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

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