Original Word List

Just to Reiterate...

I used the following word list to create the KNSL creole. I gave each word below a general definition; they're not set in stone. The list is based on the Kelenala wordlist, but it's not identical. To be more specific, KNSL has eight more base words than Kelenala, giving it a total of 374 basic words to work with. Many of these words are not basic words, but just words I wanted to have basic terms for. Artist's license.

The tables below list all the basic signs of KNSL. Directly below you'll find a handy "jump to" list, so you can access the words by category, and won't have to scroll through the whole behemoth. For each category, I list the English gloss, the KNSL sign in KNSL notation (go to the phonology section for more info), and the corresponding Kelenala word. If Kelenala doesn't have a basic corresponding word, this will be shown with a dash. [Note: Kelenala does have a word for those words, just not a basic word.]

As you go through the list, I recommend trying to actually do the signs as you read them. This will help you to understand the notation system better, and will give you a better understanding of how the signs are formed. It should get easier as you go along. Probably. Enjoy the list!

Abstracts Emotion Words Prepositions
Actions Experience-Related Pronouns
Animals! Expressions Quantitative Terms
Body Parts Food! Substances
Color Terms Humans Temporal Words
Demonstratives Motion Words Vegetation
Descriptive Nouns Related to Health WH-Words
Directionals Numbers Words for Naturally Occurring Phenomena

Expressions Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Yes [A«5]z aywa
No [O]zw o
Maybe [U]zw u
Please [Ns]z ni
Thank you s]z hela
You’re welcome s]z heya
Gasundheit [Mh#u]z mayno
(Said when someone coughs) [6]zw pasalu
Hello [H]zw hasa
Goodbye [N]zw nisi

Pronouns Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
I [1s]z ma
You [2s]z ya
S/he/it [3s]z eni
We [1d]z ima
You all [2d]z iya
They [3d]z yeni

WH-Words Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
What [E]zw, [E] e
How [S]zw, [S] say

Prepositions Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
At [Ss]z si
With [Ws]z wa
Of [Ys]z yu

Demonstratives/Deictics Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Here [K-W]yÿh:// kiwi
There [H-Ÿ]hÿy:// heye
This [K]zÿ ki
That [H]zÿ he

Humans Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Mother [Uf(t)]yÿst may
Father [Uf(t)]yÿs't pay
Parent [Uf(t)]yÿxt awna
Sister [Gf(t)]yÿdt tali
Brother [Gf(t)]yÿd't tewi
Sibling [Gf(t)]yÿnt eli
Daughter [Af(t)]yÿblt yani
Son [Af(t)]yÿbl't hulu
Child [Af(t)]yÿbt kesi
Woman [Bf(t)]yÿpt maya
Man [Bf(t)]yÿp't teka
Person/human being [Bf(t)]yÿht sa
Girl [Gf(t)]yÿskt liya
Boy [Gf(t)]yÿsk't mani
Kid [Gf(t)]yÿcht
Baby girl [Bf(t)]yÿblt
Baby boy [Bf(t)]yÿbl't
Baby (gender neutral) [Bf(t)]yÿbt ini
Wife f(t)]pr
Husband f(t)]p'r
Spouse f(t)]hr haleya
Family [Sf(t)]p'toopt sawana
Friend (female) [Sf(s)]yÿpt://
Friend (male) [Sf(s)]yÿp't://
Friend [Sf(s)]yÿht:// sali

Animals Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Animal [Ks]z ko
Bird [Yb]zÿy:// yo
Cat [K]zr:// kanili
Dog [6d]z palani
Fish [Nv]zee nawa
Horse [Wf(s)]yÿp't:// we
Insect [5bw]z hu
Lizard [Hf(t)]chä haysa
Tail [Gbw]z puli
Snake [Eb]zÿy:// yaysi
Sheep [Z«U]z usi
Pig [Of(s)]yÿnt:// tayko
Monkey [(C#O)f(t)]mÿy wawku
Goat [H]zü:// sanapo
Mouse [Nf(t)]yÿnt:// neko
Cow [Mf(t)]yÿnt:// mu
Elephant [Z«G]n niko
Rabbit, bunny [H]zÿyh puka (cf. the movie Harvey)

Color Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
White f(t)]xäch ayla
Black [(A#W)f(t)]xäch aw
Red [Sf(t)]xäch sami
Yellow [Lf(t)]xäch laysa
Blue [Kf(s)]xäch kawi
Green [T]xäch tasi
Orange [Nf(s)]xäch naliya
Purple [Of(s)]xäch omayu
Pink [S]xäch semine
Gray [Ef(t)]xäch esa
Brown [(O#I)f(s)]xäch owi
Silver [(S#Y)f(t)]xäch sayna
Gold [L]xäch linesa
Color [Yf(t)]xäch yawla

