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Language: Sowa

Source/Author:  Andrew Gray 
Notes:  Sowa language is extinct; the last fluent speaker died in 2000. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Andrew Gray  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:North and Central Vanuatu:Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands:East Vanuatu 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
10 dirty      
38 to chew word info      
47 to yawn      
68 needle      
93 to pound, beat word info      
99 feather      
131 cloud word info      
144 to burn word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
184 he/she      
30 mouth lipmo- external    
65 rope e-      
72 to hit word info -sê      
74 to kill -sê same as "hit"    
88 to squeeze word info wewe      
89 to hold word info -psu      
95 to fall word info ôs      
104 fat/grease sasal small amounts of grease    
143 fire vihtre      
156 thin word info -spaspa      
166 correct, true tuwek true    
166 correct, true tiwek true    
178 that zaê      
179 near savi      
185 we word info ka pa- exclusive    
185 we word info ka va- exclusive    
186 you pi-      
190 other a-dun      
191 all sii      
193 if pwesa nê      
194 how? word info a-kenbe      
6 road/path sal   1  
6 road/path sala-   1  
7 to come maê   1  
16 intestines têne-   1  
18 breast sus   1  
18 breast susu-   1  
22 to fear -mzaêk   1  
23 blood da   1  
34 to cry daêng   1  
37 to eat kan intransitive 1  
37 to eat -kngê transitive 1  
44 to hear rong intransitive 1  
44 to hear -rngo transitive 1  
45 eye maza-   1  
48 to sleep -mzôô   1  
60 father zama-   1  
61 house im   1  
63 name se-   1  
75 to die, be dead mat   1  
78 to cut, hack word info dal intransitive 1  
79 stick/wood tukaê wood 1  
83 to work word info ôm   1  
90 to dig kil intransitive 1  
90 to dig -kli transitive 1  
90 to dig kili imperative 1  
108 louse word info ut   1  
111 fish ek   1  
113 branch word info ra-   1  
113 branch word info rez   1  
114 leaf rô-   1  
118 grass wavilis   1  
119 earth/soil zuzan   1  
120 stone vat   1  
121 sand on   1  
122 water word info   1  
124 sea zas   1  
129 moon wôl   1  
132 fog kakaw   1  
133 rain ôs   1  
139 cold word info mamdid   1  
164 good   1  
167 night bwông   1  
174 in, inside lal   1  
177 this   1  
177 this no   1  
183 thou ki-   1  
185 we word info ta pa- inclusive 1  
185 we word info ta va- inclusive 1  
198 Two word info iru   1  
199 Three word info izôl   1  
201 Five word info ilim   1  
196 to count bwili   1, 13  
196 to count -bli   1, 13  
189 who? word info sinan   1, 25  
117 fruit wa-   1, 26  
43 ear dalngê-   1, 40  
41 to bite kat intransitive 1, 55  
41 to bite -kzê transitive 1, 55  
41 to bite kazê imperative 1, 55  
98 egg dôl   1, 66  
98 egg dôlô-   1, 66  
188 what? word info sowa   1, 72  
136 wind laêng   1, 77  
12 skin lô-   1, 81  
31 tooth lêw   1, 35  
31 tooth lêwô-   1, 35  
176 below va- under 1, 39  
170 when? word info nangês   1, 43  
40 to drink min intransitive 1, 49  
40 to drink -mni transitive 1, 49  
40 to drink mini imperative 1, 49  
2 left mwii   1, 59  
200 Four word info ivêt   1, 65  
174 in, inside lo-   1, 72  
103 meat/flesh viso-   10  
195 no, not iwaa interjection ("no") 104?  
195 no, not atna negative marker ("not") 106  
8 to turn word info kinsêk   117  
77 to scratch word info takrê   12, 28  
152 small watêk   121, 46  
164 good -twus nice in appearance 124  
14 belly zapnge-   13  
21 to think dôdmê   13  
130 star wamso   13  
203 Seven word info lêwru   13  
210 One Thousand word info vataa may be corrupted by Apma 13  
64 to say -ve   13, 103  
13 back word info sundô-   137  
61 house val   14  
101 to fly kak   14  
206 Ten word info sebrenok   14  
46 to see les intransitive 14, 94  
46 to see -lsê transitive 14, 94  
46 to see lesê imperative 14, 94  
51 to sit dok   147  
82 dull, blunt -ptet   15  
202 Six word info lôwal   15  
59 mother dasê-   17  
20 to know, be knowledgeable -kla   18  
115 root lêpwe-   18  
155 long word info -mrav   18  
175 above ra- on 18  
209 One Hundred word info mawul sebrenok   18  
36 to spit kasuu   19  
209 One Hundred word info amrôb   19  
80 to split word info pwerê usually in combination with other verbs (dal pwere, 'cut and split') 1?  
