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

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