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Language: Mortlockese (Lukunosh)

Source/Author:  Emerson Odango (fieldnotes) 
Notes:  based on fieldnotes 2006-current
data entered in IPA
inalienable nouns given with base vowel
verbs given in transitive form (3sg.obj) 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Micronesian:Micronesian Proper:Ponapeic-Trukic:Trukic 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand paʉ- hand/arm/wing 8  
2 left i:məŋ   13  
3 right i:fɨʃ < PCk *fici 'good, well' (Bender et al. 2003)    
4 leg/foot pɛʃɛ-   15  
5 to walk fatal   8  
6 road/path (j)a:l   1  
7 to come fit:o contains directional suffix -to 'toward speaker'    
8 to turn word info kulula contains directional suffix -la 'away from speaker'    
9 to swim jæ:      
10 dirty pw:ɞl   74  
11 dust pwɞlɨpar   101  
12 skin kɨlɨ- skin/bark 1  
13 back word info lɨkɨnʉa-      
14 belly upwa-   11  
15 bone ʃʉ:-   2  
16 intestines ta:-   14  
17 liver jæ: ʃ:ɔw jæ: p:al 'lungs' 1  
18 breast t:ʉ-   1  
19 shoulder aʉfara-   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable kɨlej transitive 18  
21 to think akiaki: transitive 12  
22 to fear nuwɛtej transitive    
23 blood ʃ:a-   1  
24 head makʉra-      
25 neck ʉa-   18  
26 hair word info ʃɞ:n makʉra-      
27 nose pwo:ti-   1, 12  
28 to breathe ŋasarej transitive 10  
29 to sniff, smell təŋɞ:ʉ transitive 11  
30 mouth awa-   36  
31 tooth ŋi:-   30  
32 tongue ʃɞ:n awa-      
33 to laugh k:aj   11  
34 to cry s:aŋ   1  
35 to vomit mw:os   1  
36 to spit at:ɨf   19, 55  
37 to eat mwoŋo intransitive 8  
37 to eat aŋej transitive 1  
38 to chew word info ŋʉtej transitive 11  
39 to cook word info amw:o:ta transitive 19, 82  
40 to drink ʉnʉmej transitive 1  
41 to bite k:ʉw transitive 9  
42 to suck mɨtɨrej transitive 6  
43 ear salɛŋa-   1  
44 to hear roŋ   1  
45 eye mɛsa-   1  
46 to see wɞrej transitive 10  
47 to yawn ma:w   19  
48 to sleep maʉr   1  
49 to lie down word info iwel      
50 to dream t:an   9  
51 to sit mwɔmw:ɔt   18, 101  
52 to stand ʉ:   2  
53 person/human being aramɛs   67, 70  
54 man/male mwæ:n   1  
55 woman/female ʃɔ:pwut   7  
56 child æ:t   85  
57 husband pwʉlʉa- spouse 16  
58 wife pwʉlʉa- spouse 10  
59 mother ina-   1  
59 mother asaki-      
60 father sama-   1  
61 house imwa-   1, 48  
62 thatch/roof jɔ:s   1  
63 name ita-   1, 66  
64 to say ʉrɔ   14  
65 rope sa:l   1  
66 to tie up, fasten fɞ:tej transitive 11  
67 to sew word info te:j transitive 2  
68 needle tɨkʉk   11  
69 to hunt word info tapwej transitive (follow/hunt/chase)    
70 to shoot word info lɨkap:ɨʃej transitive    
71 to stab, pierce towu transitive 13  
72 to hit word info uʃi: transitive    
73 to steal anʉf:a transitive    
74 to kill n:i: transitive 11  
75 to die, be dead   1  
76 to live, be alive manaw   7  
77 to scratch word info akarakarej transitive 12  
78 to cut, hack word info pakku:w transitive    
79 stick/wood ʉræ   2  
80 to split word info osej transitive    
81 sharp k:aŋ   14, 68  
82 dull, blunt ku:   72  
83 to work word info aŋaŋ   12  
84 to plant fɔtokej transitive 6  
85 to choose fɨlli: transitive 1  
86 to grow word info mæ:r      
87 to swell word info pwo   9  
88 to squeeze word info fijej transitive 15  
89 to hold word info amwaʃɞʉ transitive 16  
90 to dig towu transitive 8  
91 to buy kamɞ      
92 to open, uncover sukej transitive 11  
93 to pound, beat word info pwonej transitive 3  
94 to throw word info atɨŋej transitive 105  
95 to fall word info pʉŋʉtow   15  
96 dog kɔmwija      
97 bird ma:n sʉ:sʉ   1  
98 egg sɔk:ul   1, 66  
99 feather unan ma:n   30  
100 wing paʉ- hand/arm/wing 7  
