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 Lavena A fish species
Sikaiana Lehu Ashes
Sikaiana Leia To choke on water
Sikaiana Leka/leka Regurgitated food
Sikaiana Leo Voice
Sikaiana Haka/lee/lesi To lie to someone, to tell untrue stories
Sikaiana Leu (sg.), lleu (pl.) Ripe (of fruit)
Sikaiana Leuleu Clothing, including both cloth and European style shirts and pants
Sikaiana Liaki Scatter about, shake out; (of fish) lay eggs; (of wind) change direction
Sikaiana Lia Nit
Sikaiana Lika/lika Untame, wild, frightened by humans, as fish or birds are; to avoid out of shame or fear
Sikaiana Liki/liki (pl. lliki) Small, little
Sikaiana Taka/lili To boil (intr.)
Sikaiana Lilo Be hidden from sight
Sikaiana Lima Five
Sikaiana Lima Hand-arm
Sikaiana Limu Seaweed, moss
Sikaiana Loo Ant
Sikaiana Lo/loa (pl. l/loa) Long
Sikaiana Loata Ant species, larger than loo, black in color and with a painful bite
Sikaiana Loha- (with numeral suffix) Fathoms; handspans
Sikaiana Lono To hear, listen, understand; to feel sensation through touch
Sikaiana Loimata A tear
Sikaiana Lokoniu A woman who does not have a husband; a widow or any other woman who is at the age when she should be married but is not
Sikaiana Lolo Coconut oil; used for medical purposes and adornment.
Sikaiana Lloi To sweeten, especially of tea or coffee; to be sweetened; to dip something into water
Sikaiana Lotu Worship
Sikaiana Luu/luu Shake the head in the negative; shake an object, as an earthquake shakes an area; shake hands
Sikaiana Lua Hole, pit
Sikaiana Lua Vomit
Sikaiana Lua Two
Sikaiana Lulu To be protected from the wind, sheltered
Sikaiana Lupe Pacific Pigeon (Ducula pacifica)
Sikaiana Lupo Fish sp., very small trevally
Sikaiana Maa Clean
Sikaiana Mae Withered
Sikaiana Mahaa Broken
Sikaiana Maahana Warm (of liquid)
Sikaiana Mahi Strength, power, authority; very (postposed)
Sikaiana Maahola To be flattened; to be smooth, without wrinkles; to be true or insightful, of speech
Sikaiana Mana Branch
Sikaiana M/mana Sit with legs wide apart
Sikaiana Maneo Itch
Sikaiana Manoo Shark
Sikaiana Mai Come! (exclamation)
Sikaiana Maile Plant sp
Sikaiana Makalili Cold
Sikaiana Makila Sparkle, as a fish under water when seen from the surface
Sikaiana Mako Songs
Sikaiana Mmala Charcoal, coals of a fire Phonologically Irregular