University of Hawaii Press, 1979 - Foreign Language Study - 254 pages
The Ponapean-English Dictionary contains approximately 6,750 Ponapean to English entries. Each entry includes a headword, grammatical information, and one or more English definitions. Where appropriate, alternate spellings of headwords, usage labels, phrase and sentence examples, loan source information, and cross-references to related workds are also provided. An English to Ponapean finder list containing approximately 4,200 entries is also included to enable the user to locate key English words used in the definitions in the Ponapean entries. Designed to serve as a reference volume for native speakers of the language, particularly for Ponapean educators working in bilingual programs, this work will also be of value to English-speaking students of Ponapean and to scholars of other Pacific languages and cultures. This dictionary was prepared as a companion volume to the Ponapean Reference Grammar by the same authors.
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ARCHAIC avtion avtivity baseball bird sp breadfruit Bush sp canoe cards clan clothing coconut milk coconut palm crab cup of kava dialevt direvt divtionary doadoahk drink effevts feast given feasthouse fish sp fruit Grass sp hair headword hibiscus hole HONORIFIC imwen infevtion interj ivory nut palm kamadipw kava ceremony kava stone kehp kehpin kiewek kilel kilimenip kind of magic Lapalap lepin mangrove mangrove crab mehn mouth mwengehn Nahnmwarki line nahs neut objevts one's outrigger paddle pahn palm frond parrotfish pivture plant sp plural pohn Pohnpei Ponape Ponapean poss possessive classifier prepare this feast pron pull pwetepwet Qap.<Eng rabbitfish reef respevt Ririn sakau sarawi sea cucumber sennit sexual intercourse shell SLANG snapper someone soumwahu suffix surgeonfish taro Tree sp uhmw variety of banana variety of breadfruit variety of taro variety of yam verb Vine sp wear weitahta wife
Page xix - It should be noted that this alphabet, or one similar to it, had already gained widespread acceptance prior to the time the workshop was held. It represents a synthesis of at least six alphabetic traditions in Ponape.
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