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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      
22 to fear (mare) kokora      
173 at -a   12, 31  
173 at -ia   12, 31  
115 root agara-na   19  
89 to hold word info agos-i      
40 to drink ani = 'eat, drink' 33  
145 smoke word info ao   2  
122 water word info arakao      
186 you aramu   1, 22  
6 road/path arana   1  
40 to drink ari u noko I drink 61  
182 I aria   1, 24  
63 name aria ianagu I name-my 1, 18  
67 to sew word info aria ko tuai I sew    
20 to know, be knowledgeable aria matauni anogo I know 1  
44 to hear aria u barori I hear 38  
29 to sniff, smell aria u sie I smell 92  
46 to see aria u toru I see 126  
183 thou aro   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable aro matauni anogo you know 1  
204 Eight word info aru   3  
124 sea asipu sea, ocean; salt    
125 salt asipu sea, ocean; salt 50  
17 liver ate-na   1  
72 to hit word info atun-i   50  
72 to hit word info atunu   50  
74 to kill atunu   18  
79 stick/wood au tree 1  
160 painful, sick avo   17  
206 Ten word info avuru   5  
103 meat/flesh baba-na      
100 wing baina wing = shoulder 16  
44 to hear baror-i   38  
44 to hear barori   38  
44 to hear baroro   38  
167 night boni   1  
49 to lie down word info boretarava      
118 grass bubu-re   19  
151 green bulu-bulu   45  
78 to cut, hack word info buri chop through    
53 person/human being buri maru plenty woman x  
53 person/human being buri sooni plenty man x  
19 shoulder báe-na   30  
159 wide dababara   37  
153 big dako      
178 that daume that    
155 long word info dea-na      
180 far deadea-na      
46 to see doi   56  
144 to burn word info e kurumu burn (intrans.)    
71 to stab, pierce e wanayau      
72 to hit word info e βaora to hit (esp. with fist)    
101 to fly e βurau to fly    
48 to sleep ebete sleep    
49 to lie down word info ebetenobu to lie (on side) x  
58 wife egu-maru      
57 husband egu-sani      
72 to hit word info erua buri soni wariatunu to fight (esp. humans) - two plural men each.other-hit    
110 spider gave   12  
136 wind giuvu   65  
30 mouth gunu-na      
205 Nine word info ia   5  
111 fish iana   1  
63 name iana-na   1, 18  
62 thatch/roof ikana-na      
116 flower kaba-na      
172 to climb word info kabe   35  
2 left kabe mairi   1, 59  
3 right kabe βana      
1 hand kabe-na   42  
131 cloud word info kabo-kabo      
81 sharp kadi-kadi      
150 yellow kakagou      
148 white kakara   43  
41 to bite kakirigana      
132 fog kamoi      
81 sharp kani-kani   14  
197 One word info kape   31, 46  
113 branch word info karapi-na   18  
41 to bite karas-i   1  
119 earth/soil karisi      
90 to dig karo-i      
78 to cut, hack word info karukarusi cut (as with knife)    
138 warm word info kasi-kasi (of fire only?)    
53 person/human being kau   1  
137 to blow word info kiuβu to blow of wind    
67 to sew word info ko tuai      
8 to turn word info ko βego you turn    
146 ash koavu   1, 69  
112 rotten word info koaβa rotten (as a log) 76  
11 dust koaβu   21  
14 belly kobava-na stomach 2  
106 snake kodu-kodu snake, worm 18  
107 worm (earthworm) kodu-kodu 'snake, worm'    
25 neck koekoe-na      
196 to count koke-i      
210 One Thousand word info kokole   19  
69 to hunt word info kom nanoi yumi hunt    
176 below kopera area underneath stilt house    
77 to scratch word info kori scratch 12  
77 to scratch word info korikori aigu scratch me 12  
106 snake korukoru   21  
107 worm (earthworm) korukorumudeka small snake    
154 short word info kuburu      
102 rat kue irreg reflex 3, 61  
154 short word info kuguru      
22 to fear kuira      
67 to sew word info kumas-i   70  
67 to sew word info kumata   70  
105 tail kure-na   27  
134 thunder kurukurumu   2, 56  
109 mosquito lolo   42  
84 to plant luga-luga ?    
