Entries from Donner 1983-87 in Pollex-Online

Donner, W. (1987) Sikaiana Vocabulary: Na male ma na talatala o Sikaiana. Honiara, Solomon Island

Language Item Description
Sikaiana Oho/ttaa To be startled
Sikaiana Lapalapa the places in the trunk of a tree that extend out from the tree, as the trunk of the tava tree.
Sikaiana Motikao Finger Phonologically Irregular
Sikaiana Lomaki To push into the ground, as in planting
Sikaiana Laakau Stick
Sikaiana Laakau alo A fishing rod used for bonito
Sikaiana Faka/lee/lesi To lie to someone, to tell untrue stories
Sikaiana Muka Weak, rotting, of cloth, string and ropes
Sikaiana Kautalina Ear
Sikaiana Kau The top part of the frame of a fishing net (kautoko)
Sikaiana K/keti (pass. keetia) To remove the husk of a coconut with the teeth, as a rat or small child does. Phonologically Irregular
Sikaiana Pae (of boat) Tilt, lay to one side
Sikaiana Tapaa- Small, little
Sikaiana Tapa/a/mea A small portion, a little bit of something
Sikaiana Naenae Lazy, weary
Sikaiana Nahenahe A feeling of emptiness in the stomach
Sikaiana Hai aavana To have sexual intercourse (polite form)
Sikaiana I/kinei Here
Sikaiana I/kinaa There, in sight, but away from speaker
Sikaiana I/kilaa There (referring to objects that are distant...).
Sikaiana Haka/s/seke To drop out of, to fail to appear at an activity or event, to fall behind in a race; to move down, as in going down from one step to another.
Sikaiana Pane mua Front piece of an outrigger canoe
Sikaiana Pane muli Rear part of the washstrake {hono} of an outrigger canoe...used for sitting.
Sikaiana Pallama Upper part of the body of an outrigger canoe that is lashed on top the main body. The boom rods {kiato} are lashed in between.
Sikaiana Lani/ttia To be divided into equal portions among many different people.
Sikaiana Too/too Straighten bones using traditional methods Uncertain Semantic Connection
Sikaiana Tuleki-na To push over