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 Hakaaniani To place something in the wind to dry
Sikaiana Oho/ttaa To be startled
Sikaiana Lapalapa the places in the trunk of a tree that extend out from the tree, as the trunk of the tava tree.
Sikaiana Motikao Finger Phonologically Irregular
Sikaiana Lomaki To push into the ground, as in planting
Sikaiana Laakau Stick
Sikaiana Laakau alo A fishing rod used for bonito
Sikaiana Faka/lee/lesi To lie to someone, to tell untrue stories
Sikaiana Muka Weak, rotting, of cloth, string and ropes
Sikaiana Kautalina Ear
Sikaiana Kau The top part of the frame of a fishing net (kautoko)
Sikaiana K/keti (pass. keetia) To remove the husk of a coconut with the teeth, as a rat or small child does. Phonologically Irregular
Sikaiana Pae (of boat) Tilt, lay to one side
Sikaiana Tapaa- Small, little
Sikaiana Tapa/a/mea A small portion, a little bit of something
Sikaiana Naenae Lazy, weary
Sikaiana Nahenahe A feeling of emptiness in the stomach