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Kɑmbindɑ
[[a table with two columns]]
[[first column]]
Arm     kōko

5 Boy     tɑ:uze
1 beard    kizēvo
6 breast     tūlu
4 body     nītu
2 black     ndo'mbi
3 blue     fīuze

Child     moɑ'nɑ
chin     bōbo
cup     ngūbɑ
city     tsĩ 

Daughter     moɑnɑke'nto
devil (?)    nzumbī
death     foɑ:
dead    fūidi

Eye     dīsu
ear     kūtu
eyebrow     ndɑ:o
eyelids     nkɔ:ŋi
elbow     kinkōso

Fire     tuiyɑ:
Father     tɑ:tɑ
face     lūse
finger     le'mbe
finger-nail     nzɑ:lɑ
foot     kūlu
[[second column]]
Girl     nu'mbɑ, mulēke
God     nzɑmbe ɑmpu'ngu
green     iɑŋkūnzo

Heaven     zūlu
Head     tū
Hair     tsūki
hand     kɑndɑ:se

King     fumɑ'ntsi

Land     tōto
leg     kintɑ'ngo
life     moi'yo

Man     iɑ'kɑlɑ
moon     ngōɑndē
mother     mɑ:mɑ
mouth     nuɑ:

Nose    mbūngo
neck     tsīngo
no     koɑ:ko

Priest     ngɑ:ngɑ

Red      boɑ:ki
ribbon     sɑ:dis

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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