English - Fataluku wordlist Luku-lukun ilista Ingles - Fataluku
2 number - happen
house lee
             
  house lee   upstairs mecen hiane
  home lee lefene   downstairs arauane, mua nae
  (to) home leempe   underground mua itine
  inside (the house) lee mucune   storey andar
  outside (the house) lee malune   foundation lee paki
  verandah, porch acacumurana* varanda      
  roof (whole structure) lee pu'ina * acacumurana: acane coming down (from the main roof)
  roof (surface) tumurana + tumurana (thatch) roof
       
     
          door lee o'o
  wall (bamboo, leaves) koco, lee koco acapainu   window vaihula, rus(u)
  wall (brick, stone) (lee pitin) koco   shutters ihutupainu
  corner (outside) lari   ladder ke'er
  corner (inside) valikina   roof space itimatanu
  floor mua   loft lalune halivana
  [stairs / ladder] ke'er      
        itimatanu: the top of the high roof space in a lee lohai
(place for storing valuables)
             
  room alivana   furniture lee vina-vinanu
  kitchen capuru   table meza, etelepenu
  bathroom ira lee   chair kadera, kacera
  bedroom kuartu   stool banku
  living room sala   bench kuca-kuca
  dining room macen alivana   cushion sumasu, puhucaurana
             
             
  cupboard aramari   carpet karpeti
  wardrobe aramari   lino uliadu
  shelf salafuka, seti-seti   mat peet
  drawer kapeta gaveta   curtain kurutina
             
leempe mara go home Koco ia etem fai.
Tava mua nae amire? Is he sitting downstairs? A "koco" (wall) is made of wood.
lalapusa valikina nae cobwebs in the corner Paki ia simentu ho matarum fai.
vaihula acakne at the window A "paki" (base, foundation) is made of
poponu one room for one person cement and stone.
etepoko arauane mucune in the bottom drawer
Posi peet micamire. The cat sat on the mat. em acapai add as extension (position undefined)
lee lohai: traditional Fataluku tall house
lee iavalu, lee (z)iaval house on stilts peet mat used to lie on, grass mat
(ia ane tua) (because it has legs) cenu peetu a bed-mat made from cenu fibre
lee pitin stone house (built and whitened uturiri riri fai
  in the Portuguese fashion) hangings (to make a room, secluded area)
house lee
             
  bed alivana aacaia   fireplace lafuru
  sheet lensolu   central heating --*
  pillow puhucau   air conditioning --*
  blanket kapoti   heater, radiator pesitimine
  sleeping bag        
  matress ca'a-ca'a kulusaun * To talk about these in an English household
        I use the invented words:
timinador e'elevador
             
  light pacu, lapu    
  on hoe   washbasin fanuvahun alivana
  off hai koi, hain umu   tap (ira) pesi
  lamp lapu   bath ta'alu
  torch lantera   shower pehe, ira pehe
  candle ucu pacu    
             
             
  tenant lee hiaren ane   garden kintala
  landlord lee ocava   small (house) garden leku (moko)
  let tanama'i aluka   shed cuu
  rent lee hiarana   fence ututari, tari
  mortgage lee ceverana    
             
sumasu pilow lopo space under the bed
pacu vaari hoe the light is always on lopo ua'anahe look under the bed
Lapu koi. The lights have gone out.
house: additional material lee: upata'a itavanana
veru long grass used for thatching poponu bedroom for growing daughters
Lee tumurana en veru. This thatch is from grass.   Originally a room for girls to be kept in
tumurana thatch roof   out of society, out of harm. The custom no
tumure to thatch, putting the roof on   longer applies.  
sintina kuru drainhole in the toilet
Ira pehe hai kapare, tu noko tolune helupai. The shower is broken, go and help to change it.
Mara ira pehe acanaten nucece. Go and stand under the shower to get washed.
pua kai-kai kacera cane chair
kadera rota (Malay)
at the theatre    
mecen hiacuare   seated upstairs Ahalivana tenae?  
arauacuare   seated downstairs Ehalivana tenae?
cf horucuare   have a meeting Where is my / your room?