Entries from Ranby 1980 in Pollex-Online

Ranby, P. (1980). A Nanumea Lexicon. Canberra, Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

Language Item Description
Tuvalu Folo Swallow
Tuvalu Fono Mend; a patch
Tuvalu Fono Meeting; people at a meeting
Tuvalu Fonu Full (NTO)
Tuvalu Fonu Turtle
Tuvalu Mata o fota Area of lagoon too deep to walk in Problematic
Tuvalu Fota Hollow out canoe
Tuvalu Fotu Appear (of fish named paala)
Tuvalu Foou New
Tuvalu Fuu To hide
Tuvalu Laungutu fuu Labia minora
Tuvalu Fuu/penu Children's game similar to "drop the handkerchief"
Tuvalu Fuu Fine sand, sediment
Tuvalu Fua/fua Measure; correct (v.t.)
Tuvalu Fua- Prefix indicating "ten times"
Tuvalu Fua Fruit, egg, bear fruit
Tuvalu Fua Testicle
Tuvalu Fua Only, just
Tuvalu Fua/fua Naked
Tuvalu Fuaa Jealous
Tuvalu Fuaefa Large
Tuvalu Fua Fish sp., a young Mullet
Tuvalu Fuaika A fish (Caranx sp.)
Tuvalu Fuaitino Physique
Tuvalu Fuata/ga Seeds, fruit; crop
Tuvalu Fue Canavalia maritima
Tuvalu Fue/fue Fly-whisk
Tuvalu Uu Large grub that eats coconut-meat Problematic
Tuvalu Fugaona Parent-in-law
Tuvalu Fui fala The whole pandanus fruit (as opposed to named sections)
Tuvalu Fui Put pairs of nuts together in tens; a bundle of nuts; ten (of coconuts and bonito)
Tuvalu Fuifui Sprinkle water over
Tuvalu Fu/fula To swell, swollen
Tuvalu Fule Peel a banana; pull line off rod without undoing it
Tuvalu Fulu Feather, hair on arms
Tuvalu Fu/fulu Wash (of hands, dishes, floor etc., but not clothes)
Tuvalu Fulufulu Hair, fur
Tuvalu Funa Wear a loincloth
Tuvalu Funafuna Large sea-slug
Tuvalu Fune Catkins of a breadfruit tree
Tuvalu Foge Itchy Problematic
Tuvalu Funu Pubic hair (VAI, FUN, NKF, NKL)
Tuvalu Fusi Bind together, lash together
Tuvalu Huhu Fight
Tuvalu Fusu Punch
Tuvalu Futi Pull, pluck
Tuvalu Futi Banana
Tuvalu Futu (Barringtonia asiatica
Tuvalu -ga Gerundive suffix
Tuvalu Gaa Nominal prefix indicating occurrence in groups