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Language: Sengseng

Source/Author:  A. Chowning 
Notes:  Chowning, A. (1996) Relations among languages of West New Britain: an assessment of recent theories and evidence. Pp. 7-62 In M.D. Ross, Ed. Studies in Languages of New Britain and New Ireland. 1: Austronesian Languages of the North New Guinea Cluster in Northwestern New Britain. Pacific Linguistics, C-135.
 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Penny Keenan  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:North New Guinea:Ngero-Vitiaz:Vitiaz:Southwest New Britain:Arawe-Pasismanua:Pasismanua 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
68 needle      
118 grass      
126 lake      
201 Five word info      
202 Six word info      
203 Seven word info      
204 Eight word info      
205 Nine word info      
206 Ten word info      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
5 to walk hih      
6 road/path hiso      
6 road/path hitaso      
6 road/path komaŋ      
10 dirty soɪn      
10 dirty mi-sumu-iyan      
12 skin e-lit      
13 back word info posihila-      
13 back word info musu-      
20 to know, be knowledgeable hion (see 46)    
21 to think kumak belive    
21 to think minhu think about    
22 to fear noknok      
23 blood e-ŋhik      
25 neck hmoŋ hmoN = throat    
29 to sniff, smell pin      
33 to laugh hoŋ      
35 to vomit kelaut      
36 to spit lakmo      
50 to dream enu-n li < 'lie' + 'see' ?    
56 child po-kusan      
57 husband ve (see 184)    
58 wife ɛt      
61 house aval-leanto mens house    
62 thatch/roof masan      
64 to say tik      
64 to say yai      
65 rope e-sih-      
66 to tie up, fasten vat      
66 to tie up, fasten kan      
71 to stab, pierce vɛs      
71 to stab, pierce tak      
71 to stab, pierce nɪn      
72 to hit word info wok      
72 to hit word info vi      
73 to steal tip      
75 to die, be dead hisi "to be situated unwell"    
75 to die, be dead lukhon "to be situated unwell"    
75 to die, be dead lus "to be situated unwell"    
76 to live, be alive      
76 to live, be alive mon      
79 stick/wood up      
80 to split word info tak 27    
82 dull, blunt -puhun      
82 dull, blunt -puk      
85 to choose sahal      
86 to grow word info nuhum      
86 to grow word info mihit      
94 to throw word info taŋ      
95 to fall word info loŋ-koh      
95 to fall word info hesun      
98 egg pon[u]wat [rare, usually called 'baby bird']    
99 feather yut- [see 26]    
102 rat kukum      
103 meat/flesh malin      
103 meat/flesh luman      
110 spider kayekyek long legged    
111 fish esma      
112 rotten word info hwok      
113 branch word info sa-vili-n (see no.1)    
114 leaf kisaŋ      
116 flower yihun [also =seed]    
119 earth/soil epluk      
120 stone umat      
124 sea hisik      
127 woods/forest sil      
127 woods/forest miyɛmwe      
128 sky hɛt-pi      
130 star lɪ-mlek      
132 fog pe-tup (see 145)    
136 wind pe-puh      
136 wind pe-hokot      
137 to blow word info sa musical instrument    
139 cold word info ŋlɪk      
140 dry word info hehiyiŋ      
140 dry word info wolwol      
140 dry word info yat stream, water-hole    
141 wet wuŋ      
144 to burn word info sut      
146 ash epia      
146 ash yau-sɪn      
147 black -kuwi      
148 white -plɛl      
