Insects

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

Insects
English Singular Plural
 lizard gharqas [ɣarqas]
gharqacho [ɣarqačo]
 spider kangka [kaŋka]
kangkamuc [kaŋkamuc]
 fly phin [pʰin]
phiyo [pʰiyo]
 mosquito khis [kʰis]
khisho [kʰišo]
 ant khon [kʰon]
khoyo [kʰoyo]
 bedbug phalco [pʰalco]
phalcumuc [pʰalcumuc]
 honey bee macrhiye dundu [macrhiye dundu]
macriye dundumuc [macriye dundumuc]
 wasp mel sriqar [mel şiqar]
mel sriqarisho [mel şiqarišo]
 butterfly hoolanas [hoolanas]
hoolanasho [hoolanašo]
 grasshopper traqo [t̪raqo]
traqumuc [t̪raqumuc]
 louse kharu [kʰaru]
kharu [kʰaru]
 leaf insect khiyrghalghu [kʰiɻ ɣalɣu]
khiyrghalgumuc [kʰiɻ ɣalgumuc]
 centipede kaltasr [kalt̪aş]
kaltasrisho [kalt̪aşišo]
 firefly phughalghu [pʰu ɣalɣu]
phughalghumuc [pʰu ɣalɣumuc]
 ladybird khanamujuuko [kʰanamuǰuuko]
khanamujuukumuc [kʰanamuǰuukumuc]