Appendix:Berta word lists

The following comparative word list of Berta languages is from Neudorf (2016)[1] and Bremer (2016: 37-43).[2]

Neudorf (2016)Edit

Berta word list (Mayu dialect) from Neudorf (2016):

  • Dialect: Mayu
  • Location: area around Asosa
  • Informant: Abdu Nassir Ali (from Abramo)

ListEdit

no. gloss Berta (orthographic) Berta (phonemic)
1 all kqíllíñ k’ílːíŋ
2 and u u
3 animal gíñbuushú gímbuːʃú
4 ashes bubuda bubuda
5 at thá θá
6 back gundi gundi
7 bad shúní ʃúní
8 bark faashu faːʃu
9 because ashan aʃan
10 belly iyú ijú
11 big dqáñi ɗáŋi
12 bird misqé shoorú mis’é ʃoːrú
13 bite (v.) pqiidqa p’iːɗa
14 black milí milí
15 blood kqáfa k’áfa
16 blow (by mouth) fulá fulá
17 bone kqaara k’aːra
18 breathe shóóra ʃóːra
19a burn, shine dúúda dúːda
19b burn (force) dáára -qi dáːra -i
20 child gadi gadi
21 cloud agúúru agúːru
22 cold dqashí ɗaʃí
23a come (sg) adô adô
23b come (pl) zaô saô
23c come (fut.) pqeriñí p’eriŋí
24 count (numbers) ídda (Arabic) ídːa
25 cut off kqithá k’iθá
26 day (not night) munzúyú munsújú
27 die músha múʃa
28a dig (animal) pqeera p’eːra
28b dig (person) fúdqa fúɗa
28c dig (with hand) uutha uːθa
29 dirty didqí diɗí
30 dog gali gali
31 drink mééra méːra
32 dry up (intr.) dqethá ɗeθá
33 dull (knife) sharí ndu ʃarí ndu
34 dust ambudúr ambudúr
35 ear ile ile
36 earth (soil) sqakqa s’ak’a
37a to eat (general) thiña θiŋa
38 egg húúhúlú húːhúlú
39 eye are are
40 fall (drop) sqikqá s’ik’á
41 far squriñi añ s’uriŋi aŋ
42 fat (person) márshí márʃí
43a father abbá abːá
43b your father abúñó abúŋó
44 fear hibá hibá
45 feather misqé bush mis’é buʃ
46 few baalá shúgo baːlá ʃúgo
47 fight bashú baʃú
48 fire
49 fish yaguth yaguθ
50 five hámsa hámsa
51 flea bísqoñ biś’oŋ
52 flour guula guːla
53 flower amudqa amuɗa
54 fly (v.) badá badá
55 fly (n.) horóñ horóŋ
56 foot hu hu
57 four arba arba
58 fox anthamañ anθamaŋ
59 fruit are are
60 to give daa daː
61 good pqishí p’iʃí
62 grass ñeera ŋera
63 green galazí galasí
64 guts iyúkqaasqí iyúk’aːs’í
65 hair bush buʃ
66 hand thaba θaba
67 he ñine ŋine
68 head alú alú
69 hear, obey haala ndu haːla ndu
70 heart bishi biʃi
71 heavy ñésqí ŋeś’í
72 here thálé θálé
73 hit shapqútha ʃap’úθa
