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Language: Buma

Source/Author:  Tryon & Hackman (1983) and Cashmore (1972) 
Notes:  Tryon, D.T. & Hackman, B. (1983) Solomon Islands languages: an internal classification.


Cashmore, C. (1972) Vocabularies of the Santa Cruz Islands, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Temotu:Utupua-Vanikoro 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
19 shoulder      
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
47 to yawn      
50 to dream      
57 husband      
58 wife      
68 needle      
70 to shoot word info      
79 stick/wood      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
107 worm (earthworm)      
125 salt      
126 lake      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
161 shy, ashamed      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
175 above      
178 that      
190 other      
191 all      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
2 left mɔrɔ   1, 59  
18 breast erɔ   11  
140 dry word info mimiɔne   1  
140 dry word info kɔkɔrɔ   29  
167 night ᵐbʷɔᵑgɔ   1?  
167 night neⁿdemɔ   11  
170 when? word info miŋa   15  
170 when? word info pe naŋa   16  
76 to live, be alive imaluɔ alive 21  
192 and ka and 1  
1 hand ma arm 1, 78  
146 ash viɔmɔrɔ ashes    
146 ash ᵐbe ashes    
173 at ne at 18  
13 back word info uteⁿdie back 28, 29  
165 bad, evil tamʷalikɔ bad 21  
9 to swim lembie bathe    
14 belly wasa/sa belly 1  
176 below pua below 24  
176 below ᵐbɔsɔ below    
153 big pine big 30  
97 bird menukɔ bird 1  
41 to bite ke bite 41  
147 black ᵐbɔrɔ black 25  
23 blood aᵐbɔ blood 19  
137 to blow word info aka blow 27  
137 to blow word info fi blow    
82 dull, blunt ᵐbasa blunt 30  
15 bone ⁿdie bone 2  
113 branch word info ela vilɔ branch 12  
18 breast masasa breast 10  
28 to breathe re mevia breathe 48  
144 to burn word info vɔŋɔ burn 104  
127 woods/forest paka bush    
127 woods/forest ŋɔŋgɔrɔ bush    
56 child menu child 17  
131 cloud word info aⁿdawɔ cloud 11  
139 cold word info meⁿdiᵑgo cold 1  
7 to come ka come    
166 correct, true susukɔ correct 11  
166 correct, true wakɔ correct    
196 to count wo count    
34 to cry eteŋi cry 1  
78 to cut, hack word info tɔe cut (string) 74  
78 to cut, hack word info tɔe cut (wood) 74  
78 to cut, hack word info vembe cut nut X  
168 day tɔmɔrɔ day 14 L?
75 to die, be dead mbu die 19  
90 to dig ae dig    
10 dirty sukirɔ dirty 36  
96 dog kuli dog 7  
40 to drink anu drink 1  
11 dust auniawɔ dust 16  
43 ear taña ear 1  
119 earth/soil tanɔe earth 1  
37 to eat voŋo eat 1, 53  
37 to eat e eat 1  
98 egg waluluɔ egg 1  
204 Eight word info tua eight 20  
45 eye mata eye 1  
95 to fall word info sambu fall 119  
180 far sɔmu far 1  
104 fat/grease teia fat/grease 28  
60 father aia father 22  
22 to fear mandau fear 1, 78  
99 feather viavia feather 29  
143 fire iawɔ fire 24  
111 fish namukɔ fish 28  
201 Five word info tili five 10  
123 to flow pu flow 11  
116 flower mana vilɔ flower 25  
101 to fly ava fly    
101 to fly mutendele fly    
132 fog miawɔ fog 20  
200 Four word info teva four 1  
117 fruit ua vilɔ fruit 1  
5 to walk le go 1, 69  
5 to walk ambu puɔ go down    
5 to walk le iu2 go up    
164 good wakɔ good 35  
118 grass aᵐbɔ grass 29  
151 green aᵐbuaŋatɔlɔtɔ green 32  
16 intestines ᵐbea guts 25  
26 hair word info viavia hair (body) 21  
184 he/she ini he 1, 6  
24 head waᵐbasa head 9  
44 to hear leŋi hear 1  
142 heavy mɔtɔrɔ heavy    
72 to hit word info wete hit (stick)    
89 to hold word info lambu hold    
61 house mʷɔe house 1  
194 how? word info ŋa pwae how?    
69 to hunt word info lui kuli hunt    
182 I ene I 1, 22  
193 if ŋa if 31  
