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Language: Lau

Source/Author:  Blust from: Fox (1974) 
Notes:  Fox, C. E. (1974). Lau Dictionary with English Index. Australian National University Press: Canberra. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Simon Greenhill  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 ʔaba   2  
2 left mouli irregular reflex of *w 1, 59  
3 right aolo   10  
4 leg/foot ʔae irregular *q > ʔ 1  
5 to walk fali   10  
6 road/path tala   1  
7 to come lae mai   1, 87  
8 to turn word info abulo   32  
9 to swim garu ʔaraŋa   48  
10 dirty bili   13  
10 dirty fafulu      
11 dust afuafu-na gano   1  
12 skin ʔuya      
13 back word info suli-   78  
14 belly kelo-      
14 belly kutu-   14  
14 belly rake-   16  
15 bone suli-   52  
16 intestines kakade ŋali large    
16 intestines oga small 16  
17 liver sae|fou-   1  
18 breast susu-   1  
19 shoulder fote (?)    
20 to know, be knowledgeable saitoma irregular *a > i 35, 88  
20 to know, be knowledgeable tomatafa   88  
21 to think manata   15  
21 to think tago   38  
22 to fear mou   1  
23 blood ʔabu   5  
24 head kawu      
24 head kwou   9  
25 neck lua   18  
26 hair word info ifu   13  
27 nose gwalusu   1, 12  
28 to breathe maŋo   47  
29 to sniff, smell nonomoko   13  
30 mouth faka- irregular *o > a 43  
31 tooth lifo   1, 35  
32 tongue mea-   7  
33 to laugh   15  
34 to cry āŋi   1  
35 to vomit moa cf 92; irregular *u > o 1  
36 to spit ŋisu   14, 58  
37 to eat ʔani   1  
38 to chew word info meme irregular *a > e 1  
39 to cook word info ʔofu      
40 to drink ʔiŋo irregular *n > ŋ; irregular addition of initial ʔ 1  
41 to bite ʔala   1  
42 to suck ʔomi   17, 84  
43 ear ʔaliŋa irregular initial ʔ 1  
44 to hear roŋo   1  
45 eye   1  
46 to see ada   15  
46 to see riki irregular *e > i 13  
47 to yawn mamao|fi   19  
48 to sleep teo   61  
48 to sleep eno   8  
49 to lie down word info teo   9  
50 to dream bole   10  
51 to sit gwouru   24  
52 to stand take   9  
53 person/human being tōa      
53 person/human being imola   7  
54 man/male wane   1  
55 woman/female geni   8  
56 child wela   8  
57 husband kwai   19  
57 husband ārai   20  
58 wife ʔafe   13  
58 wife kwai      
59 mother   8  
60 father ama   1  
61 house luma   1  
62 thatch/roof raraofa      
63 name sata-   1, 18  
64 to say bae   13  
65 rope ʔoko   12  
66 to tie up, fasten āri   33  
66 to tie up, fasten firi   18  
66 to tie up, fasten kani   19  
67 to sew word info tai-a   2  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info fafana   53  
70 to shoot word info fana   1  
71 to stab, pierce sugi irregular *k > g 1, 8  
72 to hit word info      
72 to hit word info kwae   16  
72 to hit word info naŋa      
73 to steal beli   12  
74 to kill kwae irregular *i > e 14  
74 to kill lima      
75 to die, be dead mae   1  
76 to live, be alive mouri   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info garu   44  
77 to scratch word info gama   14  
78 to cut, hack word info tofu   22  
78 to cut, hack word info toto      
78 to cut, hack word info ʔiri   70  
79 stick/wood ʔai   1  
80 to split word info afita   10  
80 to split word info fola   1  
80 to split word info ala   52  
81 sharp ʔala. au   69  
82 dull, blunt ūru      
82 dull, blunt lomu      
82 dull, blunt   35  
82 dull, blunt dada      
83 to work word info rao   14  
84 to plant fasi   12  
85 to choose fili   1  
86 to grow word info masubu      
87 to swell word info ria      
87 to swell word info oga      
87 to swell word info fufu      
88 to squeeze word info losi   19  
88 to squeeze word info fele   20  
89 to hold word info dau ʔana   17  
90 to dig ʔeli   1  
91 to buy foli   1  
91 to buy ūsi   14  
92 to open, uncover foe cf 35    
92 to open, uncover ʔifi cf 35 15  
93 to pound, beat word info lomu      
93 to pound, beat word info sau   4  
93 to pound, beat word info gata      
94 to throw word info ʔui   15  
95 to fall word info [ʔa]ʔaru      
