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Language: Kwai

Source/Author:  Tryon & Hackman (1983) 
Identifiers:  ISO-639-3:gmb  Glottocode: gula1270 
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:
16 intestines      
19 shoulder      
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
47 to yawn      
50 to dream      
57 husband      
58 wife      
68 needle      
70 to shoot word info      
79 stick/wood      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
107 worm (earthworm)      
118 grass      
125 salt      
126 lake      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
161 shy, ashamed      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
175 above      
178 that      
190 other      
191 all      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
76 to live, be alive mouri alive 1, 76  
192 and fainia and 38  
1 hand aba arm 2  
146 ash makola ashes 35  
173 at i at 1  
13 back word info buri back 3, 84  
165 bad, evil taʔā bad 1  
9 to swim siu bathe 12  
14 belly oga belly 36  
176 below fara-na below 58  
153 big baita big 15  
97 bird no bird 37  
41 to bite ʔalea bite 1  
147 black bobora black 67  
23 blood ʔabu blood 5  
137 to blow word info ufū blow 4, 57  
82 dull, blunt gomu blunt 17  
15 bone suli bone 52  
113 branch word info rara-na branch 1, 17  
18 breast susu breast 1  
28 to breathe maŋo breathe 47  
144 to burn word info agofia burn 53  
127 woods/forest dukwasi bush 67  
56 child wela child 8  
131 cloud word info lalo cloud    
139 cold word info garigari cold 13  
7 to come leka mai come 1, 86  
166 correct, true oʔolo correct 13  
196 to count tomai count 14  
34 to cry aŋi cry 1  
78 to cut, hack word info niaʔa cut (string)    
78 to cut, hack word info tofua cut (wood) 22  
168 day dani day 6  
75 to die, be dead mae die 1  
90 to dig ʔelia dig 1  
10 dirty biliala dirty 13  
96 dog kui dog 7  
40 to drink gou drink 30, 48  
140 dry word info laŋa dry 49  
11 dust bili dust    
43 ear aliŋa ear 1  
119 earth/soil ano earth 1  
37 to eat fana eat; irregular *ŋ > n 1, 53  
98 egg falake egg 9  
204 Eight word info kwalu eight 3  
45 eye eye 1  
95 to fall word info esia fall 18  
180 far tau far 1  
104 fat/grease kobu fat/grease    
60 father father 1, 67  
22 to fear mou fear 1  
99 feather ifū feather 7  
143 fire ere fire 7  
111 fish fish 1  
201 Five word info nima five; irregular *l > n 1, 15  
123 to flow afe flow 10  
116 flower taga-na flower 12  
101 to fly lofo fly 1  
101 to fly sisimi fly x  
132 fog dasa fog 44  
200 Four word info fai four 1, 65  
117 fruit fua-na fruit 1  
5 to walk leka go 139  
5 to walk leka toli go down    
5 to walk lekailaŋi go up    
164 good leāsiano good 66  
151 green marakwa green 13  
26 hair word info ifu hair (body) 13  
184 he/she nia he 1, 6  
24 head gou head 9  
44 to hear roŋo hear 1  
142 heavy gulu heavy 11  
72 to hit word info rabusia hit (stick) 42  
89 to hold word info dau hold 17  
61 house luma house 1  
194 how? word info uta how? 33  
69 to hunt word info nanisia hunt 51  
182 I nau I (1sg) 1, 22  
193 if leleka if 35  
174 in, inside lao-na in 1, 69  
74 to kill kwaia kill 14  
20 to know, be knowledgeable suana know 68  
33 to laugh waela laugh 12  
114 leaf ʔaba-na leaf 33  
2 left mouli left; irregular reflex of *w 1, 59  
4 leg/foot ʔae leg; irregular *q > ʔ 1  
49 to lie down word info teo lie down 9  
76 to live, be alive mano life    