Numbers Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Zero [Z] kaw
One [1] a
Two [2] mi
Three [3] la
Four [4] pa
Five [5] se
Six [6] me
Seven [7] no
Eight [8] ka
Nine [9] taw
Ten [1]ä hay
Number [5w]z manu

Vegetation Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Plant [(Z«W)f(t)]z law
Flower [Of(t)]zw pelini
Forest [5f(t)w]z>H waysala
Grass [5b]zoo salasi
Tree [5f(t)w]z pawe
Bush, shrub [Cu#v]z nuwe
Seed [L#O]z lawko
Leaf [Bb]zw sako
Fruit [C#O]zä poma
Vegetable [Cv#u]z lali
Stick [K]ho>H kisiwa
Moss [U]l'ÿyrs'r unali

Substances Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Stuff [O#5]p>H ku
Air [(O#5)f(t)]mÿy osa
Fire [5f(t)w]züü>H asi
Earth, soil, dirt [Ub]z'ooz upale
Water [Wv]z'ooz way
Wood [Kf(s)]äst>V:// komu
Metal [Mf(s)]äst>V:// meka
Poison [N]zÿy[K]yÿz nayki
Snow [Sb]z'ooz sawli
Ice [If(s)]äst>V:// isami
Liquid [Sb]z'òòz so
Solid [Af(s)]äst>V:// ape
Gas [Hb]z'òòz ha
Wind [Ib]z'òòz iso
Rain [5bw]zææ lisa
Fog [Kf(t)]s'oos kolu
Sand [Tb]z'ooz ta
Salt [Tf(t)]mäch tisi
Thunder [6s]r>H:// po
Lightning [A#Y]ræy>H ayna
Cloth [Nf(t)]kääspr na
Blood [E]zÿy[M]yÿz emola
Sugar [Mh#u]z>H:// mali
Smoke [5f(t)w]pl'üü yosa
Powder [Uu#b]z>H:// uka
Oil [T]zÿy[L]yÿz tawle
Rock, stone [Nf(s)]äst>V:// nima

Body Parts Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Arm [Ef(t)]sh'äärs'r ekale
Back [Tf(t)#K]z taka
Body [Of(s)]nääb omiku
Bone [Wf(t)#S]z wesu (¿Háblas español?)
Chest [Gf(t)]yÿht:// husuli
Ear [Gf(s)]ert:// lewisu
Elbow [Hf(t)#6]z hapa
Eye [Gf(t)]yÿst:// masa
Face [Sf(t)]sääskr seka
Finger [Lf(t)#N]z loni
Hair [S#Mb]z soma
Hand [5d]z hoko
Head [Su#b]z:// topo
Heart [I]yÿht:// iwa
Knee [Cu#b]z:// uyeka
Leg [Mf(t)#6]z mepa
Lip [Uf(t)]yÿmt:// umu
Mouth [6f(t)]kr'ookr paw
Muscle [Cf(s)]yÿsp't:// kusa
Nail [(O#5)b]z:// awko
Neck [Cf(t)]yÿtht:// aka
Nose [Gf(t)]yÿnt:// nay
Skin [Wf(t)]sääskr wakawi
Stomach [Bf(t)]bl'oobl pawla
Toe [U«N]z unu
Tongue [Nf(s)]mÿy nala
Tooth [Tf(t)#U]z tu

Directionals Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
North [6]zü pama
South [T]zä tesa
East [K]zo kiya
West [H]ze huwa
Up [Y]zü aya
Down [U]zä ulu
Left [E]ze elesu
Right [A]zo anaku

Food Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Bread [Cbf(a#s)]n>H hona
Butter [Gf(s)]rs'ÿypl'r uya
Candy s]z:// yeli
Cheese [Kf(t)]kr'ookr kawna
Chocolate [Uf(t)]kr'ookr uweyo
Dessert [If(t)]kr'ookr inasa
Egg [Wd]z womo
Food [Tf(t)]kr'ookr tay
Milk [Hf(s)]kr'òòkr hasila
Nut [Nf(s)]eht>H:// noko
Potato [Of(s)]eht>H:// opa
Rice [Kf(s)]üm koku
Spice, herb [Eb]z'ooz elayu
Tea [Tf(s)]kr'òòkr ti
Tofu [Hf(t)]kr'ookr haw

Amount Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Much, many [W], [W]zw wo
Few [Y], [Y]zw ye
All [T], [Tc]z te

