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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 atkin 
     Ex.: Nakou ramatkin suk.  ~ Nakou a jeté une lance sur l'oiseau.
  •  v ho 
    un bâton. cf.: 'aru'. Ex.: Iamho nién la nek kér.  ~ J'ai jeté un bâton sur une noix de coco.
  •  v aru 
    un objet compact lancé, comme une pierre. cf.: 'ho'. Ex.: Iamamaru kuri.  ~ J'ai caillassé un chien.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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