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

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