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Language: Numèè (Nââ Numèè)

Source/Author:  RIVIERRE Jean-Claude, ??-2018 
Identifiers:  ISO-639-3:kdk  Glottocode: nume1242 
Notes:  The lexical data entered here are coming from a yet to be ended and published Dictionnaire Numèè-Français made by Jean-Claude RIVIERRE (†). This linguist has work, before this lexicon, on a phonoligical comparaison of the New Caledonia south languages, including the Numèè language, still spoken nowadays in this area (RIVIERRE, J-C, 'Phonologie comparée des dialectes d'extrème sud de la Nouvelle-Calédonie', Paris : Selaf, pp. 216).
This lexicon provides recent lexical data, from the Numèè language to French, and, through the transcription alphabet used, phonetic data. However, there is no phonetical or phonological introduction.
To complete the transcription, this list has used the more recent description work on the Numèè language. This work is the Fabrice Wallice thesis, "Description morpho-syntaxique du nââ numèè (langue de Yaté, Extrême-Sud de la Nouvelle-Calédonie) " (co-dir. C. Moyse-Faurie & J. Vernaudon, univ. de la Nouvelle-Calédonie), INALCO, defended on the 8th of november 2013. This work presents a usefully and reliable synthesis of all the writings that has been propoed for the Numèè language.

Note on the methodology :
- The borrowed lexical item have been signaled in the source lexicon and have not been retained here
- The word that are morphologically dependant, working as attached words, has been transcribed with a dash before or after the word
- When several words in the source lexicon have been found for a single english word in the list, the one with a meaning closer to the english word have been retained.
- When it has been impossible to find the semantic distinction between several words, they all have been entered, althought the lack of found distinction has been noted in the 'Author annotation' collumn.
- When a morphologically dependant word has been found along with a fully independant word, the fully independant word has been retained. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: David PIEKUT  Checked By:  
Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:New Caledonian:Southern:Extreme Southern  


