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

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