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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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  •  (generic term) n nién 
  •  n napekak 
  •  n nién mera 
  •  n nién nepum 
    not yet germinating but already developing oil inside. Between 'nién ulek' and 'napekak'.
  •  n nauselu 
    ready for drinking, but still without flesh.
  •  n nién ulek 
    ready for drinking, with flesh already formed.
  •  n nauselu iakes
    similar to 'nauselu', but with its flesh more developed.
  •  n nowatahwa 
    young, without flesh.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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