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Language: Merei

Source/Author:  Chung, 2005 
Notes:  Chung (2005). A descriptive grammar of Merei (Vanuatu). Pacific Linguistics. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. The Australian National University.

Dialect of what Lynch & Crowley (2001) classify as the Central Santo, language, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.

Voiced stops are prenasalised.
The word list in Chung (2005:64-71) seems to incorporate a consistent typographical error: orthographic <ng> for the velar nasal is regularly given there as non-initial /nŋ/. I have simplified this as /ŋ/. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: John Lynch  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:North and Central Vanuatu:Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands:West Santo 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
47 to yawn      
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream      
62 thatch/roof      
68 needle      
70 to shoot word info      
73 to steal      
82 dull, blunt      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
107 worm (earthworm)      
113 branch word info      
138 warm word info      
161 shy, ashamed      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
191 all      
208 Fifty word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
175 above -sa- directional 25  
176 below -sio- directional    
72 to hit word info abot   91  
3 right adiadi   53?  
5 to walk aliali (ii) 10, 63  
178 that ani- not visible 1  
37 to eat anian   1  
170 when? word info annaŋsa   1, 43  
102 rat arif   18  
145 smoke word info asu   2  
41 to bite at   1, 55  
181 where? word info avea   3, 35  
118 grass balis   1  
155 long word info barap   16  
151 green barobaro      
24 head bat   9  
146 ash batmorsoa      
122 water word info bei   28  
19 shoulder bil   38  
134 thunder biriŋ   80  
94 to throw word info blei   86  
157 thick word info bloblono   35  
29 to sniff, smell bonai (i) 42  
121 sand bonaivus   77  
43 ear boro   16  
8 to turn word info borsin   15?  
166 correct, true bos      
167 night boŋ   1  
147 black boŋboŋtub   79  
87 to swell word info bure   7  
154 short word info but   9  
142 heavy buŋa   34  
23 blood dai   1  
25 neck dolo   42  
21 to think domdom   13  
90 to dig el   1  
196 to count ep   70  
63 name ese   1, 18  
197 One word info ese   1  
9 to swim gar   5  
77 to scratch word info garum   59  
178 that gata- close to hearer    
89 to hold word info gau      
177 this get- close to speaker and hearer 46  
40 to drink gogo   54  
140 dry word info goru   29  
185 we word info ide incl. 1  
182 I innau   1, 21, 22  
187 they ire   1, 70  
189 who? word info isavau   1  
189 who? word info ise   1  
185 we word info iŋammau excl. 2  
186 you iŋammi   1, 13  
183 thou iŋo   1, 17  
135 lightning jirekara      
95 to fall word info jop   13  
69 to hunt word info jurpes      
149 red kara   53  
173 at la   20  
127 woods/forest laduluau      
174 in, inside laloloi   1  
126 lake lamma   8  
209 One Hundred word info lavul   23?  
128 sky laŋot   1  
55 woman/female lepne   1, 73  
58 wife lepne = woman 5, 96  
180 far leva      
201 Five word info lima   1  
1 hand lma   1, 64  
131 cloud word info lobolobo   95, 96  
132 fog lobolobo = cloud 65  
165 bad, evil logologo **logologo 102  
36 to spit loto   37  
35 to vomit lua   8  
17 liver mabe   7  
150 yellow majinna   71  
61 house mal   30  
48 to sleep malabo   60, 92  
164 good mamasa   57  
166 correct, true mamasa      
11 dust manai|fsoa   83?  
10 dirty manai|ja      
114 leaf manai|rau   1  
125 salt manai|solo solo a Loan?   L?
26 hair word info manai|vul   31  
97 bird manno   1  
2 left marau   2  
202 Six word info maravo   35  
139 cold word info maril   1  
106 snake marta   12  
103 meat/flesh masau   85  
81 sharp mat   1  
45 eye mata   1  
22 to fear matau   1  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
111 fish matsi   53  
28 to breathe maŋamaŋa   47, 75  
104 fat/grease maŋis      
32 tongue meme   7, 41  
141 wet menmedin   35  
195 no, not merei   32  
143 fire moriabu   19  
119 earth/soil movortanno   1  
177 this na- close to speaker 1  
170 when? word info nansa   1, 43  
56 child nat   5  
184 he/she nie   1, 6  
190 other nono   59  
112 rotten word info nut   92  
115 root ora   2, 41  
71 to stab, pierce oti      
194 how? word info paleiniave      
126 lake paloai      
66 to tie up, fasten pes   32  
96 dog pes   72  
192 and peseri   32  
80 to split word info poso   4  
74 to kill pti   72  
59 mother rabui   54, 47  
205 Nine word info raitat   20  
168 day ran   6  
204 Eight word info raptol   5, 7  
100 wing rara   63  
74 to kill raswum      
203 Seven word info ravorua      
160 painful, sick rojo   32  
44 to hear roŋoin   1  
5 to walk ruruwai (i) 25  
198 Two word info ruwa   1  
6 road/path sala   1  
101 to fly sale   31  
188 what? word info sava   1  
7 to come sa|ma   1  
206 Ten word info saŋavul   5  
156 thin word info seiseina      
159 wide seiseina = big    
7 to come sio|ma   1  
137 to blow word info sis   60  
136 wind sisil      
98 egg slei   56  
15 bone sui   52  
120 stone sule   19  
144 to burn word info sului   4  
18 breast susu   1  
76 to live, be alive tabei   59  
51 to sit tada   84  
42 to suck taim   51?  
152 small takir   104  
158 narrow takir = small x  
16 intestines tali   76  
60 father tama   1  
46 to see taron   87  
124 sea tas   1  
110 spider tatalbara = spider web    
13 back word info tau   12  
54 man/male taudu   22, 85  
57 husband taudu = man 18, 40  
169 year tauon   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable tau|vin   1  
53 person/human being tese      
78 to cut, hack word info tevei   40  
179 near tevui   58  
14 belly tia   1  
199 Three word info tolu   1  
153 big toronna   48  
30 mouth tsiŋo   55  
109 mosquito tsiŋo   81  
126 lake tubu      
71 to stab, pierce tui   14  
67 to sew word info tulatula   30  
67 to sew word info tulu   60  
52 to stand turu   2, 69  
31 tooth udu   18  
12 skin uru   1, 80  
33 to laugh uru   13  
133 rain usa   1  
108 louse word info ut   1  
193 if vai   5?  
64 to say varavara   30  
162 old word info varese   123  
200 Four word info vat   1, 65  
83 to work word info vauma   1  
163 new vavun   1  
4 leg/foot vese      
105 tail vidi   76  
135 lightning vilei   26  
88 to squeeze word info viris   16  
103 meat/flesh viso   10  
130 star vit   1  
129 moon vla   1  
117 fruit vona   1, 26  
123 to flow vravra   31  
148 white vso   94  
116 flower vsuiyau   53  
65 rope vuiyas   58, 65  
99 feather vul   1  
11 dust vusivusi   10  
79 stick/wood wuiau   29  
34 to cry ŋara   5  
27 nose ŋasu   1, 58  
207 Twenty word info ŋavul-rua   9  
29 to sniff, smell ŋuru (ii) 32  

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