Animals

Below is a list of words for animals; unless otherwise specified, the data are from Hunza Burushaski. Click on the play button next to the Burushaski word to hear the audio [Note: forms in italics are spelt using the proposed Burushaski Roman alphabet; phonetic transcriptions using (modified) IPA are provided within angled brackets “[]”].

Animals
English Singular Plural
 sheep HB. belis [belis]

YB. beles [beles]
HB. belisho [belišo]

YB. belisyu [belišu]
monkey shadi [šad̪i]

YB. bula
shadimuts [šad̪imut͡s]

YB. bulamo
goat tshiir [t͡sʰiir]

Also tshigir [t͡sʰigir]

YB.tsigir
tshiirisho [t͡sʰiirišo]

Also tshigirisyo [t͡sʰigirišo]

YB. tsigira
male goat halden [hald̪en]

YB. buttar [buʈar]
haldeyo [hald̪eyo]

YB. buttarishu [buʈarišu]
dog huk [huk]

YB. huk
hukay [hukay]

YB. huka
 female dog gus huk
[gus huk]
gus hukay
[gus hukay]
 male dog hir huk
[hir huk]
hir hukay
[hir hukay]
puppy huke gukurus
[huke gukurus]
huke gukurusisho
[huke gukurisišo]
cat bush [buš]
bushongo [bušoŋo]
female cat gus bush
[gus buš]
gus bushongo
[gus bušoŋo]
male cat hir bush
[hir buš]
hir bushongo
[hir bušoŋo]
kitten bushe isko
[buše isko]
bushe iskumuts
[buše iskumut͡s]
cow buwa [buwa]
buweynts [buweynt͡s]
camel utt [uʈ]
uttaynts [uʈaynt͡s]
deer yattal [yaʈal]
yattalisho [yaʈališo]
yew du [d̪u]

YB. du
duwants [d̪uwant͡s]

YB. duwa
lamb halkaas mamushi
[halkaas mamuši]
halkaas mamushimuts
[halkaas mamušimut͡s]
ram meenis
[meenis]
meenisho
[meenišo]
ox tshiyar [t͡sʰiyar]
/har
tshiyarisho [t͡sʰiyarišo]
/haro
bull tshindar [t͡sʰind̪ar]
tshindarisho [t͡sʰind̪arišo]
calf busroosro [buşooşo]
busrowants [buşowant͡s]
ass  hir zrakun [hir żakun]
hir zrakuyo [hir żakuyo]
donkey gus zrakun [gus żakun]
gus zrakuyo [gus żakuyo]
elephant hasto [hast̪o]
hastomuts [hast̪umut͡s]
horse haghur [haɣur]
haghurisho [haɣurišo]
rabbit sar [sar]
saro [saro]
fox  hal [hal]
haljo [halǰo]
yak bepayr [bepaɻ]
bepayr [bepaɻ]
tiger ta [t̪a]
tamuts [t̪amut͡s]
lion sheer [šeer]
shaarisho [šeerišo]