74 hold (in hand) damá damá
75 how shaíné ʃaíné
76 hunt (game) kqapqá k’ap’á
77 husband idé idé
78 I ali ali
79 ice esho eʃo
80 if ma ma
81 in -yú -yú
82 to kill fia fia
83 know (facts) maada maːda
84 lake gaama gaːma
85 laugh kqééda k’éːda
86 leaf duudu ile duːdu ile
87 left (hand) gambí gambí
88 leg hu hu
89 lie (on side) tháma alú thíri θáma alú θíri
90 live gúda gúda
91 liver nekqéth nek’éθ
92 long squriñí s’uriŋí
93 louse dqííñí ɗíːŋí
94 man (male) maaba idelé maːba idelé
95 many míllañ mílːaŋ
96 meat (flesh) uqûñ uʔûŋ
97 moon zigi sigi
98a mother ammá amːá
98b your mother didíñó didíŋó
99 mountain asola asola
100 mouth ndu ndu
101 name hu hu
102 narrow kqosqiyú k’os’iyú
103 near ithiga iθiga
104 neck doño doŋo
105 new tqokqoló t’ok’oló
106 night habítháñ habíθáŋ
107 nose amúñ amúŋ
108 not walá walá
109 old, worn (thing) adurgáñ adurgáŋ
110 one dqukqúnúñ ɗuk’únúŋ
111 other -ñgúnuñ -ŋgúnuŋ
112 person maaba maːba
113 play ííla íːla
114 pull gúúra gúːra
115 push dqelá ɗelá
116 rain (v.) bidí bidí
117 red beñení beŋení
118 right (correct) pqishí p’iʃí
119 right (hand) pqishí p’iʃí
120 river buli buli
121 road thoñor θoŋor
122 root fiili fiːli
123 rope diiñí diːŋí
124 rotten (log) squí s’uí
125 rub (massage) himá himá
126 salt kqorí k’orí
127 sand shéékqe ʃéːk’e
128 say kqala k’ala
129 scratch (itch) kqoñkqoña k’oŋk’oŋa
130 sea (wide river) déélí déːlí
131 see maada -qi maːda -i
132 seed arisqa aris’a
133 sew gorá gorá
134 sharp (knife) pqílí ndu p’ílí ndu
135 short dqúgurí ɗúgurí
136 sing háára háːra
137 sit dqoñósha ɗoŋóʃa
138 skin (person) shafa ʃafa
139 sky shor ʃor
140 sleep dírsha dírʃa
141 small (young) kqosqí k’os’í
142 smell (tr.) áñona áŋona
143 smoke dquutha ɗuːθa
144 smooth rigisqí rigis’í
145 snake kquria k’uria
146 snore bambariña bambariŋa
147 some -máñ -máŋ
148 spit busqá alú bus’á alú
149 split sqééra s’éːra
150 squeeze pqaratha p’araθa
151 stab (or stick) shúúkqa ʃúːk’a
152 stand shúriña ʃúriŋa
153 star íísqu íːs’u
154 stick (of wood) basqaro bas’aro
155 stone bele bele
156 straight namúqí namú’í
157 suck squnthiña s’unθiŋa
158 sun munzú munsú
159 swell horboba horboba
160 swim abua abua
161 tail abaro abaro
162 that (pronoun) mbálo mbálo