96 dog [ku]kui   7  
97 bird manu   1  
98 egg saolu   1  
99 feather ʔefo      
100 wing ʔaba   1, 12  
101 to fly lofo   1  
102 rat fōitau      
103 meat/flesh fasio   10, 65  
103 meat/flesh mariko   52  
104 fat/grease raga      
104 fat/grease ragufa   17  
105 tail kukui   1, 57  
106 snake   12  
107 worm (earthworm)   10  
108 louse word info ʔū   1  
109 mosquito arununu      
109 mosquito furunamu   1  
109 mosquito nanamu   1  
110 spider garo   11  
110 spider lagwa irregular *w > gw, expect **kw 1  
110 spider fūfū   10  
110 spider lakwa   1  
111 fish īʔa   1  
112 rotten word info fura   18  
112 rotten word info mumū   51  
113 branch word info sara   1, 17  
114 leaf elo   11  
115 root lali (fine roots) 16  
115 root kobe (buttress root)    
115 root gwalu (taproot)    
116 flower taka irregular *g > k 12  
117 fruit fufua   1  
118 grass murua      
119 earth/soil ano   1  
120 stone fou irregular *a > o 1  
121 sand one   1  
122 water word info kafo   5  
123 to flow toŋo      
123 to flow igwa   34  
124 sea asi   1  
125 salt asila   1  
126 lake namo Deep water in a lagoon (Ivs) 7  
127 woods/forest kwaena   68  
128 sky salo   13  
129 moon madama   7  
130 star bubulu   14  
131 cloud word info barobaro   17  
132 fog dasa   44  
133 rain uta   1  
134 thunder kilia   21  
134 thunder loufia   20  
135 lightning sinamāru   49  
135 lightning kwaŋa   12  
136 wind ōru   13  
137 to blow word info sau (a) 12  
137 to blow word info ōru (a) 58  
137 to blow word info ufi (b) 4  
137 to blow word info ʔufu (b) 4, 57  
138 warm word info ʔago   13  
139 cold word info gwagwalila irregular *r > l 13  
140 dry word info lalaŋa   49  
141 wet gwini   46  
142 heavy gulu   11  
143 fire ere   7  
144 to burn word info      
144 to burn word info sasu      
145 smoke word info sasu   2  
146 ash fua-na ere   11  
147 black kokoradoa      
148 white kwao   16  
149 red ʔaʔabua   47  
149 red kekero   57  
150 yellow gogoa   15  
151 green akasa   54  
151 green maʔa      
152 small marabibi      
152 small toʔou   60  
153 big bao      
154 short word info kukuru   13  
155 long word info tekwa   15  
155 long word info tikwa irregular *e > i 15  
156 thin word info refe      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow logo      
158 narrow susu|kofi   15, 1  
159 wide rereba irregular *a > e 1  
160 painful, sick matai   1  
161 shy, ashamed ʔida   8  
162 old word info ʔua   1  
162 old word info waro   12  
163 new fālu   1  
164 good diana   66  
165 bad, evil   1  
166 correct, true tofuŋa      
167 night boŋi   1  
167 night rodo   11  
168 day dani   6  
169 year falisi   8  
170 when? word info aŋita   1, 41  
171 to hide word info ago   8  
171 to hide word info agwa   8  
171 to hide word info muni   1, 67  
172 to climb word info   10  
173 at i   1  
174 in, inside i lalo   1  
175 above i fafo   2  
176 below i fara   58  
177 this na   1  
178 that nae   1  
178 that ne   1  
179 near ʔae      
179 near i fafo      
180 far tau   1  
180 far tou   1  
181 where? word info ifai   3  
182 I nau   1, 22  
183 thou iʔoe   1  
184 he/she nia   1, 6  
185 we word info gia   1  
185 we word info gami   2  
186 you gamu   1  
187 they ida|ro   30  
188 what? word info   1, 52  
188 what? word info tafa   1  
189 who? word info atei   1, 68  
190 other madiu      
191 all ʔae      
191 all ʔafuta   16  
191 all kwalu      
191 all sui      
192 and ma   2  
193 if lea   35  
193 if ʔa|na   6  
194 how? word info ʔutā   33  
195 no, not laŋi   72  
196 to count idu   46  
197 One word info tāi   14  
197 One word info eta   32  
198 Two word info rua   1  
199 Three word info olu   1  
200 Four word info fai   1, 65  
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info ono   1  
203 Seven word info fiu   1  
204 Eight word info kwalu   3  
205 Nine word info sikwa   5  
206 Ten word info tangafulu   5  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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