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Language: Tanema

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:
1 hand me arm 1, 78  
2 left luola      
3 right lavela right    
4 leg/foot aᵑgela- leg 85  
4 leg/foot aŋgela- leg 85  
5 to walk au walk    
5 to walk la go 1, 69  
6 road/path nene road 16  
7 to come loma come 1, 85  
8 to turn word info wekeni turn    
9 to swim ndi bathe    
9 to swim laro swim    
10 dirty vatukura dirty 36  
11 dust kaiawo dust 16  
12 skin wele skin 23  
13 back word info vaseⁿdele back 29?  
13 back word info vasendele back    
14 belly če belly 1  
15 bone maⁿdira bone 53  
15 bone mandira bone 53  
16 intestines leᵐbue guts 25  
16 intestines lembue guts 25  
17 liver liva liver, loan?   L
18 breast nora breast 57  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable mo know    
21 to think      
22 to fear mondaīni fear 1, 78  
23 blood aᵐba blood 19  
23 blood amba blood 19  
24 head valaᵐbase head 9  
24 head valambase head    
25 neck vasare neck    
26 hair word info veleᵐbase hair (body) 21  
26 hair word info velembase hair (body) 21  
27 nose vaseŋele nose 24  
28 to breathe re move breathe    
29 to sniff, smell laŋi mase smell 95  
30 mouth kole mouth 97  
31 tooth vaᵑginie kole tooth 58  
31 tooth vaŋginie kole tooth 58  
32 tongue mimie tongue 7  
33 to laugh meo laugh 58  
34 to cry taŋi cry 1  
35 to vomit loro vomit 8, 22  
36 to spit kani spit 62  
37 to eat vaŋo eat 1, 53  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink nu drink 1  
41 to bite ke bite 41  
42 to suck yei suck    
43 ear añe ear 1?  
44 to hear laŋi hear 1  
45 eye kame eye    
46 to see roni see    
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep matou sleep 1  
49 to lie down word info munana lie down 15  
50 to dream      
51 to sit o sit    
52 to stand neo stand    
53 person/human being anuka person 22  
54 man/male anuka man 29  
55 woman/female me woman 21  
56 child anuka pinukako child    
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother vapuiye mother    
60 father apai father 12  
61 house nalama house    
62 thatch/roof      
63 name neŋe name 20  
64 to say      
65 rope olowoya rope 2  
66 to tie up, fasten naŋgo tie 145  
67 to sew word info nandiwo sew    
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info lavaŋoma hunt    
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce wou stab    
72 to hit word info nala menana hit (stick)    
73 to steal      
74 to kill rara kill    
75 to die, be dead mbu die 19  
76 to live, be alive maᵑgiliva life, alive 1, 76  
76 to live, be alive maŋgiliva life 1, 76  
77 to scratch word info kalo scratch 1  
78 to cut, hack word info vara cut nut X  
78 to cut, hack word info taivamora cut (wood)    
78 to cut, hack word info taivamora cut (string)    
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp mainene sharp 36, 73  
82 dull, blunt ᵐbowe blunt 21  
82 dull, blunt mbowe blunt 21  
83 to work word info la vamora work    
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info ombo swell    
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info nou hold    
90 to dig loro dig    
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info      
96 dog kuli dog 7  
97 bird manuxa bird 1  
98 egg walulua egg 1  
99 feather fele feather    
100 wing      
101 to fly apa fly    
101 to fly tumbeloi fly    
102 rat      
103 meat/flesh kala meat/flesh    
104 fat/grease      
105 tail ᵐbakele tail 19  
105 tail mbakele tail    
106 snake anivala snake    
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info wouka louse 8  
109 mosquito muka mosquito 1, 99  
110 spider      
111 fish namaka fish 28  
112 rotten word info momoᵐbu rotten 1  
112 rotten word info momombu rotten 1  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf lele leaf 1  
115 root ke root 2  
116 flower mane flower 25  
117 fruit uwe fruit 1  
117 fruit ve fruit 1  
118 grass aᵐbome grass 29  
118 grass ambome grass 29  
119 earth/soil onola earth    
120 stone faka stone 20  
121 sand onola sand    
122 water word info nira water 20?  
