Entries from Ivens 1934 in Pollex-Online

Ivens, W. G. (1934). Vocabulary of the Lau language, Big Mala, Solomon Islands. Wellington, The Polynesian Society.

Language Item Description
Lau A Personal article used with the names of males only
Lau Hato Sun
Lau Halili Shellfish
Lau Anu To shake
Lau Fa/i Four
Lau Fafa Carry a person on one's back
Lau Faafaa Open mouth wide
Lau Fafo Above, over
Lau Fali Stingray. General term for rays (Akm).
Lau Fa(fa)na Shoot with a bow
Lau Fanua Land
Lau Fou Rock, stone
Lau Fou Heart Problematic
Lau Felo Bleached (of the skin)
Lau Fita How many?
Lau Fili(fili) Choose, pick
Lau Firi Tie, twist
Lau Fote Paddle
Lau Fonu Turtle
Lau Oto Pierce, jab
Lau Fuu Stock, root, origin Problematic
Lau Fua Fruit, nut
Lau Fungo Sibling-in-law, relative by marriage
Lau Geni fungao Daughter-in-law; the wife of the main chief
Lau Fura Rotten, of flesh; mildewed; to be leprous
Lau Fuu A tree (Barringtonia)
Lau Ngwaa Maggot, worm, snake
Lau (Ka)karu A crab Problematic
Lau ʔEli Dig
Lau ʔEte To be different, various
Lau Gini/gini To pinch off with the nails
Lau ʔIni(ʔini) Pinch, pinch off, pick
Lau Gora, gore ʔai Chips of wood Problematic
Lau Ma Copulative conjunction, and
Lau Masuu Forest
Lau Mamasi-a Sweet
Lau Manat/a Think Problematic
Lau Misi Call a dog by making sucking sound with lips Problematic
Lau Na This, these, that; follows the noun
Lau Nae That, there
Lau Na To be satisfied, of the mind
Lau Namo Deep water in a lagoon
Lau Bebe Moth, butterfly
Lau Buto Navel
Lau Bo/bono/ Closed, stopped up
Lau Puta Parcel, packet, roll Problematic
Lau Tara Be drifted.
Lau ʔAu Lift
Lau Asi Sea, saltwater, a fishing ground
Lau Lua Neck