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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 ir 
    ensemble avec quelqu'un. Ex.: Tanekir io kiawén apa Ituga?  ~ Est ce que tu vas m'accompagner à Ituga?
  •  v wén 
    partir. Ex.: Iakawén apa lawanu.  ~ Je rentre à la maison.
  •  v an 
    seulement avec l'infixe "-ak-". Ex.: Iakan apa Ituga, apa imaim asul.  ~ Je vais à Ituga, au grand nakamal.
  •  v wa 
    vers le locuteur. Ex.: Wa iken ek!  ~ Viens ici!

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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