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

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