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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 nechat
    někoho něco udělat. Ex.: Héta la tapen pas ikwéna mapel.  ~ Otevři dveře, ať můžu jít spát., obvyklá fráze, používaná pokud se člověk vrací odněkud pozdě v noci a chce vejít do chatrče, kde spí, ale dveře jsou už zavřené.

Mluvčí: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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