148 white -wok      
153 big apluk      
153 big nemutu[h]      
156 thin word info ha      
159 wide minapluk (see 153)    
164 good tuhu      
165 bad, evil lok      
166 correct, true tihit tihit - straight    
166 correct, true tonus tihit - straight    
166 correct, true hevɪn tihit - straight    
169 year pe-naŋ ['dry season']    
172 to climb word info sopa      
173 at ho      
178 that -men      
178 that kahmen      
181 where? word info hiye particularly with motion    
183 thou a      
184 he/she ve      
184 he/she ɛt      
189 who? word info ano ano (male)    
189 who? word info eno eno (female)    
190 other mak      
190 other maksi      
191 all lik      
194 how? word info tehe      
7 to come moi   1  
7 to come me[i]   1  
17 liver kakat   1  
18 breast sus[u]-   1  
34 to cry tinis tears 1  
38 to chew word info mak   1  
42 to suck slup   1  
43 ear kliŋa-   1  
43 ear kɪliŋa-   1  
45 eye mata-   1  
59 mother totni-   1  
59 mother tina   1  
59 mother ina   1  
59 mother ino   1  
60 father -ve-tama- [ref] 1  
78 to cut, hack word info tai   1  
83 to work word info kum general 1  
89 to hold word info kom   1  
90 to dig kɛl   1  
109 mosquito humuk akenken   1  
143 fire yau   1  
144 to burn word info tun   1  
146 ash kau   1  
149 red -memhe   1  
160 painful, sick sahi   1  
160 painful, sick masuk   1  
165 bad, evil soɪn   1  
177 this -ne   1  
183 thou o   1  
185 we word info ita   1  
186 you om   1  
193 if aka   1  
198 Two word info hwo   1  
44 to hear ki|noŋ   1, 37  
41 to bite kat bite through 1, 55  
132 fog aup (see 145); irregular metathesis 1, 105  
63 name ya-   1, 18  
40 to drink num   1, 34  
104 fat/grease molia-n   1, 65  
35 to vomit mutwok   10  
61 house mok family house 10  
107 worm (earthworm) emleŋ   10  
107 worm (earthworm) mulusmatanumtun   10?  
11 dust nekokwa (see 146) 11  
129 moon namih   11  
133 rain pe-yuŋ   11  
171 to hide word info kek   11  
181 where? word info ani particularly with objects at rest 11  
94 to throw word info tɪŋ   110  
149 red -ŋehŋeh   113  
127 woods/forest mihak   114  
39 to cook word info kau   115  
3 right apipsik (see 94) 12  
9 to swim suh [su] (see 165) 12  
15 bone pokoɪn   12  
38 to chew word info nas   12  
106 snake amat   12  
161 shy, ashamed manŋɪn wa-   12  
182 I ŋa   12  
78 to cut, hack word info vɛl   124  
20 to know, be knowledgeable haop (see 46) 129  
12 skin ho-   13  
22 to fear lem   13  
39 to cook word info wut   13  
49 to lie down word info nok   13  
49 to lie down word info sinok   13  
52 to stand sipɪt   13  
55 woman/female po-wala   13  
103 meat/flesh kenɪŋ   13  
163 new ahoman   13  
19 shoulder huwa-   14  
24 head po-   14  
53 person/human being po-tonus (see 164) 14  
53 person/human being po-tuhuʔ (see 164) 14  
121 sand nemah   14  
167 night pe-luwok   14  
197 One word info ta   14  
197 One word info tahɪn   14  
81 sharp to-ŋin   14, 20  
2 left [a]kos   15  
26 hair word info yut-   15  
41 to bite koho animals/insects 15  
84 to plant h[u]wa   15  
91 to buy kol   15  
91 to buy kul   15  
96 dog elva   15  
128 sky hiŋis   15  
172 to climb word info si   15  
67 to sew word info sihit   15, 54  
51 to sit sioŋ   154  
29 to sniff, smell hibɛk-i   16  
97 bird e-ki (homonym of 122) 16  
110 spider kamukmuk short legged 16  
