Entries from Donner 1983-87 in Pollex-Online

Donner, W. (1987) Sikaiana Vocabulary: Na male ma na talatala o Sikaiana. Honiara, Solomon Island

Language Item Description
Sikaiana N/noo (pass. noo/tia) To tie a knot
Sikaiana Na/niu (pl. n/niu) Large, big Phonologically Irregular
Sikaiana Ono Six
Sikaiana Ono Fish sp., barracuda
Sikaiana Ppaa A yellow fin tuna fish when caught with a troll line
Sikaiana Pao House built on stilts Uncertain Semantic Connection
Sikaiana Pa/pao (of wind) Blow something ashore
Sikaiana Paolo A shovel like tool formerly made from the chest bone of turtle, used for sweeping and shovelling
Sikaiana Kanekane Buttocks
Sikaiana Panno Fish sp.
Sikaiana P/pala To become infected, to ulcerate; for a wound, to redden and swell up
Sikaiana Pee naa Like that
Sikaiana Pee nei Like this
Sikaiana Pii To be full
Sikaiana Pili To be on top of another object; (of boat or canoe) run aground
Sikaiana Pehi Throw with an underhand motion
Sikaiana Pito kupena A small net about three feet long
Sikaiana Manu A smell
Sikaiana P/poko To have thin thighs and legs, of women (demeaning) Uncertain Semantic Connection
Sikaiana Poonia To be caught at sea when it is night, under unusual or unpleasant circumstances; not to reach a destination by nightfall
Sikaiana Ponia To be unable to see
Sikaiana Polo The death wish or requests a dying man makes to his family
Sikaiana Poloaki To say goodbye
Sikaiana Polo/polo A promise; to promise, to make a commitment, often to marry
Sikaiana Puku/a Mouth
Sikaiana Pulapula Offspring whose physical features resemble their male genitor
Sikaiana Puloa A shell species
Sikaiana Lai Fish sp.
Sikaiana Laakei To be decorated with flowers
Sikaiana Lano A fly
Sikaiana Launutu The lips of a person (archaic); the rim of a basket
Sikaiana Laalaa The fin of a shark
Sikaiana Laalaa tea Midday
Sikaiana Laupata A tree species (macaranga?) used for some woodworking and firewood
Sikaiana Laulu The hair on the scalp
Sikaiana Lavaka To be capable to accomplish something, to be possible
Sikaiana Lave To have met a person, to have lived when another lived or to have seen an event
Sikaiana Laavea To catch an illness; to be drunk, intoxicated
Sikaiana Lle To fly; to flow, as a river flows; to bleed, as blood
Marquesas xxx yyy
Sikaiana Kaa/lena Turmeric powder (traditionally used for adornment; made from the ano plant)
Sikaiana Lepu/lepu To stir a semi-solid
Sikaiana Lii A kind of coconut that has an edible husk and is sweet.
Sikaiana L/lohi The spreading of a smell, either good or bad Uncertain Semantic Connection
Sikaiana Lono News, information; a person’s reputation.
Sikaiana Lo/lono An echo
Sikaiana Lonu A plant species (yaw bush?) Phonologically Irregular
Sikaiana Loli A sea slug; (fig.) a man's penis
Sikaiana Loto Center, between, inside
Sikaiana Sai/sai To tie up, to bind, as in wrapping cord around a case