Urim
Kombio
Geographic
distribution
East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Linguistic classificationTorricelli
  • Urim
Subdivisions
Glottologmari1433
The Torricelli languages as classified by Foley (2018)

The Urim languages constitute a branch of the Torricelli language family. They are spoken in East Sepik Province, in areas bordering the northeastern corner of Sandaun Province.

Languages

Foley (2018) lists the following languages.[1]

Urim, Urat, Kombio

Vocabulary comparison

The following basic vocabulary words are from Laycock (1968),[2] as cited in the Trans-New Guinea database:[3]

gloss Urim Urat Torricelli
head ləŋkəp ntoh emen
ear nurkul kwin wolep
eye iːkŋ ampep yempit
nose ləmp muhroŋ wujipen
tooth eːk asep nal
tongue milip yaŋklou
leg neːp nihip araiʔ
louse nəmin ompik numuk
dog nəmpa pwat yimpeu
bird wel antet elip
egg haləmpar yimpwonən
blood waləmpop wim yalkup
bone təpmuŋkut lupuŋ ləp
skin palək yahreik alou
breast maː ampreip yimep
tree yoː lou lu
man kəmel mik eiŋ
woman kiːn tuwei injik
sun takəni nai awən
moon kanyil wantihi iyén
water huw pənip wop
fire waːkŋ nih yotou
stone weit yah əntoʔ
two weːk hoi wiyeu

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. ^ Laycock, Donald C. 1968. Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea. Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66.
  3. ^ Greenhill, Simon (2016). "TransNewGuinea.org - database of the languages of New Guinea". Retrieved 2020-11-05.