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Language: Buma

Source/Author:  Tryon & Hackman (1983) and Cashmore (1972) 
Notes:  Tryon, D.T. & Hackman, B. (1983) Solomon Islands languages: an internal classification.


Cashmore, C. (1972) Vocabularies of the Santa Cruz Islands, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Temotu:Utupua-Vanikoro 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand ma arm 1  
2 left mɔrɔ   1  
3 right mosɔ right 5  
4 leg/foot aele leg 90  
5 to walk vilu walk    
5 to walk ambu puɔ go down    
5 to walk le go    
5 to walk le iu2 go up    
6 road/path anɔkɔ road 17  
7 to come ka come    
8 to turn word info lumbi turn    
9 to swim lembie bathe    
9 to swim wowo swim 25  
9 to swim wou swim 25  
10 dirty sukirɔ dirty 36  
11 dust auniawɔ dust 16  
12 skin ᵐbele skin 23  
13 back word info uteⁿdie back 28, 29  
14 belly wasa/sa belly 1  
15 bone ⁿdie bone 1  
16 intestines ᵐbea guts 25  
17 liver ɔwɔ liver 11  
18 breast masasa breast 10  
18 breast erɔ   11  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable ɔvei know    
21 to think vɔndɔ think 48  
22 to fear mandau fear    
23 blood aᵐbɔ blood 19  
24 head waᵐbasa head 9  
25 neck wasawa neck 18, 46?, 23?  
26 hair word info viavia hair (body) 21  
27 nose veseŋele nose 24  
28 to breathe re mevia breathe 48  
29 to sniff, smell leŋi mie smell    
30 mouth mua mouth 29  
31 tooth iⁿǰe tooth 20  
32 tongue memia tongue 7  
33 to laugh ekeke laugh    
34 to cry eteŋi cry 1  
35 to vomit lɔrɔ vomit 8, 22  
36 to spit ravioe spit 61  
37 to eat voŋo eat 1, 14  
37 to eat e eat 1  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink anu drink 1  
41 to bite ke bite 41  
42 to suck katei suck    
42 to suck fesu suck    
43 ear taña ear 1  
44 to hear leŋi hear 1  
45 eye mata eye 1  
46 to see rɔmɔ see 21  
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep mɔkɔiu sleep 1  
49 to lie down word info wene lie down 1  
50 to dream      
51 to sit te sit    
52 to stand viɔ stand    
53 person/human being mʷalikɔ person 21  
54 man/male mʷalikɔte man 28  
55 woman/female emele woman 21  
56 child menu child 17  
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother ete mother 13  
60 father aia father 22  
61 house mʷɔe house 1  
62 thatch/roof ᵐbusu mʷɔe thatch 18  
63 name eŋa name 20  
64 to say say 64  
64 to say vete say 47  
65 rope veve rope 26  
66 to tie up, fasten ŋaŋgɔ tie    
67 to sew word info asai sew 2  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info lui kuli hunt    
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce wete stab    
71 to stab, pierce woi stab 60  
72 to hit word info wete hit (stick)    
73 to steal punuɔ steal 1  
74 to kill ambu kill 51  
75 to die, be dead mbu die 19  
76 to live, be alive maluɔ life 21  
76 to live, be alive imaluɔ alive 21  
77 to scratch word info akale scratch 10  
78 to cut, hack word info vembe cut nut    
78 to cut, hack word info tɔe cut (wood) 74  
78 to cut, hack word info tɔe cut (string) 74  
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info tevele split    
80 to split word info vanande split    
81 sharp metene sharp 36  
82 dull, blunt ᵐbasa blunt 30  
83 to work word info la ŋatene work    
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info umbu swell    
87 to swell word info ɔsumbu swell    
88 to squeeze word info epele squeeze    
89 to hold word info lambu hold    
90 to dig ae dig    
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info sambu fall    
96 dog kuli dog 7  
97 bird menukɔ bird 1  
98 egg waluluɔ egg 1  
99 feather viavia feather 29  
100 wing ava wing 28  
101 to fly ava fly    
101 to fly mutendele fly    
102 rat uvilɔ rat 29  
