Entries from Elbert 1975-81 in Pollex-Online

Elbert, S. H. (1975-81). Dictionary of the Language of Rennell and Bellona. Copenhagen, The National Museum of Denmark.

Language Item Description
Rennellese A Personal subject marker (Elbert 1988:107)
Rennellese (I)/a/ Object marker
Rennellese Namu/a/ Be mosquito-ridden, to be many mosquitoes
Rennellese ʔAa Wall, fence, enclosure, surround v
Rennellese ʔAha Net gauge
Rennellese ʔAha/ʔaha Walk with legs apart
Rennellese Ahaa Storm, hurricane
Rennellese Ahanga Public place
Rennellese Ahato Larva of longicorn beetle (Olethrus tyrranus)
Rennellese Pahe To come or go, of gods
Rennellese Ahe/ahe Sway, ruffle, as feathers, leaves
Rennellese Ahe A thousand (pairs of yams etc.)
Rennellese Ahi Fire
Rennellese ʔAhii Package of baked or boiled greens or fish
Rennellese Ahiahi Late afternoon and early evening
Rennellese ʔAhinga Armpit
Rennellese Aho Cord, line, thong, string
Rennellese Ahu Grow, as wild plants
Rennellese Haka/ahu/ Let grow, as volunteer papayas
Rennellese Ahu To resemble, look like, appear
Rennellese ʔAʔahu Burn, smart, hurt (as new tattooing); shake, as with fever
Rennellese ʔAahua Resting-place of sea birds (as stone, reef)
Rennellese Ahuahu Sprinkle, rain a little
Rennellese Ahu Wind-blown rain
Rennellese ʔAhugu Small fish sp
Rennellese Anga Look like, resemble
Rennellese ʔAnga Chest, chest tattooing Problematic
Rennellese Ab/ange/ Give to a third person
Rennellese Ange Postposed particle softening entreaties, sometimes with a nuance of emotion (hope, sorrow, pity, affection, pleasure)
Rennellese Angi Blow (of wind, breeze)
Rennellese Ango Turmeric plant, (Curcuma longa)
Rennellese ʔAngoʔango Low tide
Rennellese ʔAaba/ki Participate, join, help; helper, assistant, spouse
Rennellese ʔAo Day, daylight
Rennellese ʔAoʔatea Early afternoon
Rennellese ʔAu Bile, gall-bladder
Rennellese Ai There, thereby, at, in
Rennellese ʔEi Copulate
Rennellese ʔAitu Deity
Rennellese Aka A bush vine (Pueraria triloba) with long roots, eaten in times of shortage
Rennellese ʔAka Push over, heel over
Rennellese -ʔaki Formative suffix
Rennellese Ako Teacher, to teach
Rennellese Aku Excavate, dig, shovel
Rennellese ʔAga Wake up, be awake
Rennellese ʔA/ʔaga/ Wake up, stay awake; get up
Rennellese ʔAgahia To wake up as one startled or frightened
Rennellese Aganga Limb, as leg or arm; tool, as adze or knife; weapon; to carry such
Rennellese ʔAgego Tongue
Rennellese Agi General name for flatfishes, flounders, soles etc