Entries from Elbert 1946, 1948 in Pollex-Online

Elbert, S. H. (1946). Kapingamarangi and Nukuoro Word List, with Notes on Linguistic Position, Pronunciation, and Grammar, United States Naval Military Government (Mimeographed)., Elbert, S. H. (1948). Grammar and Comparative Study of the Language of Kapingamarangi, Texts, and Word Lists, Pacific Science Board, National Research Council (CIMA Project).

Language Item Description
Kapingamarangi Moto Not ripe, green, of pandanus, papaya
Kapingamarangi Motu Break, sever
Kapingamarangi Motu Island; any reef island on which one is not at the time
Kapingamarangi Muuri After, behind
Kapingamarangi Muuri End
Kapingamarangi Mhuru Rub, as the back with oil, caress
Kapingamarangi (A)/na, (o)/no Third person singular possessive plural possessed object pronoun
Kapingamarangi Nepe Fastening turn of the outrigger shroud to the middle boom; make a slip knot, slip through; tuck in, as a lavalava
Kapingamarangi Neke/neke Hitch along in sitting position
Kapingamarangi Oho Wake and go ; be awakened at night. To be awakened at night (e.g. by noise) (Lbr).
Kapingamarangi Ma/oki/oki Empty, as of a house or country, deserted, uninhabIted Problematic
Kapingamarangi (W)oti Finish, be finished
Kapingamarangi Pa Pearl-shell lure
Kapingamarangi Pae Wall, breakwater, stone jetty, altar, foundation
Nukuoro Pakhau Wing
Kapingamarangi Para Rotten (of fish) (sg.)
Kapingamarangi Pakuu Exploding sound
Kapingamarangi Para Soft, ripe
Kapingamarangi Maki-/para/ Yaws
Kapingamarangi Paahi Side, team, beside
Kapingamarangi Pahua Tridacna with large oyster (sic); to collect such oysters
Kapingamarangi Patu Ward off, as a blow; snap, as the fingers; strike with small blows, kick
Kapingamarangi Pe ~ pei As, like
Kapingamarangi Peeti Fat, plump
Kapingamarangi Pika Crooked, bent
Kapingamarangi Pirau Putrid, rotten, stink
Kapingamarangi Pipi General term for small clams
Kapingamarangi Poro(w)aki Will; make a will, order, make an engagement
Kapingamarangi Pono Cover, as a tight lid or top; shut off, as the passage between two reef islets; top, as on a bottle
Kapingamarangi Popo Rotten, as a stump or log, not of food or cloth
Kapingamarangi Pouri Blind
Kapingamarangi Puaka Pig (rare)
Kapingamarangi Pure Guard, order, responsible for
Kapingamarangi Purewe Sand-paper-like growth on coral, used to smooth paddles
Kapingamarangi Puhi/u Breathe deeply, exhale
Kapingamarangi Haere Go, come
Kapingamarangi Haka Stride along, walk vigorously
Kapingamarangi Hara Mistake, sin
Kapingamarangi Haru Scrape off smooth with a knife
Kapingamarangi Hapai Hold or carry in the flat of the hands
Kapingamarangi Heke Slide, coast; be cast up, as a whale washed up over the reef
Kapingamarangi Heu/heu Scatter
Kapingamarangi Hina Fall down Phonologically Irregular
Kapingamarangi Hingara Pandanus male flower Phonologically Irregular
Kapingamarangi Hika Make knots as in a net, shuttle of a loom
Kapingamarangi Hu(a)maria, huamarie Good, beautiful, pretty
Kapingamarangi Hoa, hoo Friend, companion
Kapingamarangi Hoo Friend, counterpart, assistant
Kapingamarangi Hongo-kerekere Faeces Uncertain Semantic Connection
Kapingamarangi Taa Beat (as tapa on an anvil); strike, hit; tattoo