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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 arek 
    be alive. Ex.: Remen ramarek ena?  ~ Your father is still living?
  •  v an 
    somewhere, only with infix '-am-'. Ex.: Iaman la Ten.  ~ I live on Tanna.
  •  v miu 
    to be alive. Ex.: Kupas ek rakamus epek, mero rakamiu am.  ~ The pig is very ill, but still alive.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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