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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 ausit 
    make. cf.: 'ol kalwas'. Ex.: Kowa ramakhar apam memausit.  ~ The kid is shouting and showing off.
  •  n nakharakharan
    of many people talking at the same time, cf.: 'nakharakharan'.
  •  n welegweleg
    other than noise caused by talking, cf.: 'nakharakharan'.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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