Entries from Clark 1998 in Pollex-Online

Clark, R. (1998). A dictionary of the Mele language (Atara Imere), Vanuatu. Canberrra, Pacific Linguistics.

Language Item Description
Ifira-Mele Teetea White
Ifira-Mele Tii (Cordyline sp.)
Ifira-Mele Jii (Sun) shine
Ifira-Mele Tiare Gardenia
Ifira-Mele Jivijivi Fish category including Zanclus, Zebrasoma, Platax and similar spp Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Sikotara Kingfisher (Halcyon sp.) Problematic
Ifira-Mele Tira Mast
Ifira-Mele Tiro/a Look down at something
Ifira-Mele Sinae Guts Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Tina- [FIL], a/tna- (old form) [MEL] Mother Problematic
Ifira-Mele Too Pregnant
Ifira-Mele Too Your, sing. intimate
Ifira-Mele Toa Ironwood (Casuarina equisetifolia)
Ifira-Mele Toe/toe Long Uncertain Semantic Connection
Ifira-Mele Toetoe Long (older form) Uncertain Semantic Connection
Ifira-Mele Tootoe Long Uncertain Semantic Connection
Ifira-Mele Toga Foreign country Problematic
Ifira-Mele Togo Mangrove
Ifira-Mele Tooso/na Haul, drag
Ifira-Mele Toka Remain, be located
Ifira-Mele Toko- Human prefix
Ifira-Mele Tokolau Northwest wind Borrowed
Ifira-Mele Tora Erect (of penis)
Ifira-Mele Toro Sugarcane
Ifira-Mele Toru Three
Ifira-Mele Too/tonu/ Straight, true, correct
Ifira-Mele Tonu Groper
Ifira-Mele Toto Blood
Ifira-Mele Tu Pron. we (inclusive, plural i, subject ii)
Ifira-Mele Tuukere Green-winged ground pigeon, (Chalcophaps indica)
Ifira-Mele Tuu Stand
Ifira-Mele Tuu/jia Cut
Ifira-Mele T/tua/ Outermost part of reef
Ifira-Mele Tuasi Shellfish sp. used for scraping; cocnut shredder (of shell)
Ifira-Mele Tuuai Old (of things); long ago
Ifira-Mele Tuaki/a Bite off piece of something tough
Ifira-Mele Fei/tuetnana Be related as mother's brother, sister's child
Ifira-Mele Tufa/kina Give out, distribute
Ifira-Mele Tuugia Put on the fire, burn; light (fire, lamp)
Ifira-Mele Tui/a Sew, string
Ifira-Mele Tukaa/umu Firebrand Problematic
Ifira-Mele Tuukere Green-winged ground pigeon, (Chalcophaps indica)
Ifira-Mele Tuki/a Hit, pound, knock on (door)
Ifira-Mele Tuku/a Take down a hanging object
Ifira-Mele Jikuku Kind of fish (small, black or blue, found in tidal pools) Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Tule Nod, doze off Problematic
Ifira-Mele An/tuumaa/ Connects tens to units
Ifira-Mele Tuumau Forever
Ifira-Mele T/tunu/ To roast
Ifira-Mele Tupa Crab, generic term