Entries from Elbert 1975-81 in Pollex-Online

Elbert, S. H. (1975-81). Dictionary of the Language of Rennell and Bellona. Copenhagen, The National Museum of Denmark.

Language Item Description
Rennellese Hana Mast
Rennellese Hano Go
Rennellese Pua/hano/ A tree (Guettarda speciosa)
Rennellese Haʔo Chisel
Rennellese Haʔo Put up or into
Rennellese Haʔo Chisel; to chisel; holes for lashings in a canoe
Rennellese Fa’ao Take, capture, snatch, rob
Rennellese Hasa/hasa Wail, groan, moan
Rennellese Haʔasia Be cut (as feet on coral or stone)
Rennellese Haasua General name for giant clams or Tridacnas
Rennellese Hata Platform, perch, shelf
Rennellese Hatahata Chest
Rennellese (Hata)hatai To fork, as a tree Problematic
Rennellese Hati Break, as waves or bones
Rennellese Hati Turn v
Rennellese Hatingaa geʔo Speaking, speech, pronunciation, voice
Rennellese Hatu Compose a song
Rennellese Hatu Fold, bend, lash v.
Rennellese Hatu Stone, rock, coral
Rennellese Patuke A brownish sea-urchin commonly eaten Phonologically Irregular
Rennellese Hatu-manaba Heart
Rennellese Hatutigi Thunder, thunderbolt
Rennellese Hau (Hibiscus tiliaceus)
Rennellese Haʔu To tie, lash, as with sinnet
Rennellese Haʔu Tapa turban; head lei; halo; crown
Rennellese He- Reciprocal prefix
Rennellese He-...-ʔaki Indicates reciprocal or pluiral action
Rennellese Hea Which? what? where?
Rennellese Heʔauaki To say farewell Problematic
Rennellese Hehoki/hoki/saki (plural) To go or come back and forth, as a ship; to be repetitive, as a chant
Rennellese Heʔiti(ʔaki) Copulate (of two people)
Rennellese Hekaheka To be smeared, filth-littered
Rennellese Hekau Work, workers
Rennellese Heke Octopus, octopodia sp.
Rennellese Hekiʔi To let wind, fart
Rennellese He/hega/ Sit or stand with legs wide apart, as to expose genitals
Rennellese Hegau Care for, feed, attend to
Rennellese Bilaabei Meet, encounter Problematic
Rennellese Hegohego Be yellow
Rennellese Hego A tree (Ficus tinctoria)
Rennellese Henua Land, island
Rennellese Henua People of the land
Rennellese Henua Afterbirth
Rennellese He/ta/taʔi To fight each other, as in rape
Rennellese Hetaʔu (Calophyllum inophyllum)
Rennellese Hetuʔu Star, constellation
Rennellese Sia- To want, to like Problematic
Rennellese Hihi Vagina
Rennellese Hia How many?
Rennellese Hiu/nga The border, start-edge, of a mat