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Language: Sivisa Titan

Source/Author:  Josef Meier (Anthropos; 1905-1909) 
Notes:  This data is from an r-dialect (cf Ross' from an l-dialect). Consonant inventory follows. Segments in () are inferred from the source to be phonemes but aren't written in the source. 5 vowels are written in the source (a, e, i, o, u)
Velarised Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal (mʷ) m n ny ŋ
Stop -vless (pʷ) p t c k (ʔ)
fricative v s h
trill r
lateral l
prenasalised b [ᵐbʳ] d [ⁿdʳ]
Approximant w y
 
Problems:  old source, under-differentiated orthography. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Claire Bowern  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Admiralty Islands:Eastern:Manus:East 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand lima   1  
2 left mato      
3 right kalimo      
4 leg/foot keka   1  
4 leg/foot lin      
5 to walk      
6 road/path cal   1  
7 to come me   1  
8 to turn word info mulie probably 'turn round, go back' MR    
9 to swim nyu   12, 56  
9 to swim kau   5  
10 dirty pukaun      
11 dust      
12 skin kulico   1  
13 back word info muri   3  
13 back word info du   12  
14 belly putua 'stomach' 52  
15 bone keka also 'foot'    
15 bone patarui      
16 intestines diliwe   37  
17 liver ate   1  
18 breast sus   1  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable pas   62  
21 to think titile      
22 to fear no   7  
23 blood rai   1  
24 head pala   8  
25 neck kolo   122  
25 neck ŋundu      
26 hair word info lamunpala lit hair-head; cf lam 9  
27 nose mataŋusun   27, 92  
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell uŋe   8  
30 mouth poa probably pʷa 1  
31 tooth lia   1, 35  
32 tongue kararame   7, 14  
33 to laugh alisai   3, 54  
34 to cry taŋ   1  
35 to vomit romot   1  
36 to spit mari      
37 to eat ani   1  
38 to chew word info usi      
38 to chew word info tua (esp. in sense of 'chew betel') 33  
39 to cook word info abur   112  
40 to drink ulumui   20  
40 to drink un   1  
41 to bite ala   1  
41 to bite ate   1  
42 to suck      
43 ear diliŋa   1  
43 ear pel      
44 to hear uroŋ   1  
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see lis   14  
46 to see lele      
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep matir   1, 70  
49 to lie down word info alul      
50 to dream      
51 to sit an also en (data uncertainty)    
52 to stand se   93  
52 to stand tadul 'stand upright' 98  
53 person/human being ramat   1, 66  
54 man/male ramat   12, 14  
55 woman/female bulu      
56 child nat   5  
56 child riin   63  
57 husband kamal      
58 wife pati   6  
58 wife palua      
59 mother yaye   84  
60 father papu with irregular final vowel 48  
60 father tama   1  
61 house um   1  
62 thatch/roof buŋei      
63 name ŋara   1  
63 name atue   1  
64 to say va also pa (this is probably a sound change in progress) 13  
65 rope      
66 to tie up, fasten asi   10  
66 to tie up, fasten pakute 'fasten'    
67 to sew word info      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info nyak      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info ta   52  
73 to steal caburui   61  
74 to kill atiŋ   18  
75 to die, be dead mat   1  
76 to live, be alive ti      
77 to scratch word info      
78 to cut, hack word info can   58  
79 stick/wood nes      
80 to split word info sel   40  
81 sharp ace      
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info po = 'do'    
84 to plant tawi   43  
84 to plant tayani      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info wai      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info tamete      
88 to squeeze word info duluani      
88 to squeeze word info puriŋi      
89 to hold word info kakawi      
90 to dig iri   1  
91 to buy cime   6  
92 to open, uncover tapari tr. 48  
92 to open, uncover caŋaŋ intr.    
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info uti   15  
95 to fall word info los   109  
95 to fall word info suar      
96 dog muiny   6  
97 bird manuai Pandion haliaetus, but may be generic word (no other 'bird' word recorded) 1  
98 egg alet metathesis 1, 4  
99 feather lam   4  
100 wing pali   2  
101 to fly ilou      
102 rat      
103 meat/flesh caŋin ? 11  
104 fat/grease      
105 tail kaleuya      
106 snake moat   12  
107 worm (earthworm) kalemuid   52  
108 louse word info kut   1  
109 mosquito nyam   1  
110 spider      
111 fish ni   1  
112 rotten word info pora rot 12  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf laun   1  
115 root      
116 flower      
117 fruit bua   1  
118 grass rami in the context of grass skirt fibres; might not be general word   L?
119 earth/soil poany   9  
120 stone pat   1  
121 sand leŋ      
122 water word info wai   2  
123 to flow su      
124 sea das   1  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest lono   31  
128 sky      
129 moon bul   1  
130 star pitui   1  
131 cloud word info poŋou      
132 fog      
133 rain bura      
134 thunder atuŋ   22  
134 thunder katuŋ   22  
134 thunder parar (thunderclap) 22  
135 lightning damet   90  
136 wind kawo      
137 to blow word info ilou      
138 warm word info      
139 cold word info morai cold season    
140 dry word info camar      
141 wet      
142 heavy patu   29  
143 fire moan   4  
144 to burn word info tulumui   73  
145 smoke word info      
146 ash kuluep   1, 81  
147 black puic      
148 white parer   7  
149 red ram verb 'redden' (but probably also adj) 12  
150 yellow      
151 green      
152 small riin   66  
152 small manayan      
153 big madean   67  
154 short word info      
155 long word info alawen   12  
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info isop      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick      
161 shy, ashamed matabule      
162 old word info mada 'old man'    
162 old word info pimpati 'old woman'    
163 new      
164 good uyan   1  
165 bad, evil muan probably muwan 7  
166 correct, true daŋan   88  
167 night piaun   1, 75  
168 day poŋ   6  
168 day raŋ   6  
169 year      
170 when? word info keis   1, 25  
171 to hide word info akure      
172 to climb word info nyak   41  
173 at e   1  
174 in, inside ise      
174 in, inside lo 'inside' 1, 72  
175 above      
176 below      
177 this ita   38  
178 that tita      
179 near ic      
180 far alawen   23  
181 where? word info ite      
181 where? word info kerehe   8, 24  
182 I yo   1, 21  
183 thou oi   1  
184 he/she i   1  
185 we word info yota incl 1  
185 we word info yoya excl    
186 you awa   1, 25  
187 they ala   59, 70  
188 what? word info sa   1  
189 who? word info se   1  
189 who? word info tavai      
190 other a      
191 all asi   95  
191 all una      
191 all asiuna in compound 95  
192 and pe   24  
192 and ma 'and, with' 2  
193 if alan also 'when'    
194 how? word info se      
194 how? word info tapeta   42  
195 no, not epoen   9  
195 no, not poen   9  
196 to count cani      
196 to count rameyani      
197 One word info si   56  
197 One word info amo (for humans)    
197 One word info sem (for houses)    
198 Two word info aruo   1  
199 Three word info talo   1  
200 Four word info taa      
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info wono   1  
203 Seven word info adatulumo   22  
204 Eight word info adaruo   31  
205 Nine word info adasi   37  
205 Nine word info taadasi   37  
206 Ten word info akou   44  
207 Twenty word info rukou   31  
208 Fifty word info toval      
209 One Hundred word info asaŋat   4, 38  
210 One Thousand word info poesi      

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