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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:
5 to walk      
11 dust      
19 shoulder      
28 to breathe      
42 to suck      
47 to yawn      
50 to dream      
65 rope      
67 to sew word info      
68 needle      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
77 to scratch word info      
82 dull, blunt      
85 to choose      
87 to swell word info      
93 to pound, beat word info      
102 rat      
104 fat/grease      
110 spider      
113 branch word info      
115 root      
116 flower      
125 salt      
126 lake      
128 sky      
132 fog      
138 warm word info      
141 wet      
145 smoke word info      
150 yellow      
151 green      
154 short word info      
156 thin word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick      
163 new      
169 year      
175 above      
176 below      
1 hand lima   1  
2 left mato      
3 right kalimo      
4 leg/foot keka   1  
4 leg/foot lin      
6 road/path cal   1  
7 to come me   1  
9 to swim nyu   12, 56  
9 to swim kau   5  
10 dirty pukaun      
12 skin kulico   1  
13 back word info muri   3  
13 back word info du   12  
15 bone patarui      
16 intestines diliwe   37  
17 liver ate   1  
18 breast sus   1  
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      
27 nose mataŋusun   27, 92  
29 to sniff, smell uŋe   8  
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      
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  
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      
48 to sleep matir   1, 70  
49 to lie down word info alul      
52 to stand se   93  
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 tama   1  
61 house um   1  
62 thatch/roof buŋei      
63 name ŋara   1  
63 name atue   1  
66 to tie up, fasten asi   10  
69 to hunt word info nyak      
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      
78 to cut, hack word info can   58  
79 stick/wood nes      
80 to split word info sel   40  
81 sharp ace      
84 to plant tawi   43  
84 to plant tayani      
86 to grow word info wai      
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  
94 to throw word info uti   15  
95 to fall word info los   109  
95 to fall word info suar      
96 dog muiny   6  
99 feather lam   4  
100 wing pali   2  
101 to fly ilou      
105 tail kaleuya      
106 snake moat   12  
107 worm (earthworm) kalemuid   52  
108 louse word info kut   1  
109 mosquito nyam   1  
111 fish ni   1  
114 leaf laun   1  
117 fruit bua   1  
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  
127 woods/forest lono   31  
129 moon bul   1  
130 star pitui   1  
131 cloud word info poŋou      
133 rain bura      
134 thunder atuŋ   22  
134 thunder katuŋ   22  
135 lightning damet   90  
136 wind kawo      
137 to blow word info ilou      
140 dry word info camar      
142 heavy patu   29  
143 fire moan   4  
144 to burn word info tulumui   73  
146 ash kuluep   1, 81  
147 black puic      
148 white parer   7  
152 small riin   66  
152 small manayan      
153 big madean   67  
155 long word info alawen   12  
157 thick word info isop      
161 shy, ashamed matabule      
164 good uyan   1  
166 correct, true daŋan   88  
167 night piaun   1, 75  
168 day poŋ   6  
168 day raŋ   6  
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      
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  
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      
192 and pe   24  
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  
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      
192 and ma 'and, with' 2  
66 to tie up, fasten pakute 'fasten'    
174 in, inside lo 'inside' 1, 72  
162 old word info mada 'old man'    
162 old word info pimpati 'old woman'    
52 to stand tadul 'stand upright' 98  
14 belly putua 'stomach' 52  
38 to chew word info tua (esp. in sense of 'chew betel') 33  
197 One word info sem (for houses)    
197 One word info amo (for humans)    
134 thunder parar (thunderclap) 22  
83 to work word info po = 'do'    
103 meat/flesh caŋin ? 11  
15 bone keka also 'foot'    
193 if alan also 'when'    
51 to sit an also en (data uncertainty)    
64 to say va also pa (this is probably a sound change in progress) 13  
139 cold word info morai cold season    
185 we word info yoya excl    
191 all asiuna in compound 95  
118 grass rami in the context of grass skirt fibres; might not be general word   L?
185 we word info yota incl 1  
92 to open, uncover caŋaŋ intr.    
26 hair word info lamunpala lit hair-head; cf lam 9  
98 egg alet metathesis 1, 4  
97 bird manuai Pandion haliaetus, but may be generic word (no other 'bird' word recorded) 1  
8 to turn word info mulie probably 'turn round, go back' MR    
165 bad, evil muan probably muwan 7  
30 mouth poa probably pʷa 1  
112 rotten word info pora rot 12  
92 to open, uncover tapari tr. 48  
149 red ram verb 'redden' (but probably also adj) 12  
60 father papu with irregular final vowel 48  

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