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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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  •  n nakharan awas 
    ancienne forme du langage et des expressions utilisés dans les temps anciens, en contraste avec le 'netwar' utilisé actuellement, où les gens perdent la "propre" façon de s'exprimer et le langage devient pauvre. Les vieux chants traditionnels emploient souvent des mots du 'nakharan awas', que les gens comprennent que très difficilement.
  •  n name- 
    partie de corps.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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