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 Kere(kere) Earth, ground, soil
Ifira-Mele Kesa/kesa Blue or green
Ifira-Mele Ki- To
Ifira-Mele Kiki Squeak (as a chicken), cheep
Ifira-Mele Kimoa Rat
Ifira-Mele Ake Rise, go up, come up
Ifira-Mele A/koe Second person singular free-form pronoun
Ifira-Mele Kofu Parcel of cooked food
Ifira-Mele Koo Husking stick
Ifira-Mele Koka A tree (Bischofia javanica)
Ifira-Mele Koro Fence round a garden to keep animals out
Ifira-Mele Kor Second person dual preposed pronoun
Ifira-Mele Koorua Second person dual pronoun
Ifira-Mele Koom/ia Suck on something in the mouth
Ifira-Mele Kona/kona Not sweet, sour, bitter
Ifira-Mele Kooti/a Cut open cooked food
Ifira-Mele Kot Second person plural subject clitic pronoun
Ifira-Mele Kooteu Second person plural cardinal pronoun
Ifira-Mele -ku First person singular possessive suffix
Ifira-Mele Kuu Perfective
Ifira-Mele Kuku Crab sp. , small, red, edible Problematic
Ifira-Mele Korii Dog
Ifira-Mele Kuru Breadfruit
Ifira-Mele Kumete Wooden bowl
Ifira-Mele Kumi/a Strangle
Ifira-Mele Kookomu Have the mouth full of liquid, rinse mouth, wash something around in the mouth
Ifira-Mele Kutu Louse
Ifira-Mele I He, she, it (subject, past tense) Problematic
Ifira-Mele A/ia Third person singular personal pronoun
Ifira-Mele Ifi Tahitian Chestnut (Inocarpus edulis)
Ifira-Mele Ika Fish (General term that includes whales and porpoises but not turtles, eels or octopus
Ifira-Mele Iraamutu Nephew
Ifira-Mele Raamutu Nephew, niece (term of address)
Ifira-Mele Iri Fan (n)
Ifira-Mele Ri/fia To fan
Ifira-Mele Iro Maggot
Ifira-Mele Ipu Cup, empty coconut shell
Ifira-Mele Si/isi (vi), siia (vt) Cut out coconut meat, make copra
Ifira-Mele Ivi Bone
Ifira-Mele Raa That (not close to speaker or hearer)
Ifira-Mele Ra Third person dual subject clitic pronoun
Ifira-Mele Reaa Sun
Ifira-Mele Reaa Day
Ifira-Mele Rafa/a Spread wings
Ifira-Mele Raga/a Turn over; tale mats out of the house
Ifira-Mele Raa/raga Weave, plait
Ifira-Mele Raaga/a Weave, plait
Ifira-Mele Ragi Sky
Ifira-Mele Raagia Toast, warm up cooked food
Ifira-Mele Rago Fly (insect)