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Language: Orkon

Source/Author:  Crowley, Lynch, Early - notes 
Notes:  A moribund language of West Ambrym, Vanuatu, now spoken by almost no active speakers, maybe 40 or so have a passive knowledge of it. 
Problems:  In some cases in our notes, there is some dispute as to whether a vowel is e or open e, or again o or open o. No final phonemic analysis of the vowels has been done, due to inadequate data. We believe that possibly the sole fluent speaker (who we worked with briefly) has since died. 
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:East Vanuatu 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
47 to yawn      
50 to dream      
58 wife      
62 thatch/roof      
68 needle      
70 to shoot word info      
73 to steal      
82 dull, blunt      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
107 worm (earthworm)      
113 branch word info      
159 wide      
161 shy, ashamed      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
175 above      
176 below      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
21 to think notnor      
52 to stand sop      
59 mother laha- reference    
69 to hunt word info mɨtlo      
74 to kill lupu      
77 to scratch word info kelkele      
80 to split word info lel      
83 to work word info ɣ      
127 woods/forest pʷirior      
131 cloud word info (si)lolō      
141 wet sipsiep      
146 ash mai      
153 big topo      
163 new yiye      
166 correct, true meor correct    
166 correct, true enko true/real    
168 day liyal      
170 when? word info pilikope      
177 this kole      
178 that kola      
190 other kotine      
193 if ɣile      
194 how? word info min mane sowe      
195 no, not mʷiraŋa      
203 Seven word info melep lɔ      
7 to come me   1  
16 intestines tine-   1  
18 breast   1  
22 to fear mɨro   1  
23 blood ra   1  
34 to cry raŋ   1  
37 to eat yɛn   1  
44 to hear loŋone   1  
45 eye mera-   1  
60 father tema- reference 1  
61 house ɛm   1  
74 to kill to|pini   1  
75 to die, be dead mier   1  
79 stick/wood ririli-ye   1  
90 to dig kil   1  
99 feather velo-   1  
105 tail kile- animal 1  
108 louse word info ur   1  
110 spider ramo|lo spiderweb 1  
114 leaf lo|ko   1  
116 flower wuŋo-   1  
119 earth/soil tan   1  
120 stone vior   1  
121 sand pelo|en   1  
133 rain ō   1  
147 black mirmir   1  
156 thin word info minip   1  
160 painful, sick mise   1  
162 old word info mæro   1  
164 good we   1  
180 far soren   1  
184 he/she ŋe   1  
185 we word info er   1  
189 who? word info si   1  
196 to count fulfuluk   1  
198 Two word info   1  
199 Three word info siel   1  
201 Five word info lim   1  
183 thou nak   1, 17, 18  
117 fruit we-   1, 26  
43 ear releŋa-   1, 40  
59 mother nina address 1, 46  
138 warm word info fenfaŋ   1, 50  
41 to bite ari   1, 55  
100 wing apau-   1, 58  
98 egg rili|ri   1, 66  
187 they yel   1, 70  
188 what? word info sowe   1, 72  
76 to live, be alive mɨl   1, 76  
136 wind leŋ   1, 77  
12 skin leŋe-   1, 81  
186 you ɣimim   1, 13, 33  
182 I no   1, 21, 22  
31 tooth luo-   1, 35  
55 woman/female vɛn   1, 41  
170 when? word info naŋe   1, 43  
40 to drink min   1, 49  
2 left mʷil   1, 59  
200 Four word info yar   1, 65  
174 in, inside lo   1, 72  
103 meat/flesh isi   10  
5 to walk tele   104  
140 dry word info mem   11  
46 to see kulkulo   120  
106 snake tiltiel   13  
130 star mɨso   13  
151 green mɨlmɨl   13  
81 sharp ken   14  
101 to fly ka   14  
1 hand vela-   16  
155 long word info pɨlɔɔp   16, 85  
115 root lipʷi   18  
149 red filfili   18  
88 to squeeze word info usi   18, 71  
20 to know, be knowledgeable kil|pʷele   18, 85  
36 to spit kup   19  
60 father tita address 19  
6 road/path silil   1?  
78 to cut, hack word info t   1?  
124 sea tie   1?  
148 white mɨ-fɨfɨ   1?  
165 bad, evil sakape   1?  
122 water word info we   2  
152 small kekeli   2  
185 we word info ɣɲmɲm   2  
145 smoke word info yo   2, 77  
11 dust bulumolɔɔ   20  
205 Nine word info melep yar   20  
125 salt tie = sea 20?  
143 fire fæŋ   21  
158 narrow sele|walkier ? (sele = path?) 22  
49 to lie down word info liŋ kareno   25  
65 rope awa   25, 59  
8 to turn word info kelai   25?  
135 lightning pel   26, 70  
27 nose koso-   27, 55  
157 thick word info mirel   3  
132 fog mōp   3, 32  
181 where? word info pe   3, 35  
64 to say war   30  
97 bird pael   30  
169 year rom = yam 30  
26 hair word info vɨlo-   31  
118 grass lopʷer|mune   31  
154 short word info mʷermʷer   32  
202 Six word info melep sie   33  
209 One Hundred word info vele = village 34  
66 to tie up, fasten fari   35  
71 to stab, pierce tili   35  
109 mosquito paŋken   35  
17 liver linar   36  
10 dirty soksok possibly means 'rubbish' 36?  
137 to blow word info u   4  
53 person/human being namʷe   4, 27  
30 mouth boŋo-   41  
29 to sniff, smell pon|əse   42  
104 fat/grease kulori   42?  
179 near felte   42?  
14 belly toa-   43  
167 night lon|bumalɛk   43  
4 leg/foot ye-   45  
142 heavy map   46  
72 to hit word info lupu   48  
89 to hold word info rokoni   49  
191 all sela   49  
197 One word info (h)ol   5  
206 Ten word info seŋail   5  
3 right mæru   5, 37  
33 to laugh mæn   51  
42 to suck pa|sum   51  
139 cold word info mel   51  
13 back word info pʷiri   52  
111 fish malo   52  
112 rotten word info po   52  
15 bone pal|si   52, 59  
95 to fall word info mur   57  
192 and ro   57  
129 moon apari   6  
87 to swell word info mokolo   60  
67 to sew word info sene   62  
128 sky toŋtoŋ   62  
19 shoulder pʷelespʷe   65?  
63 name isa-   66  
123 to flow mokɨr   66  
32 tongue mia-   7  
96 dog kuli   7 L
204 Eight word info melep siel   7  
28 to breathe taboŋo   72  
102 rat tɔmɔ   72  
54 man/male entɛn also person, husband 75, 89  
57 husband entɛn also man, person 76  
105 tail punse- bird 76  
9 to swim lolō   8  
35 to vomit lo   8  
25 neck ewundo-   80  
51 to sit tofan   80  
56 child lolpuŋpoŋ   81  
144 to burn word info yɛn   83  
144 to burn word info mʷane   83  
127 woods/forest pupuor   83, 85  
134 thunder palta   85  
48 to sleep fʷier   87  
94 to throw word info topne   88  
24 head pare-   9  
126 lake we|male may be proper noun 9  
150 yellow yiŋyæŋ   9  
140 dry word info toŋtoŋ   99  

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