163 there thaño θaŋo
164 they maré maré
165 thick (soup) guruthí guruθí
166 thin shúdqí ʃúɗí
167 to think zañzaña saŋsaŋa
168 this mbálé mbálé
169 thou/you ñgó ŋgó
170a three (Mayu) taláta (Arabic) taláta (Arabic)
170b three (other dialects) mohothe mohoθe
171 throw dqaakqa ɗaːk’a
172 tie dqoosha ɗoːʃa
173 tongue hala hala
174 tooth (front) ndúfudí ndúfudí
175 tree sqisqía s’is’ía
176 turn áshimbiriña áʃimbiriŋa
177 two holoñoní holoŋoní
178 vomit guugúña guːgúŋa
179 walk adá adá
180 warm (weather) badqí baɗí
181 wash gísqa gís’a
182 water firi firi
183 we hathâñ haθâŋ
184 wet pqúsqí p’ús’í
185 what náñ náŋ
186 when awúné awúné
187 where wááné wáːné
188 white fudí fudí
189 who nda nda
190 wide dqáñíyú ɗáŋíyú
191 wife niñé niŋé
192 wind (breeze) bubani bubani
193 win goora -yú goːra -yú
194 wipe sqúa alú s’úa alú
195 with (accompanying) thá -le θá -le
196 woman niñé niŋé
197 woods sqisqía s’is’iá
198 worm amudqu amuɗu
199a year (Mayu) sána (Arabic) sána (Arabic)
199b year (other dialects) róóndu róːndu
200 yellow ma gaashá ma gaːʃá

Bremer (2016)Edit

No. English gloss Amharic gloss Maiyu Fadashi Undulu Beleje Gonfoye
1 hand እጅ θabá θabá θabá la:bá
2 arm እጅ bʊʷa beː tuká biʲé biʲé
3 alive በሕይወት siː θaːre siː θaːre hiːʔiya (mba) si lːaré
4 spider ሸረሪት abarəbɛd abarabɛt bəmːbɛt abarabɛti
5 caterpillar ኣባጨጓሬ abɔbɔne abɔbɔne áːbɔbɔʔí ababɔʔi
6 navel እንብርት abuldu korombo ágórómbo abulːu
7 butterfly ቢራቢሮ abúrbúdu aburbudu abúrbúdu aburbudu
8 be sorry አዘነ ʃúnga -áŋ hoseʲu adːagoʃ gáŋ nɛ dʒɛrɪbɪs
9 lung ሳንባ afaɲfaras’ anfanforos’ áːwáwórés’ awawardʒi
10 fence አጥር agoŋgór abɪliʲa agoŋhór aːmaʲé
11 thief ሌባ agɔrθé agorá agorθa agora
12 pumpkin ዱባ aːgu agó agóʔ aʔgó
13 brother ወንድም agudi agúdí agúdíʔ agudiʔo
14 sell ሸጠ ʃibila alú ɛlenelo afíːjálu ɛlenolo
15 be tired ደከመ ʃílí shɪle aʃílé ʃile / asɪle
16 wealth ሃብት ʃimbil ʃɪmbil nda ʃimbilu dʒidɛne
17 too, also, again, furthermore ደግሞ ʃíŋ le ali / ʃíɲ dókole mɪsi / tɛkolalɪ jali
18 breakfast ቁርስ al fat’úr fɛdari áːsúːndu awotʃo ndu
19 elephant ዝሆን al fîl, ɔŋ mɛdege alfîl metɪkeː
20 Thursday ሐሙሰ al hamís alhamís alhamís laːri kəmɪso
21 be spoiled, rotten በሰበሰ s’ʊwí suːwaʔi rohé t͡ʃ’uwé
