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Language: Lemerig

Source/Author:  Alexandre François 
Notes:  This language is spoken on Vanua Lava (Vanuatu, Banks) and has only two speakers left.

New iso code = lrz; but not yet in Ethnologue.

The data here are based on my field notes with one of these speakers.
http://alex.francois.free.fr/AF-field.htm#Vanuatu

Transcriptions are in IPA. Possessed (inalienable) nouns are here given in 3sg form (-n suffix)
As usual, I provide you with the etymology when I know it for sure.
This etymology is sometimes at POc level, sometimes at a higher or lower level in the AN tree.
When it is a local etymology (north Vanuatu) I indicate this with 2 stars.
 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Alex François  Checked By:  
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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 
Map  Sorry, no map co-ordinates found for this language. 

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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand pænæ-n <*banic 14  
2 left ɣala   14  
3 right muʔu <*matuqa 5, 37  
4 leg/foot rɔŋɔ-n <*raŋo 17  
4 leg/foot tæræ-n <**ⁿdiri- 34  
5 to walk βan <*pano 2  
6 road/path n-mɛʔɛsɒl   1, 43  
7 to come βan mɛ <*pano mai 23, 1  
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim ɣœr <*kaRu 5  
10 dirty      
11 dust      
12 skin n-βænæ-n <**βuni 28  
13 back word info n-kɒlɒ-n <**gula 10  
14 belly ʔɒk​͡pʷɒ-n < *tobʷa 36  
15 bone n-særæ-n <*suRi 52  
16 intestines      
17 liver βɒr < **βara 17  
18 breast βɒrɒ-n chest 46  
18 breast n-sis bosom 1  
19 shoulder k​͡pʷɛŋɛ pænæ-n < ?? + *banic 66, 36  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ɣɒlɒl <*kilala 18  
21 to think tœt <*dodom 13  
22 to fear mœʔœɣʔœɣ <*matakut 1  
23 blood tɒr <*draRaq 1  
24 head n-k​͡pʷæʔæ-n <*bʷatu 9  
25 neck n-tɒŋ​͡mʷɒnɒ-n   47  
26 hair word info n-βælæ-n <*pulu 31  
27 nose mætæ-n <*maⁿdu- 14  
28 to breathe møpsɪ <*mabusi 14  
29 to sniff, smell      
30 mouth ŋɒrɒ-n <*ŋora 7  
31 tooth lɔwɔ-n <*lipon 1, 35  
32 tongue ɣɒrmɒ-n < *kaRamaya 7, 14  
33 to laugh pɔrpɔr <**boro 95  
34 to cry ʔɛŋ <*taŋi 1  
35 to vomit      
36 to spit      
37 to eat ɣɛn <*kani 1  
38 to chew word info wɒn   63  
39 to cook word info k​͡pʷɒrŋis <**bʷaraŋisi 42  
40 to drink sun   52  
41 to bite ɣar <*kaRat 1  
42 to suck      
43 ear tɛlŋɒ-n <*taliŋa 1, 40  
44 to hear rœŋ <*roŋoR 1  
45 eye mɒʔɒ-n   1  
46 to see ʔɛt <**teⁿde 88  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep miʔir <*matiruR 1, 70  
49 to lie down word info œn <*qenop 1, 59  
50 to dream k​͡pʷœr <*boRe 10  
51 to sit puʔ <*bute 116  
52 to stand ʔær <*tira 54  
53 person/human being n-ʔɒŋsɒr <*ta-mʷasara 4, 52  
54 man/male ʔaŋ​͡mʷan <*tamʷaqane 1, 14  
55 woman/female rɛŋɛ <**raŋai 90  
55 woman/female k​͡pʷɛk​͡pʷɛɣi      
56 child ŋ​͡mʷɛri <**mʷeRa 8  
57 husband ɣʊnʊ-n <**ɣunu- 65  
58 wife ɣʊnʊ-n <**ɣunu- 51  
59 mother rɒŋɒ-n   59  
60 father ʔɒmɒ-n <*tama- 1  
61 house n-k​͡pʷɛk   52  
62 thatch/roof n-tø-aʔ <*ⁿraun + *qatop 1, 61  
63 name n-sɒ-n <**sasa 1, 34  
64 to say tɛk   120  
65 rope n-ɣaɣa <**ɣae 25  
66 to tie up, fasten ʔal <**talo 79  
67 to sew word info      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info ʔæk <*tibʷa 8  
71 to stab, pierce ɛs   34  
72 to hit word info βus   86  
73 to steal pœl <*balu 23  
74 to kill βus maʔ   26, 2  
75 to die, be dead maʔ <*mate 1  
76 to live, be alive ɪs <**esu 24  
77 to scratch word info kœrkœr <**garu 44  
78 to cut, hack word info ʔɒr <*taRaq 1  
79 stick/wood n-ʔɛnɣɛ      
80 to split word info ʔɒr wɔr   1  
81 sharp ŋ​͡mʷɛʔɛs <**mʷatasi 87  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info muɣmuɣu <**muɣui 81  
84 to plant βas   6  
85 to choose ʔɛt rɒk   30  
86 to grow word info ʔʊr   31  
87 to swell word info ræɣ <**riɣa 23  
88 to squeeze word info wœr   16  
