Flowers and Herbs

Below is a list of words for flowers and herbs; 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 “[]”].

Flowers and Herbs
English Singular Plural
herbal tea tumuro [t̪umuro]

YB. t̪umur
tumuro [t̪umuro]

YB. t̪umuriŋ
flower asqur [asqur]
asquring [asquriŋ]
sunflower sa asqur [sa asqur]
sa asquring [sa asquriŋ]
rose ghulaap [ɣulaap]
ghulaapiching [ɣulaapičiŋ]
flower lilyoo [lilyoo]
lilyooming [lilyoomiŋ]
soap grass sabon sriqa [sabon ṣiqa]
sabon sriqa [sabon ṣiqa]
juniper gal [gal]
galjong [galǰoŋ]
incense gulgul [gulgul]
gulguling [gulguliŋ]
incense supandur [supand̪ur]
supandurisho [supand̪urišo]
herb choottal [čooṭal]
choottalisho [čooṭališo]
herb maadiyan [maad̪iyan]
maadiyan [maad̪iyan]
flower bud shuttuko [šuṭuko]
shuttukumuts [šuṭukumuc]