Entries from Dougherty 1983 in Pollex-Online

Dougherty, J. W. D. (1983). West Futuna-Aniwa: An Introduction to a Polynesian Outlier Language. Berkeley, University of California Press.

Language Item Description
West Futuna Ga- Directional prefix
West Futuna Gafoa To be smashed
West Futuna -gafuru Ten
West Futuna Gako Fat (n)
West Futuna Gari/a To consume sugarcane or sweet coconuts by stripping off the outside husk and chewing on the fiber to extract the juices; to gnaw. Enlever avec dents; manger coprah en mordant dans la noix (Rve).
West Futuna Garue Move about, stir, jitter
West Futuna Ngaruru To sprinkle, to shake (water in coconut)
West Futuna Garuru To ache, particularly ringing, buzzing or rattling in one's head
West Futuna Ngana/ngana To sound as of people walking in a path; to sound as of food roasting
West Futuna H/gana To make a droning sound or rushing noise; to sound good, to sound particularly harmonious... Tremblement de quelque chose de lourd; faire du bruit; grondement de l'eau (Rve).
West Futuna Gau Scar, mark, trail, track, footprint Phonologically Irregular
West Futuna Gapu Spell, rest, take a break
West Futuna Gasau Reed, wild cane. Pointed arrow (Cpl).
West Futuna Gahere/fere Entangled brush, difficult to negotiate Problematic
West Futuna Ngasoro To crawl (of an infant). Se trainer sur le derrière; grimper en serrant le tronc contre soi (Rve).
West Futuna Gata Land snake
West Futuna Ngatasi Equal
West Futuna Ngatasitasi Group together, make one, same
West Futuna Ngaj/a-niu Coconut shell cup
West Futuna Gatoro Make a rattling sound, make a noise, cry out
West Futuna Geji/geji Custom during circumcision when required that one not touch food but eat by holding food in something such as a leaf Problematic
West Futuna Gogo/tama A woman who has borne children
West Futuna Fa/goi/goi Noise of tree sighing in the wind Phonologically Irregular
West Futuna (H)gu Cuttlefish, squid
West Futuna Guru A deep sound
West Futuna Guru/guru Thunder; to rumble, to thunder
West Futuna (A)ha What?
West Futuna T/agafuru Ten
West Futuna Tar/agafuru/ Ten
West Futuna Ake Up, upwards
West Futuna Aku Kind of fish. Barracuda (Fkm). (Sphyraena spp. [barracuda]) (Rve)
West Futuna Ari/-a Hollow out, clear out, cut or scrape out in a curve
West Futuna Ama Outrigger float, pontoon
West Futuna Api Variety of fish (Sea Surgeon?)
West Futuna Eke Rest upon, alight on, perch on
West Futuna Ifo Downwards
West Futuna (I)kofi, koufi Large wooden tongs for removing stones from oven
West Futuna E/igoa Name
West Futuna Iva Nine
West Futuna Oge Hunger; hungry
West Futuna U Breast. Sein, téter (Rve).
West Futuna Ka Prefix of futurity, indef. or inceptive
West Futuna Kaie (FUT), Kaia (ANI) But Problematic
West Futuna Kafa Fibrous husk as of chestnut or coconut; rope made of husk fibres, sennit
West Futuna Kafika Malay apple, rose apple (Syzygium malaccense)
West Futuna Kafkafu Diaphragm (ANI)
West Futuna (H)ka To burn, to be burned
West Futuna Kai (trans. kei/na) Food, eat. Manger, manger féculents (Rve).
West Futuna Mta/kai. mta/kei (Cpl). Sharp. Etroit (nez) (Rve).
West Futuna Kaire Wild yam