Entries from Dougherty 1983 in Pollex-Online

Dougherty, J. W. D. (1983). West Futuna-Aniwa: An Introduction to a Polynesian Outlier Language. Berkeley, University of California Press.

Language Item Description
West Futuna Gahere/fere Entangled brush, difficult to negotiate Problematic
West Futuna Ngasoro To crawl (of an infant). Se trainer sur le derrière; grimper en serrant le tronc contre soi (Rve).
West Futuna Gata Land snake
West Futuna Ngatasi Equal
West Futuna Ngatasitasi Group together, make one, same
West Futuna Ngaj/a-niu Coconut shell cup
West Futuna Gatoro Make a rattling sound, make a noise, cry out
West Futuna Geji/geji Custom during circumcision when required that one not touch food but eat by holding food in something such as a leaf Problematic
West Futuna Gogo/tama A woman who has borne children
West Futuna Fa/goi/goi Noise of tree sighing in the wind Phonologically Irregular
West Futuna (H)gu Cuttlefish, squid
West Futuna Guru A deep sound
West Futuna Guru/guru Thunder; to rumble, to thunder
West Futuna (A)ha What?
West Futuna T/agafuru Ten
West Futuna Tar/agafuru/ Ten
West Futuna Ake Up, upwards
West Futuna Aku Kind of fish. Barracuda (Fkm). (Sphyraena spp. [barracuda]) (Rve)
West Futuna Ari/-a Hollow out, clear out, cut or scrape out in a curve
West Futuna Ama Outrigger float, pontoon
West Futuna Api Variety of fish (Sea Surgeon?)
West Futuna Eke Rest upon, alight on, perch on
West Futuna Ifo Downwards
West Futuna (I)kofi, koufi Large wooden tongs for removing stones from oven
West Futuna E/igoa Name
West Futuna Iva Nine
West Futuna Oge Hunger; hungry
West Futuna U Breast. Sein, téter (Rve).
West Futuna Ka Prefix of futurity, indef. or inceptive
West Futuna Kaie (FUT), Kaia (ANI) But Problematic
West Futuna Kafa Fibrous husk as of chestnut or coconut; rope made of husk fibres, sennit
West Futuna Kafika Malay apple, rose apple (Syzygium malaccense)
West Futuna Kafkafu Diaphragm (ANI)
West Futuna (H)ka To burn, to be burned
West Futuna Kai (trans. kei/na) Food, eat. Manger, manger féculents (Rve).
West Futuna Mta/kai. mta/kei (Cpl). Sharp. Etroit (nez) (Rve).
West Futuna Kaire Wild yam
West Futuna Kaka, faka (ANI) Spathe of the coconut palm. Coconut cloth (ANI) (Cpl). Tissus fibreux, ius. feuilles (Rve).
West Futuna Hkai Story, tale, legend; to tell tales
West Futuna Xkano (WFU) Body, ‘soul’
West Futuna Kake (WFU), kage (ANI) Upwards
West Futuna Karae Bush hen
West Futuna Karaka Fruit tree (with small fruit)
West Futuna Karea Sea-snail, conch...; shell axe fashioned from the conch shell. Térèbre (Rve).
West Futuna Kari Penis (profane)
West Futuna Karikau Top shell, a common, edible shellfish with pyramid-shaped shell with purplish tint. Trochus shell spp. (Clk).
West Futuna Karo/ji Bow string Phonologically Irregular
West Futuna Kam(a)kama Species of small bluish sea crab; generic term for sea crab
West Futuna Kanae Mullet. (Mugil [Moolgarda] seheli [Bluespot Mullet]) (Rve).
West Futuna Kaniva The Milky Way