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Language: Uruava

Source/Author:  Palmer, Bill (2004) Uruava dictionary, Additions from Piet Lincoln 
Notes:  Palmer's dictionary is an exhaustive compilation from older sources. Uruava is an extinct language of Bougainville. Missing items are probably lost for ever. 
Problems:  Sources diagree as to whether Palmers <g> represents [g] or [ŋ]. Palmer assumes [g]. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Malcolm Ross  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:Meso Melanesian:New Ireland:South New Ireland-Northwest Solomonic:Mono-Uruava 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
31 tooth      
64 to say      
80 to split word info      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
92 to open, uncover      
123 to flow      
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
166 correct, true      
169 year      
171 to hide word info      
175 above      
184 he/she      
185 we word info      
187 they      
190 other      
191 all      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
3 right kabe βana      
8 to turn word info ko βego you turn    
10 dirty mino      
10 dirty minominono      
21 to think matauni anogo      
22 to fear kuira      
22 to fear (mare) kokora      
25 neck koekoe-na      
28 to breathe napu      
30 mouth gunu-na      
32 tongue vere-na      
41 to bite kakirigana      
42 to suck susu nokonokoaina baby drink susu    
48 to sleep ebete sleep    
48 to sleep ruka doze    
49 to lie down word info boretarava      
51 to sit piutu      
51 to sit piutu nogu I am sitting (?)    
52 to stand tolunomu you are standing (?)    
57 husband egu-sani      
57 husband mo soni thy husband    
58 wife egu-maru      
58 wife mo maru thy wife    
62 thatch/roof ikana-na      
66 to tie up, fasten wagasa to tie (knot)    
67 to sew word info ko tuai      
67 to sew word info aria ko tuai I sew    
68 needle navis      
69 to hunt word info mane-mane      
69 to hunt word info kom nanoi yumi hunt    
71 to stab, pierce e wanayau      
72 to hit word info e βaora to hit (esp. with fist)    
72 to hit word info erua buri soni wariatunu to fight (esp. humans) - two plural men each.other-hit    
78 to cut, hack word info buri chop through    
78 to cut, hack word info karukarusi cut (as with knife)    
81 sharp kadi-kadi      
83 to work word info sikodo PCL: possibly Japanese loan? <sigoto> but collected 1939 before J occupation.    
84 to plant luga-luga ?    
89 to hold word info agos-i      
90 to dig karo-i      
91 to buy romo-i      
93 to pound, beat word info sevu-sevuri beat sago to produce sago water    
94 to throw word info pogoini throw    
96 dog mosi      
99 feather vataka-na      
101 to fly e βurau to fly    
103 meat/flesh baba-na      
107 worm (earthworm) kodu-kodu 'snake, worm'    
107 worm (earthworm) mooge worm esp. earthworm    
107 worm (earthworm) korukorumudeka small snake    
110 spider piproka      
116 flower kaba-na      
119 earth/soil karisi      
121 sand motokaka      
122 water word info arakao      
124 sea asipu sea, ocean; salt    
126 lake makoku      
126 lake tokogosi      
127 woods/forest veasi undeveloped forest    
131 cloud word info kabo-kabo      
132 fog kamoi      
137 to blow word info kiuβu to blow of wind    
138 warm word info kasi-kasi (of fire only?)    
139 cold word info pugete cold (of air only?)    
139 cold word info maramu cold (of person)    
140 dry word info madoata dry in general    
141 wet mare ui ekana madoata not dry    
142 heavy marabu      
144 to burn word info totoi      
144 to burn word info e kurumu burn (intrans.)    
144 to burn word info wakurumi make burn    
147 black ravarava      
149 red revarevai      
150 yellow kakagou      
153 big dako      
154 short word info kuburu      
154 short word info kuguru      
155 long word info dea-na      
164 good saide      
170 when? word info veta rani which day?    
