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

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