3  
97 bird mɛ'ɲɛnei   4?  
98 egg 'kɛɲei   3?  
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      
108 louse word info 'ojei   4  
109 mosquito mɛ'wɛwei      
111 fish 'inei   47  
112 rotten word info 'porpor   1  
114 leaf kav'ɲe      
115 root wɛ'ɲe   4  
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  
124 sea 'ɛllor   6  
125 salt 'toei   5  
127 woods/forest 'ɛrə   4?  
128 sky 'lalkei   6  
129 moon 'vole   1  
130 star 'kunei   2  
131 cloud word info 'roßkei   5  
133 rain 'oməne   3  
136 wind 'ɛnei   4?  
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?  
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      
155 long word info plɛ'tanei   4?  
156 thin word info nɛm'ninit   3, 1  
157 thick word info 'ßonni   6?  
162 old word info ṇ'por   4  
163 new war'ßieri   4  
164 good 'pes   4  
167 night 'mɛlmɛl   4  
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?  
185 we word info 'i incl. 1?  
185 we word info 'i excl. 1?  
186 you 'ow   2  
188 what? word info 'itei   4  
189 who? word info 'tʃoi   4  
191 all kɛ'kɛkɛm   5  
194 how? word info 'numow   4  
195 no, not 'kar   35  
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  

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