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

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