Emotion Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Happy [Zf(t)]chün leya
Sad [Zf(t)]näch hawna
Angry [Zf(t)]æst kusu
Giggly, elated [Z]yÿskt:// paysi
Crazy, insane [Zf(t)]täächs'oos kusasi
Distracted [Zf(t)]s'oosees' eyelo
Afraid [Z]yÿsn>H musu
Embarrassed [Zf(t)]yÿsn>H yuma
In love [Zf(t)]yÿp't:// kaymana
Disappointed [Zu#v]z mulilu
Bored [Zf(t)]zyeeyz' wasa
Serious [Z]kr'okr oso
Frustrated, agitated, irritated [Zf(t)]yÿxt:// yoko
Confused [Zs]n:// ewiyu
Relaxed [Zf(t)]thääbr yala
Lazy [Z]yÿxt:// ipe
Aroused [Zf(t)]hü:// oloyo
Laughter [Zf(t)]mâh nola
Good [Zf(a#t)]sh'ü seya
Bad [Zf(t#a)]sh'ä usu
Want, desire, need [Zf(t)]yÿstt:// holi
Enjoyment [Zf(t)]sh'toosht kele
Hate [Zf(s)]zw yesu
Nervous, anxious [Zf(t)]zw>H upusa
Excited [Zf(t)]blü>H:// naymasa

Natural Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Mountain [6f(s)]äst>V:// paka
Ocean [5bw]z'ööz ipono
Lake [5bw]z'ooz oki
River [5bw]hÿy sena
Cloud [Wf(t)]s'oos wimi
Plain, valley [6b]z'ööz pe
Cliff [E#K]zÿyä eko
Island [5bw#O]z'wííz pekeli
Sky [I]z'óóz imeya
Sun [Sf(s)u#b]snéésn' siya
Star [Hf(s)u#b]snéésn' hayseli
Moon [Kf(s)u#b]snéésn' kama
Desert [6b]z'ooz upayno

Condition Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Healthy, well [Zf(t)]yÿdr>H sana
Sick [Zf(t)]täch saw
Hurt [Z]yÿsp't onu
Cold [Z]yÿsp't:// sisi
Hot [Z]yÿdr:// sokasa
Dead [Zf(t)]bräkr>H mo
Alive [Zf(t)]krübr>H omeno
Itchy [Z]shäspr:// yay
Intoxicated [Zf(s)]bräkr>H maw
Sober [Zf(s)]kräbr>H
Asleep [Z]bräkr>H eyu
Awake [Z]krübr>H wi
Warm [Zh]shÿy>H:// ukesi
Hunger [Zf(t)]stäbr milo
Thirst [Zf(t)]thäkr naw
Able [Zf(t)]blüüp>H pele
To cough [Zb]mÿy wika
To sneeze [Zb]nÿy yusa

Time and Tide Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Day [Sf(s)]f'oof sayana
Night [Mf(s)]f'oof mulaya
To start [Zf(t)]yÿp naya
To stop [Z]pÿy numa
Soon [Nd]z nawla
Now [Kf(s)]zây kay
Time [L]hop>H lu
Minute [Gf(s)]ärs't:// ne
Hour [Gf(s)]rs'yÿl'r tilo
Week [Gf(s)]eh>H:// nesu
Month [Gf(s)]äst>V:// ayma
Year [Gb#hf(t)]hãã lay
Then [Ib]ho i

Motion Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
To come [Zf(t)]yÿr hele
To dance [Zv]zw tala
To fall [Zhf(t)]zää silu
To fly [Zb]zÿy:// wela
To go, to move [Z]rÿy ala
To jump [Zv]zééz' hala
To lie down [Zu#h]z iko
To play [Zf(s)]pÿy<H:// awana
To sit [Z]zây ponu
To stand [Zv#u]z yasa
To stretch [Zb]zyó>H kiyawsa
To swim [Zv]z'ooz nipa
To twist [Zf(a«t)]z:// oyuno
To yawn [Zf(s)]króy>H mawna

