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Language: Ambae, West (Ngwatua)

Source/Author:  Tryon (1976) 
Notes:  Tryon, DT. 1976. New Hebrides Languages: An internal classification. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Kirsty Maurits  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 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand kaᵐba-ᵑgu   2  
2 left ŋʷairi-ᵑgu   1, 59  
3 right ŋʷatua-ᵑgu   5, 37  
4 leg/foot tutu·-ᵑgu   95  
5 to walk laka   40  
6 road/path hala   1  
7 to come βanamai   1, 23  
8 to turn word info haleᵐbohe   38  
9 to swim karokaro   5  
10 dirty meto black 2  
11 dust ᵑgʷia   81  
12 skin βinu-ᵑgu   28  
13 back word info ᵑgʷula-ᵑgu   10  
14 belly taᵑgʷaŋi-ᵑgu   13  
15 bone hui-ᵑgu   52  
16 intestines      
17 liver ate-ᵑgu   1  
18 breast huhu   1  
19 shoulder tiᵑgʷa-ᵑgu   64, 107  
20 to know, be knowledgeable kikilae   18  
21 to think ⁿdomiⁿdomi   13  
22 to fear mataku   1  
23 blood ⁿdai-ᵑgu   1  
24 head ᵑgʷatu-ᵑgu   9  
25 neck kusu-ᵑgu   81  
26 hair word info βulu-ᵑgu   31  
27 nose ᵑgʷoŋo-ᵑgu   12, 53  
28 to breathe ma·ᵐbu   14  
29 to sniff, smell ᵐbonbon-roŋo   42, 62  
30 mouth kʷakʷa-ᵑgu   1  
31 tooth pati-ᵑgu   6  
32 tongue mea-ᵑgu   7  
33 to laugh ma·na   51  
34 to cry ula   59  
35 to vomit lua   8  
36 to spit lito   37, 101  
37 to eat kankan   1  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info monoɣo   21  
40 to drink inu   1  
41 to bite kati   1, 55  
42 to suck rumia   50, 64  
43 ear ᵑgʷero-ᵑgu   16  
44 to hear roŋo   1  
45 eye mata-ᵑgu   1  
46 to see taᵑga      
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep maturu   1  
49 to lie down word info ŋʷelulu      
50 to dream      
51 to sit huᵑgu      
52 to stand maraka   66  
53 person/human being toŋoloi   4, 53  
54 man/male ŋʷera   73  
55 woman/female βaβine   1, 106  
56 child natu-ᵑgu   5  
57 husband tua-ᵑgu ŋʷarasea   60  
58 wife fifine hi-ᵑgu   5, 68  
59 mother retahi-ᵑgu   57  
60 father tama-ᵑgu   1  
61 house iŋʷa   1  
62 thatch/roof      
63 name hia-ᵑgu   1, 38  
64 to say βiti   47  
65 rope karo   56  
66 to tie up, fasten saniki      
67 to sew word info samaβu   63  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info sorosoro   30  
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce haria   14  
72 to hit word info foso   86  
73 to steal      
74 to kill kʷihia      
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive toko   25  
77 to scratch word info karoa   1  
78 to cut, hack word info tai   1  
79 stick/wood fikai   1  
80 to split word info takʷaka      
81 sharp hoko      
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info ᵐboloki      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info kʷiriki      
89 to hold word info kʷiriᵐbiᵐbi      
90 to dig keli   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info fohoki      
95 to fall word info soβi   13  
96 dog kʷiri   7, 75, 80  
97 bird manu   1  
98 egg tolu   1  
99 feather βulu   1  
100 wing kaᵐba   1, 12  
101 to fly roβo   1  
102 rat kariβi   18  
103 meat/flesh ᵐboe   15, 70  
104 fat/grease ⁿdimdimoka      
105 tail kolo   24  
106 snake ŋʷata   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info kutu   1  
109 mosquito namo   1  
110 spider      
111 fish ika   1  
112 rotten word info ᵑgʷeruᵑgʷerogo      
113 branch word info      
114 leaf ra   1  
115 root kakʷari   2  
116 flower fira   35  
117 fruit mahu   36  
118 grass ⁿduβu   75  
119 earth/soil tano   1  
120 stone fatu   1  
121 sand one   1  
122 water word info kʷai   2, 51  
123 to flow reβe   37  
124 sea tahi   1  
125 salt kokono   43 L?
126 lake kʷai-toko      
127 woods/forest ᵐbuᵐbu   83, 85  
128 sky mahalegi   1, 63  
129 moon fula   1  
130 star fitu   1  
131 cloud word info taena-laŋi   3, 36  
132 fog      
133 rain uha   1  
134 thunder ᵑgʷatuhari      
135 lightning fila   26  
136 wind laŋi   1, 77  
137 to blow word info horo      
138 warm word info ŋʷaŋʷaβi   96  
139 cold word info kaᵑkaŋʷa      
140 dry word info mamaha   11  
141 wet maᵑgara      
142 heavy maβo   46  
143 fire kaᵐbu   19  
144 to burn word info hura   4  
145 smoke word info ahu   2  
146 ash ᵑgʷia   55  
147 black meto   1  
148 white lotu      
149 red kara   53  
150 yellow oŋoro   9, 81  
151 green kesakasa   8  
152 small kelekele   103  
153 big lokʷo   55  
154 short word info      
155 long word info ᵑgʷaraβu   16, 85  
156 thin word info maniβiniβi   1  
157 thick word info ŋoŋoto      
158 narrow kukuha      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick leŋa      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info ŋʷanika   133?  
163 new karaᵑgʷa   9  
164 good kare   115  
165 bad, evil hati   1  
166 correct, true kare good X  
167 night ᵐboŋi   1  
168 day rani   6  
169 year huka   29?  
170 when? word info naŋahe   1, 43  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside loloni   1  
175 above      
176 below      
177 this hika      
178 that hini   1?  
179 near ᵑgaᵑgarane      
180 far fakaha   87  
181 where? word info iβe   3, 35  
182 I na   1, 21, 22  
183 thou niᵑgo   1, 17, 18  
184 he/she aia   1  
185 we word info kita pl. incl. I  
185 we word info kami pl. excl. E  
185 we word info kita rua dl. incl.    
185 we word info kami rua dl. excl.    
186 you kamu pl. 1, 13  
186 you korua dl. x  
187 they aira they 1, 70  
187 they aira rua they (dual) x  
188 what? word info haβa-kina   1  
189 who? word info ihe   1  
190 other karuaki   61  
191 all funu   84  
192 and mana   2, 40  
193 if ⁿdiko      
194 how? word info kʷorohokinia      
195 no, not hefe      
196 to count tofoki      
197 One word info katukʷale   9  
198 Two word info ka-rua   1  
199 Three word info ka-tolu   1  
200 Four word info ka-βati   1, 65  
201 Five word info ka-lima   1  
202 Six word info ko-ono   1  
203 Seven word info ka-ᵐbitu   1  
204 Eight word info ka-kʷalu   3  
205 Nine word info ka-hikʷa   5  
206 Ten word info haŋaβulu   5  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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