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 Saai Not exist, not be; no
Ifira-Mele Kapi Too tight (clothing), overcrowded (canoe)
Ifira-Mele Taao/a, t/tao Count, read (old word) Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele I/tua Outside, out
Ifira-Mele Fago Any musical instrument, but esp. mouth-organ Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele (K)kau To swim; swimming
Ifira-Mele Fakatettere Practise sailing; learn to sail; try out new sail
Ifira-Mele Aasaga Open sea
Ifira-Mele Karu/karu Kind of seaweed
Ifira-Mele Nea/a Do, make, work (on garden), write (letter), put Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Pagausu Nostril
Ifira-Mele Fia Few. not enough
Ifira-Mele Taali/a Wind, coil (fishing line, etc.); curl (hair) Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Too (of rain) Fall
Ifira-Mele Ikaatapu Very large grouper
Ifira-Mele Tattara Rough
Ifira-Mele Perraa Like that
Ifira-Mele Karisi Cicada
Ifira-Mele Pajjiri Thunder Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Ee/seke tʔmatagi Sail with the wind
Ifira-Mele Vaavaa Rope, fishing line
Ifira-Mele Ka/laalaa Spider Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Saa/ga Illness, disease
Ifira-Mele Paki/paki (vi), paaki/a Slap; hammer, hit with a hammer, build (e.g. house)
Ifira-Mele P/paa Hit, strike against
Ifira-Mele Paa/kia Slap
Ifira-Mele Paa/kia Hit with hammer, rock, etc.
Ifira-Mele Ga/ru/rue Tremble, move slightly, shake, vibrate
Ifira-Mele Tapuke Yam mound
Ifira-Mele Mii Diminutive article, plural
Ifira-Mele Fakattau (vi), fakatawia (vt) Pay, buy
Ifira-Mele Ifo To go down
Ifira-Mele Piri/gogo Very small flying insect (gnat, midge, fruit-fly) Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Viri/kake Start or jump with surprise or fright
Ifira-Mele Ne Indefinite article, plural Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Tai-na Brother, sister (sibling of same sex)
Ifira-Mele Momo Chip of wood
Ifira-Mele Maa/nea And the others, and so on, et cetera
Ifira-Mele Kano/kaanoa Be unwilling
Ifira-Mele P/piri Be right up against
Ifira-Mele P/piri Adhere to
Ifira-Mele P/pesi (tr. peesi/a) Throw; catch with a net; contribute, take up a collection
Ifira-Mele Ake Rise, go up, come up
Ifira-Mele Koia However
Ifira-Mele Teaku My, mine (singular, general)
Ifira-Mele Taa Possessive. Our (inclusive dual, intimate)
Ifira-Mele Teetasi One, another
Ifira-Mele Suku Tail (of fish or eel), narrowest part of body of fish
Ifira-Mele Matapesu K. shellfish with a single flat shell Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Mukaka Fibrous material at base of coconut frond Problematic