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Language: Mbirao

Source/Author:  Tryon & Hackman (1983) 
Notes:  Tryon, D.T. & Hackman, B. (1983) Solomon Islands languages: an internal classification. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Michael Dunn  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Southeast Solomonic:Gela-Guadalcanal:Guadalcanal 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand lima-na arm 1  
2 left maili-na left 1, 59  
3 right mandɔlɔ-na right 9  
4 leg/foot tua-na leg 95  
5 to walk lela walk 1, 69  
5 to walk sisi walk    
5 to walk sivɔ go down    
5 to walk mba go 78  
5 to walk halaha go up    
6 road/path sala road 1  
7 to come maʔ come; irregular final glottal stop 1  
8 to turn word info pilɔ turn 86  
9 to swim luku bathe    
9 to swim lɛsɔ bathe; irregular *o > e 8  
9 to swim salɔ swim 58  
10 dirty naŋguha dirty 55  
11 dust pasapasa-na dust 19  
12 skin huli-na skin 1  
13 back word info ŋgereŋgere-na back    
14 belly tɔmba-na belly 36  
15 bone suli-na bone 52  
16 intestines kutu-na guts 43  
17 liver ate-na liver 1  
18 breast čuču-na breast 1  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable hilahila know 18  
21 to think pandanɔ think 36  
22 to fear matahu fear 1  
23 blood hambu-na blood 5  
24 head ulu-na head 1  
25 neck kɔnɔkɔnɔ-na neck 44  
26 hair word info vuluvulu hair (body) 31  
27 nose isu-na nose 1  
28 to breathe asembɔna breathe 16, 63  
29 to sniff, smell sihinia smell 12  
30 mouth maŋa-na mouth 13  
31 tooth livɔ-na tooth 1, 35  
32 tongue lapi-na tongue 21  
33 to laugh ŋgɔleŋgɔle laugh    
34 to cry ŋara cry 5  
35 to vomit mutamuta vomit 1  
36 to spit čuvečuve spit 19, 88  
37 to eat hania eat 1  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink inu drink 1  
41 to bite halatia bite 1  
42 to suck mučua suck 20  
43 ear kuli-na ear 6  
44 to hear rɔŋɔnia hear 1  
45 eye maka-na eye 1  
46 to see resia see; irregular *l > r 14, 94  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep makuru sleep 1  
49 to lie down word info enɔ lie down 1  
50 to dream      
51 to sit hɔrɔ sit 85  
52 to stand tui stand 2  
53 person/human being ŋgare person 43  
54 man/male ŋgare man 50  
55 woman/female pɔhɔ woman    
56 child mbaka child 41  
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother na-na mother 1, 83  
60 father tama-na father 1  
61 house luma house 1  
61 house vale house 14  
62 thatch/roof tavuŋa thatch 46  
63 name      
64 to say kɔea say 64  
65 rope kauru rope; irregular initial ka- syllable; irregular *o > u 2  
66 to tie up, fasten kurua tie 62  
67 to sew word info ŋgarua sew    
67 to sew word info tulanɔ sew 30  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info ruɣu hunt 13  
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce čukia stab 1, 8  
71 to stab, pierce tutukua stab 63  
72 to hit word info lambusia hit (stick) 42  
73 to steal mbelia steal 12  
74 to kill lambumatea kill 42, 2  
75 to die, be dead mate die 1  
76 to live, be alive mauri life 1, 76  
76 to live, be alive mauri alive 1, 76  
77 to scratch word info ŋgaručia scratch 44  
78 to cut, hack word info meŋga cut nut X  
78 to cut, hack word info kalanɔ cut (wood) 62  
78 to cut, hack word info tɔɣia cut (string) 3, 96  
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info teanɔ split 65  
81 sharp vaŋavaŋa sharp 14, 20  
82 dull, blunt mɔndu blunt 55  
83 to work word info sairɔa work 51  
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info čokɔ swell 47  
87 to swell word info čomo swell 45  
88 to squeeze word info mbirua squeeze 52  
88 to squeeze word info lɔčia squeeze 19  
89 to hold word info taria hold 62  
89 to hold word info velesia hold 63  
90 to dig heliheli dig 1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info puka fall 19  
96 dog kau dog 17  
97 bird manu bird 1  
98 egg kɔlu-na egg 1  
99 feather ivu-na feather 7  
100 wing ndau-na wing    
101 to fly lɔvo fly 1  
101 to fly laŋɔ fly (insect!) x  
102 rat husuve rat 3  
103 meat/flesh vinasi-na meat/flesh 17  
104 fat/grease mɔna fat/grease 1, 65  
