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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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  •  (obecný termín) n tauar 
  •  n tanepes 
    jejíž hřeben končí uvnitř ostrova. srov.: 'tanitou'.
  •  n tanitou 
    jejíž hřeben se táhne až k pobřeží. srov.: 'tanepes'.
  •  n prop Tukosmera 
    nejvyšší vrchol ostrova Tanna, posvátné místo a sídlo boha 'Kalpapen'. dosl. "zelená hora". srov.: 'Forépa'.
  •  (starobylý termín) n prop Forépa 
    staré jméno hory 'Tukosmera'.
  •  n prop Tahgen 
    za vesnicí Lamapruan.

Mluvčí: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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