IOL 2012 Problem #5 Rotuman
Here are some words and word combinations in Rotuman as well as their English translations:
(a) Here are the Rotuman names of seven body parts as well as their English translations in arbitrary order. Determine the correct correspondences:
(b) Translate into English:
(c) Translate into Rotuman:
(d) Using the material given above you cannot translate ‘word’ and ‘to exhaust’ into Rotuman with certainty. What would the theoretically possible translations of these words into Rotuman be?
⚠ Rotuman belongs to the Austronesian family. It is spoken by approx. 9000 people in Fiji. ‘ is a consonant (the so-called glottal stop); ạ is an open o; ä ≈ a in crack; ö = French eu or German ö; ü = French u or German ü. The mark ˉ denotes vowel length. Copra is the dried kernel of a coconut.
—Boris Iomdin, Alexander Piperski