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Language: Neve'ei

Source/Author:  Crowley & Musgrave. Neve'ei dictionary. MS. 
Notes:  Crowley, T. & Musgrave, J. (n.d.) Neve'ei dictionary. Manuscript.

Western Malakula, Vanuatu; known also as Vinmavis in the literature.

kh = velar fricative
' = glottal stop 
Problems:  Andreea: replaced /kh/ with velar fricative:
-- voiced velar fricative intervocalically, word initially
-- voiceless velar fricative word finally, or adjacent to unvoiced consonants
(cf. Malcolm Ross) 
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:Malekula Interior:Malekula Central 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
68 needle      
85 to choose      
125 salt      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
161 shy, ashamed      
191 all      
69 to hunt word info gagah      
69 to hunt word info lulu      
89 to hold word info wu      
92 to open, uncover tebwar      
141 wet vusvul      
146 ash nansiban      
163 new tebar      
166 correct, true mwelemal      
193 if menaŋsi      
193 if utnen      
194 how? word info medaŋ      
6 road/path nesal   1  
16 intestines nesne-   1  
18 breast nusus-   1  
22 to fear meta'   1  
23 blood nidri   1  
34 to cry taŋ   1  
37 to eat 'a'an   1  
44 to hear roŋ   1  
45 eye nemeta-   1  
48 to sleep matur = lie down 1  
54 man/male nemwen   1  
59 mother sne-   1  
60 father teme-   1  
61 house niyim   1  
62 thatch/roof niat   1  
75 to die, be dead mah   1  
78 to cut, hack word info tetar   1  
79 stick/wood na'ai   1  
90 to dig xal   1  
91 to buy vul   1  
97 bird nimin   1  
107 worm (earthworm) nunsulah   1  
108 louse word info na'at   1  
109 mosquito nenam   1  
110 spider nolo spiderweb 1  
111 fish niaɣ   1  
114 leaf noro-   1  
114 leaf norou-   1  
116 flower nuvuŋu-   1  
119 earth/soil netan   1  
120 stone nevat   1  
121 sand newenwen   1  
124 sea netah   1  
128 sky nelaŋ met   1  
129 moon navil   1  
133 rain nous   1  
147 black metemet   1  
148 white mavis   1  
156 thin word info malivaliv   1  
160 painful, sick mesa'   1  
167 night buŋ   1  
170 when? word info gensan   1  
174 in, inside le   1  
183 thou gu   1  
184 he/she i   1  
185 we word info get   1  
188 what? word info neve'ei   1  
198 Two word info iru   1  
199 Three word info itl   1  
201 Five word info ilim   1  
60 father mamwei   1, 10  
117 fruit nevwe-   1, 26  
63 name negensa-   1, 36  
43 ear nadlaŋa-   1, 40  
197 One word info sevaɣ   1, 40  
152 small varaɣ   1, 42  
168 day metanenal   1, 54  
149 red mial   1, 55  
41 to bite xas   1, 60  
98 egg na'adle-   1, 66  
187 they ar   1, 70  
76 to live, be alive mour   1, 76  
136 wind nelaŋ   1, 77  
186 you gem   1, 13  
182 I no   1, 21, 22  
31 tooth nolovu-   1, 35  
66 to tie up, fasten vitalaɣ   1, 39  
40 to drink min   1, 49  
73 to steal vevena'   1, 58  
27 nose na'ansu-   1, 58, 89  
2 left mwiyir   1, 59  
200 Four word info ivah   1, 65  
144 to burn word info tuŋuh   1, 7  
84 to plant luv   10  
103 meat/flesh nasoxo-   10  
153 big lebelam   10, 83  
66 to tie up, fasten gu   103  
42 to suck mumum   11  
140 dry word info mesemah   11  
50 to dream matmatur-bari sleep-dream 11, 10  
204 Eight word info nsutl   11, 7  
152 small ŋaŋa'   113  
51 to sit mwa'am   117  
13 back word info neta'a   12  
106 snake nemwat   12  
138 warm word info tutn   12  
77 to scratch word info tegerev   12, 28  
209 One Hundred word info naŋat sevaɣ hundred one 12, 44  
137 to blow word info sesev wind 12?  
95 to fall word info suren   13  
130 star nimwinsi   13  
210 One Thousand word info netar sevaɣ thousand one 13  
71 to stab, pierce dur   14  
81 sharp magal   14, 79, 81  
46 to see leh   14, 94  
70 to shoot word info lu   15  
1 hand nevera-   16  
155 long word info bereber   16  
168 day nabuŋ period / daytime 16  
57 husband tenemwen nemwen = man 17  
