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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 miu 
    être vivant. Ex.: Kupas ek rakamus epek, mero rakamiu am.  ~ Le cochon est très malade, mais encore vivant.
  •  v arek 
    être vivant. Ex.: Remen ramarek ena?  ~ Ton père est encore en vie?
  •  v an 
    quelque part, seulement avec l'infixe '-am-'. Ex.: Iaman la Ten.  ~ Je vis à Tanna.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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