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

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