22 whirlwind, dirt devil አዉለንፋስ ʃɛbaro ʃɛboro adurdur awːulé
23 prayer and worship ጸሎትና አምልኮ al ʔibáda, aːsɛla aːsɛla aːsɛlaʔ wɛgɛra
24 paper ወረቀት al wárga alwarəga alfaraga dodo be
25 mother የእኔ እናት amːá amːá áːʔó dadi
26 send ላክ agɛna ̄nɛbenːa hɛ́ːbena jebɛne
27 imprison, tie up ቀጣ sɛ́gɛna, ɗɔːʃa ɗoːʃa ɗóːʃɛfa ɗosɛne
28 tasty ጣፍጧል s’ɛbí s’oːbí nɛgɛnɛge tʃ’oɓɛneʲa
29 darken አጨለመ ámilu aŋ aːmíle amːbúwé aŋʲa milowe
30 dry season በጋ amɔːzó aːmoːsó aiyedʒɛlu la mundʒoʷ
31 sister-in-law የሚስት እህት (ምራት) amʊ́dudú máːʃí máːʃí mːbá maːsí
32 maize በቆሎ amʊ́lːé sil bɛgaru sɛrábu laː ɲiɲdolo
33 chicks ጫጩት p’íːpíʲó bibiyo / mise guːle mɪseʔ biːle ɓiɓiʲo
34 open ከፈተ pʊːdá ɓʊːdá ɓuːdaː ɓudɛne
35 tell, make known ነገረ p’ulá ɓula, doːra θórógáː ɓuleʲane
36 health ጤና bus’k’é gɔɗa eːgoːɗa góːɗé goɗe
37 pound smooth, grind fine ደቀቀ rígis’iŋa rɛgis’e díːsɛfaʔ silːɪne
38 eye አይን are are / areʔolo aroʔóló aré
39 forehead ግንባር are gundi are gundi are gundi are gundi
40 tomorrow ነገ asːəbá mɛnɗaʃi menɗɛʃí, mendʒɛf uːʷé
41 termite hill ኩይሳ (የምስጥ ቤት) p’agú ɓaŋgó ɓaŋgó ʃuli moro, ɓaŋgó
42 cultivate, plough አርሰ p’áːla ɓaːle ɓáːle ɓáːle
43 keep away, block ከለከለ፣አራቀ p’aːra -ʔi məriɛne məriɛne aʔurwaːne
44 stand ቆመ p’eːla ɓeːlé ɓíːló
45 post, pillar ምሰሶ aʃíːba guɗuba, aʃiːba, ʃɪleli gúɗúbí abiliʲo
46 turn around ዞረ áʃɪmbriŋa ʃɪmbira bɛrʃiŋá, agiʃiŋgɛríŋ ɗakʷoaʔe
47 shadow ጥላ aʃirɪ́ŋk’íθ aːʃoré, aŋgɪʃir aːʃorén asórí
48 mouth, language ኣፍ ndu ndu ndu ndu
49 lips ከንፈር ndu ʃɛfa ndu ʃɛfaʔ ndu ʃɛfaʔ ndu ʃɛwa
50 sleep እንቅልፍ nɛndígi nɛndɛgi əndɪ́ge nɛdigi
51 half anːus aːs’oma aːkiθowaʔ bebɛlolo
52 fly (v) በረረ bədá bədé bədé buːne
53 be hot ሞቀ bɛɗí bɛɗi bɛɗí bəɗi
54 be sick ታመመ bɛɗí sukuliŋe sukuθiŋe t͡ʃ’uleʔe
55 be strong ጠንካራ p’áɗiʔí ɓəɗiʔi ɓə́ɗiʔé ɓaɗolo
56 hide, conceal ተደበቀ bəná bone ɓóːkoló ɓəŋoʔe
57 catch ያዘ múːfa mːoːne múːfo mʷɔːne
58 be red ቀይ ሆነ bɪɲɛní bɪni bɛní bɛɲi
59 stop, prohibit አታድርግ፣ቆመ bəká beːká ari biːlaʔo
60 enough! በቃ! bəka koːɗe ɲéːʃe kóːɗé
61 sweet ጣፈጠ mɛnɛ́mɛɲɪní menémeniɲi nɛkɪnɛki nɛnɛmɛnmeʔi
62 women ሴቶች míːhi mehi ? waː meʲile
63 wives ሚስቶች miːhi mehi mɪhi waː ɓodole
64 snore ኣንኮራፋ bɔŋgóri haroɗi goróɗi ɲarɗoɗe
65 frog እንቁራሪት bɔñɔ́ʃ boŋoʃ boŋkóʃ koŋosi
66 insult, offend ሰደበ bɔʃa bóʃa bóːʃa bosa
