Saturday, December 29, 2007

Learning Apatani language - Body parts 1 - the face

I wish this post can be useful to all those who are not (anymore ?) fluent in Tanii. With the help of my friends I have tried to collect as many words as I could relating to the vocabulary of head and face, as spoken in daily use. But some of them couldn’t be recalled. Does anyone know them, or know some more ?

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basic parts

nyimoface
dintahead
dimmuhair
tiiriiforehead
?wrinkle line
khenyitemple
khenyi amusideburns
morucheek
mogo alocheekbone
langu(-lampo)neck
lanyanback of the neck
miji lanchuAdam’s apple


eye

amieye
mitin amueyebrow
mibu amueyelash
milyoeyelid
ami-miriline of the eyelid
ami-milateardrop
ami nuriiris (or iris and pupil altogether ?)

ear



yaruear
yaru-rutuupper part of the ear
yaru pimiear lobe
yaru ubuear hole
ruhiear wax

nose
yapinnose
yapin-pinyannose bridge
yapin ubunostril
tano piiyinasal mucous/discharge

mouth
agunmouth
gonchancorner of the mouth
golukapadimple
gompiichin
gommumustache/ beard
nyachulips
ayo nyachuupper lip
akan nyachulower lip


mouth (inside)



ahitooth
hipyaincisor tooth
diipyo ahicanine tooth
hiranmolar
?baby tooth
?wisdom tooth
alyotongue
?palate
lyirotokouvula
?tonsils
?throat


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