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Language: Iaai

Source/Author:  Ozanne-Rivierre (1984) 
Notes:  Spoken on Ouvea Island, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia.
y = high front rounded vowel; tr, dr, nr ... = retroflex; th = theta; hw, hm ... are voiceless.

Ozanne-Rivierre, F. (1984). Dictionnaire iaai-français (Ouvéa, Nouvelle-Calédonie), suiv d'un lexique français-iaai. SELAF (Langues et cultures du Pacifique 6), Paris. 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Loyalty Islands 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand beñi-   14  
2 left me   1, 59  
3 right metɔ   5, 13  
4 leg/foot ca   13?  
5 to walk hele Pn loan? 6 L?
5 to walk he   6  
6 road/path ge|ðen   1  
7 to come aiə      
8 to turn word info hwiə   91?  
9 to swim haai      
10 dirty kɔnɔ      
11 dust sesɔ      
12 skin une-   1  
13 back word info ju   82  
14 belly ylaiiñ      
15 bone jəə   2  
16 intestines taŋ tiiñ basket excrement 1  
17 liver ak   1  
18 breast ba|si-   1  
19 shoulder abeñi-      
20 to know, be knowledgeable xanaa   116  
20 to know, be knowledgeable xataa   116  
21 to think yñkyme      
22 to fear outen   1?  
23 blood dra   1  
24 head ba-   9  
25 neck ñii-   18  
26 hair word info le|yne-n ba- ba- = head 31  
27 nose hñiŋəiñ      
28 to breathe ho|menɔ   1  
29 to sniff, smell bon   42  
30 mouth jehmæ-      
31 tooth ñu   1  
32 tongue bo|hme-   7  
33 to laugh hluma   48?  
34 to cry teŋe   1  
35 to vomit hmita   1  
36 to spit haŋəc   14  
37 to eat an   1  
37 to eat han   1  
38 to chew word info hicɔ      
39 to cook word info olɔ trans.    
39 to cook word info ətr intrans. (human subject) 9  
40 to drink ic   69  
41 to bite oloy      
42 to suck cem   21  
43 ear bara|kəñe-   1  
44 to hear ləŋ   1  
45 eye ec-mæk   1  
46 to see   123?  
47 to yawn əəhaem   19, 30  
48 to sleep mokutr   1  
49 to lie down word info ulili      
50 to dream bwi   75  
50 to dream boo   75  
51 to sit laba 'assis' (seated) 61  
52 to stand tetr   2  
52 to stand totr   2  
53 person/human being at   4  
54 man/male baga      
55 woman/female moomo   119  
56 child wanakat = young person 5  
56 child noko- = offspring of 5  
57 husband aeɔɔ-      
58 wife aeɔɔ-      
59 mother hiñe-   1  
60 father kame-   1  
61 house uma   1  
62 thatch/roof ot   1, 61  
63 name ye   1, 18  
64 to say haa      
65 rope təə   1  
66 to tie up, fasten hykɔlɔ      
67 to sew word info tibetr      
68 needle jeby   44  
69 to hunt word info bwec      
70 to shoot word info xyɔ   23  
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info kot   8  
73 to steal venɔu   1, 58  
74 to kill hliŋɔ      
75 to die, be dead mk   1  
76 to live, be alive mwəətr   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info dravec      
78 to cut, hack word info gəə   133?  
79 stick/wood utəə      
80 to split word info koy      
81 sharp xetr sharpen 60?  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info huliwa   42  
84 to plant taa   2  
84 to plant cekən   2?  
85 to choose yca      
85 to choose hyce      
86 to grow word info kyy   1?  
87 to swell word info xibi swollen 12  
88 to squeeze word info oowaa      
89 to hold word info kɔɔtr   35?  
90 to dig ɔc   33  
90 to dig hək   33  
90 to dig hiñ   1?  
91 to buy ycy      
92 to open, uncover xəəŋ      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info degec   51?  
95 to fall word info kəlu   132  
95 to fall word info luŋ      
96 dog kuli PN loan L L
