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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 ol 
     Ex.: I will do, I was doing ~ sekol, iamamol
  •  (from English: work) v ol wok 
    something. Ex.: Dokta ramol wok lak.  ~ The doctor is treating me., lit. "working on me".
  •  adv taratawol 
    what, question concerning an action extending to future. lit. "what will he do". Ex.: Sylvano rewén taratawol apa imaim?  ~ Why is Sylvano gone to nakamal?
  •  v atawol 
    what, question concerning an action. Ex.: Namatawol?  ~ What are you doing?

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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