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

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