132 fog pe-kun (see 145) 16  
158 narrow mintun   16  
165 bad, evil leŋwal   16  
176 below ahet   16  
135 lightning pe-lap   16, 9  
11 dust kau   17  
92 to open, uncover klas door 17  
92 to open, uncover las food 17  
101 to fly yak   17  
123 to flow sut   17  
142 heavy maŋik   17  
157 thick word info nuhum   17  
162 old word info hiyaŋan   17  
48 to sleep nahuŋ   18  
65 rope e-lik   18  
69 to hunt word info hip   18  
100 wing mɪhɪt   18  
138 warm word info ŋɛnŋɛn   18  
196 to count tik   18  
16 intestines muhulu-   19  
54 man/male po-masaŋ (see no.61) 19  
150 yellow -molo   19  
155 long word info nimalak   19  
36 to spit kusap   19, 34  
134 thunder pe-kluŋ   2  
175 above ahon   2  
192 and ma   2  
46 to see hion   20  
74 to kill vi (see 72) 20  
93 to pound, beat word info tut or 20? 20  
104 fat/grease tulɛŋ   20  
195 no, not awo   20  
93 to pound, beat word info tuk   20, 2  
179 near tikayuŋ   21  
180 far malak   21  
24 head mɪhɪ-   24  
88 to squeeze word info paŋ[sut]-   24  
41 to bite tuk   25  
42 to suck sus   25  
164 good tonus   25  
84 to plant yasi   28  
114 leaf sa-kin   29  
47 to yawn tak wo- ['split the mouth'] 3  
115 root -kumut   3  
31 tooth ŋi-   30  
61 house masaŋ general 31  
112 rotten word info hɪɪs   32  
79 stick/wood etok   33  
94 to throw word info psik   33  
105 tail kut   33  
163 new nɛtɪŋɪn   33  
185 we word info pɪma   33  
8 to turn word info puk   35  
125 salt sahuli   35  
30 mouth wo-   36  
81 sharp [mata]-kɛŋ   36, 14  
1 hand vili-   41  
76 to live, be alive ɪn   41  
152 small tun   41, 16  
152 small titun   41, 16  
70 to shoot word info vɛs   43  
14 belly kuma-   44  
64 to say sakal   44  
152 small sakun   44  
87 to swell word info sosohom   45  
160 painful, sick man   45  
60 father iwo   46  
77 to scratch word info kas   5  
200 Four word info nal   5  
89 to hold word info kaksum   52  
89 to hold word info soŋ-ho   52  
78 to cut, hack word info ut   54  
78 to cut, hack word info puk   56  
131 cloud word info a vat rare (=128), =132 58  
117 fruit nun ['edible part'] 6  
137 to blow word info puh   6  
166 correct, true tuhu tihit - straight 6  
17 liver eta-   60  
145 smoke word info yau-kun   66  
195 no, not som   66  
8 to turn word info pakeh   67  
154 short word info hut   67  
154 short word info hutyɛs   67  
5 to walk yok   68  
27 nose muhut-   69  
27 nose hut[u] -   69  
32 tongue mamai-   7  
34 to cry hau sound - includes cry of bird etc 7  
108 louse word info e-mut   7  
170 when? word info to-pi-ele   7  
173 at ta   7  
198 Two word info ponuwal   7  
199 Three word info miok   7  
83 to work word info niŋ-pi garden 78  
75 to die, be dead hun "to be situated unwell" 8  
151 green -keheŋ   8  
188 what? word info ele   8  
4 leg/foot kɪve-   83  
130 star kihap   83  
77 to scratch word info niyoŋ   85  
25 neck hot- hmoN = throat 87  
80 to split word info pal   88  
28 to breathe moyo-   89  
37 to eat i   9  
122 water word info e-ki   9  
150 yellow -yaŋ   9  
156 thin word info atitun   9  
168 day siŋanan   9  
174 in, inside mi   9  
187 they po   9  
60 father tuwa [ad.] 9, 24  
53 person/human being po- (see 164) x  
82 dull, blunt ŋi-som 'sharp' + 'not' x  
82 dull, blunt mata-poŋ 'sharp' + 'not' x  

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