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Language: Sewa

Source/Author:  Lithgow (1992) 
Notes:  Lithgow, D. (1992). Language change on Fergusson and Normanby Islands. In: Pacific Linguistics C-120 
Problems:  There are three lists given, from 1964, 1982, 1989; the 1982 is considered the one with the least amount of Dobu loans; that's the one I typed in. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Ger Reesink  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:Papuan Tip:Nuclear:North Papuan Mainland-D'Entrecasteaux:Dobu-Duau 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand nima   1  
2 left      
3 right      
4 leg/foot kae   1  
5 to walk taya   137  
6 road/path aiwalo      
6 road/path eda   12  
7 to come tauyama   1, 93  
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim      
10 dirty      
11 dust      
12 skin bwala   51  
12 skin wapi   15  
13 back word info gwau   40  
13 back word info tulu   12  
14 belly gamwa   45  
15 bone tuwatuwa   1, 10  
16 intestines      
17 liver ate   1  
18 breast susu   1  
19 shoulder aala   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable      
21 to think      
22 to fear      
23 blood buyai   33  
24 head kuyakuya      
25 neck      
26 hair word info bwaima      
27 nose ebusu   1, 17  
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell      
30 mouth awa   36  
31 tooth sala   11  
32 tongue meya   7  
33 to laugh      
34 to cry      
35 to vomit      
36 to spit      
37 to eat ai   1, 44  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink      
41 to bite      
42 to suck      
43 ear teniya   1  
44 to hear      
45 eye mata   1  
45 eye wee   29  
46 to see dune      
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep      
49 to lie down word info abui   101  
50 to dream      
51 to sit towa   80  
52 to stand toolo   2  
53 person/human being kaleya   41  
54 man/male tau   22  
55 woman/female waine   1, 52  
56 child goma gomagale 'lad'; gomalaulau 'lass' 14  
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother nawae      
60 father tamana   1  
61 house lobe      
62 thatch/roof      
63 name waeya   9  
64 to say      
65 rope      
66 to tie up, fasten      
67 to sew word info      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info      
73 to steal      
74 to kill      
75 to die, be dead      
76 to live, be alive      
77 to scratch word info      
78 to cut, hack word info      
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp      
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info      
90 to dig      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info      
96 dog kedewa   18  
97 bird biwe      
98 egg pou   15  
99 feather dagulina   13  
100 wing pape   21  
101 to fly      
102 rat      
103 meat/flesh bayumana      
104 fat/grease yapana   40  
105 tail wiyu metathesis 1  
106 snake weso   53  
106 snake mwata   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info tuma   3  
109 mosquito      
110 spider      
111 fish iya   1  
112 rotten word info      
113 branch word info      
114 leaf yawaina   17  
115 root idoelolo      
116 flower      
117 fruit ewani given for 'seed'    
118 grass      
119 earth/soil baleyu   20  
120 stone dakule   32  
121 sand negwanegwale   17  
121 sand kaukau   17  
122 water word info waupa      
122 water word info waila   2  
123 to flow      
124 sea      
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest      
128 sky      
129 moon waikena   14  
129 moon nawalae   13  
130 star kubwana   56  
131 cloud word info yalowa   23  
132 fog      
133 rain augwa      
133 rain use   1  
134 thunder      
135 lightning      
136 wind yaumai   73  
136 wind yagila   1  
137 to blow word info      
138 warm word info      
139 cold word info      
140 dry word info      
141 wet      
142 heavy      
143 fire kaama   35, 36  
144 to burn word info      
145 smoke word info nabwau   23  
146 ash kopapa   1, 89  
147 black gaigai   60  
147 black golos      
148 white wadawadaena   73  
149 red megayana      
149 red lupwalana      
150 yellow loyawayawana      
151 green      
152 small giokuna      
153 big koyawe      
154 short word info      
155 long word info      
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info      
163 new      
164 good      
165 bad, evil      
166 correct, true      
167 night goluwana   80  
168 day      
169 year      
170 when? word info      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside      
175 above      
176 below      
177 this      
178 that      
179 near      
180 far      
181 where? word info      
182 I      
183 thou      
184 he/she      
185 we word info      
186 you      
187 they      
188 what? word info      
189 who? word info      
190 other      
191 all      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
196 to count      
197 One word info kaikeda   73  
198 Two word info manau      
199 Three word info      
200 Four word info      
201 Five word info      
202 Six word info      
203 Seven word info      
204 Eight word info      
205 Nine word info      
206 Ten word info      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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