Dictionary of Netwar (Lenakel language)
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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.
If you want to use this data in any way, or found a mistake, please, contact me first.
- v atkin Ex.: Nakou ramatkin suk. ~ Nakou threw a spear on a bird.
- v aru , a compact object, such as a stone. cf.: 'ho'. Ex.: Iamamaru kuri. ~ I threw a stone on a dog.
- v ho , a stick. cf.: 'aru'. Ex.: Iamho nién la nek kér. ~ I threw a stick on a coconut.
Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)