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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
7 to come      
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim      
13 back word info      
16 intestines      
17 liver      
18 breast      
19 shoulder      
22 to fear      
24 head      
26 hair word info      
27 nose      
29 to sniff, smell      
39 to cook word info      
42 to suck      
47 to yawn      
56 child      
62 thatch/roof      
65 rope      
67 to sew word info      
69 to hunt word info      
77 to scratch word info      
82 dull, blunt      
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info      
91 to buy      
93 to pound, beat word info      
96 dog      
99 feather      
100 wing      
106 snake      
109 mosquito      
113 branch word info      
114 leaf      
116 flower      
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest      
139 cold word info      
152 small      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
170 when? word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside      
175 above      
177 this      
178 that      
179 near      
180 far      
182 I      
183 thou      
186 you      
188 what? word info      
190 other      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
196 to count      
202 Six word info      
203 Seven word info      
204 Eight word info      
205 Nine word info      
206 Ten word info      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
80 to split word info -po:      
10 dirty ⁿdɽa      
2 left -kõɽõmẽ   21  
165 bad, evil -ne      
112 rotten word info aku:   120  
156 thin word info ca:ɣɪ:      
66 to tie up, fasten caɽɛ Means 'to tie up', and in addition (in french) 'nouer, serrer    
71 to stab, pierce ci- Means 'to pierce, to use a pointed object' Described by the author as a verbal prefix    
92 to open, uncover cike:      
157 thick word info coe:ⁿdɛ      
95 to fall word info cuku      
102 rat cĩ:ᵐbu      
23 blood dɽɛ      
185 we word info ekʷãrã excl.    
181 where? word info eʈie Seems to be the more likely 'where' protoform used for question    
87 to swell word info i:      
135 lightning i:vɛ:      
74 to kill ijɛ      
79 stick/wood itue      
195 no, not ja: Means 'no'    
87 to swell word info ji:      
79 stick/wood jitue      
135 lightning jivɛ:      
94 to throw word info joŋẽ      
90 to dig ju      
94 to throw word info juŋẽ      
51 to sit juɛ      
74 to kill      
176 below ka:      
150 yellow kari:      
72 to hit word info kã:      
145 smoke word info ke:ʈã      
33 to laugh kẽ:      
49 to lie down word info kẽmɛ Means 'to lie down without sleeping'    
98 egg ko      
131 cloud word info kõʈe      
38 to chew word info ku: a.    
112 rotten word info ku:   120  
132 fog ku:      
154 short word info kue Means 'short', without any further specification of height or length acceptation of this word    
25 neck kukʷa      
40 to drink kũ:      
145 smoke word info kɛ:ʈã      
128 sky kʷa      
121 sand kʷẽ      
136 wind kʷie      
37 to eat kʷɛ      
41 to bite kʷɛ      
83 to work word info mara      
129 moon me:      
138 warm word info me:      
140 dry word info me: a.    
164 good meci      
151 green meru:      
1 hand mẽ   14  
38 to chew word info mẽ:      
48 to sleep mi:      
50 to dream mi:ŋẽtoã      
35 to vomit muɽe      
112 rotten word info muɽɛ      
97 bird mø̃ɽõ      
141 wet mĩẽ The distinction between those two lexical items is not clear    
75 to die, be dead   1  
142 heavy mɛnɛ̃nɛ̃      
111 fish mɪ:      
155 long word info mʷa: Means 'long', without any further specification of height or length acceptation of this word    
61 house mʷã      
110 spider mʷãkõã      
105 tail mʷãpʷy:      
104 fat/grease mʷãɽẽ      
84 to plant mʷãɽĩ:      
167 night mʷẽɽẽ      
76 to live, be alive mʷoɽo      
28 to breathe mʷø̃:      
52 to stand na The distinction between those two lexical items is not clear    
184 he/she nẽ Note that the author of the source lexicon define the pronoun as a respectful way to refere to 'he, him' The most common 3S pronoun distinct from the 3P prounoun, has not been found in the source lexicon    
187 they nẽ      
85 to choose nẽ:      
124 sea nẽ:-ᶮɟo      
32 tongue nẽ:kʷẽnẽ      
32 tongue nẽkʷẽnẽ      
124 sea nẽnẽ:-ᶮɟo      
108 louse word info nia a.    
64 to say nĩ:   104  
169 year nĩ:      
140 dry word info pupʷa a.    
197 One word info ta:      
34 to cry tã:      
86 to grow word info tei      
52 to stand tete      
60 father tẽ:      
153 big tẽ:ɣɛ Means 'big', as well as 'tall'    
46 to see tõã      
70 to shoot word info tu      
140 dry word info tékɛ: b.    
86 to grow word info tɪ:      
123 to flow ua      
137 to blow word info ũ: a.    
191 all ũwẽĩ:      
163 new va      
161 shy, ashamed va:      
53 person/human being va:re      
162 old word info va:rekẽ:      
63 name vane      
141 wet vanu:      
162 old word info vawerekẽ:      
53 person/human being vaweɽe      
160 painful, sick veju:      
130 star veo:   21?  
142 heavy vetonɛ̃nɛ̃      
201 Five word info veɽe      
95 to fall word info vicuku      
73 to steal võɽõ      
103 meat/flesh vy:ma:      
55 woman/female vø̃::      
73 to steal vø̃ɽõ      
4 leg/foot   33  
5 to walk vɛ̃      
120 stone vʊ:      
123 to flow wa      
6 road/path waɲẽɽõ      
6 road/path waɲɛ̃ɽõ      
117 fruit wã      
117 fruit wã:      
191 all wãĩ:      
44 to hear wãɽã      
191 all wẽĩ:      
30 mouth wokʷa      
92 to open, uncover wucike:      
14 belly      
43 ear wɛnẽ:      
49 to lie down word info xamɛ      
133 rain xi      
81 sharp ŋẽ      
21 to think ŋẽ:      
144 to burn word info ŋẽrẽ      
12 skin ŋẽɽẽ   1  
137 to blow word info ŋu b.    
115 root ŋu:ŋe:      
137 to blow word info ŋũ a.    
81 sharp ŋø̃      
191 all ŋʷẽĩ:      
34 to cry ŋʷi: The distinction between those two lexical items is not clear    
45 eye ɣe:mo      
45 eye ɣe:mɛ      
31 tooth ɣe:no      
101 to fly ɲã      
59 mother ɲã:      
68 needle ɲẽ      
12 skin ɲẽɽẽ   1  
15 bone ɲẽɽẽ      
168 day ɲi:      
54 man/male ɲie      
15 bone ɲĩɽẽ      
55 woman/female ɲõ The distinction between those two lexical items is not clear    
58 wife ɲõkẽ:      
143 fire ʈã      
134 thunder ʈe:      
189 who? word info ʈie      
171 to hide word info ʈokʷɛ:      
20 to know, be knowledgeable ʈõŋẽɽẽ      
95 to fall word info ᵐbeko      
107 worm (earthworm) ᵐbie Translated by 'worm' without any further specification of the types of worm it referes to 11  
198 Two word info ᵐbo:      
11 dust ᵐbuɽuwi Means 'dust', as well as 'eau limoneuse' (in french) 20, 104  
199 Three word info ᵐbɛtĩ:      
200 Four word info ᵐbɛvo:      
200 Four word info ᵐbɛvʊ:      
148 white ᵐbʷa:      
149 red ᵐbʷe in french    
149 red ᵐbʷi Means 'red' as well as 'well cooked' or 'mûr' as a fruit    
122 water word info ᶮɟo      
118 grass ᶮɟoᵐbʷia      
36 to spit ᶮɟukãɽẽ      
119 earth/soil ᶯɖa      
147 black ᶯɖi:nẽ      
57 husband ᶯɖumʷaɲõ      
146 ash ᶯɖɛ   1  
2 left ⁿdakõɽõmẽ   21  
3 right ⁿdamø:   88  
166 correct, true ⁿdo- Means 'true'    
78 to cut, hack word info ︉ⁿdipo: Means 'to cut with an axe'    

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