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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 écouter
     Ex.: Io iamero ik namakhar.  ~ J'écoute ce que tu dis.
  •  v sentir
    les effets du kava, lit. "entendre". Ex.: Iamero nekava.  ~ Je sens le kava.
  •  v entendre
     Ex.: Iamero kléplépen kér.  ~ J'entends un oiseau.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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