122 water word info nira water 20?  
123 to flow pu flow 11  
124 sea maka sea 33  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest arara bush    
128 sky manalika sky 20  
129 moon malaula moon    
130 star xamai vakmora star    
131 cloud word info vaⁿdava cloud 11  
131 cloud word info vandava cloud    
132 fog      
133 rain eᵐba rain    
133 rain emba rain    
134 thunder      
135 lightning      
136 wind ñiŋⁿda wind 1  
136 wind ñiŋnda wind    
137 to blow word info aka blow 27  
138 warm word info panara warm 1  
139 cold word info meⁿdiŋa cold 1  
139 cold word info mendiŋa cold    
140 dry word info mamiyeme dry 1  
141 wet vatuᵐbuka wet    
141 wet vatumbuka wet    
142 heavy maura heavy    
143 fire ñiava fire 1  
144 to burn word info yo burn    
145 smoke word info ka-inava smoke 47  
146 ash ᵐbasmora ashes    
146 ash mbasmora ashes    
147 black ᵐboⁿdiᵑga black 25?  
147 black mbondiŋga black    
148 white ikou white 31  
149 red      
150 yellow      
151 green aᵐbʷekoleva green    
151 green ambwekoleva green    
152 small imu small    
153 big ᵐbʷau big 50  
153 big mbwau big    
154 short word info vakuri short 33  
155 long word info vaᵐbeura long 16  
155 long word info vambeura long    
156 thin word info mepiri thin 1  
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info nombwau old (person)    
162 old word info velea old (thing) x  
163 new naⁿǰa new    
163 new nanĵa new    
164 good aᵐbika good    
164 good ambika good    
165 bad, evil vai bad    
166 correct, true aᵐbika correct    
166 correct, true ambika correct    
167 night laⁿdome night 11  
167 night landome night    
168 day weyara day    
169 year      
170 when? word info ŋiⁿda when? 1, 24  
170 when? word info ŋinda when? 1, 24  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at ᵑgamuli at    
173 at ilai at    
173 at ŋgamuli at    
174 in, inside ᵑgamuli in    
174 in, inside ilai in    
174 in, inside ŋgamuli in    
175 above      
176 below      
177 this eⁿda this 27  
177 this enda this    
178 that      
179 near vatako near 12  
180 far somo far 1  
181 where? word info vane where?    
182 I nana I 1, 22  
183 thou ᵑgo you sg. s  
183 thou ŋgo you (2sg) s  
184 he/she nini he 1, 6  
185 we word info ᵑgie we dl. incl. 1  
185 we word info ᵑgaᵐbe we dl. excl.    
185 we word info ŋgie we (1du.incl)    
185 we word info ŋgamoto we (1pl.excl)    
185 we word info ŋgeto we (1pl.incl)    
185 we word info ŋgambe we (1du.excl) 2  
186 you ᵑgamito you pl. 1, 32  
186 you ᵑamile you dl. x  
186 you ᵑgamito your pl. x  
186 you ŋgo your (2sg.poss) x  
186 you ŋgamito your (2pl.poss) x  
186 you ŋgamile you (2du) x  
186 you ŋgamito you (2pl) 1, 32  
187 they ⁿdea they dl. 14  
187 they ŋdea they (3du) x  
187 they ndato they (3pl)    
188 what? word info      
189 who? word info ŋela who? 18  
190 other      
191 all      
192 and ⁿdemoxana and    
192 and ndemoxana and    
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not eia no    
196 to count      
197 One word info keo one    
197 One word info omʷano one    
197 One word info omwano one    
198 Two word info lalu two 1?  
199 Three word info ao three 1  
200 Four word info ava four 1  
201 Five word info leli five 10  
202 Six word info o six    
203 Seven word info oimbi seven    
204 Eight word info embisoa eight    
205 Nine word info suaindi nine    
206 Ten word info ndoŋolo ten    
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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