140 dry word info madoata dry in general    
161 shy, ashamed maeva-na   1  
126 lake makoku      
38 to chew word info mama   1  
140 dry word info mamaa   11  
69 to hunt word info mane-mane      
142 heavy marabu      
139 cold word info maramu cold (of person)    
141 wet mare ui ekana madoata not dry    
97 bird mareki   32  
55 woman/female maru   114  
45 eye mata-na   1  
21 to think matauni anogo      
20 to know, be knowledgeable mataú-i   1  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
47 to yawn mavoa   19  
178 that me      
104 fat/grease menaka-na   1  
104 fat/grease minaka fat (subst.) 1  
10 dirty mino      
10 dirty minominono      
58 wife mo maru thy wife    
57 husband mo soni thy husband    
7 to come moi possible error 1  
107 worm (earthworm) mooge worm esp. earthworm    
96 dog mosi      
121 sand motokaka      
152 small mudeka   77  
9 to swim nabe   43  
208 Fifty word info nai rima avuru      
4 leg/foot nane-na   19  
28 to breathe napu      
188 what? word info nava   1  
68 needle navis      
177 this ni   1  
27 nose niú-na   27  
40 to drink nokoi   61  
202 Six word info onomo   1  
21 to think onóui   37  
33 to laugh pa   101  
33 to laugh pai   101  
33 to laugh papaina   101  
120 stone patu   1  
24 head patu-na   9  
82 dull, blunt patugu   45  
110 spider piproka      
70 to shoot word info pira-di   27  
66 to tie up, fasten piri   18  
88 to squeeze word info pisuini squeeze (particulary shredded coconut) 31  
88 to squeeze word info pitu-i   51  
137 to blow word info piubi vowel metathesis? 17  
51 to sit piutu      
51 to sit piutu nogu I am sitting (?)    
76 to live, be alive podo also 'be born' 77  
94 to throw word info pogoini throw    
94 to throw word info pogoiniamai throw back x  
13 back word info pou-na   108  
139 cold word info pugete cold (of air only?)    
7 to come ra-mai   1, 85  
168 day rani   6  
128 sky ranisi POc *laŋit 1  
5 to walk rara   1, 69  
39 to cook word info raro-i   56  
209 One Hundred word info rasu   4  
147 black ravarava      
149 red revarevai      
23 blood revái   8  
50 to dream rio   35  
91 to buy romo-i      
165 bad, evil rori   44  
165 bad, evil rori   44  
36 to spit rovi   118  
198 Two word info rua   1  
207 Twenty word info rua avúru      
35 to vomit rua-rua   8  
48 to sleep ruka doze    
61 house ruma   1  
201 Five word info ruma   1  
164 good saide      
93 to pound, beat word info sevu-sevuri beat sago to produce sago water    
29 to sniff, smell sie   92  
29 to sniff, smell sie-i   92  
83 to work word info sikodo PCL: possibly Japanese loan? <sigoto> but collected 1939 before J occupation.    
59 mother sina-na   1  
59 mother sinagu mother-my 1  
135 lightning sinava   2  
16 intestines siopa-na   36  
9 to swim sirupi   12  
54 man/male soni   46, 68  
54 man/male sooni   46, 68  
42 to suck susu nokonokoaina baby drink susu    
18 breast susú-na   1  
65 rope tabiroro   47?  
98 egg tagu-na   11  
189 who? word info taka      
43 ear talina   1  
60 father tama-na   1  
60 father tamagu   1  
37 to eat tamu   40  
34 to cry tani   1  
43 ear tarina-na   1  
174 in, inside tavana-na   20  
174 in, inside tawanana inside house 20  
78 to cut, hack word info toki cut 27, 96  
126 lake tokogosi      
52 to stand tolunomu you are standing (?)    
46 to see toru   126  
52 to stand toru   2, 69  
98 egg toru   1  
199 Three word info toru   1  
144 to burn word info totoi      
98 egg tou   1  
56 child tu-na   5  
15 bone tua-na   1, 10  
162 old word info tuari be old (unspecified) 48  
87 to swell word info tubu swelling, boil (PCL: in context of disease) 12  
117 fruit ua-na   1  
133 rain uana   1  
143 fire udaka   23  
95 to fall word info uka regular loss of *p- 19  
12 skin uri-na   1  
127 woods/forest usina forest 23  
108 louse word info utu   1  
74 to kill va-mate-i   2  
73 to steal vainao   1, 32  
73 to steal vainao-i   1, 32  
163 new vaoru   1  
200 Four word info vasi   1, 65  
179 near vasika-na      
99 feather vataka-na      
127 woods/forest veasi undeveloped forest    
181 where? word info vei-a -a 'at' 3, 35  
32 tongue vere-na      
130 star vesunu   1  
170 when? word info veta rani which day?    
203 Seven word info vitu   1  
129 moon vogera   31?  
114 leaf vuru-na hair, fur, leaves 18  
26 hair word info vurú-na   31  
66 to tie up, fasten wagasa to tie (knot)    
144 to burn word info wakurumi make burn    

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