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Language: Kwaio

Source/Author:  Blust from: Keesing (1975) 
Notes:  Keesing, R.M. (1975). Kwaio Dictionary. Canberra: Australian National University 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Penny Keenan  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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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 nima-na irregular change to initial C 1, 66  
2 left moori irregular reflex of *w 1, 59  
3 right leʔa      
4 leg/foot ʔae-na irregular *q > ʔ 1  
5 to walk leeleka   139  
6 road/path tala   1  
7 to come leka mai   1, 86  
8 to turn word info bulasi-a irregular *o > a; note I've taken this to be a transitive form with -si suffix 32  
9 to swim balaʔau   61  
10 dirty bibibiliʔa   13  
11 dust fuufulu-na   64  
12 skin suusuŋa-na      
13 back word info bobou-na   108  
14 belly oga-na   36  
15 bone suli-na   52  
16 intestines oga-na   16  
17 liver lae-na   1  
18 breast susu-na   1  
19 shoulder ʔabaʔaba-na   11  
20 to know, be knowledgeable suʔai   68  
21 to think madafi-a      
22 to fear maʔu   1  
23 blood ʔabu   5  
24 head gou-na   9  
25 neck onoma-na   96  
26 hair word info ifiifu-na   13  
27 nose gʷaŋo-na irregular *l > ŋ 12, 53  
28 to breathe maŋo   47  
29 to sniff, smell mokofi-a   13  
30 mouth foka-na   43  
31 tooth nifo-na   1  
32 tongue mea-na   7  
33 to laugh ʔosa      
34 to cry ani   1  
35 to vomit moa irregular *u > o 1  
36 to spit ŋisu   14, 58  
37 to eat oso      
38 to chew word info meʔe      
38 to chew word info meme-a irregular *a > e 1  
39 to cook word info nulafi-a      
40 to drink goʔufiʔa   30, 48  
41 to bite ʔala[si-a]   1  
42 to suck modoa irregular *u > o 20  
43 ear aliŋa-na   1  
44 to hear loŋa-a   1  
45 eye maa-na   1  
46 to see agasi-a      
47 to yawn akʷai irregular loss of *m 19  
48 to sleep eno   8  
49 to lie down word info eno   1  
50 to dream bole-a   10  
51 to sit toʔolu   102  
52 to stand ula   40  
53 person/human being ai      
54 man/male wane   1  
55 woman/female noni      
56 child wela   8  
57 husband kʷai-   19  
58 wife ʔafe   13  
59 mother gaʔi      
60 father maʔa   1, 67  
61 house ʔifi      
62 thatch/roof baba|lao   1, 29  
63 name lata-na   1, 18  
64 to say ili-a   67  
65 rope kʷalo   2  
66 to tie up, fasten gaua   22  
67 to sew word info tai-a   2  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info fana   53  
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce ʔotomi-a   55  
72 to hit word info kʷaʔi-a   16  
73 to steal lole-a      
73 to steal togi-a      
74 to kill kʷaʔi-a   14  
75 to die, be dead mae   1  
76 to live, be alive toʔolu   8  
77 to scratch word info fai-a      
78 to cut, hack word info tofu-a   22  
79 stick/wood naga-na      
80 to split word info gaafitalia   10  
81 sharp ŋau      
82 dull, blunt gomu   17  
83 to work word info tauŋaʔiŋa      
84 to plant anomi-a   2  
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info bilaʔo   16  
87 to swell word info boʔo   24  
87 to swell word info ubu   12  
88 to squeeze word info filo-a   64  
89 to hold word info dau   17  
90 to dig takʷe-a      
91 to buy foli-a   1  
92 to open, uncover aʔe-a      
93 to pound, beat word info gumuli-a      
94 to throw word info ʔui-a   15  
95 to fall word info ʔesia   18  
96 dog kuʔito   7  
97 bird laŋasi      
