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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 raker 
     Ex.: Nalemak ramraker.  ~ I have broken my arm.
  •  v arkel 
    by hitting or bending. Ex.: Iamarkel nek mer to nekam.  ~ I am breaking dry wood for fire.
  •  v ataken 
    something. Ex.: Iamataken tahak nemanahga.  ~ I have broken my bow.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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