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

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