104 fat/grease lakana fat/grease 70  
105 tail kali-na tail 34  
106 snake mata snake 12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info hutu louse 1  
108 louse word info lisa louse egg x20  
109 mosquito ŋi mosquito 39  
110 spider laɔlaɔ spider 9  
111 fish iha fish 1  
112 rotten word info pɔtɔ rotten 9, 68  
112 rotten word info ranĵa rotten 55  
113 branch word info areŋa-na branch 1, 17, 37  
114 leaf rau leaf 1  
115 root lamu-na root 3  
116 flower saŋga-na flower 12  
117 fruit vua-na fruit 1  
118 grass mburumburu grass 19  
119 earth/soil pitapita earth 49  
120 stone vatu stone 1  
121 sand maɔmaɔne sand 1, 59  
122 water word info      
123 to flow lelembɔ flow    
123 to flow tɔtɔtɔ flow 15  
124 sea tasi sea 1  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest čai bush    
127 woods/forest čučukuna bush 65  
128 sky mbarambara sky 45  
129 moon vula moon 1  
130 star vetuhu star 1, 50  
131 cloud word info parakɔ cloud 74  
132 fog lavɔ fog 3  
133 rain kimi rain    
134 thunder visa thunder 19  
135 lightning pilakea lightning 26  
136 wind harahara wind 55  
136 wind lɔha wind 54  
137 to blow word info harahara blow 49  
137 to blow word info uvia blow 4  
138 warm word info mbilambila warm 61  
139 cold word info mbisi cold 46  
140 dry word info kɔra dry    
140 dry word info mamače dry; irregular *a > e 11  
141 wet mbɔči wet 55  
142 heavy mava heavy 46  
143 fire kembe fire 31  
144 to burn word info kerea burn 50  
145 smoke word info puɣu smoke; irregular *ŋ > ɣ 28  
146 ash tɔra ashes 27  
147 black mbau black 42  
148 white sɛre white 15  
149 red čiči red 19  
150 yellow aŋɔ yellow 9  
151 green maraɔ green 13  
152 small ndakendake small    
153 big lava big 10  
154 short word info kɔlukɔlu short 18  
155 long word info kanĵi long 57  
156 thin word info marive thin; irregular *d > r and *e > i 1, 67  
156 thin word info matipi thin 1, 32, 44  
157 thick word info paku thick 36  
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick ɔče sick 57  
160 painful, sick vahasaxe sick; irregular loss of ma-, replaced wit cause. prefix? 1  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info tuŋgatuŋga old (person) 78  
162 old word info tuali old (thing) x  
163 new vaɔlu new 1  
164 good ndɔu good 54  
165 bad, evil taulaka bad 51  
166 correct, true hɔtɔ correct 13  
166 correct, true ndɔu correct 45  
167 night mbɔŋi night 1  
168 day ndaŋi day 6  
169 year āuvi year 41  
170 when? word info ndakaŋisa when? 1, 82  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at ni at 18  
174 in, inside lalɔ-na in 1  
175 above      
176 below lalɔ-na below 8  
176 below vava below 1  
177 this niele this    
178 that      
179 near haravia near 79  
180 far kanĵi far    
181 where? word info iavai where? 3  
182 I inau I (1sg) 1, 22  
183 thou iɣɔe you (2sg) s  
184 he/she iɣia he 1, 69  
185 we word info tauka we (1du.incl) 67  
185 we word info hami we (1pl.excl) 2  
185 we word info hita we (1pl.incl) 1  
185 we word info hamika we (1du.excl) 1  
186 you -mu your (2sg.poss) x  
186 you -miu your (2pl.poss) x  
186 you hamuka you (2du) x  
186 you hamu you (2pl) 1  
187 they rauka they (3du) x  
187 they hira they (3pl) 1, 69  
188 what? word info sava what? 1  
189 who? word info sei who? 1  
190 other      
191 all      
192 and mai and 2, 46  
192 and mana and 2, 40  
193 if vaha if    
194 how? word info veɣua how? 1, 39  
195 no, not taiɣa no 4, 70  
196 to count inĵumia count 46  
197 One word info čika one 42  
197 One word info čikai one 42  
198 Two word info ruka two; irregular medial -k- 1, 21  
199 Three word info tɔlu three 1  
200 Four word info vati four 1, 65  
201 Five word info lima five 1  
202 Six word info ɔnɔ six 1  
203 Seven word info vitu seven 1  
204 Eight word info alu eight 3  
205 Nine word info siu nine; irregular loss of *a 5  
206 Ten word info saŋavulu ten 5  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info čikai saŋatu one hundred; irregular loss of *R 4, 38  
210 One Thousand word info čika tɔɣa one thousand 27  

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