67 return ተመለሰ፣ሄደ maθá moliaʔi mɛθóʔilo nolaʔolo
68 rainbow ቀስተዳመና məzəlo mozol mogól amuʷgaʔo
69 evening ምሽት mbə́ giʃú giːgije maː͡dʒíhe aːbule
70 theirs የእነሱ mbə́ máre mbəmare mbə́máre mbəmaré
71 yours (pl) የእናንተ mbə́ ŋgáma mbəma mbúma mbəma
72 be/become wet ራሰ፣ረጠበ p’ʊ́s’í ɓus’i ɓús’í ɓutʃ’i
73 uncle bobo gwalé boːbo agudane
74 body ሰውነት bʊsk’e bus’ike bɪsk’e bɪsɪk’e
75 give (it) ሰጠ daː ndɛne ndɪné ndɛnːe
76 fat (n.) ጮማ mək’ɔʃ mək’oʃ mok’oʃ k’oːsi
77 other, another ሌላ mánañ maːmaŋ mɓɪɗiŋgu mbə siʲe
78 dawn ንጋት mans’aré ansaːre men͡dʒɛf antʃ’ɛre
79 father abbá abːa aːb͡aiyó boːbo
80 be dirty ቆሸሸ diɗí diːde bɛlɛsí diːɗolo
81 rope ገመድ diːŋí, mʊrθa maːrá marθá deːɲi
82 teacher አስተማሪ maːbə́ gɛrəŋí nda gɛraʔi ndá gɛraʔí mba amotiʷa are
83 farmer ገበሬ maːbá p’áːlí nda ɓálí ndá ɓɛ́lí mba ɓəli
84 sew, mend ሰፋ gɔrá korá goráfa gorá(ne)
85 yesterday dʒíːdí gíːjé gɪfé maːgiːʲe
86 jump ዘለለ gʊ́da gúːɗɛ ho:ré hóɾé
87 baboon ዝንጀሮ dʊ́ʷosh duʔaʃ tóːʃ doːʃi
88 be different, differ ተለየ ɗɛfəru faːra gundi dɛgasu úlú aʔteʲʔe
89 day before yesterday ከትላንት ወዲያ dʒíːdímáŋ giːʲa menːdo mːóːsɛle uʔweː duɲku
90 today ʃɛkɔŋ hosʃoɗaŋ təkːolé toʷkulalo
91 grow አደገ ɗáːŋa ɗuɲé ɗúɲé ɗuːɲe
92 be cold ቀዘቀዘ ɗɛʃí ɗaːʃé ɗaʃé ɗaːse
93 ask ጠየቀ ɗɔk’ɔθa ɗokoθa dukuθa dokolɛne
94 sit, sit down ተቀመጠ ɗɔŋɔ́ʃa ɗoŋoʃa ʃəŋóːθa ɗoŋose
95 be short አጠረ ɗʊ́gurí tʃ’ɪdɛri dʒidɛri k’ideɾe
96 smoke (n.) ጭስ ɗʊːθa ɗoːθa ɗuːθa ɗuːla
97 judge (v.) ፈረደ fə́rada fárada, haga mofa haga mofa ne k’ilogɛ nɛne
98 proud, conceited ኩራተኛ ʃoːfaʔi kiθ kɛné hoɓəde
99 oil ዘይት k’ɔʃ k’oʃ k’oʃ k’oɾi
100 boat መርከብ k’urfe k’urfe bidɛru
101 again ኣንደገና fíʃ moːθeju / fiʃ mɪʃiŋ́̊ ŋolalolo
102 money ገንዘብ fʊːda hoːda birɗi sɪmbɪli
103 rabbit ጥንቸል fʊ́ːfúr hóːhór fúːfúr aːʷoːɾi
104 before (time) በፊት gə́bʊl ɓəɗé ɓɛɗé lara gundi
105 bamboo ቀርከሀ kaːgú kaːgú gaːgú kaːgu
106 be green አረንጓዴ ሆነ gɛlasí galasí galazí mbə gɛgɛdəkɛdi
107 dew ጤዛ gas’iʲa gas’ia gas’ia k’ɛtʃ’iʲa
108 greet, visit ሰላም አለ geːra gɛːra gɛːré gera
109 one day jom muːzeju manenku munzóː munenko le mʷoɲʃo
110 or ወይም wɛlːa wɛ́lːa wɛ́lːa mbeːʔe
111 fish አሳ yəguθ nɛgú aːmondín nəgu
112 riddle እንቆቅልሽ dʒín daːlíʲa gíndaːlía gíndaalía aːoːɾi
