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

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