One
West Wapei
Geographic
distribution
north-central Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea
Linguistic classificationTorricelli
  • One
Subdivisions
Glottologwest2580
Torricelli languages map.svg
The Torricelli languages as classified by Foley (2018)

The One or West Wapei languages constitute a branch of the Torricelli language family. They are spoken in north-central Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.

Languages

Foley (2018) lists:[1]

One, Seta, Seti

Vocabulary comparison

The following basic vocabulary words are from the Trans-New Guinea database,[2] citing data from Laycock (1968)[3] and SIL (2000):[4]

gloss One, Inebu Seta Seti
head selə sela; sila səkon
hair sila batalayo
ear tipi tɩbɩli; təpəli arpan
eye namla namana; naməna nəŋka
nose suwla sulu; sülü sünü
tooth nala nɛla; nelə neːn
tongue alfoi ngctela; ŋkotelə ŋkoten
leg teu teu saten
louse munola təmofəl təmpofənə
dog paːla balə; paːlə paːn
bird nawra pəsiapa; pɩsapə pəlisia
egg amu aːmo; gambu tənna
blood fampwi soli soro
bone amla kamóya komoyo
skin plapi tapeo; tapio naːni
breast nimla mommo; momo momo
tree silo si səno
man mana manə; oma maŋko
woman piːni bɩni; pin pəneno
sky yebiti
sun ayre kebɩli; kepli koːfəni
moon anini anine; funmo yinmon
water faːla mi miː
fire niːpi sakul; sakulu nep
stone taːma kuləbol; tumala toːmu
road, path plɛn
eat wune woyuye
two plale pəla pəna

References

  1. ^ Foley, William A. (2018). "The Languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and Environs". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. Vol. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 197–432. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.
  2. ^ Greenhill, Simon (2016). "TransNewGuinea.org - database of the languages of New Guinea". Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  3. ^ Laycock, Donald C. 1968. Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea. Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66.
  4. ^ Summer Institute of Linguistics Language Survey of Seta, 2000.