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

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