174 in, inside ne in    
174 in, inside nelema in 1  
74 to kill ambu kill 51  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ɔvei know 125  
33 to laugh ekeke laugh 83  
114 leaf uie vilɔ leaf 22  
4 leg/foot aele leg 90  
49 to lie down word info wene lie down 1  
76 to live, be alive maluɔ life 21  
135 lightning meᵑgilɔ lightning 22  
17 liver ɔwɔ liver 11  
155 long word info ᵐbiɔurɔ long 16  
108 louse word info ukɔ louse 12  
54 man/male mʷalikɔte man 28  
103 meat/flesh anise meat/flesh 40  
129 moon metele moon 20  
109 mosquito mukɔ mosquito 1, 99  
59 mother ete mother 13  
30 mouth mua mouth 29  
63 name eŋa name 20  
179 near fotoɔkɔ near 12  
25 neck wasawa neck 18  
163 new mɔtɔe new 19  
205 Nine word info tindi nine    
195 no, not tae no 4  
27 nose veseŋele nose 24  
162 old word info velia old (person)    
162 old word info amɔsɔ old (person)    
162 old word info penoma old (thing) x  
162 old word info velia old (thing) x  
197 One word info iune one 19  
209 One Hundred word info rea iune one hundred    
210 One Thousand word info imuɔ iune one thousand    
53 person/human being mʷalikɔ person 21  
133 rain teᵐbɔ rain 30  
102 rat uvilɔ rat 29  
149 red mɔlɔe red 1  
3 right mosɔ right 5  
6 road/path anɔkɔ road 17  
115 root kara vilɔ root 2  
65 rope veve rope 26  
112 rotten word info imʷaulu rotten 1  
112 rotten word info imapu rotten 52, 107  
121 sand ɔle sand 28  
64 to say say 64  
64 to say vete say 47  
77 to scratch word info akale scratch 10  
124 sea revɔ sea 32  
46 to see rɔmɔ see 21  
203 Seven word info timbi seven    
67 to sew word info asai sew 2  
81 sharp metene sharp 36  
154 short word info kuleⁿdi short 29  
160 painful, sick itavie sick 31  
51 to sit te sit    
202 Six word info tuɔ six 23  
12 skin ᵐbele skin 23  
128 sky metelikɔ sky 20  
48 to sleep mɔkɔiu sleep 1  
152 small apilaka small 25  
29 to sniff, smell leŋi mie smell 95  
145 smoke word info kaiawɔ smoke 48  
106 snake aᵐbilɔ snake 28  
110 spider ave spider 38  
36 to spit ravioe spit 57  
80 to split word info tevele split    
80 to split word info vanande split    
88 to squeeze word info epele squeeze    
71 to stab, pierce wete stab    
71 to stab, pierce woi stab 60  
52 to stand viɔ stand 103  
130 star kanimɔrɔ star 22  
73 to steal punuɔ steal 1, 58  
120 stone fɔkɔ stone 20  
42 to suck katei suck    
42 to suck fesu suck    
87 to swell word info umbu swell 42  
87 to swell word info ɔsumbu swell 42  
9 to swim wowo swim 25  
9 to swim wou swim 25  
105 tail ⁿdekele tail 19  
206 Ten word info ulukɔ ten    
206 Ten word info saŋaulu ten 5  
62 thatch/roof ᵐbusu mʷɔe thatch 18  
187 they ⁿda they dl. 14  
157 thick word info aᵐbiaini thick 24  
156 thin word info meñevirɔ thin 1  
21 to think vɔndɔ think 10  
177 this ene this 1  
199 Three word info tete three 1  
134 thunder iɔlulu thunder 36  
66 to tie up, fasten ŋaŋgɔ tie 145  
32 tongue memia tongue 7  
31 tooth iⁿǰe tooth 20  
8 to turn word info lumbi turn    
198 Two word info tilu two 1  
35 to vomit lɔrɔ vomit 8, 22  
5 to walk vilu walk    
138 warm word info pana warm 1  
122 water word info erɔ water 20  
185 we word info keᵐba we dl. excl.    
185 we word info kia we dl. incl. 1  
141 wet iⁿdɔᵐbuɔ wet 23  
188 what? word info ŋanae what? 15  
181 where? word info vele where? 22  
148 white kɔrɔ white 32  
189 who? word info ŋele who? 18  
136 wind ŋirɔ wind 32  
100 wing ava wing 28  
55 woman/female emele woman 21  
83 to work word info la ŋatene work    
169 year eᵐbieve year 21  
150 yellow ŋalukilɔ yellow 31  
186 you kela you dl. x  
186 you kaipa you pl. 1, 6  
183 thou eo you sg. s  
186 you kaipa your pl. 1, 6  

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