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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 roztrhnout
    pokud akci provádí více lidí, používá se 'haipu'. Ex.: Iamwén apa lé nekin nasuman kani mahapu tahak napen.  ~ Šel jsem pracovat na pole a roztrhl jsem si oblečení.
  •  v zbořit
    tradiční domek. Pokud je osoba jedna. srov.: 'haipu'. Ex.: Nima renawas, talauk khaipu.  ~ Ta chatrč už je stará, zítra ji zbořím.

Mluvčí: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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