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Language: Tetun (Dili)

Source/Author:  Katrina Langford, Catharina Williams-van Klinken 
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Data Entry:  Typed By: Katrina Langford, Catharina Williams-van Klinken  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Creole:Tetun based 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand liman   1  
2 left karuk (liman karuk)      
3 right loos (liman loos)      
4 leg/foot ain   1  
5 to walk lao   1  
6 road/path dalan      
6 road/path luroon road    
6 road/path estrada Portuguese: estrada (street)   L
7 to come mai   1  
8 to turn word info fila   4?  
9 to swim nani   1  
10 dirty foer      
11 dust rai rahun      
11 dust rai uut Less common term    
12 skin kulit      
13 back word info kotuk      
14 belly kabun      
15 bone ruin      
16 intestines teen      
17 liver aten      
18 breast susun      
19 shoulder kabaas      
20 to know, be knowledgeable matenek knowledgable, clever    
20 to know, be knowledgeable hatene   35  
21 to think hanoin   5  
22 to fear tauk   1  
23 blood raan   1  
24 head ulun   1  
25 neck kakorok neck, throat    
26 hair word info fuuk   1  
27 nose inus      
28 to breathe dada iis iis = breath; dada = pull in    
29 to sniff, smell horon      
30 mouth ibun      
31 tooth nehan Variant: nihan 1?  
32 tongue nanaal      
33 to laugh hamnasa      
34 to cry tanis   1  
35 to vomit muta   1  
36 to spit tafui      
37 to eat haan   1  
38 to chew word info mama (malus) chew betel    
38 to chew word info nata   1  
39 to cook word info tein      
40 to drink hemu      
41 to bite tata      
42 to suck susu      
43 ear tilun   4  
44 to hear rona      
45 eye matan   1  
46 to see haree      
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep toba sleep, lie down    
49 to lie down word info toba      
50 to dream mehi      
51 to sit tuur      
52 to stand hamriik      
53 person/human being ema      
54 man/male mane      
55 woman/female feto   27  
56 child labarik child (young person)    
56 child oan child (son/daughter)    
57 husband laen      
57 husband katuas oan lit. 'old.man + child'    
57 husband kaben legally married spouse (husband, wife)    
58 wife feen   5  
58 wife ferik oan lit. 'old.woman + child'    
58 wife kaben legally married spouse (husband, wife)    
59 mother inan      
60 father aman      
61 house uma   1  
62 thatch/roof uma duut house with thatch roof    
63 name naran      
64 to say dehan      
65 rope tali      
66 to tie up, fasten kesi      
67 to sew word info suku      
68 needle daun      
69 to hunt word info kasa From Portuguese 'caça'   L
70 to shoot word info tiru      
71 to stab, pierce sona      
72 to hit word info baku      
73 to steal naok      
74 to kill oho      
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive moris      
77 to scratch word info koi      
78 to cut, hack word info taa chop    
78 to cut, hack word info tesi cut, sever    
79 stick/wood ai      
80 to split word info fera      
81 sharp kroat      
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info servisu From Portuguese 'serviço'='service'   L
84 to plant kuda      
85 to choose hili choose, pick    
85 to choose fihir stare at, choose    
85 to choose eskolya Portuguese 'escolha'='choice'   L
86 to grow word info moris No term. Use 'moris'='live' + word to show it is in process    
87 to swell word info bubu      
88 to squeeze word info buti      
89 to hold word info kaer      
90 to dig kee      
91 to buy sosa      
92 to open, uncover loke      
93 to pound, beat word info fai pound using end of stick, e.g. corn    
93 to pound, beat word info tuku pound with stone, e.g. garlic    
94 to throw word info soe discard, throw underarm    
94 to throw word info tuda pelt, overarm    
95 to fall word info monu general term for 'fall'    
95 to fall word info namtate fall and scatter (of fruit or leaves from tree)    
96 dog asu      
97 bird manu      
98 egg tolun      
99 feather manu fulun Usually specify source: e.g. manu fulun=bird feather    
99 feather fulun body hair, feather, fur    
100 wing liras      
101 to fly semo      
102 rat laho      
103 meat/flesh naan meat    
103 meat/flesh isin flesh (of body, fruit...) as opposed to spirit or bones or fat    
104 fat/grease bokur fat    
104 fat/grease mina oil, lard    
105 tail ikun      
106 snake samea      
107 worm (earthworm) ular      
108 louse word info utu      
109 mosquito susuk      
110 spider labadain      
111 fish ikan      
112 rotten word info dodok rotten, mushy    
113 branch word info sanak      
114 leaf tahan Must be possessed: e.g. ai tahan 'tree leaf'    
115 root abut Must be possessed    
116 flower funan Must be possessed: e.g. 'ai funan'='tree flower', sabraka funan=citrus flower    
117 fruit fuan Must be possessed: e.g. 'ai fuan'='tree fruit'    
118 grass duut      
119 earth/soil rai      
120 stone fatuk      
121 sand rai henek      
122 water word info bee      
123 to flow suli      
124 sea tasi      
125 salt masin      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest ai laran = plant + inside    
128 sky lalehan = sky, heaven    
129 moon fulan      
130 star fitun      
131 cloud word info kalohan Not aware of white/rain cloud distinction, but haven't asked.    
