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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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natepa- renasis 

  •  adj (inaliénable) rassasié
    lit. "le ventre gonflé". Terme utilisé souvent, mais pas correcte. Dans le bon usage du langage on se sert de 'népes'. Ex.: Iamken nepen matak ripar menépes.  ~ J'ai mangé beaucoup des bananes m˘ures et je me suis rassasié.

Locuteur: Noël Yeru (Lowanatom)

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