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Micronesian Comparative Dictionary

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Yapese

39. Yapese (35) (Jensen 1977)

baawfishing pole (PMc: *pʷawu)

buuktail (PMc: *pʷuku)

choo-(n)‘member of’ (PCMc: *cao)

daaytidal season (PMc: *tau₂)

duwyear (PMc: *tau₂)

gaak’iytree, wood, shrub, plant (PMc: *kayu)

gaal'hibiscus tree, loin cloth or any cloth made of hibiscus bark (PWMc: *kalo)

(gu)-bulto flare up (PMc: *pʷula, pʷupʷula)

kiimgiant clam (PMc: *kima)

laal‘fly’ (PMc: *laŋo₁)

laaya sail (PMc: *lea or *laya)

leamthought, feeling (PMc: *lama₁)

leqcoconut shell, cup (PMc: *laSa)

lóqskull, coconut shell (PMc: *laSa)

mathen, and, but (PMc: *ma)

maelwar, battle (PMc: *maawunu)

máthoer, mathowhiccough (PMc: *maSeru)

mite-e-thuuth·‘nipple’ (lit. ‘point of breast or nursing’) (PMc: *mata-ni-susu)

neeŋ‘mosquito’ (PMc: *ñamʷu)

niiw·‘coconut’ (PMc: *niu)

Yapese (20 / 35)

ŋuulto buzz, hum, a bee, wasp (PWMc: *ŋil[ai])

paaqhis hand or arm (PMc: *pau)

p’eeth-(ŋuun)his nose (PMc: *pʷauSu)

soogwalking stick (PMc: *toko, toko-na)

taelrope, string (PMc: *tali)

thiisnit, louse egg (PWMc: *sili)

thipwood chips, sawdust (PMc: *[sS]ipa, [sS]ipa-ki)

tuguwpestle, betel nut pounder (PMc: *tuki, tukituki)

t’uuyporcupine fish (PMc: *tautu)

waalbait (PMc: *paa₁)

waarrock, big rock (PMc: *waani)

war-rum, wor-rumsponge, lungs (PMc: *far[ae])

weachlime, white (PMc: *pʷece, pʷecepʷece)

wullarge cowrie (PMc: *pʷuli)

wupchicken trap (PMc: *wuu) <>

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