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Sofɑ:lɑ
[[a table with two columns]]
[[first column]]
arm [[strikethrough]]Nzɑ'mjĭɑ[[/strikethrough]]     nzɑ'njĭɑ

7 Bow & arrow     m`tū-sæni-sēvi
8 Boy     moɑŋōno [[strikethrough]]tsŭɑ'kɑ[[/strikethrough]]  tsŭɑ'kɑ
9 brother     bɑleɑ'ngo
2 beard     de'v
5 body     tūpi
3 belly     kutzūli
6 bone     [[strikethrough]][[?]][[/strikethrough]] fūpɑ
4 blood     molōpɑ
1 back     kutzūle

Child     moɑŋōno
country     nzīhu

Dance     kūbzɑ
Door     msuɑ:
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4 Enemies    kolɑsɑ'nto
7 Elbow     konko'no
5 Eye    dīsu
1 ear    nzītŭĕ; mɑkūtŭĕ
2 earth     pɑ:nsi
6 eyelid    mbōni
7 eyebrow     nsīe
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2 Father     bɑ:bɑ; tɑ:tu
1 face     kumɑ'tso
3 field     kudɑ'mbo
4 fingers    ntʃɑ:lɑ; bzīnŭĕ
6 foot     mue'ndɑ
8 friend     shɑmoɑ'li
5-5 1/2 fire   [[strikethrough]]nzūo or uzīlo[[/strikethrough]] mōtɑ
7 forehead     nkōpi
5 1/2 flesh    nyɑ:mæse
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2 God     mulūngo, mulūku
3 grandfather     mzukuluɑ'ngo
1 garden     mūndɑ
[[second column]]
4 Heart     mutīmɑ, moiyo
3 Head     mso'[[h?]]o
1 Hair    tsīsi
2 Hand (?)     tʃitɑ:tɑ
6 house     nyumbɑ
7 husband     bɑrɑ'nko
5 heel     tʃite'ndi
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2 King     g[[ū?]]mi kɑnɑmɑndērē
1 Kettle     mōtu
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leg     tɑ:ku

1 Man     moɑmūnɑ
5 mother     mɑ:wɑ
6 mouth    morōmo
3 milk     mukɑ:kɑ
4 moon     mŏēzi
2 marriage     dɑlōdŏɑ
7 murder,    mupɑwzɑ:ku unɑmsɑ:lɑ

Nose     buhūnɑ
neck     kōzi
nation     oɑ'ntu
[[strikethrough]]prisoner, slave     bītʃu[[/strikethrough]]

Priest     kɑsĭ'si; nyɑle'mbo
Prisoner, slave     bītʃu
Roof     nsōtsi

Song    nyīmbu
1 Shoulder     pēŏɑ
5 Soul     nzūpɑ
2 sister     kurɑ'ngo
4 sky or heaven,   nzīmu  
6 sun     nzūɑ

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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