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Language: Nāti

Source/Author:  Crowley (1998) 
Notes:  Crowley, T. (1998) A salvage sketch of Näti (Southwest Malakula, Vanuatu). In D. Tryon (ed.), Papers in Austronesian Linguistics No.5 (pp.101-148). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Moribund language of southwest Malakula, Vanuatu.

y is a high front rounded vowel, ' = glottal stop. No evidence for voiced/voicless stop contrast, but what Crowley writes as mp nt etc. correspond to prenasalised b d etc. phonemes in other Malakula languages. 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Vanuatu:(G):Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands:(AA):Malekula Coastal  
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand nivara-   16  
2 left ntal|meir   1  
3 right mpwaraŋkin   30  
4 leg/foot nempuly-   33  
5 to walk loŋ   60  
6 road/path nahal   1  
7 to come wiliŋ   25  
8 to turn word info mempi'is   31?  
9 to swim vœvœp   7?  
10 dirty mytmyt = black 2  
11 dust nœmpusrep   30?  
12 skin no'olsi-   1  
13 back word info nita'u-   12  
14 belly niveti- stomach 29  
14 belly na'avuti- stomach 29  
15 bone mpoloŋo-   37  
16 intestines nehini-   1  
17 liver nymamp mytmyt mytmyt = black 7  
18 breast nehuhu-   1  
18 breast nisysy-   1  
19 shoulder mpatava-   42  
20 to know, be knowledgeable roŋhur   19  
21 to think ntrimtrim   28  
22 to fear mata'   1  
23 blood nintrei   1  
24 head mpati-   9  
25 neck nintolo-   1, 42  
26 hair word info nesivule-   33, 31  
27 nose neaŋkunhu-   1  
28 to breathe ŋaraŋar   10  
29 to sniff, smell ŋaraŋarmpon   42  
30 mouth mpoŋo-   41  
31 tooth nelivo-   1  
32 tongue malampuŋ   30  
33 to laugh mwas   58  
34 to cry teŋ   1  
35 to vomit luelu   8  
36 to spit vurei   35  
37 to eat 'a'an   1  
38 to chew word info ŋis   12  
39 to cook word info suŋ      
40 to drink myn   1  
41 to bite 'as   1  
42 to suck      
43 ear ntelŋa-   1  
44 to hear til|roroŋ listen 1  
45 eye mata-   1  
46 to see lys   14  
47 to yawn moulei   1, 14  
48 to sleep metur = lie down 1  
49 to lie down word info metur = sleep 37  
50 to dream nœmpwœrei n. 10  
51 to sit sump   40  
52 to stand tāris   10?  
53 person/human being      
54 man/male nemurut   31  
55 woman/female nimomo'   23  
56 child nempunoŋ   31  
57 husband nemurut = man    
58 wife nimomo' = woman    
59 mother amo'   23  
60 father tatai   23  
61 house niyum   1  
62 thatch/roof melaŋan karar      
62 thatch/roof ntys na'ai vœr      
63 name ne'ia-   1, 66?  
64 to say      
65 rope nitel   1  
66 to tie up, fasten titi'   51  
67 to sew word info turtur   13  
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce simp stab / prick 17?  
71 to stab, pierce tur inject 35  
72 to hit word info      
73 to steal      
74 to kill mpwil   19?  
75 to die, be dead mes   1  
76 to live, be alive mewur   1  
77 to scratch word info 'oi   5?  
78 to cut, hack word info      
79 stick/wood na'ai   1  
80 to split word info movor intr. 1  
81 sharp (ma)kan   14  
82 dull, blunt mah   34  
83 to work word info ra'   46  
84 to plant 'impwi'   47  
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info ŋkas      
87 to swell word info timp   12  
88 to squeeze word info mpur   16  
89 to hold word info vurvur   34  
90 to dig 'il   1  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info mpwœsi   12?  
94 to throw word info 'omp   54  
95 to fall word info lap      
96 dog nekilu   7  
97 bird nimen   1  
98 egg man|tlœ-   1  
99 feather nesivule-   41, 1  
99 feather nempympo-   25  
100 wing nesivulen vara-   30  
101 to fly vevemp   46  
102 rat nelemput   45  
103 meat/flesh nevy'oh   10  
103 meat/flesh nœmāru   41  
104 fat/grease leŋleŋ   31  
105 tail      
106 snake nœmwat   12  
107 worm (earthworm) nentules   1, 8  
108 louse word info no'ut   1  
109 mosquito teu'as   48  
110 spider neŋkiŋkapleu   33  
111 fish mahal   52  
112 rotten word info mpu   52  
113 branch word info nympal   31  
114 leaf nœrœ'ei   1  
115 root na'aran   2  
116 flower netyvyh   34  
117 fruit nœvan   1  
118 grass nœmwœnei   31  
119 earth/soil nitan   1  
120 stone nivet   1  
121 sand nempin|wen   1  
122 water word info nuwei   2  
123 to flow      
124 sea nites   1  
125 salt nirer nites nites = sea    
126 lake      
127 woods/forest nempyn'ai   43  
128 sky meliŋk   1?  
129 moon nivyl   1  
130 star nœmosi   13  
131 cloud word info nœmap   32?  
132 fog      
133 rain nuwuh   1  
134 thunder nevylvaravar   38  
135 lightning      
136 wind nileŋ   1  
137 to blow word info wupwup   1  
138 warm word info pilpil hot 52  
139 cold word info mal'ah   51  
140 dry word info mahmah   11  
141 wet mil   35?  
142 heavy ntip   31  
143 fire na'amp   19  
144 to burn word info      
145 smoke word info nentuŋ   26  
146 ash nœmpwisnep   25  
147 black mytmyt   1  
148 white mœvys   1  
149 red mœmal   1  
150 yellow lytlyt   43  
151 green 'asan   8  
152 small vāri   42  
153 big mpou   5  
154 short word info mpœ'ampœ   11  
155 long word info mpārap   16  
156 thin word info motoŋk      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick mā'   1  
160 painful, sick rar   34  
161 shy, ashamed mwal   7?  
162 old word info      
163 new vœvœu   1  
164 good leh   59  
165 bad, evil mpil      
166 correct, true mpwaraŋkin   24  
166 correct, true tytys   6  
167 night levwa'at   42  
168 day nempuŋ period 16  
168 day newut reŋian daytime 6  
169 year      
170 when? word info      
171 to hide word info lu'lu'   34  
172 to climb word info ha'   2  
173 at le-   20  
174 in, inside leyum   1?  
175 above      
176 below latan   9  
177 this      
178 that      
179 near      
180 far mpe|sili   45  
181 where? word info      
182 I kinaŋk   1  
183 thou inuŋk   1  
184 he/she 'ei   1  
185 we word info nto|lyl incl. 66  
185 we word info ŋka|lyl excl. 2  
186 you amu|lyl   1  
187 they ro|lyl   1  
188 what? word info nāti   1?  
189 who? word info      
190 other sili   42  
191 all mwah|teh   36  
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
196 to count mpolyŋ   13  
197 One word info isi'   1  
198 Two word info iru   1  
199 Three word info ityl   1  
200 Four word info ivœs   1  
201 Five word info ilim   1  
202 Six word info seusi'      
203 Seven word info seuru   9  
204 Eight word info seutyl   7  
205 Nine word info seuvei   5  
206 Ten word info laŋavœl   5, 8  
207 Twenty word info mwarlala' isi'   13  
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info mwarlala' ilim   13  
210 One Thousand word info      

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