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Vocabulary Words in the Barbacoan Language Family

These Barbacoan words are not spelled phonetically--each word is spelled according to the orthography of its own language, so if you're not familiar with these languages you will need to follow the links to see how to pronounce them. We are working on a second chart transcribed into IPA symbols. We have included twenty basic Barbacoan Indian words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

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Barbacoan Word Sets

Northern Barbacoan Southern Barbacoan
English (Franšais) Awa Pit Guambiano Totoro Chachi Tsafiki
One (Un) Maza Kan Ka'na Main Manga
Two (Deux) Paas Pa Pa Paa Paluga
Three (Trois) Kut˝a Pyn Pyn Pema Pemana
Man (Homme) Ampu Myk Myk Unbeeruka Tsatsi
Woman (Femme) Axampa Ixuk Ixuk Xinbu Sona
Dog (Chien) Kwicha Wera We'ra Kucha Susu
Sun (Soleil) Pych Pyx Pahta Yo
Moon (Lune) Palapcha Pyl Pyl Kepe pahta Pe
Water (Eau) Pii Pi Pi Pi Pi
Stone (Pierre) Uk Xuk Xuk Xupuka Su

Additional Resources

   Wikipedia: Barbacoan



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