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

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