103 meat/flesh anise meat/flesh 40  
104 fat/grease teia fat/grease 28  
105 tail ⁿdekele tail 19  
106 snake aᵐbilɔ snake 28  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info ukɔ louse 12  
109 mosquito mukɔ mosquito 1  
110 spider ave spider 38  
111 fish namukɔ fish 28  
112 rotten word info imʷaulu rotten 1  
112 rotten word info imapu rotten 52  
113 branch word info ela vilɔ branch 12  
114 leaf uie vilɔ leaf 22  
115 root kara vilɔ root 2  
116 flower mana vilɔ flower 25  
117 fruit ua vilɔ fruit 1  
118 grass aᵐbɔ grass 29  
119 earth/soil tanɔe earth 1  
120 stone fɔkɔ stone 20  
121 sand ɔle sand 28  
122 water word info erɔ water 20  
123 to flow pu flow    
124 sea revɔ sea 32  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest paka bush    
127 woods/forest ŋɔŋgɔrɔ bush    
128 sky metelikɔ sky 20  
129 moon metele moon 20  
130 star kanimɔrɔ star 22  
131 cloud word info aⁿdawɔ cloud 11  
132 fog miawɔ fog 20  
133 rain teᵐbɔ rain 30  
134 thunder iɔlulu thunder 36  
135 lightning meᵑgilɔ lightning 22  
136 wind ŋirɔ wind 32  
137 to blow word info aka blow    
137 to blow word info fi blow    
138 warm word info pana warm 1  
139 cold word info meⁿdiᵑgo cold 1  
140 dry word info mimiɔne   1  
140 dry word info kɔkɔrɔ   29  
141 wet iⁿdɔᵐbuɔ wet 23  
142 heavy mɔtɔrɔ heavy    
143 fire iawɔ fire 24  
144 to burn word info vɔŋɔ burn    
145 smoke word info kaiawɔ smoke 48  
146 ash viɔmɔrɔ ashes    
146 ash ᵐbe ashes    
147 black ᵐbɔrɔ black 25  
148 white kɔrɔ white 32  
149 red mɔlɔe red 1  
150 yellow ŋalukilɔ yellow 31  
151 green aᵐbuaŋatɔlɔtɔ green 32  
152 small apilaka small 25  
153 big pine big 30  
154 short word info kuleⁿdi short 29  
155 long word info ᵐbiɔurɔ long 16  
156 thin word info meñevirɔ thin 1  
157 thick word info aᵐbiaini thick 24  
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick itavie sick 31  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info velia old (person)    
162 old word info amɔsɔ old (person)    
162 old word info penoma old (thing)    
162 old word info velia old (thing)    
163 new mɔtɔe new 19  
164 good wakɔ good 35  
165 bad, evil tamʷalikɔ bad 21  
166 correct, true susukɔ correct 11  
166 correct, true wakɔ correct    
167 night ᵐbʷɔᵑgɔ   1?  
167 night neⁿdemɔ   11  
168 day tɔmɔrɔ day 14 L?
169 year eᵐbieve year 21  
170 when? word info miŋa   15  
170 when? word info pe naŋa   16  
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at ne at 18  
174 in, inside ne in    
174 in, inside nelema in 1  
175 above      
176 below pua below 24  
176 below ᵐbɔsɔ below    
177 this ene this 1  
178 that      
179 near fotoɔkɔ near 12  
180 far sɔmu far 1  
181 where? word info vele where? 22  
182 I ene I 17  
183 thou      
184 he/she ini he 16  
185 we word info kia we dl. incl. 1  
185 we word info keᵐba we dl. excl.    
186 you eo you sg.    
186 you kaipa you pl. 6  
186 you kela you dl.    
186 you kaipa your pl. 6  
187 they ⁿda they dl. 14  
188 what? word info ŋanae what? 15  
189 who? word info ŋele who? 18  
190 other      
191 all      
192 and ka and 1  
193 if ŋa if 31  
194 how? word info ŋa pwae how?    
195 no, not tae no 4  
196 to count wo count    
197 One word info iune one 19  
198 Two word info tilu two 1  
199 Three word info tete three 1  
200 Four word info teva four 1  
201 Five word info tili five 10  
202 Six word info tuɔ six    
203 Seven word info timbi seven    
204 Eight word info tua eight    
205 Nine word info tindi nine    
206 Ten word info ulukɔ ten    
206 Ten word info saŋaulu ten    
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info rea iune one hundred    
210 One Thousand word info imuɔ iune one thousand    

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