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Language: Merei

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:West Santo 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand lima-   1  
2 left marau-   2  
3 right aⁿdʳiaⁿdʳi-   53  
4 leg/foot      
5 to walk ruruai   63?  
6 road/path sal   1  
7 to come sioma   1?  
8 to turn word info ᵐborsen   115  
9 to swim ᵑgaru   5  
10 dirty marou   24  
11 dust      
12 skin urur-   1, 80  
13 back word info tau-   12  
14 belly tia-   1  
15 bone sui-   52  
16 intestines manaital-   76  
17 liver maᵐbe-   7  
18 breast susu-   1  
19 shoulder ᵐbili-   38  
20 to know, be knowledgeable taβuin   1  
21 to think ⁿdʳomⁿdʳom   13  
22 to fear matau   1  
23 blood ⁿdʳae-   1  
24 head ᵐbatu-   9  
25 neck ⁿdʳalo-   42  
26 hair word info manai-βul-   31  
27 nose nalsu-   1, 57  
28 to breathe ŋura   13  
29 to sniff, smell ᵐponasirioe   42  
30 mouth tˢiŋo-   55  
31 tooth uⁿdʳu-   18  
32 tongue meme-   7, 41  
33 to laugh uru   13  
34 to cry ŋar   5  
35 to vomit lua   8  
36 to spit loto   37  
37 to eat aniani   1  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info maⁿdʳa   78  
40 to drink ᵑgoᵑgo   54  
41 to bite at   1, 55  
42 to suck ⁿdʳame   50  
43 ear ᵐboro-   16  
44 to hear roŋoin   1  
45 eye mata-   1  
46 to see terion   87  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep malaᵐbo   60, 92  
49 to lie down word info kokono   65  
50 to dream      
51 to sit taⁿdʳa   84  
52 to stand turi   2, 69  
53 person/human being      
54 man/male tauⁿdʳu   22, 85  
55 woman/female lepne   1, 73  
56 child nat-   5  
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother raᵐbui-   54, 47  
60 father tama-   1  
61 house mal   30  
62 thatch/roof      
63 name ese-   1, 41  
64 to say βarai   30  
65 rope βuias   58, 65  
66 to tie up, fasten βis   86  
67 to sew word info      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce tui   35  
72 to hit word info ᵐbot      
73 to steal      
74 to kill pti   72  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive taᵐbei   59  
77 to scratch word info ᵑgaruᵑgarum   1, 59, 67  
78 to cut, hack word info teβei   40  
79 stick/wood βuiau   29  
80 to split word info ᵐbosoβueβue      
81 sharp mat   1  
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info βauma   84  
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info βirisi   16  
89 to hold word info ᵑkau   3  
90 to dig eli   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info plei   86  
95 to fall word info tˢop   13  
96 dog ᵐbes   72  
97 bird mano   1  
98 egg sle-   56  
99 feather      
100 wing rara-   63  
101 to fly sale   31  
102 rat ariβ   18  
103 meat/flesh masao   85  
104 fat/grease manaiar-      
105 tail βiⁿdʳi-   30  
106 snake marta   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info ut   1  
109 mosquito tˢiŋo   81  
110 spider      
111 fish mantˢi   53  
112 rotten word info nut   92?  
113 branch word info      
114 leaf manai rau-   1  
115 root ora-   2?  
116 flower βsoiau   53  
117 fruit βona-   1, 26  
118 grass ᵐbalis   1, 81  
119 earth/soil morβtano   1, 34  
120 stone sule   19  
121 sand ᵐbonaiβus   77  
122 water word info ᵐbei   28  
123 to flow βra   31  
124 sea tas   1  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest ⁿdʳuluau      
128 sky      
129 moon βla   1  
130 star βit   1  
131 cloud word info ⁿdʳoⁿdʳo   90  
132 fog loᵐboloᵐbo   65  
133 rain usa   1  
134 thunder ᵐbiriŋ   80  
135 lightning βilei   26  
136 wind sisil      
137 to blow word info sis   60  
138 warm word info βarlentˢe      
139 cold word info marih      
140 dry word info ᵑgor   29  
141 wet meⁿdʳimeⁿdʳiŋ   35  
142 heavy ᵐburuŋa   75  
143 fire mori-aᵐbu   19  
144 to burn word info sului   4  
145 smoke word info asu   2  
146 ash morβsoa      
147 black ᵐboŋᵐboŋtuᵐb      
148 white βso   94  
149 red ᵑgar   53  
150 yellow mantˢina   71  
151 green entˢa   8  
152 small taˀᵑgir   104  
153 big torona   48  
154 short word info      
155 long word info ᵐbarap   16, 85  
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick rotˢ   32  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info βarese   123  
163 new βuaβun   56  
164 good mamasa   57  
165 bad, evil loᵑgoloᵑgo   102  
166 correct, true mamasa      
167 night ᵐboŋ   1  
168 day ran   6  
169 year taon   1  
170 when? word info lalai moβsa      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside      
175 above      
176 below      
177 this      
178 that      
179 near      
180 far      
181 where? word info aβea   3, 35  
182 I inau   1, 21, 22  
183 thou iᵑgo   1, 17  
184 he/she nie   1, 6  
185 we word info iⁿdʳe pl. incl. I45  
185 we word info ᵑgamauŋa pl. excl. E44  
186 you ᵑgam pl. 1, 13  
187 they ire they 1, 70  
188 what? word info nasaˀu   1  
189 who? word info ise   1  
190 other taˀanono   59  
191 all      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
196 to count ep   70  
197 One word info ese   1  
198 Two word info rua   1  
199 Three word info tolu   1  
200 Four word info βat   1, 65  
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info lima-raβu   35  
203 Seven word info raβ-rua   13  
204 Eight word info rap-tolu   5, 7  
205 Nine word info rai-tat   20  
206 Ten word info saŋaβul   5  
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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