Birds

Below is a list of words for birds; 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 “[]”].

Birds
English Singular Plural
falcon baaz [baaz]
baazisho[baazišo]  
swan batbat [bat̪bat̪]
batbatisho [bat̪bat̪išo]
partridge bula [bula]
bulamuts [bulamuc]
nightingale bulbul [bulbul]
bulbulisho [bulbulišo]
sparrow crhin [c̣ʰin]
crhiyo [c̣ʰiyo]
male duck pharisr [pʰariş]
phariyants [pʰariyanc]
vulture gatshir [gacʰir]
gatshirisho [gacʰirišo]
kite ganttey [ganṭey]
gantteymuc [ganṭeymuc]
eagle garmun [garmun]
garmuyo [garmuyo]
bat gonoolanas [gonoolanas]
gonoolanasho [gonoolanašo]
female duck gus pharisr [gus phariş]
gus phariyanc [gus phariyanc]
crow ghaan [ɣaan]
ghaayo [ɣaayo]
magpie ghasrep [ɣaṣep]
ghasreputs [ɣaṣepuc]
dove ghughundil [ɣuɣund̪il]
ghughundilisho [ɣuɣund̪ilišo]
cock hir qarqaamuts [hir qarqaamuc]
hir qarqaamucho [hir qarqaamučo]
oriole mayon [mayon]
mayoyo [mayoyo]
peacock partaawuus [part̪aawuus]
partaawuusisho [part̪aawuusišo]
hoopoe pupo [pupo]
pupumuts [pupumuc]
hen qarqaamuts [qarqaamuc]
qarqaamucho [qarqaamučo]
pigeon tal [t̪al]
taljo [t̪alǰo]
parrot tootaan [t̪oot̪aan]
tootamuts [t̪oot̪amuc]