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Dictionary of Netwar (Lenakel language)

This is the first ever extensive dictionary of Netwar language (western Tanna, Republic of Vanuatu) published online. It is the fruit of several years of my work among the inhabitants of the island of Tanna. It contains translations of local expressions, pronunciation recordings and photographic documentation. Its purpose is to help in the preservation of the language and in passing it to the young generation.

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  •  v sy 
    jamy. Ex.: Naramim kamasy nuw apa lé nekin nasuman.  ~ Lidé sadí jamy na poli.
  •  v hau 
    obecně. srov.: 'sy'. Ex.: Iamhau paren.  ~ Sadím živý plot.
  •  v atek 
    semena nebo mladé rostlinky a pod. Ex.: Lenaw iamsipan pa lé nekin nasuman matek kapus.  ~ Včera jsem šel na pole sadit zelí.

Mluvčí: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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