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 Kaka Old and strong betelnut Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Lala/khai (VAE,TAU). Tlatla/kai (NUP). Traditional story
Vaeakau-Taumako Lala/khai/na Tell a traditional story
Vaeakau-Taumako Namu khala Smell sweet; sweet smell
Vaeakau-Taumako Kau, khau Bathe, swim, wade
Vaeakau-Taumako Khava Sweat (n)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kake, khake Arrive, climb, land at, enter (a house)
Vaeakau-Taumako Khala Smart, sore, itching
Vaeakau-Taumako Kalae Swamphen
Vaeakau-Taumako Klahau Jaw, chin
Vaeakau-Taumako Kalaka Big tree at the seashore, its leaves are hard and with white liquid, its wood is used for posts
Vaeakau-Taumako Kalava Rigid stem (usually of a coconut leaf)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kalea Trumpet shell (used to give signals for meetings, announcements, etc.)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kali (trans. keli/a) Dig
Vaeakau-Taumako Kalia/kai Dinghy, lifeboat
Vaeakau-Taumako Kalo/a Defend oneself against, be on guard against
Vaeakau-Taumako Kalolo Bowstring
Vaeakau-Taumako Kalolo/a, kalolo/ina Pull the bowstring tight when attaching it to the bow and fasten it
Vaeakau-Taumako Kano/etai People, all the people on an island, community (NUP).
Vaeakau-Taumako Kamda/kina Start
Vaeakau-Taumako Va/khamo Flash, lighten Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Kamu Betelnut; chew betelnut
Vaeakau-Taumako Koniva Rainbow Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako Kle/vihi Conch shell
Vaeakau-Taumako Ko Particle signifying phasal aspect, a change in the world, a command or strong wish or simply a progression of events in a narrative Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Kau Pneumonia Uncertain Semantic Connection
Vaeakau-Taumako Kano/vaka Crew member, companion crew, companion, friend
Vaeakau-Taumako Kanu/kanu/ia Decorate with painting
Vaeakau-Taumako Kenu/kenu/a Paint (usually with custom powder or charcoal) Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Kanu/i Decoration, pattern
Vaeakau-Taumako Keo A bird similar to heron, living on the beach
Vaeakau-Taumako Kaokao Side
Vaeakau-Taumako Khapa Reach out
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapa/a Reach out for
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapakapa Flap with wings, tread water; go without proper equipment, manage without anything
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapakau Shoulder, wing
Vaeakau-Taumako Kape/kape-a Comb (n,v)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapui A small tree Problematic
Vaeakau-Taumako Kape/a Prick (vt)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapia Lime
Vaeakau-Taumako Khapa, kapa/a Reach out (for) Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Va/khapho/a Grab, snatch
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapu Cup
Vaeakau-Taumako Kanga Ear ring
Vaeakau-Taumako Kai Lilac Clam shell (used to scrape coconuts); scraper (only for coconuts)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kau/kau/ii Rafter from corner to ridgepole in house Phonologically Irregular
Vaeakau-Taumako Khata (trans. kata/ina) Laugh (at)
Vaeakau-Taumako Karaha Black frigate bird
Vaeakau-Taumako Katea Deck on a canoe. The side of a canoe opposite the outrigger (Lch). Leeward platform (Gge).
Vaeakau-Taumako Katoa All, very (quantifier with a free distribution though in most cases postnuclear); ten