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Takwɑ:nɑ
(On the river, above Sena)
[[A table with two columns]]
[[column left]]
1 Arm   mōnu
2 arms  (?) mɑdɑmīli
3 arrow  ūrɑ

10 Brother lɑleɑ'ngo
8 boy      moɑ'nɑ-[[underline]]kɑfre[[/underline]]
3 beard    de'vu, erēlu
1 back     odūni
4 belly    mīmbɑ
6 bone     mɑgogōdo
5 blood     mulōvɑ
6 bow (same as arrow) ūrɑ
2 bark of tree     mɑ:kɑmbɑ
9 bread     mūkɑ:te'
Child      moɑ'nɑ-[[underline]]negeri'nyo[[/underline]]

Dance (to)   oketɑ
door     mulɑ:gu

1 Ear    mɑ:ru
3 eye (?)    mēto
4 eyes (?)     kanōnɑ
5 eye-brow     ekɑ:pī
2 elephant     ŭndĭōvo

6 Fire     mōto
3 father     bɑ:bɑ
1 face (?)     ekōvo
9 forehead     eūdyĭ
5 finger     kɑ:tɑ:
8 foot (same as leg)     medō (?)
7 flesh     nyɑ:mɑ
10 friend     mbɑlēɑwɑ'ngɑ
4 field     mudɑ:mbo
[[second column]]
2 falsehood     ōtɑmbi

3 God     mulūngo
2 girl     moɑnɑ - mukiɑ'nɑ
1 garden     mūdɑ
4 great     edumōɑ

5 Heaven     nzūlɑ
3 Head     mŭsōro
1 hair     mɑtĭ'li
2 hand     mōnu
4 heart     mūrĭmɑ:
6 house     nyūmbɑ
7 hunger (?)     dɑ:lɑ

King     mɑfūmu
knee     kokōtekwɑ:
Land     vɑtī
leg (?)     medo'

1 Man     moɑmūnɑ, ^[[(mulōboɑnɑ]]
3 Moon     moēri
4 mother    m'mɑ:
5 mouth     mulūmu
2 [[strikethrough]] mukɑ:kɑ [[/strikethrough]] milk     mukɑ:kɑ


3 Nose     mūlu
2 neck     ekōtī
1 nation, people, (?)    tshikūndɑ

2 People     ɑ'tu
3 poor     kɑnētu
1 pain     dinō-bulērɑ

Transcription Notes:
Hints for transcribing the phonetic symbols in this document: 1. This document makes an important distinction between two different ways of writing the letter a (a vs. ɑ), even in the case of diacritic marks. DO NOT disregard this distinction. Enter the appropriate character if it appears without diacritics. For [[macron over "ɑ"]], enter "ɑ:". For [[macron over "a"]], enter "ɔ:". For [[breve "ɑ"]], enter "æ". For [[breve "a"]], enter "ă". 2. The apostrophe-like characters that appear above/just after some letters are stress marks that follow the stressed syllable. They can be represented with a single quote/apostrophe. 3. Some letters have what appears to be a vertical tilde underneath. These indicate nasal pronunciation but how they should be typed depends on the letter. Vowels can be represented by the tilde diacritic over that vowel except in the case of ɑ and ʊ. These can be represented as [[tilde "ɑ"]] and [[tilde "ʊ"]]. When this symbol appears under an "n" it represents the nasal "n" as in sang, and it should be entered as "ŋ", NOT "ñ" which represents a different sound. When it appears under a c, it is NOT a c-cedilla, but instead refers to the sh sound which is represented by the modern symbol "ʃ".

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