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

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