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

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