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Language: Nimoa

Source/Author:  Henderson and Henderson 1974 
Notes:  Jim Henderson & Ann Henderson (1974) Languages of the Louisiades Archipelago and environs. WPNG Languages. SIL 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Ger Reesink  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:Papuan Tip:Peripheral:Kilivila-Louisiades:Nimoa-Sudest 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
2 left      
3 right      
8 to turn word info      
10 dirty      
11 dust      
13 back word info      
16 intestines      
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable      
21 to think      
22 to fear      
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell      
33 to laugh      
34 to cry      
35 to vomit      
36 to spit      
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink      
42 to suck      
47 to yawn      
50 to dream      
56 child      
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother      
60 father      
61 house      
62 thatch/roof      
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      
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      
100 wing      
102 rat      
106 snake      
107 worm (earthworm)      
109 mosquito      
110 spider      
112 rotten word info      
113 branch word info      
116 flower      
117 fruit      
118 grass      
121 sand      
123 to flow      
124 sea      
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest      
128 sky      
132 fog      
134 thunder      
135 lightning      
136 wind      
137 to blow word info      
141 wet      
142 heavy      
144 to burn word info      
154 short word info      
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info      
165 bad, evil      
166 correct, true      
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      
179 near      
180 far      
181 where? word info      
184 he/she      
186 you      
187 they      
190 other      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
196 to count      
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      
1 hand ni'mʌnɛ   1, 66  
4 leg/foot hɛ'hɛnɛ   1  
5 to walk idɔdɔgʌn      
6 road/path hi'yʌdɛ   12  
7 to come i'ɛlʌm he comes 1  
9 to swim imwundʌw      
12 skin di'mwɛnɛ   52  
14 belly tɩnɩ'ɛnɛ   19, 34  
15 bone di'yunɛ   1, 10  
17 liver hʌtɩʌni   1  
18 breast si'yunɛ   1  
23 blood mʌdɩbʌnɛ   34  
24 head khʌu.n   50  
25 neck du'mɔnɛ   91  
26 hair word info hulunɛ 'dʌmdʌm'wʌnɛ   3  
27 nose bu'sunɛ   1, 17  
30 mouth hʌwʌnɛ   36  
31 tooth ŋi'ŋinɛ   30  
32 tongue mʌlʌwɩʌnɛ   7  
37 to eat ihʌn he eats 1  
41 to bite hʌ'ya.ʔŋ he (a dog) bites 1  
43 ear bʌ'ṱɩnɩ   1, 70  
44 to hear ɩ’lɔŋɛ he hears 1, 36  
45 eye mʌ'tʌnɛ   1  
46 to see i'ɸʌɩdɩ he sees    
48 to sleep ihi’yɩnɛ he sleeps 8  
49 to lie down word info i'tiɛhi'ɛnɛ   1  
51 to sit tuɔ.dʌu      
52 to stand midi   1  
53 person/human being ṱolomo      
54 man/male tɔ'lɔmɔ      
55 woman/female yʌoßɛ   121  
63 name hɛ'dʌm   29  
64 to say ɩŋ.ʌ he says 163  
74 to kill si'lʌmɛ he kills    
75 to die, be dead i’mʌtɛ he dies 1  
96 dog hɛwɔ      
97 bird mʌn   1  
98 egg pɔu   15  
99 feather bɔṛɔ   54  
101 to fly i'wuwo      
103 meat/flesh pi'ya.u   10  
104 fat/grease posɛ   61  
105 tail wi.n.ɛ metathesis 1  
108 louse word info ßihɛ      
111 fish yʌ’rugɩ      
114 leaf da'mwanɛ   35  
115 root hɛ'wʌsi      
119 earth/soil bwʌḍɛ'bwʌḍɛ   92  
120 stone humu      
122 water word info bwa.i   6, 64  
129 moon wʌ'hiyʌnɛ   14  
130 star ṱa'lɛyʌn      
131 cloud word info yalu'yalu   23  
133 rain wɛsi   27  
138 warm word info dʌɩyʌßɛ warm, hot (of water)    
139 cold word info řʌ’kikʔŋ probably meant: of water    
140 dry word info muromuro      
143 fire hiwɔ   37  
145 smoke word info mwa'sɛu   37  
146 ash ɸu'ŋɛli      
147 black ṱɛgɛ      
148 white hʌ'pwʌyo'mʌn      
149 red r̃ʌɩ   25?  
150 yellow bwʌhi’bwʌhi   61  
151 green yʌřʌu   13, 52  
152 small ṱʌŋkʌɩ      
153 big la'hinɛ   43  
155 long word info ‘mwʌlʌw   12  
163 new ṱɔßɛßʌɩ   37  
164 good dɔhʌbm̩   132  
167 night go'go   56  
177 this gʌyʌ      
178 that gʌyʌkʔŋ      
182 I na.u   1, 22  
183 thou hɔuwɔ   1, 64  
185 we word info bwʌbwʌli’gʌdɛ we (plural exclusive)    
188 what? word info ṱɔ'sʌhɛ      
189 who? word info sɛ'gʌmɛ   1  
191 all babwali’gʌdi      
195 no, not ṱaɩnɛ      
197 One word info ho'ti.ʌ   54  
198 Two word info ho'iwo   1  

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