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Language: Neve'ei

Source/Author:  Crowley & Musgrave. Neve'ei dictionary. MS. 
Notes:  Crowley, T. & Musgrave, J. (n.d.) Neve'ei dictionary. Manuscript.

Western Malakula, Vanuatu; known also as Vinmavis in the literature.

kh = velar fricative
' = glottal stop 
Problems:  Andreea: replaced /kh/ with velar fricative:
-- voiced velar fricative intervocalically, word initially
-- voiceless velar fricative word finally, or adjacent to unvoiced consonants
(cf. Malcolm Ross) 
Data Entry:  Typed By: John Lynch  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:Malekula Interior:Malekula Central 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand nevera-   16  
2 left mwiyir   1, 59  
3 right bweradaŋ   44?  
4 leg/foot netal-   34  
5 to walk vavu   98  
6 road/path nesal   1  
7 to come vwelem   25  
8 to turn word info vilih   4  
9 to swim gar   5  
10 dirty metemet = black 2  
11 dust nelevwetan   99  
12 skin nivini-   28  
13 back word info neta'a   12  
14 belly neteba'a-   36  
15 bone nobologo-   37  
16 intestines nesne-   1  
17 liver nemabu-   7  
18 breast numumum   30  
18 breast nusus-   1  
19 shoulder nebat-nubuha   39  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ro|gulel   19, 18  
21 to think sisien   39  
21 to think nsi|vwer   40  
22 to fear meta'   1  
23 blood nidri   1  
24 head nebat-   9  
25 neck nebeloa-   84  
26 hair word info nansile-   31, 33  
27 nose na'ansu-   1, 58, 89  
28 to breathe ŋusŋus   36  
29 to sniff, smell nsuŋ   9  
29 to sniff, smell ŋusuv   64  
30 mouth noboŋo-   41  
31 tooth nolovu-   1, 35  
32 tongue neleme-   7, 17  
33 to laugh ŋaŋ   88  
34 to cry taŋ   1  
35 to vomit yoxyoɣ   29  
36 to spit viviri   35  
37 to eat 'a'an   1  
38 to chew word info nsimwi   21  
38 to chew word info rer   57  
39 to cook word info tntn   9  
40 to drink min   1, 49  
41 to bite xas   1, 60  
42 to suck mumum   11  
43 ear nadlaŋa-   1, 40  
44 to hear roŋ   1  
45 eye nemeta-   1  
46 to see leh   14, 94  
47 to yawn maŋalal   13  
48 to sleep matur = lie down 1  
49 to lie down word info matur = sleep 37  
50 to dream matmatur-bari sleep-dream 11, 10  
51 to sit mwa'am   117  
52 to stand tur   2, 69  
53 person/human being mumur   35  
54 man/male nemwen   1  
55 woman/female nomomoɣ   23  
56 child nat-   5  
57 husband tenemwen nemwen = man 17  
58 wife tenavin   5, 27  
58 wife nomomoɣ   56  
59 mother sne-   1  
59 mother naŋ   88  
60 father teme-   1  
60 father mamwei   1, 10  
61 house niyim   1  
62 thatch/roof niat   1  
63 name negensa-   1, 36  
64 to say vweri   30  
65 rope na'au   25  
66 to tie up, fasten vivisen   32  
66 to tie up, fasten vitalaɣ   1, 39  
66 to tie up, fasten gu   103  
67 to sew word info lelaɣ   28  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info gagah      
69 to hunt word info lulu      
70 to shoot word info lu   15  
71 to stab, pierce dur   14  
72 to hit word info xus   82  
72 to hit word info bibis   29  
73 to steal vevena'   1, 58  
74 to kill xus bin = hit killed 26, 1  
75 to die, be dead mah   1  
76 to live, be alive mour   1, 76  
77 to scratch word info tegerev   12, 28  
78 to cut, hack word info tetar   1  
79 stick/wood na'ai   1  
80 to split word info ŋar   28  
80 to split word info teva'   43  
80 to split word info wanswans   4?  
81 sharp magal   14, 79, 81  
82 dull, blunt ŋot   32  
83 to work word info ra'   46  
84 to plant luv   10  
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info mour = alive 15  
87 to swell word info lelem   27  
88 to squeeze word info sisi   45  
88 to squeeze word info vus   18, 71  
89 to hold word info seber   34?  
89 to hold word info wu      
90 to dig xal   1  
91 to buy vul   1  
92 to open, uncover nsevuŋ   24, 60  
92 to open, uncover tebwar      
92 to open, uncover wel   55  
93 to pound, beat word info tuɣ   20, 2  
94 to throw word info videnen lowi lowi = 'away' 30  
