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 Hoto Sting-ray, small type
Vaeakau-Taumako Hotu Be perforated, have holes (used about leaves, clothes, etc.)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hou New
Vaeakau-Taumako Huu Hidden
Vaeakau-Taumako Hua, fua Only, just (postnuclear word)
Vaeakau-Taumako Huo Dance where one jumps Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Fua i sino, huahino Body; embodiment (TAU,NUP)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hue/tuao Liana
Vaeakau-Taumako Ve/ve/ia Drive away (flies, mosquitos, etc.), chase
Vaeakau-Taumako Top/lala A small tree
Vaeakau-Taumako Toko/haa Hip Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Toko/ia Watch, observe, look, look after Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako Hungona, hingona In-law (any kind)
Vaeakau-Taumako Nghovae In-law, mother-in-law
Vaeakau-Taumako Hui Big bunch
Vaeakau-Taumako A/hu/hu Name of various cone shells
Vaeakau-Taumako Hu/hu Big cone shell
Vaeakau-Taumako Hui-a, fui-a Wash
Vaeakau-Taumako Huke(a) Open the earth oven to take out the food
Vaeakau-Taumako Huli-a Turn
Vaeakau-Taumako Huli/huli Roll (of ships), sway from side to side
Vaeakau-Taumako Fulitua-ina [NUP] Leave, depart, drop
Vaeakau-Taumako Hilitua Leave, depart
Vaeakau-Taumako Hulu Feather; hair on body
Vaeakau-Taumako Hulu-ina, fulu-ina Rub, mash
Vaeakau-Taumako Huluhulu/a Hairy
Vaeakau-Taumako Huluhulu kauvae Beard
Vaeakau-Taumako Huna/a Hide (vt)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hune kulu Soft part of breadfruit (used for fishing baits and food)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hua/hui/a Attach canoe to outrigger; bind coconuts or breadfruits into bunches of ten Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Vuhi-a, vusi-a Pull, catch (fish), draw (bow)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hutu A tree used for torches when fishing at night. Type of wood used for firestick (Lch).
Vaeakau-Taumako -nga Suffix forming nouns from verbs
Vaeakau-Taumako Nga School of, group of (plural collective quantifier)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngha, na/nga (obs.) Article (plural specific)
Vaeakau-Taumako Na/nga/i Some (article, plural, non-specific)
Vaeakau-Taumako Nghauta Shore, village, home
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngahoa, ngafoa Perforated, crushed, smashed, broken
Vaeakau-Taumako Nienie A small tree Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngee Short breath, asthma; short of breath Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Nga(a)kau Intestines, guts, chest, gullet or some other central body part, mainly used in idioms for feelings; plan, think, decide, want
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngali/a Bite, gnaw
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngalo Disappeared, be gone
Vaeakau-Taumako Hi/ngalo Parrotfish sp.
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngalue/lue Shake, be shaky
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngalue/ina Make pudding (of something) Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngapu Gasp Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngae-a Tear
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngau Arrow
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngau velo Spear