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. English Ayeri
1 I -ay
2 you (singular) -va
3 he -ya
4 we -ayn
5 you (plural) -va(n)
6 they -yan
7 this eda-
8 that ada-
9 here edaya
10 there adaya
11 who sinya
12 what sinya
13 where siyan
14 when sitaday
15 how sikay, simin
16 not -oy, -u-
17 all -hen
18 many -ikan
19 some -aril
20 few -kay
21 other palung
22 one men
23 two sam
24 three kay
25 four yo
26 five iri
27 big kāryo
28 long tupas
29 wide apan
30 thick pakir
31 heavy hagin
32 small kivo
33 short bata, kivo (time)
34 narrow mihu
35 thin pakray
36 woman envan
37 man (adult male) ayon
38 Man (human being) keynam
39 child gan
40 wife envan
41 husband ayon
42 mother māva
43 father badan
44 animal burang
45 fish inun
46 bird vipin
47 dog veney
48 louse dasu
49 snake segas
50 worm lima
51 tree mehir
52 forest vinim
53 stick batey
54 fruit nihan
55 seed tibin
56 leaf baloy
57 root berem
58 bark (of tree) santa
59 flower migoray
60 grass tipuy
61 rope kan
62 skin yutan
63 meat bari
64 blood baytang
65 bone daram
66 fat (n.) lapung
67 egg hema
68 horn hapi
69 tail sitram
70 feather nunam
71 hair mitrang
72 head devo
73 ear tang
74 eye niva
75 nose vina
76 mouth banta
77 tooth sapey
78 tongue (organ)
79 fingernail ralamapang
80 foot yila
81 leg nama
82 knee sirayila
83 hand sapay
84 wing navur
85 belly peynam
86 guts kongey
87 neck pasing
88 back pang
89 breast tiras
90 heart patam
91 liver nuho
92 to drink gin-
93 to eat kond-
94 to bite roh-
95 to suck mas-
96 to spit sic-
97 to vomit banteb-
98 to blow giha-
99 breathe ulang-
100 to laugh apa-
101 to see silv-
102 to hear tang-
103 to know koron-
104 to think nil-
105 to smell verya-
106 to fear kar-
107 to sleep tor-
108 to live ten-
109 to die tenya-
110 to kill tomba-
111 to fight pen-
112 to hunt kimb-
113 to hit har-
114 to cut vis-
115 to split mesam-
116 to stab sik-
117 to scratch tra-
118 to dig tirak-
119 to swim tigal-
120 to fly nuna-
121 to walk lamp-
122 to come saha-
123 to lie (bed) hema-
124 to sit nedra-
125 to stand beng-
126 to turn (itr.) gur-
127 to fall lesa-
128 to give il-
129 to hold hang-
130 to squeeze pasta-
131 to rub mut-
132 to wash ket-
133 to wipe gonda-
134 to pull kac-
135 to push pinka-
136 to throw ka-
137 to tie nasa-
138 to sew tibin-
139 to count kur-
140 to say nara-
141 to sing maly-
142 to play aja-, dap-
143 to float savit-
144 to flow metida-
145 to freeze kars-
146 to swell nit-
147 sun perin
148 moon kolun
149 star siru
150 water karon
151 rain seyaran
152 river nongon
154 lake kodan
154 sea karon
155 salt pruy
156 stone yelang
157 sand ahal
158 dust metāhal
159 earth avan
160 cloud kutun
161 fog runoy
162 sky leno
163 wind pin
164 snow kanka
165 ice karsang
166 smoke runu-
167 fire tupoy
168 ash napisān
169 to burn nap-
170 road sasān
171 mountain rivan
172 red tuvo
173 green dano
174 yellow piha
175 white maka
176 black makārya
177 night sirutay
178 day bahis
179 year perican
180 warm mato
181 cold satiko
182 full deng
183 new hiro
184 old tado
185 good ban
186 bad nerau, niru
187 rotten seb-
188 dirty idas
189 straight sirimang
190 round hikamu
191 sharp (knife) kang
192 dull (knife) nahi
193 smooth pray
194 wet raro
195 dry tiru
196 correct kayto
197 near nasay
198 far kahu
199 right patameng (direction); kayto (correct)
200 left nuveng
201 at -ya
202 in -ya; kong (inside)
203 with kayvo
204 and nay
205 if bata
206 because yanoyam
207 name garan