Entries from Hovdhaugen 2006 in Pollex-Online

Hovdhaugen, E. (2006). A Short Dictionary of the Vaeakau-Taumako Language. Oslo, Kon-Tiki Museum, Institute for Pacific Archaeology and Cultural History.

Language Item Description
Vaeakau-Taumako A Personal article...
Vaeakau-Taumako -a Suffix added nouns to form intransitive verbs expressing abundance or presence of something
Vaeakau-Taumako Ae Yes
Vaeakau-Taumako Anee Now, and now (clause-linking conjunction). Now, here (Hnh).
Vaeakau-Taumako Aha Be open
Vaeakau-Taumako Ah/aha Hollow, spacious
Vaeakau-Taumako Aha/ngia Open (vt)
Vaeakau-Taumako A/la Postnuclear qualifier, usually indicating uncertainty, or softening of the preceding word; if Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Alohi/manava Womb; deepest feeling, whole heart, heart
Vaeakau-Taumako Ahea When? (future)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ahii A parcel
Vaeakau-Taumako Ahi/hi/na Wrap, wrap in parcels, pack
Vaeakau-Taumako Hi/na Pack in parcels (used about food wrapped in leaves to be baked in the oven)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ahiahi Evening
Vaeakau-Taumako Ahinga Armpit
Vaeakau-Taumako Ahu Be hot (about a sick person)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ahu/ahu Be tired, weak, etc. due to pregnancy Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako Ahulu Name of various kinds of goatfish
Vaeakau-Taumako Anga/nga Behaviour (pl)
Vaeakau-Taumako Anga A shell. Small edible shell, horned helmet (Charonia tritonis) (Hnh).
Vaeakau-Taumako Nailane Today
Vaeakau-Taumako Ange Away, more (postnuclear, mostly clitic, directional particle indicating motion or action away from both speaker and hearer, towards a third person or in general away from something. It is also used to express comparison or a greater amount of something)
Vaeakau-Taumako Amo/amo Perfume, turmeric powder, custom powder
Vaeakau-Taumako Amo/mo/ia Apply custom powder to
Vaeakau-Taumako Ango/i Decoration
Vaeakau-Taumako Ango/ia Engage [in marriage] (vt); decorate
Vaeakau-Taumako Ao Be daylight
Vaeakau-Taumako N/au Gall
Vaeakau-Taumako Ai Where, with it (postnuclear anaphoric pronoun, mostly clitic, referring to noun phrases with the preposition i)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ei Anaphoric pronoun preceded by the preposition ki
Vaeakau-Taumako Hi/hia Spy, watch
Vaeakau-Taumako Aka (pl. vei/aka) Root
Vaeakau-Taumako Aka/ia Kick (with the sole)
Vaeakau-Taumako -aki/na Transitive applicative suffix
Vaeakau-Taumako Ako/aki(na) Teach
Vaeakau-Taumako Aku/aku(hia) Weed (v)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ol/olo/ia, l/olo/ia Wipe, rub
Vaeakau-Taumako Ala(h-) Wake up (sg), be awake (sg); rise up (sg)
Vaeakau-Taumako Fe/ala/fi Wake up (pl)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ala Appear from some distance Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Alala A trevally fish. A small edible fish (Caranx delicatissimus) (Hnh).
Vaeakau-Taumako Alelo Tongue
Vaeakau-Taumako Ali Flatfish
Vaeakau-Taumako Ali Be visible, be possible to see, appear
Vaeakau-Taumako Aliki Chief, paramount chief; be rich
Vaeakau-Taumako Alili Turban shell
Vaeakau-Taumako Alo/haki Call by waving hands, signal by waving
Vaeakau-Taumako Alo Canoe
Vaeakau-Taumako Aloha Be sorry, be sad, pity
Vaeakau-Taumako Aloha/hia Have compassion or sorrow for