95 to fall word info suren   39?  
95 to fall word info wam   98  
96 dog libaɣ   29  
97 bird nimin   1  
98 egg na'adle-   1, 66  
99 feather nansile-   41, 1  
100 wing na'avera-   61, 68  
101 to fly mera'   27  
102 rat nelabut   45  
103 meat/flesh nasoxo-   10  
104 fat/grease niliŋlaŋ   31  
105 tail nibis-   30  
106 snake nemwat   12  
107 worm (earthworm) nunsulah   1  
107 worm (earthworm) neta'adruɣ   8  
108 louse word info na'at   1?  
109 mosquito nenam   1  
110 spider nolo spiderweb 1  
111 fish niaɣ   1  
112 rotten word info bo   52  
113 branch word info nubusura-   30, 1  
114 leaf noro-   1  
114 leaf norou-   1  
115 root noxora-   2, 41  
116 flower nuvuŋu-   1  
117 fruit nevwe-   1, 26  
118 grass nimwini   31  
119 earth/soil netan   1  
120 stone nevat   1  
121 sand newenwen   1  
122 water word info nowi   2  
123 to flow ror   32  
124 sea netah   1  
125 salt      
126 lake nelem   8  
127 woods/forest na'aidu   61  
128 sky neran   31  
128 sky nelaŋ met   1  
128 sky nemesav   63  
129 moon navil   1, 59  
130 star nimwinsi   13  
131 cloud word info nelaŋ nous = sky rain 37  
132 fog nebadbad   62  
133 rain nous   1  
134 thunder nuwurwur   2?  
135 lightning navilvilian nominalised verb? 26  
136 wind nelaŋ   1, 77  
137 to blow word info sesar wind 26  
137 to blow word info sesev wind 12?  
137 to blow word info vuv person 4  
138 warm word info tutn   12  
139 cold word info mela'ah   51  
140 dry word info mesemah   11  
141 wet wier   35, 47  
141 wet vusvul      
142 heavy mav   46  
143 fire na'am   19  
144 to burn word info tuŋuh   7  
144 to burn word info suli   4  
145 smoke word info tetal   46  
146 ash nimis-   77  
146 ash nansiban      
147 black metemet   1  
148 white mavis   1  
149 red mial   1, 55  
150 yellow lulut   43  
151 green xansxansan   8  
152 small ŋaŋa'   113  
152 small varaɣ   1, 42  
153 big lebelam   10, 83  
153 big toxtoɣ   48?  
153 big toro   48  
154 short word info ma'a|buɣ   3  
155 long word info bereber   16  
156 thin word info malivaliv   1  
157 thick word info matl   3  
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick mesa'   1  
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info toro   27, 126  
162 old word info lam   26  
163 new midimid   19?  
163 new tebar      
164 good revaɣ   67  
165 bad, evil moul   80  
166 correct, true toxot   6?  
166 correct, true mwelemal      
167 night buŋ   1  
168 day nabuŋ period / daytime 16  
168 day metanenal   1, 54  
169 year nesaxau   44  
169 year nedam   30  
170 when? word info gensan   1  
171 to hide word info bwa'   33  
172 to climb word info sesa'awi   2  
173 at le   20  
174 in, inside le   1  
175 above ra'ai   25  
176 below retan   9  
177 this ge   6?  
178 that nenaŋ   36  
179 near lili   60  
179 near nsensan   54  
180 far nsemweh   31?  
181 where? word info ive   3  
182 I no   1, 21, 22  
183 thou gu   1  
184 he/she i   1  
185 we word info get   1  
185 we word info gemem   E42  
186 you gem   1, 13  
187 they ar   1, 70  
188 what? word info neve'ei   1  
189 who? word info nei   1?  
190 other teli   54?  
191 all      
192 and mi NPs 2, 46  
192 and ti VPs 30  
193 if menaŋsi      
193 if utnen      
194 how? word info medaŋ      
194 how? word info vusur   57  
195 no, not nahau      
195 no, not ahau      
196 to count doŋon   42  
197 One word info sevaɣ   1, 40  
198 Two word info iru   1  
199 Three word info itl   1  
200 Four word info ivah   1, 65  
201 Five word info ilim   1  
202 Six word info nsouh   31  
203 Seven word info nsuru   9  
204 Eight word info nsutl   11, 7  
205 Nine word info nsavah   5  
206 Ten word info naŋavil   5  
207 Twenty word info naŋavil iru   9  
208 Fifty word info naŋavil ilim   x  
209 One Hundred word info naŋat sevaɣ hundred one 12, 44  
210 One Thousand word info netar sevaɣ thousand one 13  

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