88 to squeeze word info vus   18, 71  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ro|gulel   19, 18  
47 to yawn maŋalal   19, 34  
143 fire na'am   19, 40  
163 new midimid   19?  
189 who? word info nei   1?  
10 dirty metemet = black 2  
122 water word info nowi   2  
172 to climb word info sesa'awi   2  
115 root noxora-   2, 41  
192 and mi NPs 2, 46  
52 to stand tur   2, 69  
173 at le   20  
93 to pound, beat word info tuɣ   20, 2  
38 to chew word info nsimwi   21  
55 woman/female nomomoɣ   23  
92 to open, uncover nsevuŋ   24, 60  
7 to come vwelem   25  
65 rope na'au   25  
175 above ra'ai   25  
135 lightning navilvilian nominalised verb? 26  
137 to blow word info sesar wind 26  
162 old word info lam   26  
74 to kill xus bin = hit killed 26, 1  
101 to fly mera'   27  
162 old word info toro   27, 126  
12 skin nivini-   28  
67 to sew word info lelaɣ   28  
80 to split word info ŋar   28  
35 to vomit yoxyoɣ   29  
72 to hit word info bibis   29  
96 dog libaɣ   29  
169 year nesaxau   29  
134 thunder nuwurwur   2?  
154 short word info ma'a|buɣ   3  
157 thick word info matl   3  
181 where? word info ive   3  
18 breast numumum   30  
64 to say vweri   30  
94 to throw word info videnen lowi lowi = 'away' 30  
169 year nedam   30  
192 and ti VPs 30  
113 branch word info nubusura-   30, 1  
104 fat/grease niliŋlaŋ   31  
118 grass nimwini   31  
128 sky neran   31  
202 Six word info nsouh   31  
26 hair word info nansile-   31, 33  
180 far nsemweh   31?  
66 to tie up, fasten vivisen   32  
82 dull, blunt ŋot   32  
123 to flow ror   32  
171 to hide word info bwa'   33  
4 leg/foot netal-   34  
89 to hold word info seber   34?  
36 to spit viviri   35  
53 person/human being mumur   35  
141 wet wier   35, 47  
14 belly neteba'a-   36  
28 to breathe ŋusŋus   36  
178 that nenaŋ   36  
15 bone nobologo-   37  
49 to lie down word info matur = sleep 37  
131 cloud word info nelaŋ nous = sky rain 37  
19 shoulder nebat-nubuha   39  
21 to think sisien   39  
8 to turn word info vilih   4  
137 to blow word info vuv person 4  
144 to burn word info suli   4  
21 to think nsi|vwer   40  
30 mouth noboŋo-   41  
99 feather nansile-   41, 1  
196 to count doŋon   42  
80 to split word info teva'   43  
150 yellow lulut   43  
3 right bweradaŋ   44?  
88 to squeeze word info sisi   45  
102 rat nelabut   45  
83 to work word info ra'   46  
142 heavy mav   46  
145 smoke word info tetal   46  
153 big toro   48  
153 big toxtoɣ   48?  
80 to split word info wanswans   4?  
9 to swim gar   5  
56 child nat-   5  
205 Nine word info nsavah   5  
206 Ten word info naŋavil   5  
58 wife tenavin   5, 27  
139 cold word info mela'ah   51  
112 rotten word info bo   52  
195 no, not nahau   53  
195 no, not ahau   53  
179 near nsensan   54  
190 other teli   54?  
92 to open, uncover wel   55  
58 wife nomomoɣ   56  
38 to chew word info rer   57  
194 how? word info vusur   57  
177 this ge   6  
179 near lili   60  
127 woods/forest na'aidu   61  
100 wing na'avera-   61, 68  
132 fog nebadbad   62  
128 sky nemesav   63  
29 to sniff, smell ŋusuv   64  
87 to swell word info lelem   67  
164 good revaɣ   67  
166 correct, true toxot   6?  
17 liver nemabu-   7  
32 tongue neleme-   7, 17  
105 tail nibis-   76  
146 ash nimis-   77  
107 worm (earthworm) neta'adruɣ   8  
126 lake nelem   8  
151 green xansxansan   8  
165 bad, evil moul   80  
72 to hit word info xus   82  
25 neck nebeloa-   84  
33 to laugh ŋaŋ   88  
59 mother naŋ   88  
24 head nebat-   9  
29 to sniff, smell nsuŋ   9  
39 to cook word info tntn   9  
176 below retan   9  
203 Seven word info nsuru   9  
207 Twenty word info naŋavil iru   9  
5 to walk vavu   98  
95 to fall word info wam   98  
11 dust nelevwetan   99  
185 we word info gemem   E42  
86 to grow word info mour = alive x  
208 Fifty word info naŋavil ilim   x  

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