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 Ngatali Rustle, tap Problematic
Rennellese Ngatahi Together, all, both
Rennellese Ngatata Rustle (as the sea), whiz (as birds in flight), sound continuously (as coconuts being dragged on ground)
Rennellese Ngaʔati ʔugu Scalp
Rennellese Ngaʔati polo Coconut empty of liquid
Rennellese Ngato Finished, ended, stopped, completed
Rennellese Ngatogotogo Rattle, knock, shake noisily, sound unpleasantly (a cracked sounding board)
Rennellese Ngau Chew, as pandanus, sugar-cane, betel nut; bite
Rennellese Ngese Be slow, come or go slowly
Rennellese Ngii Peep, squeak, squeal, be hoarse
Rennellese Ngii/ngii Whimper, cry
Rennellese Ngingie A shrub growing on coastal ledges
Rennellese Ngongo Common Noddy Tern
Rennellese Nguu Assent Uncertain Semantic Connection
Rennellese Nguuheke Squid, decapoda
Rennellese Ngutu Mouth, beak, orifice
Rennellese Ngutukao A kind of porpoise said to have a longer snout than the samono
Rennellese Aa What?
Rennellese Anga Turn the front or back to
Rennellese Angahugu Ten
Rennellese Angai To face, look upon, to protect, as ancestors or gods; pay back, recompense, revenge
Rennellese Ai Who?
Rennellese Akau Coral reef in general
Rennellese Ake Direction upwards, inland, towards shore
Rennellese Aku Needlefish, threshfish
Rennellese Aga Road
Rennellese Agi To hollow out or enlarge by turning, as with a knife in a hole; to strip, as taro
Rennellese Ama Outrigger float
Rennellese Api Some spp. of Surgeonfishes and Coralfishes e.g. Acanthurus triostegus and Chaetodon miliaris
Rennellese Au Tattooing needle
Rennellese Lagu Wing bone of flying-fox, (sewing) needle Borrowed
Rennellese Eke Go on, board, mount, as a horse
Rennellese Ege To deny
Rennellese Iho Downward, seaward, northward, westward
Rennellese Ingoa Name, expression, to be named
Rennellese Iba Nine
Rennellese Ongoongo A kind of nettle (? Acalypha boehmerioides); to itch
Rennellese Onge Hunger
Rennellese ʔOka Husk coconut on a stick
Rennellese Oko Reach, arrive at; to complete, as work
Rennellese Ogo Rub v; grate, brush (as teeth)
Rennellese Uʔa To be very high (of tide)
Rennellese Uu Nipple, breast
Rennellese ʔUi Take canoe out to sea; extract Pandanus keys; take off (e.g. shirt); unlash (e.g. sail); free oneself from
Rennellese Uku To dive
Rennellese Ugu Enter, exit
Rennellese Ugu To possess and drive mad
Rennellese Ugu/hia To be possessed by an unworshipped supernatural and driven crazy; to be drunk
Rennellese Ka(a) Future verb aspect marker
Rennellese Ka(e) And, also, but