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Language: Kwai

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:Malaita-San Cristobal:Malaita:Northern 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand aba arm 2  
2 left mouli left; irregular reflex of *w 1, 59  
3 right ōlo right; irregular loss of initial vowel 10  
4 leg/foot ʔae leg; irregular *q > ʔ 1  
5 to walk fali walk 10  
5 to walk leka toli go down    
5 to walk leka go 139  
5 to walk lekailaŋi go up    
6 road/path tala road 1  
7 to come leka mai come 1, 86  
8 to turn word info abulo turn 32  
9 to swim siu bathe 12  
9 to swim araŋa swim 48  
10 dirty biliala dirty 13  
11 dust bili dust    
12 skin ūŋa skin 9  
13 back word info buri back 3, 84  
14 belly oga belly 36  
15 bone suli bone 52  
16 intestines      
17 liver rae liver 1  
18 breast susu breast 1  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable suana know 68  
21 to think manata think 15  
22 to fear mou fear 1  
23 blood ʔabu blood 5  
24 head gou head 9  
25 neck lua neck 18  
26 hair word info ifu hair (body) 13  
27 nose gwano nose; irregular *l > n 12, 74  
28 to breathe maŋo breathe 47  
29 to sniff, smell mɔkɔ smell 13  
30 mouth faka mouth; irregular *o > a 43  
31 tooth nifo tooth 1  
32 tongue mea tongue 7  
33 to laugh waela laugh 12  
34 to cry aŋi cry 1  
35 to vomit momoa vomit; irregular *u > o 1  
36 to spit ŋisū spit 14, 58  
37 to eat fana eat; irregular *ŋ > n 1, 53  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink gou drink 30, 48  
41 to bite ʔalea bite 1  
42 to suck loto suck; irregular *l > n 1, 28  
43 ear aliŋa ear 1  
44 to hear roŋo hear 1  
45 eye eye 1  
46 to see ada see 15  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep maleo sleep 60  
49 to lie down word info teo lie down 9  
50 to dream      
51 to sit gouru sit 24  
52 to stand take stand 9  
53 person/human being wane mouri person: 'person' + 'living' 27  
54 man/male wane man 1  
55 woman/female geni woman 8  
56 child wela child 8  
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother mother 8  
60 father father 1, 67  
61 house luma house 1  
62 thatch/roof babala thatch 29  
63 name rata name 1, 18  
64 to say fusia say; irregular *i > u 71  
65 rope kwalo rope 2  
66 to tie up, fasten firia tie 18  
67 to sew word info nomulia sew    
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info nanisia hunt 51  
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce labua stab 56  
72 to hit word info rabusia hit (stick) 42  
73 to steal belia steal 12  
74 to kill kwaia kill 14  
75 to die, be dead mae die 1  
76 to live, be alive mano life    
76 to live, be alive mouri alive 1, 76  
77 to scratch word info gamea scratch 14  
78 to cut, hack word info tofua cut (wood) 22  
78 to cut, hack word info niaʔa cut (string)    
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info karia split 53  
81 sharp alā sharp 69  
82 dull, blunt gomu blunt 17  
83 to work word info rao work 14  
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info ubu swell 12  
88 to squeeze word info losia squeeze 19  
89 to hold word info dau hold 17  
90 to dig ʔelia 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 esia fall 18  
96 dog kui dog 7  
97 bird no bird 37  
98 egg falake egg 9  
99 feather ifū feather 7  
100 wing oru wing    
101 to fly lofo fly 1  
101 to fly sisimi fly x  
102 rat ʔasufe rat 3  
103 meat/flesh mariko meat/flesh 52  
104 fat/grease kobu fat/grease    
105 tail kikiu tail 1, 58  
106 snake snake 12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info ʔū louse 1  
108 louse word info lite louse egg x20  
109 mosquito simisakwalo mosquito 13  
110 spider otogaro spider 11, 52  
111 fish fish 1  
112 rotten word info raumeme rotten    
113 branch word info rara-na branch 1, 17  
114 leaf ʔaba-na leaf 33  
115 root lali-na root 16  
116 flower taga-na flower 12  
117 fruit fua-na fruit 1  
118 grass      
119 earth/soil ano earth 1  
120 stone fou stone; irregular *a > o 1  
121 sand one sand 1  
122 water word info kao water; irregular loss of *p 5  
123 to flow afe flow 10  
124 sea asi sea 1  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest dukwasi bush 67  
128 sky lalo sky 13  
129 moon sinali moon 37  
130 star bulubulu star 14  
131 cloud word info lalo cloud    
132 fog dasa fog 44  
133 rain uta rain 1  
134 thunder loulou thunder 20  
135 lightning meamea lightning    
136 wind oru wind 13  
137 to blow word info ufū blow 4, 57  
138 warm word info agoago warm 13  
139 cold word info garigari cold 13  
140 dry word info laŋa dry 49  
141 wet wasiu wet 61  
142 heavy gulu heavy 11  
143 fire ere fire 7  
144 to burn word info agofia burn 53  
145 smoke word info rasu smoke 2  
146 ash makola ashes 35  
147 black bobora black 67  
148 white kwakwaoa white 16, 71  
149 red memela red 1  
150 yellow kakabusua yellow    
151 green marakwa green 13  
152 small sikau small 58  
153 big baita big 15  
154 short word info kokouta short    
155 long word info tekwa long 15  
156 thin word info rauraua thin 33  
157 thick word info ubuubua thick 12  
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick matai sick 1  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info koko old (person) 86  
162 old word info rauʔua old (thing) x  
163 new fālu new 1  
164 good leāsiano good 66  
165 bad, evil taʔā bad 1  
166 correct, true oʔolo correct 13  
167 night rodo night 11  
168 day dani day 6  
169 year ŋali year 55  
170 when? word info kada when? 36  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at i at 1  
174 in, inside lao-na in 1, 69  
175 above      
176 below fara-na below 58  
177 this ne this 1  
178 that      
179 near garaŋi near 1, 75  
180 far tau far 1  
181 where? word info ifāi where? 3  
182 I nau I (1sg) 1, 22  
183 thou ʔoe you (2sg) s  
184 he/she nia he 1, 6  
185 we word info goroa we (1du.incl) 22  
185 we word info ʔamani we (1pl.excl) 2  
185 we word info ʔamelua we (1pl.excl) 2  
185 we word info gia we (1pl.incl) 1  
185 we word info golu we (1pl.incl) 22  
185 we word info ʔamerea we (1du.excl) 2  
186 you -mu your (2sg.poss) x  
186 you -amolu your (2pl.poss) x  
186 you ʔamoro you (2du) x  
186 you ʔamiu you (2pl) 1, 13  
186 you ʔamolua you (2pl) x  
187 they daro they (3du) x  
187 they gera they (3pl); irregular *k > g 1, 69  
187 they dalu they (3pl) 28  
188 what? word info what? 1, 52  
189 who? word info tai who? 1  
190 other      
191 all      
192 and fainia and 38  
193 if leleka if 35  
194 how? word info uta how? 33  
195 no, not amoe no    
196 to count tomai count 14  
197 One word info eta one 32  
198 Two word info rua two 1  
199 Three word info olu three 1  
200 Four word info fai four 1, 65  
201 Five word info nima five; irregular *l > n 1, 15  
202 Six word info ono six 1  
203 Seven word info fiu seven 1  
204 Eight word info kwalu eight 3  
205 Nine word info sikwa nine 5  
206 Ten word info taŋafulu ten 5  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info te taŋala one hundred; irregular metathesis of l and ŋ 39  
210 One Thousand word info te toni one thousand 30  

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