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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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rtat ma ... 

  •  expr it is not good that ...

  •  expr should not ...
     Ex.: Rtat ma tahak kahapa tarol am nuigen. Tanakwén makhar kam ieram asul min.  ~ It is not good that my head stays empty. I will go speak with the elders.

Speaker: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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