1   God  -  matter - subject                Uruvacu  -  upata'a - sujetu
plant             tutuana
           
  plant tuana   plant (vb) utue
  tree ete   make  hole for seed lore
  bush totoku   cultivated (plant) (tutuana) ihinanu
  flower cipi-cipi   planted ituana
  grass foe   wild ihoto,    ihotolarinu
  weed foehu kaparana   group of plants tutuana
           
           
  moss (ira) kemu-kemuru   eucalyptus-like tree fara
  reed  moto   wine palm (inland) tua pata
  water lilly ira totakuru*   palm (inland) tua ma'arau
  watercress akeraunasa   (tall coastal palm) kakalu    (ipata lohai)
  seaweed  tahi foehu   (thick coastal palm) komolu   (ipata lafae)
  sponge     she-oak kemari
      sandalwood ete mukia
        coconut vata
* totakuru  a half coconut shell      
           
  root larinu   shoot (new growth) pupuke
  stalk kete   bud ha-hale *
  trunk etepata   leaf ete-asa
  bark (i)vele   seed (general) venu
  branch (ete)tani   seed (tree) ete-kafu
  log (i.e. for burning) acapata   overgrown, thicket he'ene
      forest / jungle irin(u)
        dense jungle alahu
Acapata hain ulahe . The log has burnt out.      
* hahale:  often ha-hale:  bud
     
  prickles uku-uku      
  nut      -- * * mushroom / edible fungus kiri-kiri
  shell fahu * mushroom alekua
  thorn uku   large fungus growing on trees  kiri-kiri
  stick aca sasakina   yeast / leven fermentu
  log etekava, ete umun(u)   ferment fermentu
  log for burning aca kava   mould kua-kuani
           
* no general botanical word * Kirikiri ete nalauhe. Alekua mua nalauhe.
foe     weeds,  grass irin-alahu forested areas in general
pala foehe weed the garden pii a kind of nut
pala foeh fai kiaru a kind of nut
plant            tutuana
           
* vine eerekana eereke * dig (mua) laki
  garden kintal ** dig (mua) atare
  plant utue   scratch, rake (mua) kaure
  water ira'e   pit / hole kuru
  channel ira pata   ditch ira pata
  channel (vt) iram aamore   rutted rapa-rapake
           
* on the ground or in trees * w. hands or stick; from side, as in chopping w. hoe
** straight ahead, as w. a pick
           
  dig a hole kuru laki   spade huhula
  bury naru uru   rake forkilya
  dig up (not a plant) laki, kaure   hoe sore
  uproot / dig up apami   scythe mua kere
  compost luratu, kompos   wheelbarrow kakareta
      (bamboo) pipe for water pehe
           
hose mangera
           
  fertile kakote   green u'ureke
  productive amuvale, produktivu   ripe porose,  hita(nu)
  grow (vi) lauhe   wither sasake
  grow (vt) utue   die umu
  grow well kokote   rot opose
  grow (new growth) pupuke   rotten (fruit, veg) kuru-kuru
  sprout pupule      
  blossom rarahe    paia hitanu, porosanu ripe mango
     
moto a long riverside grass lapise fruit fallen before it is ripe
cipi-cipi ira'e water the flowers romo-romo soft,  spongy
ara, kete, asa base, stem, leaf hai romo-romo ripe fruit
kete stem, stalk
lauhe sprouting
mu'upoko asparagus Ilahu makau lauhe. Potatoes are sprouting
Ana la'a apa hia mupoko ihoto aci. popone "1ft high"
  I go up on the hills to find wild a.. leve cobs formed, not seeds
alekua a large July mushroom hai korone seeds ripe
arapaku grows in buffalo shit acane quite hard
hahale: new leaf Afi una.
      moto,  veru hay, animal feed irine: old leaf Afi em pai ina.
          moto   growing beside river or lake
          veru   grows in savannah              oco plantation
     veru panatu a long grass that mkes hay  kemari oco  
    also used for thatching       mu'u oco  
vata oco  
tutuana ira'ana halivana watering can
ira anen em tutuana ira'e put water into it for watering the plants
Akeraun eereken lauhe. Watercress grows like a vine.
Ieerekana ira apane. The vine is (growing) on the water.
Hapu: ma'ar akam utue, jen lauhe. Cassava: you don't plant it, it just grows.
plant: additional material        tutuana: upata'a itavanana
caikeri (mua lafae) jungle (w wild animals) mu'upoko unopened banana flower
mua horumene to root, grub lapise droop (flower, plant)
Pai mua horume. A pig grubs in the ground. makina foe seti lawnmower
Cipi-cipi e irae nara tapa lapise. Water this flower so it doesn't droop.
Iram ale pala naamore. Channel water to the paddy field. kadalak  (Tetun)
bamboo
           
kiniru (laficaru)  thin more easily broken, but usable for building    
afatula strong but not as large as petunu    
petunu large like afatula        
cucu small container, e.g. for carrying    
(ira, tua) holu large fixed container for storage    
liru wild bamboo                   lir oco     a thicket of wild bamboo
usu-usu small, long, thin, 1 - 2 cm  makes blowpipes  
           
         
Kiniru, serika muha lepikasa. Kiniru is a bit thin.  
Ineemana nauvara petun ho afatula va'ane.  The types petun and afatula are similar.  
Afatulao ituana. Nanipo akam petun acuteveria.  Afatula is also planted.  But not as large as Petunu.
         
icaen em harakfai  ali koco fai. sometimes split and opened out, or used to make a wall
Io emharakfai, nauvara petun va'ane. That too can be opened out like petun  
         
Petun akam ihoto po ituana. Lafai, tu em harakfai nu mica taia.    
          Petun is not wild but planted.  when it's grown you can use it to make a bed-mat.
pupule sprout sereveja a small edible fruit
aca pupule fire springing up Afa sereveja timese. We suck the sereveja fruit,
vata pupulu top of the coconut tree
pupuaka mountain peak
laki dig up (a plant)
hap laki  
larinu root   ilahu laki  
larin-     root (fig)   etelusu laki  
larinpali,  arapali motiveless, pointless   otemina apare apare:    pull up
larin, larinu  indigenous, native   lahuna apare  
malai foreign, not native   ote ature ature:     pick
larin macenu local food   kafe ature  
larin aca broiler chicken (bought from paia cica cica:       pick
           the local village) ale cica  
F ta'a ina "larinu". In Fataluku, we are "larinu" (the natives) cele vahime break off a corn cob
Larin ia mua ocavaru. The natives are the people of the land. cele vahire harvest corn