132 fog abu-abu      
133 rain udan      
134 thunder rai tarutu = land bang; Less common: tinan tarutu=year/wet.season+bang    
135 lightning rai lakan = earth shine    
136 wind anin      
137 to blow word info huu      
138 warm word info manas      
139 cold word info malirin      
140 dry word info maran      
141 wet bokon      
142 heavy todan      
143 fire ahi      
144 to burn word info sunu      
145 smoke word info ahi suar = fire smoke/exhaust/steam    
146 ash ahi kdesan Variant: ahu kdesan    
147 black metan      
148 white mutin      
149 red mean      
150 yellow kinur = yellow, turmeric    
151 green modok green    
151 green matak fresh, green    
151 green verde Portugese 'verde'='green'   L
152 small kiik      
153 big boot      
154 short word info badak      
155 long word info naruk      
156 thin word info mihis      
157 thick word info mahar      
158 narrow kloot      
159 wide luan      
160 painful, sick moras      
161 shy, ashamed moe      
162 old word info katuas old (for men)    
162 old word info ferik old (for women)    
162 old word info tuan old (for things)    
163 new foun      
164 good diak      
165 bad, evil aat      
166 correct, true loos Also means 'right' (not 'left')    
167 night kalan      
168 day loron      
169 year tinan      
170 when? word info bainhira when (for future)    
170 when? word info hori bainhira when (for past)    
171 to hide word info subar 'subar' is most common.    
171 to hide word info helik      
172 to climb word info sae ascend, climb    
173 at iha      
174 in, inside iha ... nia laran at ... 's inside    
175 above iha ... nia leten at ...'s top    
176 below iha ... nia okos at ...'s bottom    
177 this nee      
178 that      
179 near besik      
180 far dook      
181 where? word info iha nebee      
182 I hau      
183 thou o      
184 he/she nia      
185 we word info ami excl.    
185 we word info ita incl.    
186 you ita "you"    
186 you ita boot "you big" = more formal and respectful    
187 they sira      
188 what? word info saida Lit 'what one'    
188 what? word info saa Rare    
189 who? word info see      
190 other seluk      
191 all hotu      
191 all hotu-hotu      
192 and ho NPs    
192 and no formal use    
192 and i i (from Portugese 'e') for clauses   L
193 if se Portugese   L
193 if karik 'perhaps', often used in combination    
194 how? word info oinsaa      
195 no, not la not (verbs, adj)    
195 no, not laos not (other)    
195 no, not lae no    
196 to count sura      
197 One word info ida   1  
198 Two word info rua   1  
199 Three word info tolu      
200 Four word info haat      
201 Five word info lima      
202 Six word info neen      
203 Seven word info hitu      
204 Eight word info walu      
205 Nine word info sia      
206 Ten word info sanulu      
207 Twenty word info rua-nulu      
208 Fifty word info lima-nulu      
209 One Hundred word info atus ida = hundred one    
210 One Thousand word info rihun ida = thousand one    

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