89 to hold word info ʔør <*tauri 35  
90 to dig ɣil <*keli 1  
91 to buy wøl <*poli 1  
92 to open, uncover wɒk open    
92 to open, uncover lik uncover food 21  
93 to pound, beat word info pʊl <**bulV 1  
94 to throw word info sœprɪ   88?  
94 to throw word info k​͡pʷɛβʔɪ   92  
95 to fall word info ŋ​͡mʷɛs   57  
96 dog tɔk < Eng. dog 73 L
97 bird n-mɛn <*manuk 1  
98 egg      
99 feather n-βili mɛn <*pulu 1  
100 wing n-ɣapu   7  
101 to fly ɣɒβ <*kapak 14  
102 rat n-ɣʊsʊw <*kasupe 3  
103 meat/flesh n-piɣpiɣ   80  
104 fat/grease      
105 tail ɣølø- <**ɣolo 24  
106 snake ŋ​͡mʷaʔ   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info      
109 mosquito nœm   1  
110 spider mɒrɒw   32  
111 fish n-mɒŋɒt      
111 fish n-mɛs <**mazi 53  
112 rotten word info      
113 branch word info n-ʔɛnɣɛ 'wood, stick' <*kayu    
114 leaf n-tø <*ⁿraun 1  
115 root n-ɣœr <*kawaR 2, 41  
116 flower n-wɛs <**tawaɣasi 34  
117 fruit n-wʊwɪ <*puaq 1, 26  
118 grass n-βilis <*paliji 1  
119 earth/soil n-ʔan <*tanoq 1  
120 stone n-βɛʔ   1  
121 sand wɔŋœn < X + *qone 1, 84  
122 water word info n-pɪ <**bei 28  
123 to flow rɔw <*Ropok 37  
124 sea n-naw <*napo 42  
125 salt n-naw <*napo 30  
126 lake      
127 woods/forest mɒlʔɛl      
128 sky      
129 moon      
130 star βiʔ <*pituqu 1  
131 cloud word info      
132 fog      
133 rain wæt   51  
134 thunder      
135 lightning      
136 wind lɛŋ <**laŋi 1, 77  
137 to blow word info      
138 warm word info ʔiʔin <**tutunu 12  
139 cold word info mamwit <**mamaɣiⁿdi 101  
140 dry word info mɒmɒs <**masa 11  
141 wet      
142 heavy mɒβ <*mapat 46  
143 fire n-ɛβ <*api 1  
144 to burn word info siŋ <**siŋi 9  
145 smoke word info n-œs <**asu 2  
146 ash n-ʔuwus   63  
147 black mælæɣlæɣ <**maliɣo 41  
148 white k​͡pʷɒɣk​͡pʷɒɣ   11  
149 red lawlaw   52?  
150 yellow      
151 green      
152 small tiktik   121  
153 big lɔwɔ <**liwoa 111  
154 short word info k​͡pʷœk​͡pʷœʔ      
155 long word info pœrœβ <*barapu 16, 85  
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info møʔølʔøl <**matolu 3  
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick mɛmɛs   1  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info ʔamarɣɛ <**ta-maraɣæi 132  
163 new ɣarak <*karabʷa 9  
164 good wi <**wia 1  
165 bad, evil sɛʔ <*saqat 1  
166 correct, true ʔœɣœlɣœl <*ta-kolo 'straight'    
166 correct, true ʔirɣi <**turu 'true'    
167 night k​͡pʷøŋ <*boŋi 1  
168 day mɛrɛn <*raqan 6  
169 year n-ʔæ <*taqun 1  
170 when? word info mæŋæs <X + *ŋaican 1, 48  
171 to hide word info ʔɒkpaʔ <**tabʷa + bata    
172 to climb word info βɛn <**vene 7  
173 at l-   20  
174 in, inside lølø <*lalom 1  
175 above βøɣø <*papo 2  
176 below      
177 this wøʔ      
178 that   1  
179 near rɪβʔɪ <**riβitaɣi 101  
180 far k​͡pʷit *abwit 85  
180 far rœs <**rasu 32  
181 where? word info kæβæ < X + *pea 3, 35  
182 I <**nau 1, 21, 22  
183 thou næk <**nigo 1, 17, 18  
184 he/she ti <**dia 1  
185 we word info ɣæt <*kita (incl.) 1  
185 we word info kœmœm <*gamami (excl.) E42  
186 you kimi <**gamuyu 1, 13  
187 they tær <*dira 1, 25  
188 what? word info n-sɒβ <*sapa 1  
189 who? word info <*sei 1  
190 other nʔɒwɒn      
190 other sasa <*saesae 60  
191 all k​͡pʷɪʔ <**bʷeti    
192 and   56  
193 if      
194 how? word info mækæβænɛ   58, 82, 83  
195 no, not niβ      
196 to count βasŋɪ      
197 One word info βʊwal   9  
198 Two word info βʊru   1  
199 Three word info βøʔøl   68  
200 Four word info βøβɛʔ <*pati 1, 65  
201 Five word info βɛlæm <*lima 1  
202 Six word info lɪβɪʔæ <*lavea-tea 20  
203 Seven word info liβiru   13  
204 Eight word info liviʔøl   5, 7  
205 Nine word info liβiβɛʔ      
206 Ten word info sɒŋwul   5  
207 Twenty word info sɒŋwul ru   9  
208 Fifty word info sɒŋwul βɛlæm   x  
209 One Hundred word info ŋ͡mʷɛltøl   35  
210 One Thousand word info ʔar <*tari 16  

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