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Language: Mussau

Source/Author:  Blust (1984) 
Notes:  Blust, R. (1984). A Mussau vocabulary with phonological notes. Papers in New Guinea Linguistics 23, 159-208. 
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:St. Matthias 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand nima-   1, 66  
2 left oaise   15  
3 right muenna   1, 29  
4 leg/foot keke-   1  
5 to walk kasukasu      
6 road/path salana   1  
7 to come kasu mai   1  
8 to turn word info kiriola      
9 to swim asaasa   19?  
10 dirty kulukuluta-na      
11 dust      
12 skin biliki skin, body 103  
13 back word info bili   52  
14 belly koba-[koβa]   2  
15 bone riu   2  
16 intestines tine   1  
17 liver ate|a   1  
18 breast susu   1  
19 shoulder pappa      
20 to know, be knowledgeable alomasaaŋa      
21 to think ninanna   16  
22 to fear matautu   1  
23 blood rae   1  
24 head uru   1  
25 neck alo   122  
26 hair word info uŋuru = u-ŋ-uru 41  
27 nose ŋusu   27  
28 to breathe inoa-na   1  
29 to sniff, smell ŋusu   64  
30 mouth pa   1  
31 tooth ŋaluŋalu   10  
32 tongue ramuramuti pa      
33 to laugh agi akaŋkaya   11  
34 to cry agi aŋaŋŋala   5  
35 to vomit lueki   8  
36 to spit kanusu   14, 90 z
37 to eat anamanama   46  
38 to chew word info rame   34  
39 to cook word info tuutuu   7  
40 to drink ropi   22  
41 to bite samusamu-a      
42 to suck e mumumu   11  
43 ear taliŋa   1  
44 to hear noŋonoŋo   1, 37  
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see tara   15  
47 to yawn mamma   19  
48 to sleep asekanue      
49 to lie down word info aso sio      
50 to dream e asoasopoi      
51 to sit toka   80  
52 to stand tiŋina   102  
53 person/human being taumata   1, 66  
54 man/male taita   14  
55 woman/female bause      
56 child natu   5  
57 husband taita (=54)    
58 wife bause (=55)    
59 mother kina   1, 27  
60 father tama   1  
61 house ale   14  
62 thatch/roof ai pake ŋ...-ale      
63 name arari   1, 18  
64 to say poa   13, 93  
64 to say auli-a      
65 rope oasa   27  
66 to tie up, fasten iri-la   31  
66 to tie up, fasten nagi-ela      
67 to sew word info suli-ela (<+susuR-i?) 15  
68 needle raum (raumu?), (for +z/Z) r cf #15 1  
69 to hunt word info ameti-ela      
70 to shoot word info soai-ela   7  
70 to shoot word info soasoa-la   7  
71 to stab, pierce soai-ela   67  
72 to hit word info tumari-ela      
73 to steal ainao   1, 32  
74 to kill ubi e mate ala   45, 2  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive ma|maul|ue   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info kalokalo-a   1  
78 to cut, hack word info isoi-ela      
78 to cut, hack word info toai-e   27  
79 stick/wood ai   1  
80 to split word info sairi-el      
81 sharp matakereŋa-na   36  
81 sharp raramuka-na      
82 dull, blunt tumtumŋa-na      
83 to work word info uuŋu      
84 to plant pasapasa   12  
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info piipinosa      
87 to swell word info roŋo      
88 to squeeze word info poposoa   18  
89 to hold word info posoposo      
90 to dig kaikai   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info belu-e   38  
95 to fall word info katuu   17  
96 dog paua   37  
97 bird gila      
98 egg otolu   1  
99 feather uu gile   7, 55  
100 wing kaikai gila      
101 to fly e looloo (for +R) 1  
102 rat rariao      
103 meat/flesh malatau      
104 fat/grease iina      
105 tail wi (<M) 1  
106 snake otuana      
107 worm (earthworm) toliti      
108 louse word info lisa   x20  
109 mosquito noko      
110 spider batibati      
111 fish koko      
112 rotten word info mauu ('rotten, stink') 1  
113 branch word info laa ŋ-ai   1  
114 leaf uru n-ai   40  
115 root oa ŋ-ai   2  
116 flower pua ŋ-ai   1  
117 fruit ue ŋ-ai   1  
118 grass rarrasa Loan?    
119 earth/soil kosa      
120 stone atu   1  
121 sand rira   47  
122 water word info ateio      
123 to flow      
124 sea laman   14  
124 sea malioŋe (deep)    
125 salt uela      
126 lake ateio      
126 lake talia      
127 woods/forest tubui      
128 sky e lo marase      
129 moon ulana   1  
130 star katoto   31  
131 cloud word info karaane      
132 fog      
133 rain baoo cf *ba(p)o cloud 58  
134 thunder palapalaŋa   15  
135 lightning rabaraba-ia   9  
136 wind kuukuu   47  
137 to blow word info kuukuu (of wind) 43  
138 warm word info a anasa   1  
139 cold word info makariŋe   1, 53  
140 dry word info malaŋo-na   1  
141 wet manu      
142 heavy mamaata-na   46, 35  
143 fire kuraa      
144 to burn word info sulu-ia   4  
145 smoke word info asu   2  
146 ash au   1?  
147 black beroberoŋa-na      
148 white usouso-ana   34  
149 red raerae-ana   25  
150 yellow talaki-ena      
151 green      
152 small pisike      
153 big namuu      
154 short word info tukuna   66  
155 long word info aluse      
156 thin word info malallake      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow pisike      
159 wide namuu      
160 painful, sick palata      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info pokane      
163 new ou-na   1  
164 good masina      
165 bad, evil sesa      
166 correct, true gulugulu-ena      
167 night boŋ|a   1  
168 day ella      
168 day laŋ|a   6  
169 year ninamanama      
170 when? word info elobisaa   1?  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info sae   2  
173 at      
174 in, inside tale      
174 in, inside lo   1, 72  
175 above      
176 below      
177 this atiulu toko      
178 that atiulu too ai teke (far)    
178 that ai teke ai teke (far)    
179 near kalakalaŋi-na   1, 75  
180 far masau   1, 6  
181 where? word info ea   3, 35  
182 I agi   1  
183 thou io   1  
184 he/she ia   1  
185 we word info ita   1  
185 we word info ami   2  
186 you      
187 they ila-   1  
188 what? word info saa   1  
189 who? word info se   1  
190 other      
191 all akapa      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info talesaa      
195 no, not      
196 to count ioi      
196 to count ira      
197 One word info s|esa   32  
198 Two word info lua   1  
199 Three word info tolu   1  
200 Four word info ata   1  
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info nomo   1  
203 Seven word info itu   1  
204 Eight word info qaoalu   3  
205 Nine word info sio   5  
206 Ten word info sangaulu   5  
207 Twenty word info luengaulu   3, 6  
208 Fifty word info limangaulu   1  
209 One Hundred word info ai   4  
210 One Thousand word info airari      
210 One Thousand word info airare      

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