98 egg fakalu-na   9  
99 feather ifiifu-na   7  
100 wing ʔabaʔaba-na   1, 12  
101 to fly lofo   1  
102 rat gasifou      
103 meat/flesh fasiʔo-na   10, 65  
104 fat/grease niiniu-na   16  
105 tail ʔiʔi-na   1, 56  
106 snake waa   12  
107 worm (earthworm) waa   10  
108 louse word info ʔuu   1  
109 mosquito similakʷalo   13  
110 spider utouto      
111 fish iʔa   1  
112 rotten word info nuga      
113 branch word info lema      
113 branch word info ulu      
114 leaf gaʔe-na      
115 root lali-na   16  
116 flower taataga   12  
117 fruit feʔe      
118 grass falisi   1  
119 earth/soil wado   51  
120 stone fou irregular *a > o 1  
121 sand one   1  
122 water word info talufaʔe      
123 to flow afe   10  
124 sea ʔosi      
125 salt asi   20  
126 lake namo   7  
127 woods/forest kaloŋa      
128 sky lalo   13  
129 moon siŋali   37  
130 star bulubulu   14  
131 cloud word info kofa      
132 fog gʷafo < POc *bwa(p)o 57  
133 rain neʔu      
134 thunder loulou   20  
135 lightning kʷaŋa   12  
136 wind ilu irregular *o > i 13, 67  
137 to blow word info fulu      
138 warm word info ʔagoʔago   13  
139 cold word info gʷali   13  
140 dry word info laŋa   49  
141 wet wasiu   61  
142 heavy gelo      
143 fire ele   7  
144 to burn word info gofu-a      
145 smoke word info daa      
146 ash makola   35  
147 black bobolaʔa   67  
148 white kʷaakʷaoʔa   16  
149 red meku      
150 yellow ʔataʔatakʷaʔa      
151 green malakʷa   13  
152 small sikaʔu   58  
153 big baʔita   15  
154 short word info koʔosu   58  
155 long word info lalau      
156 thin word info lebalebaʔa      
157 thick word info fonu   35  
158 narrow sisitai   15  
159 wide afola      
160 painful, sick fii   16  
161 shy, ashamed ʔida   8  
162 old word info loku      
163 new foolu   1  
164 good leʔa   20  
165 bad, evil lia      
166 correct, true odo   13  
167 night ganiaʔi      
168 day gani   6  
169 year falisi   8  
170 when? word info naanita   1, 43  
171 to hide word info nagʷa irregular presence of initial n- 8  
172 to climb word info fane Source ACD: climb, go up 1  
173 at i   1  
174 in, inside ʔubu-na   27  
175 above i lalo      
176 below i wado      
177 this loʔoo      
178 that lokoʔu      
179 near galani-a   1, 75  
180 far lalau      
181 where? word info fai   3  
182 I nau   1, 22  
183 thou ʔoo   1  
184 he/she ŋaia   1, 68  
185 we word info da|ulu   6  
185 we word info me|elu      
186 you mo|olu   41  
187 they g|ila irregular *k > g 1, 69  
188 what? word info taataga      
189 who? word info dai irregular *s > d    
190 other matali      
191 all ʔafuta-na   16  
192 and ma   2  
193 if lauta      
194 how? word info ʔuutaa   33  
195 no, not ʔamoe      
196 to count idumi-a   46  
197 One word info teʔe   14  
198 Two word info lua   1  
199 Three word info olu   1  
200 Four word info fai   1, 65  
201 Five word info nima five; irregular *l > n 1, 15  
202 Six word info ɔnɔ six 1  
203 Seven word info fiu seven 1  
204 Eight word info kwaru eight 3  
205 Nine word info mule nine    
205 Nine word info sikwa nine 5  
206 Ten word info taŋafuru ten 5  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info taŋalau one hundred 4, 38  
209 One Hundred word info taŋalēʔɔla one hundred; irregular metathesis of l and ŋ 39  
210 One Thousand word info tɔʔɔni ɔia one thousand 30  

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