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 Na/langi Heavy rain, rain cloud
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngale A wrasse fish
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngha/opo/lia Pack (vt), pack up
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngho/nga Snore (vi) Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Niu/niu Mangrove palm
Vaeakau-Taumako Noh/oko/ia Be poor
Vaeakau-Taumako Oi/toi Oh dear!
Vaeakau-Taumako Olo/a Push, pull [exx. boat, tree] Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Paa/kii/kii Sound; make a sound Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Pako/pako Empty; used shell or skin of animals Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Umu, pak/umu Triggerfish
Vaeakau-Taumako Pala A longtom fish
Vaeakau-Taumako Pala/pala Weak, loose Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako Palapu Wind from northeast
Vaeakau-Taumako Palapu eha Wind from northwest-west (VAE)
Vaeakau-Taumako Pao Big tree with edible fruit seeds Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Pele Many Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Pelu/a Stir, mix; mess up Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Pelu/pelu Mixed Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Phao Drift, float
Vaeakau-Taumako Phili Pass over
Vaeakau-Taumako Plapla/inu Coral rock, big, flat stone in the sea like cement Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Ple/malo Tapa cloth formerly worn by men
Vaeakau-Taumako Poi Small (prenuclear qualifier indicating a small amount of what the following verb signifies) Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Sike Roll (vi); fall (from where something or somebody stands, tipping over)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ta The one belonging to, for, of (prenuclear A-possessive pronoun)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ta Article (specific singular). The form is obsolete and appears only to be used when referring to animals (ta ika, ta honu)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ta/kalo Be empty (used about bottles with lime for betelnut chewing, bank accounts, etc.) Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Taku/a (commonly tukua) Say, tell; plan, think, decide; like (vt)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tamumu Sound like thunder; sound from nepulu dance
Vaeakau-Taumako Tau/aki Fish with kite
Vaeakau-Taumako Tau/ii Bite (vi) [of fish]
Vaeakau-Taumako Tau/ngatai (Of men) become an adult, be old enough; be sufficient; be the same; necessary; worthy
Vaeakau-Taumako Te/hei/oa Be without home, homeless, without parents Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako Te/hei/oa Be without home, homeless, without parents Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako Thae/lavaa Be tired, be exhausted
Vaeakau-Taumako Thae/lavaa Be tired, be exhausted
Vaeakau-Taumako Toa/toa A small tree with small leaves and hard wood growing on rocks (mainly found in Vaeakau)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tu/vihi Bound, return, ricochet (TAU) Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Ulu/loku Give a compensation (to avoid conflict) (TAU)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ung/ahi Burning wood
Vaeakau-Taumako Va/kapi Be fastened [e.g. axe head to handle]
Vaeakau-Taumako Vake/a Put away, put up, put someone/something into something, untie, remove Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako V/oo Many Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Fkaosi Be last, be final
Vaeakau-Taumako Huaohi Consume
Vaeakau-Taumako Huaohi/kia Sack someone from a job; finish off uncompleted work
Vaeakau-Taumako Vela Sun
Vaeakau-Taumako Huatonu Serve
Vaeakau-Taumako Huatonu/ia Celebrate