176 below kopera area underneath stilt house    
178 that me      
178 that daume that    
179 near vasika-na      
180 far deadea-na      
189 who? word info taka      
196 to count koke-i      
207 Twenty word info rua avúru      
208 Fifty word info nai rima avuru      
6 road/path arana   1  
7 to come moi possible error 1  
12 skin uri-na   1  
17 liver ate-na   1  
18 breast susú-na   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable mataú-i   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable aria matauni anogo I know 1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable aro matauni anogo you know 1  
34 to cry tani   1  
38 to chew word info mama   1  
41 to bite karas-i   1  
43 ear tarina-na   1  
43 ear talina   1  
45 eye mata-na   1  
53 person/human being kau   1  
59 mother sina-na   1  
59 mother sinagu mother-my 1  
60 father tama-na   1  
60 father tamagu   1  
61 house ruma   1  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
79 stick/wood au tree 1  
98 egg toru   1  
98 egg tou   1  
104 fat/grease menaka-na   1  
104 fat/grease minaka fat (subst.) 1  
108 louse word info utu   1  
111 fish iana   1  
117 fruit ua-na   1  
120 stone patu   1  
128 sky ranisi POc *laŋit 1  
130 star vesunu   1  
133 rain uana   1  
161 shy, ashamed maeva-na   1  
163 new vaoru   1  
167 night boni   1  
177 this ni   1  
183 thou aro   1  
188 what? word info nava   1  
198 Two word info rua   1  
199 Three word info toru   1  
201 Five word info ruma   1  
202 Six word info onomo   1  
203 Seven word info vitu   1  
5 to walk rara   1, 69  
15 bone tua-na   1, 10  
63 name iana-na   1, 18  
63 name aria ianagu I name-my 1, 18  
186 you aramu   1, 22  
182 I aria   1, 24  
73 to steal vainao   1, 32  
73 to steal vainao-i   1, 32  
2 left kabe mairi   1, 59  
200 Four word info vasi   1, 65  
146 ash koavu   1, 69  
7 to come ra-mai   1, 85  
33 to laugh pa   101  
33 to laugh pai   101  
33 to laugh papaina   101  
13 back word info pou-na   108  
98 egg tagu-na   11  
140 dry word info mamaa   11  
55 woman/female maru   114  
36 to spit rovi   118  
9 to swim sirupi   12  
77 to scratch word info kori scratch 12  
77 to scratch word info korikori aigu scratch me 12  
87 to swell word info tubu swelling, boil (PCL: in context of disease) 12  
110 spider gave   12  
173 at -a   12, 31  
173 at -ia   12, 31  
46 to see toru   126  
46 to see aria u toru I see 126  
81 sharp kani-kani   14  
100 wing baina wing = shoulder 16  
137 to blow word info piubi vowel metathesis? 17  
160 painful, sick avo   17  
66 to tie up, fasten piri   18  
74 to kill atunu   18  
106 snake kodu-kodu snake, worm 18  
113 branch word info karapi-na   18  
114 leaf vuru-na hair, fur, leaves 18  
4 leg/foot nane-na   19  
47 to yawn mavoa   19  
95 to fall word info uka regular loss of *p- 19  
115 root agara-na   19  
118 grass bubu-re   19  
210 One Thousand word info kokole   19  
14 belly kobava-na stomach 2  
74 to kill va-mate-i   2  
135 lightning sinava   2  
145 smoke word info ao   2  
134 thunder kurukurumu   2, 56  
52 to stand toru   2, 69  
174 in, inside tavana-na   20  
174 in, inside tawanana inside house 20  
11 dust koaβu   21  
106 snake korukoru   21  
127 woods/forest usina forest 23  
143 fire udaka   23  
27 nose niú-na   27  
70 to shoot word info pira-di   27  
105 tail kure-na   27  
78 to cut, hack word info toki cut 27, 96  
204 Eight word info aru   3  
181 where? word info vei-a -a 'at' 3, 35  
102 rat kue irreg reflex 3, 61  
19 shoulder báe-na   30  
26 hair word info vurú-na   31  
88 to squeeze word info pisuini squeeze (particulary shredded coconut) 31  
197 One word info kape   31, 46  
129 moon vogera   31?  
97 bird mareki   32  
40 to drink ani = 'eat, drink' 33  
50 to dream rio   35  
172 to climb word info kabe   35  
16 intestines siopa-na   36  
21 to think onóui   37  
159 wide dababara   37  
44 to hear baroro   38  
44 to hear baror-i   38  
44 to hear barori   38  
44 to hear aria u barori I hear 38  
209 One Hundred word info rasu   4  
37 to eat tamu   40  
1 hand kabe-na   42  
109 mosquito lolo   42  
9 to swim nabe   43  
148 white kakara   43  
165 bad, evil rori   44  
165 bad, evil rori   44  
82 dull, blunt patugu   45  
151 green bulu-bulu   45  
54 man/male soni   46, 68  
54 man/male sooni   46, 68  
65 rope tabiroro   47?  
162 old word info tuari be old (unspecified) 48  
56 child tu-na   5  
205 Nine word info ia   5  
206 Ten word info avuru   5  
72 to hit word info atunu   50  
72 to hit word info atun-i   50  
125 salt asipu sea, ocean; salt 50  
88 to squeeze word info pitu-i   51  
39 to cook word info raro-i   56  
46 to see doi   56  
168 day rani   6  
40 to drink nokoi   61  
40 to drink ari u noko I drink 61  
136 wind giuvu   65  
67 to sew word info kumata   70  
67 to sew word info kumas-i   70  
112 rotten word info koaβa rotten (as a log) 76  
76 to live, be alive podo also 'be born' 77  
152 small mudeka   77  
23 blood revái   8  
35 to vomit rua-rua   8  
24 head patu-na   9  
29 to sniff, smell sie-i   92  
29 to sniff, smell sie   92  
29 to sniff, smell aria u sie I smell 92  
49 to lie down word info ebetenobu to lie (on side) x  
53 person/human being buri maru plenty woman x  
53 person/human being buri sooni plenty man x  
94 to throw word info pogoiniamai throw back x  

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