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Language: Ambai (Yapen)

Source/Author:  Blust, from Grace Notebooks 
Notes:  Ambai (Yapen) = Menawi / Kandewaia 
Problems:  some of the prints are very unclear 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Peng Du  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:South Halmahera-West New Guinea:West New Guinea:Cenderawasih Bay:Yapen:Central-Western 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand waraŋ   16  
2 left wei      
3 right moya   79  
4 leg/foot we   1, 100  
5 to walk i-ra   40?  
6 road/path raŋ   13  
7 to come -ma   1  
8 to turn word info bera   18  
9 to swim -eria      
10 dirty rarika ? 23  
11 dust ayo   1?  
12 skin rerawa   17  
13 back word info kuruu-   23  
14 belly ene-      
15 bone ina   15  
16 intestines ne-hu wairi      
16 intestines enembuka      
17 liver anteni      
18 breast ui cp.36 1  
19 shoulder boyawa      
20 to know, be knowledgeable tawana   1  
21 to think tituaita      
22 to fear i-matai   1  
23 blood rika   14  
24 head kamiai      
25 neck kanaŋ      
26 hair word info nu-      
27 nose ube-      
28 to breathe aiou      
29 to sniff, smell -naha   19  
30 mouth boro-   6  
31 tooth dore-      
32 tongue tap[e]re-   23  
33 to laugh i-miri   3  
34 to cry i-sai   1?  
35 to vomit i-mamuta   1  
36 to spit i-kanui   14  
37 to eat i-ampi   28  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info i-nunu   3?  
40 to drink i-unu   1  
41 to bite i-kiri      
42 to suck i-sufi   1?  
43 ear taraa-   9  
44 to hear i-tara-hu oa      
45 eye ure-   8  
46 to see i-vati      
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep i-ena   8  
49 to lie down word info i-vata   16  
50 to dream -miai   20?  
51 to sit i-minohi      
52 to stand i-oa      
53 person/human being inonturai      
54 man/male muaŋ   1  
55 woman/female viviŋ   1, 106  
56 child arikaŋ      
57 husband muaŋ   27  
58 wife vivi   5?  
59 mother ai      
60 father dai   11  
61 house munu      
62 thatch/roof antarau      
63 name wono   1?  
64 to say i-eoa      
65 rope wai   2?  
66 to tie up, fasten i-aviti      
67 to sew word info i-awa      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info i-mumpi      
70 to shoot word info i-ana   1  
71 to stab, pierce i-isaŋ   21  
72 to hit word info i-tuhiŋ      
73 to steal i-kamananapi      
74 to kill i-muni   1  
75 to die, be dead reha      
76 to live, be alive      
77 to scratch word info ramati      
78 to cut, hack word info i-kutui      
79 stick/wood ai   1  
80 to split word info i-tarabauri      
81 sharp reisa   22  
82 dull, blunt rehabu ?    
83 to work word info i-ohondomi      
84 to plant i-tanamp   2  
85 to choose yi-riri   1  
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info bebara   1  
88 to squeeze word info i-kuari      
89 to hold word info i-ruti      
90 to dig i-sarai   10  
91 to buy i-vori   1  
92 to open, uncover i-fai      
93 to pound, beat word info i-tut|ahi or 20? 20  
94 to throw word info i-so   18  
95 to fall word info i-tawa      
96 dog fiawera      
97 bird romu      
98 egg neibo      
99 feather kararoa      
100 wing varapema      
101 to fly sifo      
102 rat karu      
103 meat/flesh tarai-   25  
104 fat/grease fiabai      
105 tail amandau      
106 snake tawai   24  
107 worm (earthworm) kauboi      
108 louse word info u|utu   1  
109 mosquito fikerari      
110 spider mansai      
111 fish dia   13  
112 rotten word info fitata      
112 rotten word info piso   9?  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf rerau   1  
115 root newa      
116 flower nebu      
117 fruit bo   1  
118 grass afui      
119 earth/soil kahopa   22  
120 stone kamiai   11  
121 sand ninuai      
122 water word info mereha   11  
123 to flow deda      
124 sea ravana   22  
125 salt ai   1?  
126 lake ruru   12  
127 woods/forest werabuande      
128 sky rora   19  
129 moon embai   17  
130 star avaha      
131 cloud word info rarika      
132 fog kafafe      
133 rain meta      
134 thunder kadidu   2  
135 lightning kaiveva      
136 wind wana   22  
137 to blow word info siai      
138 warm word info meŋgapoi      
139 cold word info ikararutu      
140 dry word info sirahiai      
141 wet vevasa   1?  
142 heavy miraba   1  
143 fire adia   1  
144 to burn word info      
145 smoke word info rirau      
146 ash kaŋgana      
147 black nu|meta   1?  
148 white bua   24?  
149 red berika      
150 yellow byomini      
151 green kehe   24  
152 small katui   18  
152 small ketui   18  
153 big fyabai/fyebai      
154 short word info tana   22  
155 long word info dauroi   23  
156 thin word info simbena      
157 thick word info tehuba      
158 narrow katui      
159 wide fyabai      
160 painful, sick meninaŋ      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info      
163 new vevoru   1  
164 good be      
165 bad, evil kerira   19  
166 correct, true tarai      
167 night diru   19  
168 day aha      
169 year fuina      
170 when? word info rah|ida bo-doni   1?  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info -utai      
173 at na or 20? 13  
174 in, inside rorompu      
175 above jaifai      
176 below kofavau      
177 this nini   1  
178 that manana   1  
179 near kefa      
180 far wairoi   24  
181 where? word info andi-doni      
182 I yau   1  
183 thou wau      
184 he/she i   1  
185 we word info tata   1  
185 we word info amea   2  
186 you mea      
186 you wau      
187 they ea   1?  
188 what? word info fiani cf.194    
189 who? word info waune      
190 other siai      
191 all tafau      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info fiani cf.188    
195 no, not kaha      
196 to count i-eto      
197 One word info bo-yori      
198 Two word info bo-ru   1  
199 Three word info bo-toru   1  
200 Four word info bo-a   1  
201 Five word info riŋ   1  
202 Six word info wona(ŋ)      
203 Seven word info itu   1  
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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