135 lightning meamea lightning    
17 liver rae liver 1  
155 long word info tekwa long 15  
108 louse word info ʔū louse 1  
108 louse word info lite louse egg x20  
54 man/male wane man 1  
103 meat/flesh mariko meat/flesh 52  
129 moon sinali moon 37  
109 mosquito simisakwalo mosquito 13  
59 mother mother 8  
30 mouth faka mouth; irregular *o > a 43  
63 name rata name 1, 18  
179 near garaŋi near 1, 75  
25 neck lua neck 18  
163 new fālu new 1  
167 night rodo night 11  
205 Nine word info sikwa nine 5  
195 no, not amoe no    
27 nose gwano nose; irregular *l > n 12, 74  
162 old word info koko old (person) 86  
162 old word info rauʔua old (thing) x  
197 One word info eta one 32  
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  
53 person/human being wane mouri person: 'person' + 'living' 27  
133 rain uta rain 1  
102 rat ʔasufe rat 3  
149 red memela red 1  
3 right ōlo right; irregular loss of initial vowel 10  
6 road/path tala road 1  
115 root lali-na root 16  
65 rope kwalo rope 2  
112 rotten word info raumeme rotten    
121 sand one sand 1  
64 to say fusia say; irregular *i > u 71  
77 to scratch word info gamea scratch 14  
124 sea asi sea 1  
46 to see ada see 15  
203 Seven word info fiu seven 1  
67 to sew word info nomulia sew    
81 sharp alā sharp 69  
154 short word info kokouta short    
160 painful, sick matai sick 1  
51 to sit gouru sit 24  
202 Six word info ono six 1  
12 skin ūŋa skin 9  
128 sky lalo sky 13  
48 to sleep maleo sleep 60  
152 small sikau small 58  
29 to sniff, smell mɔkɔ smell 13  
145 smoke word info rasu smoke 2  
106 snake snake 12  
110 spider otogaro spider 11, 52  
36 to spit ŋisū spit 14, 58  
80 to split word info karia split 53  
88 to squeeze word info losia squeeze 19  
71 to stab, pierce labua stab 56  
52 to stand take stand 9  
130 star bulubulu star 14  
73 to steal belia steal 12  
120 stone fou stone; irregular *a > o 1  
42 to suck loto suck; irregular *l > n 1, 28  
87 to swell word info ubu swell 12  
9 to swim araŋa swim 48  
105 tail kikiu tail 1, 58  
206 Ten word info taŋafulu ten 5  
62 thatch/roof babala thatch 29  
187 they daro they (3du) x  
187 they dalu they (3pl) 28  
187 they gera they (3pl); irregular *k > g 1, 69  
157 thick word info ubuubua thick 12  
156 thin word info rauraua thin 33  
21 to think manata think 15  
177 this ne this 1  
199 Three word info olu three 1  
134 thunder loulou thunder 20  
66 to tie up, fasten firia tie 18  
32 tongue mea tongue 7  
31 tooth nifo tooth 1  
8 to turn word info abulo turn 32  
198 Two word info rua two 1  
35 to vomit momoa vomit; irregular *u > o 1  
5 to walk fali walk 10  
138 warm word info agoago warm 13  
122 water word info kao water; irregular loss of *p 5  
185 we word info ʔamerea we (1du.excl) 2  
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  
141 wet wasiu wet 61  
188 what? word info what? 1, 52  
170 when? word info kada when? 36  
181 where? word info ifāi where? 3  
148 white kwakwaoa white 16, 71  
189 who? word info tai who? 1  
136 wind oru wind 13  
100 wing oru wing    
55 woman/female geni woman 8  
83 to work word info rao work 14  
169 year ŋali year 55  
150 yellow kakabusua yellow    
186 you ʔamoro you (2du) x  
186 you ʔamiu you (2pl) 1, 13  
186 you ʔamolua you (2pl) x  
183 thou ʔoe you (2sg) s  
186 you -amolu your (2pl.poss) x  
186 you -mu your (2sg.poss) x  

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