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Language: Nese

Source/Author:  Terry Crowley / John Lynch 
Notes:  Crowley (2006). Nese: a diminishing speech variety of Northwest Malakula (Vanuatu). Pacific Linguistics.

Currently spoken by only one extended family in the village of Matanvat SDA.

v', m' etc. represent apicolabials; r is a flap, rr a trill; ng = velar nasal 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Vanuatu:(E):(A) 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand navarra-   16  
2 left      
3 right      
4 leg/foot nabalako- leg 33  
5 to walk yas      
6 road/path nasal   1  
7 to come ma   1  
8 to turn word info rrorr turn over/turn around 34  
9 to swim swo   12?  
10 dirty      
11 dust nebetmakhav   94  
12 skin nev'il-   11  
13 back word info nejubuna-      
14 belly nesin-   19, 34  
15 bone nejin-   2  
16 intestines neteng naj- = "basket excrement" 34  
17 liver      
18 breast nasus   1  
18 breast nesus-   1  
19 shoulder nebil-   38  
20 to know, be knowledgeable rrong usong   19  
21 to think rrumrrum   28  
22 to fear lukho 'afraid'    
23 blood narre   1  
23 blood nerre-   1  
24 head nabat-   9  
25 neck      
26 hair word info      
27 nose nukuns-   1  
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell      
30 mouth nejungo-   44  
31 tooth nalve   1  
31 tooth nuluvo-   1  
32 tongue nem'em'-   7  
33 to laugh ngirr   8?  
34 to cry ngarr   5  
35 to vomit lulu   8  
36 to spit livtov   36?  
37 to eat waji   13  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink num   1?  
41 to bite khas   1  
42 to suck sus   25  
43 ear      
44 to hear rrongo   1  
45 eye nanata-   1  
46 to see les   14  
47 to yawn nanav   1  
48 to sleep naturr   1  
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream      
51 to sit yat      
52 to stand trro   2  
52 to stand tutrro   2  
53 person/human being      
54 man/male nemerrte man 31  
54 man/male nemerre men 31  
55 woman/female lekhtarr      
55 woman/female tavat   24  
56 child jiblakh      
56 child nat-   5  
57 husband tenen nat- =father of child    
58 wife lekhtarr   29  
58 wife nau-   1?  
59 mother b'ev'e   20  
59 mother nerra-      
60 father tana-   1  
60 father tete   23  
61 house naine   1  
61 house nem-   1  
62 thatch/roof niat thatch 1  
63 name nangse   1, 18  
63 name nengsa-   1, 18  
64 to say rreve   29?  
65 rope      
66 to tie up, fasten jali      
66 to tie up, fasten jel tokhon      
67 to sew word info rrurr   13?  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info khorrkhorr      
70 to shoot word info jorro   16  
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info rrub hit/kill    
72 to hit word info tukh   8  
73 to steal v'anakh   1  
74 to kill rrub      
75 to die, be dead nas   1  
76 to live, be alive norrwo   1  
77 to scratch word info koji   5  
77 to scratch word info kojikoji   5  
78 to cut, hack word info side   40  
79 stick/wood nakha   1  
80 to split word info tavakh   43  
81 sharp mon   24?  
82 dull, blunt batot   15  
83 to work word info vesakhsakh   33  
84 to plant rruv plant anything but yam 9  
84 to plant wak plant yam    
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info vurrsi   34  
90 to dig khili   1  
91 to buy vul   1  
91 to buy vulvul   1  
92 to open, uncover rrekhej open    
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info jov   41  
96 dog neviri   10  
97 bird nanankho   1  
98 egg norrul-   1  
99 feather lolo- Chicken feather 24  
100 wing nakhab'e-   1  
101 to fly tasi   32  
102 rat      
103 meat/flesh      
104 fat/grease      
105 tail      
106 snake namat   12  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info nakhut   1  
109 mosquito namkho   1  
110 spider nela   1  
111 fish nanaj   53  
112 rotten word info bo   52  
113 branch word info nerreng-   1, 21  
114 leaf norrokha   1  
114 leaf norrokho-   1  
115 root      
116 flower      
117 fruit novo-   1  
117 fruit nuvu-   1  
118 grass nanus   51  
119 earth/soil natan   1  
120 stone nav'at   1  
121 sand naon sand/beach 1  
122 water word info nua   2  
122 water word info nusuwu-   27  
123 to flow      
124 sea natas   1  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest novorrkha "the bush"    
128 sky nedekna|rran sky/heaven 31  
129 moon navle moon/month 1  
130 star novovorr      
131 cloud word info noboborr   38  
132 fog natalol      
133 rain nause   1  
133 rain souse   1  
134 thunder nakurr   2  
135 lightning nev'ilakh   26  
136 wind nalang   1  
137 to blow word info suv   12?  
138 warm word info khavkhav hot    
139 cold word info nalngarri      
139 cold word info nalas   51  
140 dry word info nanas   11  
141 wet ninin   36  
142 heavy rrov   31  
143 fire nakhab'   19  
144 to burn word info sul   4  
145 smoke word info nies nakhab'   2  
146 ash nebetmakhav   25  
147 black long      
148 white vok   13  
148 white vusave   1?  
149 red nial   1, 55  
150 yellow melekh   44?  
151 green nalakhej green/blue 43, 8  
152 small      
153 big lab'   10  
154 short word info murrol   32  
155 long word info darav   16  
156 thin word info marraj   13  
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick rroj sick 32  
160 painful, sick rrurrngorr painful 34?  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info      
163 new      
164 good nakis      
165 bad, evil sat   1  
166 correct, true      
167 night bung   1  
168 day      
169 year narram =yam 43  
170 when? word info tasve   31?  
171 to hide word info kusuakh   6  
172 to climb word info sakh   2  
173 at rre in/on/at 2  
174 in, inside rrangan locative    
174 in, inside lala|ine inside/indoors, ine = 'house' 1  
174 in, inside rre in/on/at    
175 above marro      
176 below vitan down/below 9  
177 this      
178 that khe   15  
179 near      
180 far      
181 where? word info khade   3  
182 I khina I/me 1  
183 thou khunokh you (sg). 1  
184 he/she khai   1  
185 we word info kanan pl excl. 2  
185 we word info kananrru dl. excl. 2  
185 we word info kanantil tl.excl.    
185 we word info nekles we incl.    
186 you kanirru you dl. 13  
186 you kani you pl. 13  
186 you kanitil you tl. 13  
187 they kharr they/them (pl) 1  
187 they kharrtil they/them (tl) 1  
187 they kharru they/them (dl) 1  
188 what? word info nese   1  
189 who? word info khise   1  
190 other      
191 all      
192 and ti   30  
193 if seve sub. 32?  
194 how? word info severrse      
195 no, not      
196 to count serrtengi   42  
197 One word info sakhal   8  
198 Two word info rru   1  
199 Three word info til   1  
200 Four word info v'at   1  
201 Five word info line   1  
202 Six word info kh|on   1  
203 Seven word info kho|dit   1  
204 Eight word info kho|al   3  
205 Nine word info khe|sve   5  
206 Ten word info sangav'il   5  
207 Twenty word info ngavulrru   9  
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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