113 problem, disturbance ችግር dʒín húshi, rɔθa siː rora síʔí θora síʔí sɛɾi
114 small, little ትንሽ k’ɔs’í nengwalé, k’osí gwa léːʃo bɛbilolo
115 spine, back ጀራባ፣አከርካሪ gʊndi gundi guːndó gundi
116 behind, (in the) back of ከጀርባ፣ከኋላ ma gundi ma gundi gundi ma gundu
117 tail ጅራት abaro abɛre abɛre abare
118 shepherd እረኛ haːʃi haːʃe həːnʃe haːse
119 tree ዛፍ s’ɪs’íʲa ɪŋgolé oŋgolé ɪŋgóle
120 wood እንጨት s’ɪs’iʲa hɔʃɛli ɪŋgolé holɛfa oŋgolé hoʃɛle ɪŋgóle hosale
121 mourn, cry አለቀሰ hɔna, biːʲe ɓaːʲe biːʲe biːʲe
122 be dry ደረቀ hɔʃəla hoʃɛle hoʃala hosalé
123 egg እንቁላል húhúlú hólú hóːhólú hoːholo
124 moon sɪgi sigi zigi dʒigi
125 play ተጫወተ íːla iʔile ííla iːle
126 star ኮከብ íís’u íːs’u íːs’u bəruru
127 week ሳምንት ɪzbu ador θabaholeyu minːegu uːwé dunk’u
128 always, daily ቀን ቀን mufaiʲo tʃ’ílːíŋ muje muje li mundʒu li mundʒu
129 blood ደም k’áfa k’afa k’áfaŋ k’awa
130 be bitter መራራ k’əs’í k’as’i bɛ k’adʒi
131 laugh ሳቀ k’ééda keːde ͡tʃɛ́ːdi k’eːte
132 eat, chew meat በላ k’ɔ́la k’ola k’óla k’ola
133 whistle አፏጨ fens’iŋa fɛnsiŋa fɛnteŋí wɛnteɲe
134 dream አለመ féʃa are feːsi fɛ́ʃi ar͡ai uwesi
135 village መንደር láŋk’a adar héːsa aɲi ŋoluwɛleya
136 person ሰው maːbə ndə mili ndə míli ndə mili
137 dark yellow ቢጫ mə gaːʃá ma gaːʃá ma gaːʃá bɛ ɪdʒɪgɛri
138 sleep (v.) ተኛ dírʃa tirʃa θə́rʃa ɗiŋa
139 claw, fingernail ጥፍር máːshũ maːʃó mə́nʃó maːsiːso
140 gift ስጦታ daːdó ndaline ndɪdíŋ gɪmbɛnduʷa
141 ours የእኛ mánk’a mːanka maŋka
142 mine የእኔ mánk’o mːanko manko
143 yours (sg) የአንተ mbáʔa mbaʔa mːbáʔa
144 lock (n.) ሰረገላ ቁልፍ mulhí handuŋú mulhí handuŋú mulhí handuŋú mui handu ɲolo
145 sun ፀሀይ munsú moːs’ó munzú muɲdʒo
146 die (v.) ሞተ múʃa múʃé jěː muːʃe
147 why? ለምን? náːnói mbóléjá náːnúʔa mboleʔiʲa
148 be pregnant እርጉዝ ɔlgɪɲi olgiŋi wol͡dʒiŋʔi olgɪne
149 bleed ደማ ɓuda ɓuɗí ɓuːɗe
150 cloth, clothes ልብስ ɔr or or oɾi
151 to play (an instrument) béː béː beː
152 early, in the morning ማለዳ፣ጠዋት adːʊk’ʊʃ meneɗɛʃimːbe mɛn ɗɛ́ʃí maːbus
153 trumpet awaza wáːsa wáːsa
154 be true እውነት asːé asːé goːɗi tɛn:te
155 scratch, scrape off ጫረ p’eːra, kɔŋkɔne k’oŋkoni ɓeːra k’okone
156 dig ቆፈረ (ለእንስሳት) fʊda hoːɗa baːla
157 bread ዳቦ p’ɪmːp’íl ɓɛmbɛl ɓɪmɓɪl bɪmːbil
158 trousers ሱሪ asʊrwâl asːurwal aʃoŋːhár asurani
159 guest እንግዳ as’ís’i as’is’i as’ís’i as’is’e