101 to fly      
102 rat jɞ:ʃ rat/mouse 16  
103 meat/flesh fotok   10  
104 fat/grease kɨri:s     L
105 tail ʉkan construct form 1  
106 snake      
107 worm (earthworm) mwusɔ earthworm/intestinal worm; Bender et al. (2003) suggest that this form could be a loan   L
108 louse word info k:ʉ   1  
109 mosquito namwak:ʉk   1  
110 spider lɨt:opwulæ:r   7  
111 fish i:k   1  
112 rotten word info m:aʃ rotten/ripe/smelly 50  
113 branch word info ræ:n construct form 1  
114 leaf ʃɞ:n construct form 1  
115 root waran construct form 2  
116 flower pɞ:n construct form 10  
117 fruit w:a:n construct form 1  
118 grass fatɨl   1  
119 earth/soil pw:ɞl   13  
120 stone fa:ʉ   1  
121 sand p:i   12  
122 water word info ʃa:n   1  
123 to flow pwu   11  
124 sea sæ:t   1  
125 salt sɔ:l     L
126 lake      
127 woods/forest lɛ:mal      
128 sky læ:ŋ   1  
129 moon maram   7  
130 star   1  
131 cloud word info oʃow   15  
132 fog      
133 rain oʃow      
134 thunder ʃopwolap      
135 lightning fi:fi   34  
136 wind æsɛpwæ:l   81  
137 to blow word info iaŋijaŋ   8  
138 warm word info pwɨʃɨk:ar   10, 76  
139 cold word info patapat      
140 dry word info pw:as   14  
141 wet ʃaʃ:an      
142 heavy ʃ:ɔw   9  
143 fire jæ:f   1  
144 to burn word info fi:kej      
145 smoke word info atɨnijæf   2  
146 ash pɛas   7  
147 black ʃɔl   8  
148 white pwɛʃ   11  
149 red par   17  
150 yellow ram      
151 green anʉan fatɨl color of grass    
152 small kufti:n      
153 big lʉk:ap      
154 short word info mwoʃomwoʃ   12  
155 long word info læjlæj   13  
156 thin word info jaʉkis      
157 thick word info jaʉʃa      
158 narrow ʃɞ:kɨs      
159 wide ʃɞ:ʃa   9  
160 painful, sick matak   1  
161 shy, ashamed sæ:w   5  
162 old word info ma:w   25  
163 new sɞ:fɞ   1, 25  
164 good al:ɛm      
165 bad, evil ŋ:aw   11  
166 correct, true pwʉŋ   12  
167 night pwo:ŋ   1  
168 day ræ:n   6  
169 year ijɛr      
170 when? word info iŋɛ:t   1, 24  
171 to hide word info o:pwola contains directional suffix -la 'away from speaker' 5  
172 to climb word info tɞ:kej transitive 8  
173 at rɛ:- direct possession 20  
174 in, inside l:an   1  
175 above ɔ:- direct possession 2  
176 below fæ:- direct possession 1  
177 this ɛjɛ   1, 18  
178 that ɛna   1  
179 near arap   13  
180 far to:w   1  
181 where? word info aja   3  
182 I ŋa:ŋ   12  
183 thou e:n   6  
184 he/she i:   1  
185 we word info ki:ʃ incl. 1, 42  
185 we word info awki:ʃ all-incl.    
185 we word info æmam excl.    
186 you æ:mi   1, 13  
187 they i:r   1, 70  
188 what? word info mɛta   1, 64  
188 what? word info mɛ:t   1, 64  
189 who? word info ijɞ   9  
190 other pwal ɛ:w      
191 all mwonson      
192 and   2  
193 if karɛ   7  
194 how? word info ja      
195 no, not a:pw      
196 to count al:ɛanej transitive    
197 One word info ɛ:w general counting with -w numeral classifier 1  
198 Two word info ruwow general counting with -w numeral classifier 1  
199 Three word info ɛluw general counting with -w numeral classifier 1  
200 Four word info rʉa:nʉ      
201 Five word info lɨmwow general counting with -w numeral classifier 1  
202 Six word info wonow general counting with -w numeral classifier 1  
203 Seven word info fɨsuw general counting with -w numeral classifier 1  
204 Eight word info waluw general counting with -w numeral classifier 3  
205 Nine word info tuwow general counting with -w numeral classifier 5  
206 Ten word info ɛŋo:l   5  
207 Twenty word info rʉæ   26  
208 Fifty word info lɨmæ   11  
209 One Hundred word info ɛpwʉkʉ   20  
210 One Thousand word info ɛŋɞrɞʉ   17  

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