Updated: 3/19/2012
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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

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Rotuman

Roviana

24. Rotuman (26) (Churchward 1940)

‘ele, ‘ele-abe near, be near to (PCMc: *karani)

faliga·‘ear, mushroom, fungus’ (PMc: *taliŋa)

folu·‘three, three (general)’ (PMc: *telu, telu-ua)

fun, funu-to cook [especially by boiling] (PCMc: *tinitini, tini-mi)

fupu‘grow, increase’ (PMc: *t[iu]pʷu)

gogoro‘make a loud disturbing noise’ (PMc: *ŋoro, ŋoroŋoro, [sS]i-ŋoro)

hefauCallophyllum tree (PMc: *itau)

hifu·‘seven’ (PMc: *fitu, fitu-ua)

hili, hilhili‘pick out, choose, select’ (PMc: *fili, filifili)

ho’igo back, return (PMc: *woki, woki-si-)

hoi·‘turtle’ (PMc: *woñu)

kohocough (PCMc: *pekopeko or *kopekope)

lae·‘a sail’ (PMc: *lea or *laya)

laje·‘kind of coral’ (PMc: *laZe)

loŋa‘toward the interior (of an island) (PMc: *loŋ[ao])

mamafato awake from sleep (PMc: *mamata)

mararismooth (PMc: *ma-[sS]ali)

matitibe cold (PMc: *maci, macici)

ŋuu‘grumble, complain, grunt’ (PMc: *ŋuu)

paa·‘bait, worm’ (PMc: *paa₁)

Rotuman (20 / 26)

peni, penseacucumber (PCMc: *panipani)

pepebutterfly (PMc: *pepe, pepepe)

pogi·‘night’ (PMc: *pʷoŋi)

pulabe alight, burn (PMc: *pʷula, pʷupʷula)

saga‘thigh’ (PMc: *Saŋa)

una, une-hi·‘hair, feathers, scales, remove (hair or scales)’ (PMc: *una, unauna, una-fi)

25. Roviana (1)

ŋarawild duck (PMc: *ŋaaŋaa)

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