Descriptive Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Beautiful [Zf(s)]fyââ kayli
Big [Zb]zu>H weya
Bitter [Zf(s)]kräy>H weka
Bright [Zf(s)]snéésn' hayli
Broken [Zf(t)]ääpl't manako
Clean [Zb]z'ööz oli
Correct [Zu«b]zo nuya
Dangerous [Zbf(s)]thor tapu
Dark [Z]sex>H kalu
Deep [Zf(t)h]zwãã uwa
Dirty [Zbf(s)]chÿyr:// tolasi
Dry [Zf(s)]ääb:// sapa
Dull [Zf(s)v]yÿstÿy pu
Empty [Zf(s)]yÿbt:// ulane
Far [Z]f'ey:// hinowo
Fast [Zb#hf(s)]z'ooz asa
Fat [Zf(s)]bÿy kuwosa
Full [Zf(s)]yÿcht:// osuna
Hard [Z]eft>H:// moke
Heavy [Zf(t)]blü:// umesu
Little [Zf(t)]dÿkrr noni
Long [Zf(s)]huu<V solano
Loose [Zf(t«a)]h<H:// ewana
Loud [Zf(s)]er>H:// wopane
Narrow [Zf(s)]est>H:// opemi
Near [Zf(t)]yÿblt:// loye
New [Zh]bl'uuäuu yuli
Old [Zh]z'ooææoo oweno
Other [Zf(s#a)]h>H anu
Quiet [Zf(t)u#b]r>H isala
Rough [Z]z'oozw tanaka
Round [Z]kãã>H losi
Sharp [Zf(s)u#h]bl'uu isayka
Short [Zh]blw toki
Slow [Zf(s)h]ze lima
Smooth [Z]z'ooz naysu
Soft [Zf(s)]ze>H:// hawla
Sour [Zf(t#a)]kr>H pino
Square [Zb]hoääe>H tene
Stiff [Z]fw tiki
Straight [Zb]zeez'ooz luka
Strange [Zf(s)]täächw lilono
Strong [Zf(t)]spär:// ono
Sweet [Zf(t)]kräsk>H wilusi
Tall [Zb]fw kamasi
Thick [Zf(s)]pääbl>H polo
Thin [Zf(s)]kääb>H isu
Tight [Z]hü>V ele
Weak [Zf(t)]shâây>H towa
Wet [Zf(s#a)v]z:// alu
Wide [Zf(s)]sto>H:// epuso
Young [Zh]z'òòzèèz' peyule

Abstract Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
Ball [Os]z naki
Bed [Ab]z'ooz ama
Book f(s#t)]h>H ilo
Cup, glass, jar [Tbf(s)]äp:// tuka
Door, gate [M]hoääe>H mola
House [6b]hoääe>H pale
Machine [N]hoääe>H nu
Music [(O#5)f(s)]r>H:// konele
Place [Ld]z le
Plate, bowl [Cf(s)]pä>H:// pi
Reason, purpose [Sd]z su
Room [Hb]hoääe>H ho
Sex (not gender) [O-Y]zÿy:// oye
Thing [Kd]z ke
Wave [Bf(s)]záá waw (cf. Middle Egyptian)

Experience Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
To breathe [Zb]yÿr hi
To feel, to touch [Zf(s)]pl'ÿy tayla
To forget [Zbf(s)]f'oof yaw
To hear [Zf(s)]rÿy weyu
To know [Zf(s)]fÿy kisa
To see [Zf(s)]sÿy ay
To smell [Zf(s)]nÿy eso
To smile [Zf(t)]kr'òòkr misi
To think [Zf(s)]f'oof hima
To urinate [Zb]z'oozw supu (cf. Arabic)

Action! Back to the Top
KNSL Kelenala
To close [Z]zäpl't>V to
To cook [Zdf(s)]st isa
To cry [Zf(t)]sääkrr muna
To cut [Zf(t)h]zææ oko
To eat [Zf(t)]yüm:// maka
To fight [Zf(s)]p'ÿy:// heku
To give [Zf(t)h]z'ooz li
To help [Zf(s)]stÿy:// nela
To hold [Zf(t)]yÿpt:// saya
To hug [Zf(t)]yÿp't>H:// emi
To kill [Zf(t)h]zææz'aa pawasu
To kiss [Zf(t)]yÿptÿy miyu (Vampire Princess!)
To make, to create, to build [Zf(s)]ehtûkt lo
To meet [Zf(t)]yÿx tapa
To name [Zf(s)]zäyz'äy ana
To open [Z]pl'üz>V nase
To pull [Zb]yÿz lusa
To push [Zh]zÿy kesa
To read [Zf(t)]hÿy>H:// amala
To rub [Zh]zc wama
To say, to talk [Zf(s)]mäy ina
To sing [Zf(s)]müy ayala
To throw [Zu#v]zäy lasa
To tie (together) [Zf(s)u#v]h<V:// sula
To wash [Zv]päbl>H:// limiya
To win [Zf(s)]fÿy:// epa
To work [Z]yÿcht:// pila
To write [Zb]p'öö kawa

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