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==Phraselist==
 
==Phraselist==
; Good morning! : Sutumudi misjarorunneːraː.
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; Good morning! : Sutumudi misyarorunneːraː.
; Hello/Good afternoon! : Misjarorunneːraː.
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; Hello/Good afternoon! : Misyarorunneːraː.
; Good evening! : Joːnnarisuŋa.
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; Good evening! : Yoːnnarisuŋa.
; Thanks! : Miːhaijuː.
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; Thanks! : Miːhaiyuː.
 
; Welcome! : Oːritaboːri. (alternatively, oːritoːri)
 
; Welcome! : Oːritaboːri. (alternatively, oːritoːri)
 
; Long time no see! : Miːduːhaːsoːnaː.
 
; Long time no see! : Miːduːhaːsoːnaː.
; How are you doing? : Ganzjuː jarorunsaː?
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; How are you doing? : Ganzyuː yarorunsaː?
; How are you feeling? : Misjarorunneːraː?
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; How are you feeling? : Misyarorunneːraː?
; I'm sorry. : Gurisjimihoːrjaːjoː.
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; I'm sorry. : Gurisyimihoːryaːyoː.
; Be careful. : Kiːsjikitaboːri.
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; Be careful. : Kiːsyikitaboːri.
; Really? : Aŋzjiː?
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; Really? : Aŋzyiː?
 
; Do you have any? : Aruroːruŋ?
 
; Do you have any? : Aruroːruŋ?
 
; Which one is good? : Zwuridumasu?
 
; Which one is good? : Zwuridumasu?
 
; Yes. : Oː.  
 
; Yes. : Oː.  
; No. : Aːji.  
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; No. : Aːyi.  
 
; Hot : Attsanu
 
; Hot : Attsanu
; Cold : Piːsjanu
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; Cold : Piːsyanu
 
; Tasty : Umahaŋ
 
; Tasty : Umahaŋ
 
; Hungry : Yaːsanu
 
; Hungry : Yaːsanu
; I'm full : Badaŋtjita
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; I'm full : Badaŋtyita
 
; Bad : Naranu
 
; Bad : Naranu
 
; Tired : Nihwutaːhaːnu
 
; Tired : Nihwutaːhaːnu
; Nice weather today, isn't it! : Kjuːja iji oːsuku yunna!
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; Nice weather today, isn't it! : Kyuːya iyi oːsuku yunna!
; Bad weather today, isn't it... : Kjuːja jana oːsuku yunna!
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; Bad weather today, isn't it... : Kyuːya yana oːsuku yunna!
; Hot day today, isn't it. : Kjuːja attsaː soːraː.
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; Hot day today, isn't it. : Kyuːya attsaː soːraː.
; It's my first trip to Yaeyama : Jajimaŋe hazjimjitji kwitajuː.
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; It's my first trip to Yaeyama : Yayimaŋe hazyimyityi kwitayuː.
; I've been to Yaeyama a few times before : Jajimaŋe ikumusuŋ kjiurun'juː.
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; I've been to Yaeyama a few times before : Yayimaŋe ikumusuŋ kyiurun'yuː.
; I've been busy with work... : Sjigutunu haŋtahaːnu.
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; I've been busy with work... : Syigutunu haŋtahaːnu.
  
 
==Learning more==
 
==Learning more==

Revision as of 09:14, 2 August 2005

Yaeyama is spoken in the Yaeyama Islands, in the Okinawa prefecture of Japan. The language is closely related to Japanese.

Contents

Dialects

There are significant dialectal differences between the islands and the following phrasebook is based on the dialect of Ishigaki, the largest and most populous island. See the separate Yonaguni phrasebook for the version spoken on Yonaguni.

A few examples:

English Ishigaki Shiroyasu Yonaguni

Sea Tumoːrɨ Inaga Unnaga

Head Tsuburɨ Amasukuru Mimburu

Cloud Hwumu HwumoN Mmu

Pronunciation guide

"j" is pronounced like a "y" in English. Some syllables begin with a "ng", and this may be difficult for some English speakers. The triangular colon indicates a long vowel.

Phraselist

Good morning! 
Sutumudi misyarorunneːraː.
Hello/Good afternoon! 
Misyarorunneːraː.
Good evening! 
Yoːnnarisuŋa.
Thanks! 
Miːhaiyuː.
Welcome! 
Oːritaboːri. (alternatively, oːritoːri)
Long time no see! 
Miːduːhaːsoːnaː.
How are you doing? 
Ganzyuː yarorunsaː?
How are you feeling? 
Misyarorunneːraː?
I'm sorry. 
Gurisyimihoːryaːyoː.
Be careful. 
Kiːsyikitaboːri.
Really? 
Aŋzyiː?
Do you have any? 
Aruroːruŋ?
Which one is good? 
Zwuridumasu?
Yes. 
Oː.
No. 
Aːyi.
Hot 
Attsanu
Cold 
Piːsyanu
Tasty 
Umahaŋ
Hungry 
Yaːsanu
I'm full 
Badaŋtyita
Bad 
Naranu
Tired 
Nihwutaːhaːnu
Nice weather today, isn't it! 
Kyuːya iyi oːsuku yunna!
Bad weather today, isn't it... 
Kyuːya yana oːsuku yunna!
Hot day today, isn't it. 
Kyuːya attsaː soːraː.
It's my first trip to Yaeyama 
Yayimaŋe hazyimyityi kwitayuː.
I've been to Yaeyama a few times before 
Yayimaŋe ikumusuŋ kyiurun'yuː.
I've been busy with work... 
Syigutunu haŋtahaːnu.

Learning more

There is a very, very large dictionary you can get at some bookshops, it comes in two volumes, one Yaeyama->Japanese and the other Japanese->Yaeyama. It also includes a brief grammar.

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