Ayeri Swadesh List

The following table gives a version of the Swadesh list as it can be found on Wikipedia with the Ayeri translations of English words filled in. Clicking on an Ayeri word leads you to the corresponding dictionary entry.

Swadesh lists are usually used to display similarities (or dissimilarities) between related languages, but I’m only putting Ayeri vocabulary here. This way you can still at least get a taste of what some of its basic vocabulary looks like.

No.EnglishAyeri
1I-ay
2you (singular)-va
3he-ya
4we-ayn
5you (plural)-va(n)
6they-yan
7thiseda-
8thatada-
9hereedaya
10thereadaya
11whosinya
12whatsinya
13wheresiyan
14whensitaday
15howsikay, simin
16not-oy, -u-
17all-hen
18many-ikan
19some-aril
20few-kay
21otherpalung
22onemen
23twosam
24threekay
25fouryo
26fiveiri
27bigkāryo
28longtupas
29wideapan
30thickpakir
31heavyhagin
32smallkivo
33shortbata, kivo (time)
34narrowmihu
35thinpakray
36womanenvan
37man (adult male)ayon
38Man (human being)keynam
39childgan
40wifeenvan
41husbandayon
42mothermāva
43fatherbadan
44animalburang
45fishinun
46birdvipin
47dogveney
48lousedasu
49snakesegas
50wormlima
51treemehir
52forestvinim
53stickbatey
54fruitnihan
55seedtibin
56leafbaloy
57rootberem
58bark (of tree)santa
59flowermigoray
60grasstipuy
61ropekan
62skinyutan
63meatbari
64bloodbaytang
65bonedaram
66fat (n.)lapung
67egghema
68hornhapi
69tailsitram
70feathernunam
71hairmitrang
72headdevo
73eartang
74eyeniva
75nosevina
76mouthbanta
77toothsapey
78tongue (organ)
79fingernailralamapang
80footyila
81legnama
82kneesirayila
83handsapay
84wingnavur
85bellypeynam
86gutskongey
87neckpasing
88backpang
89breasttiras
90heartpatam
91livernuho
92to drinkgin-
93to eatkond-
94to biteroh-
95to suckmas-
96to spitsic-
97to vomitbanteb-
98to blowgiha-
99breatheulang-
100to laughapa-
101to seesilv-
102to heartang-
103to knowkoron-
104to thinknil-
105to smellverya-
106to fearkar-
107to sleeptor-
108to liveten-
109to dietenya-
110to killtomba-
111to fightpen-
112to huntkimb-
113to hithar-
114to cutvis-
115to splitmesam-
116to stabsik-
117to scratchtra-
118to digtirak-
119to swimtigal-
120to flynuna-
121to walklamp-
122to comesaha-
123to lie (bed)hema-
124to sitnedra-
125to standbeng-
126to turn (itr.)gur-
127to falllesa-
128to giveil-
129to holdhang-
130to squeezepasta-
131to rubmut-
132to washket-
133to wipegonda-
134to pullkac-
135to pushpinka-
136to throwka-
137to tienasa-
138to sewtibin-
139to countkur-
140to saynara-
141to singmaly-
142to playaja-, dap-
143to floatsavit-
144to flowmetida-
145to freezekars-
146to swellnit-
147sunperin
148moonkolun
149starsiru
150waterkaron
151rainseyaran
152rivernongon
154lakekodan
154seakaron
155saltpruy
156stoneyelang
157sandahal
158dustmetāhal
159earthavan
160cloudkutun
161fogrunoy
162skyleno
163windpin
164snowkanka
165icekarsang
166smokerunu-
167firetupoy
168ashnapisān
169to burnnap-
170roadsasān
171mountainrivan
172redtuvo
173greendano
174yellowpiha
175whitemaka
176blackmakārya
177nightsirutay
178daybahis
179yearperican
180warmmato
181coldsatiko
182fulldeng
183newhiro
184oldtado
185goodban
186badnerau, niru
187rottenseb-
188dirtyidas
189straightsirimang
190roundhikamu
191sharp (knife)kang
192dull (knife)nahi
193smoothpray
194wetraro
195drytiru
196correctkayto
197nearnasay
198farkahu
199rightpatameng (direction); kayto (correct)
200leftnuveng
201at-ya
202in-ya; kong (inside)
203withkayvo
204andnay
205ifbata
206becauseyanoyam
207namegaran