52 to stand du   2  
57 husband esa-   2  
62 thatch/roof sêkoo sago palm 20  
62 thatch/roof zokoo sago palm 20  
73 to steal las intransitive 20  
106 snake bwarasok   20  
125 salt zas same as "sea" or "saltwater" 20  
205 Nine word info lakpat   20  
173 at lal in 20, 48  
73 to steal lasnê transitive 20, 28  
126 lake bwatnêb pool in river 23  
187 they ava- perfective (past tense) 23  
81 sharp maman   24  
86 to grow word info môô   24  
53 person/human being azô   24?  
107 worm (earthworm) tabsus   25  
107 worm (earthworm) wotabsus   25  
175 above marak high up 25  
135 lightning bil   26  
1 hand ŋê-   27  
54 man/male dalmo   27  
27 nose bwangsô-   27, 12  
12 skin vinu-   28  
5 to walk wurut   29  
50 to dream le pabwêk   29  
128 sky bini   29  
169 year wasa   29  
157 thick word info -mzôl   3  
97 bird bwisêl   30  
112 rotten word info pok   30  
169 year dam also "yam" 30  
26 hair word info il   31  
26 hair word info li-   31  
67 to sew word info solsol intransitive 32  
67 to sew word info -slo transitive 32  
145 smoke word info sonbiê-   32  
154 short word info mwut   32  
154 short word info wus   32  
154 short word info wudu-   32  
161 shy, ashamed bôs   32  
142 heavy -mres   33  
192 and   34  
65 rope ekaê   35  
85 to choose dungenê   35  
109 mosquito tabken   35  
28 to breathe ngongos   36  
4 leg/foot sunlê-   37  
39 to cook word info rangnê roast 37  
55 woman/female iemat   37  
58 wife dadô-   37  
123 to flow row run 37  
140 dry word info -rkas be dry 37  
78 to cut, hack word info dalê transitive 38  
123 to flow sal float 38  
143 fire wusap   38  
100 wing valka-   38, 69  
14 belly wolatne-   39  
105 tail kere- of animal 39  
116 flower ngê-   39  
142 heavy vangse   39  
137 to blow word info wu with mouth 4  
17 liver zi-   40  
92 to open, uncover sangvê   40  
137 to blow word info ree of wind 40  
137 to blow word info riv of wind 40  
181 where? word info sawô   40  
181 where? word info sawôt   40  
127 woods/forest atrab   41  
165 bad, evil sasaêba   41  
165 bad, evil sasanba   41  
176 below zovan low down 41, 38  
25 neck ranvadlo-   42  
94 to throw word info wasnê   42  
29 to sniff, smell -rngo bwo- -rngo = hear/feel 42, 62  
151 green malmales   43  
104 fat/grease ru- large pieces of fat 44  
166 correct, true -tnon straight, correct 44  
186 you ki pa-   44  
186 you ki va-   44  
142 heavy mapmap   46  
134 thunder ruu mere   47  
138 warm word info bangvang   47  
180 far nawôt   47  
91 to buy -kle transitive 48  
91 to buy kele imperative 48  
141 wet mês   49  
172 to climb word info kalnê climb up something 49  
173 at ran on 49  
3 right mwôzô   5  
204 Eight word info lêptôl   5, 7  
30 mouth lalwa- internal 50  
153 big bwara-   50  
33 to laugh man   51  
15 bone su-   52  
160 painful, sick zir   53  
153 big lok   55  
153 big kalok   55  
76 to live, be alive bês   56  
76 to live, be alive vês   56  
162 old word info zibwêt   57?  
42 to suck -rsu   58  
69 to hunt word info -kro chase 59  
168 day ran   6  
87 to swell word info kalok "be big" 60  
19 shoulder base-   65, 71  
71 to stab, pierce -sko   67  
105 tail lupinzê- of bird 68  
171 to hide word info du saraêk   6?  
32 tongue mê-   7  
96 dog wiri   7, 75, 80  
96 dog wuri   7, 75  
102 rat zomo   72  
146 ash bsiêv   75  
147 black -broh   78  
49 to lie down word info oo   79  
9 to swim los bathe 8  
35 to vomit   8  
56 child womwal   8  
70 to shoot word info dep   8  
110 spider wotabkaka   8, 77  
150 yellow msoh   80  
25 neck bwalakena-   84  
66 to tie up, fasten weze   86  
11 dust marsôw   88  
24 head bozô-   9  
84 to plant -rwu transitive 9  
84 to plant ruwu imperative 9  
163 new rab   9  
197 One word info tuwal   9  
197 One word info izuwal   9  
207 Twenty word info mawul iru   9  
149 red vang   91, 92  
148 white zav   99  
182 I mwi- imperfective (present tense) x  
182 I ni- perfective (past tense) x  
187 they pa- imperfective (present tense) x  
208 Fifty word info mawul ilim   x  

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