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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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neki- reka 

  •  v (inalienable) dumb
    voiceless.
  •  v (inalienable) unable to speak
    be, because of being sick or having shouted too much. Ex.: Kowa ramakhar apam kani nekin reka.  ~ The kid shouted so much that he lost his voice.
  •  v (inalienable) feelings
    have towards somebody or concerning something. Ex.: Nekik reka la peran an.  ~ I do not feel anything towards this girl.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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