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 Oii Problematic
Sikaiana Oko To collect, pick up, gather
Sikaiana Ola Alive, living; life; salvation (in Christian teaching); fun, lively, entertaining, exciting
Sikaiana Oli Sway back and forth
Sikaiana Olioli A type of song with a distinctive tune style...
Sikaiana Oma Type of sponge made of coconut husk
Sikaiana One Sand
Sikaiana Ope Sea fungus
Sikaiana Osi Sucker of banana
Sikaiana Oso To grab someone; to be startled
Sikaiana Oti Finished
Sikaiana Papa (ppa) (pass. paa/kia) To slap with the hand Phonologically Irregular
Sikaiana Paa Turtle or pearl shell tuna fishhook
Sikaiana Paka A sea crab species
Sikaiana Patiaka Root Phonologically Irregular
Sikaiana Pakilani A tree
Sikaiana Pakipaki Jellyfish (generic term)
Sikaiana Paku/paku Dry; low (tide)
Sikaiana Paku (Cooked side of food) burnt
Sikaiana Pakuu Fall down
Sikaiana Pala Rotten (of fruit)
Sikaiana Palaa Feather
Sikaiana Paala Fish sp., marlin
Sikaiana Uli pal(a)lai Very black
Sikaiana P/pali To mourn for the death of someone (traditionally mourners separated themselves from the rest of society during their mourning)
Sikaiana Pane Comb of fowl
Sikaiana Papa Wooden box, coffin; timber, lumber; board in front of the weaver that supports the warp-threads
Sikaiana Papa Box
Sikaiana Pasua Edible clam sp. (?Tridacna hippopus hippopus)
Sikaiana Paaua Fish sp
Sikaiana Pee- Like this, like that (followed by deictics)
Sikaiana Peau The waves of the sea; to be rough seas
Sikaiana Pehea How?
Sikaiana Peka Flying-fox
Sikaiana Pela/pela Muddy
Sikaiana P/pela Soft
Sikaiana Pep/pepe/ Butterfly
Sikaiana Peti Fat
Sikaiana Pia Arrowroot
Sikaiana P/piki Feel numb
Sikaiana Piko Bent, crooked, curved
Sikaiana P/pili To be stuck, to adhere; (of soup) to be thick
Sikaiana P/pilo To smell of feces
Sikaiana Poo Night
Sikaiana Poa Legs of a hermit crab, used as bait
Sikaiana P/poko Atrophic vulva
Sikaiana Pukua Mouth
Sikaiana Pola Roof mats of a house, woven from coconut leaves
Sikaiana Pole Desire
Sikaiana Pole Tremble, spasm, convulse; go into convulsions as a result of spirit possession