160 Berta knife handʒir haɳ͡ dʒir haŋːhir haɲgɪri
161 net መረብ aʃɛ́bəka ʃiŋí ʃíːle deŋi nəguŋu
162 rain ዝናብ
163 year አመት rɔ́ːndu róóndu róːndu roŋoloʔur
164 time ጊዜ áːŋ áŋ moːso asːat təkolal
165 smell (trans v.) አሸተተ áŋɔna aŋoní aŋːoní aŋonɛne
166 sharpen ሳለ (ለቢላ) áp’ila aːɓila aːɓila guʷane
167 ground, soil, earth መሬት s’ak’a s’ak’a s’ak’a tʃ’ɛka
168 saddle ኮሪቻ amaɗí amaɗé amaɗé aːmele
169 beads ጨሌ amanzi amanzi amanzi aʔmɛndʒi
170 rat አይጥ amasíɲ amaziɲ amazí aʔmadʒi
171 dust ኣቧራ ambʊdúr amburu hohuθa ambuduɾo
172 darkness ጨለማ amilo amiluʔa amiluʔi aɲi miloʔi
173 sand አሸዋ ʃéːk’e ʃéːk’e ʃeːtʃ’e asesɛke
174 deaf ደንቆሮ ʃɛr íle máːla sher íle mbəɲiro ilo
175 buy ገዛ ʃɪbila jéːla eːlɛna
176 chair ወምበር al kʊ́rsi ama:ɗé alkúrsi adəŋo
177 rest (v.) አረፈ ʃɔ́ːra ʃóːra ʃóːra soːre
178 hut ገጆ ʃúl ɲɛːra ʃulgwaːlé ʃúl ɲera sulɲero / sul gʷole
179 cloud ደመና agúːru agúːru agúːru aguru
180 friend ጓደኛ ahap’u haːɓu aːgúʃúŋ age
181 to, towards ወደ θá θɛwa la
182 here እዚህ θɛ́lːé θoːʔi / loːʔi θoːʔiyu loːle
183 medicine መድሐኒት adːɛ́wa s’is’ia?iɲ addáwa hoːtʃo
184 stirring stick, whisk ማማሰያ aɗaɗáfɛd ɗaɗafet aɗanɗafet mulaːʷo
184 forgive, have mercy ምህረት አደረገ፣ይቅር አለ afiːŋa eʔafiːŋa afiiña bik’ɛneʲa
186 outside ውጭ θʊːθa θoːla θuːθe ligogolo
187 new አዲስ t’ɔk’ɔló tokolo / towolo t’ok’oló giːgoɗi
188 meat ስጋ ʊʔûŋ oʔoŋ uqûñ oʔoɲe
189 mosquito ቢምቢ jámúθ uːmuθ jámúθ úmúlí
190 maybe, could be ምን አልባት jɛ́bʊga gaːʔí amɪʃéːká aneʔale
191 think, reflect አሰበ sɛŋzeŋa sɛːŋané senːa dʒɛːrɛne
192 lazy ሰነፈ sɔsɔʔ soːsoʔ zozo dʒódʒó
193 mud ጭቃ sʊre sure gaːma átoʔkó
194 I (1sg) ኣኔ ali ali ali ali
195 you (2sg) ኣንተ ŋgó ngo ɲɦó ngo
196 he, she, it (3sg) ɲine ɲine ɪnːe ɪnːe
197 we (1pl) haθáŋ həni ɪnːka ŋːa
198 you (pl) (2pl) haθú halu haθú halú
199 they (3pl) məré maré maré maré
200 whisper አንሾካሾከ hahaʃa haːʃa hahasha haːsɪne

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Neudorf, Susanne. 2016. Phonology of Berta. Language and Culture Archives, SIL International.
  2. ^ Bremer, Nate D. 2016. A Sociolinguistic Survey of Six Berta Speech Varieties in Ethiopia. SIL Electronic Survey Report 2016-007. Addis Ababa: SIL International.
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