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

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