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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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unable to speak

  •  (inalienable) v neki- reka 
    be, because of being sick or having shouted too much. Ex.: Kowa ramakhar apam kani nekin reka.  ~ The kid shouted so much that he lost his voice.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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