97 bird menɔ   1  
98 egg waakuñ   1  
99 feather le|y-   1  
100 wing baje|beñi-   2  
100 wing la-beñi-   2  
101 to fly   14  
101 to fly lalay   1?  
102 rat tep   6  
103 meat/flesh uutiəə      
104 fat/grease giris Eng. loan   L
105 tail hmokune-      
106 snake on   43  
107 worm (earthworm) biget   1  
108 louse word info uto   1  
109 mosquito minɔ < M 1  
110 spider wahaii|hnɔɔ      
111 fish wɔɔ   1  
112 rotten word info bebŋ   10?  
113 branch word info aŋə      
114 leaf la-   1  
115 root wɔɔ-   2  
116 flower sei   9  
116 flower vəŋo-   1  
117 fruit wa-   1  
118 grass ajilaat      
119 earth/soil kɔnɔ   1  
120 stone (i)veto   1  
121 sand əñ   1  
122 water word info kələ      
122 water word info kəiə      
123 to flow hiŋələ      
123 to flow drii      
124 sea kəiə   1?  
125 salt sɔɔtr Eng. loan   L
126 lake nem   8  
127 woods/forest hñoot      
128 sky draañ   1  
129 moon tehi      
130 star oxyy      
131 cloud word info ylɔɔ   12  
132 fog sahot      
133 rain we   27  
134 thunder thaan      
135 lightning hucyce      
136 wind   1  
137 to blow word info tyɔ      
138 warm word info mææge   108  
139 cold word info megic      
139 cold word info hnrathu      
140 dry word info hme   11  
140 dry word info mada   11  
141 wet xubet      
142 heavy hmææk   1?  
143 fire meic   51  
144 to burn word info thoŋ   1, 7  
145 smoke word info hai   2  
146 ash drəu   67? L?  
147 black hlitr   98?  
148 white hau   22  
149 red dra cf. blood 1?  
150 yellow hmæhmætr   45  
151 green udrudrɔ   47  
152 small yhnikoŋ      
153 big gaan      
154 short word info oxulit      
155 long word info bey   16?  
156 thin word info haleləy   20?  
157 thick word info haki      
158 narrow hnreek      
159 wide laau Pn loan? L  
160 painful, sick mk = die 1  
161 shy, ashamed hmehmæ 'honte' = shame (n.) 1  
162 old word info hiŋat      
163 new thep      
164 good soo   53  
165 bad, evil monru      
165 bad, evil monu      
166 correct, true cici   102?  
167 night hñiŋeetr      
168 day boŋ   16  
169 year hunaa      
170 when? word info kehəə      
171 to hide word info ixələ      
172 to climb word info ələ   23?  
173 at hñi   18  
174 in, inside hñi   15?  
175 above ban   2?  
175 above hon      
176 below hmwelen      
177 this aaŋ      
177 this eaŋ      
178 that elee   48?  
178 that eliŋ      
179 near hakekeñ   56  
180 far sɔɔkɔy   1  
181 where? word info ua      
182 I iña   1, 22  
183 thou au   1  
184 he/she e   1  
185 we word info ətin incl    
185 we word info əhmun excl.    
186 you əbun   23  
187 they ədra   1  
188 what? word info iey      
189 who? word info iaa   1  
190 other kese different L  
191 all hia      
192 and me NPs 2  
192 and kene VPs, 'and then' 1?, 2?  
193 if anee   12  
194 how? word info kɔmɔu   27?  
195 no, not e bæ      
195 no, not ohe   45  
196 to count ay      
197 One word info xaca   14  
198 Two word info lo   1  
199 Three word info kun   1  
200 Four word info væk   1  
201 Five word info baa|xaca hand one    
201 Five word info thabyŋ   26  
202 Six word info thabyŋ ke nua xaca      
203 Seven word info thabyŋ ke nua lo      
204 Eight word info thabyŋ ke nua kun      
205 Nine word info thabyŋ ke nua væk      
206 Ten word info baa|lo hand two    
207 Twenty word info baa|væk hand four    
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info thabyŋ ta vææt five men    
210 One Thousand word info      

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