Tobian Vocabulary: Bodies & Their Parts    
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baut Isauro nose Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009 Eheihehi bautur. He is scratching his nose. See No. 31 of the Quackenbush Word List. Cf. bout, Isauro Andrew 2009.
chapachapari hub Isauro foot Isauro Andrew 2006 Erap chapachapari huubar. He has big feet.
chapirihub Isauro thigh Isauro Andrew 2006 Ewoutu chapirihubar. He hit him on the thigh.
chi
*chil
*chir

Isauro Isauro
Justin

bone
[liquid?]
Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009; Justin Andrew Mar eyaunap chir. The animal has large bones. Isauro Andrew spelling is chi. Tobian Illness Terms, Appendix A to Dissertation (Aunchalee E. Loscalzo 2006). Cf. Quackenbush Word List No. 54: chir.
chim Isauro head Isauro Andrew 2006 Erap chimar nga eyarai uuhar. He has a big head and long neck.
chimiebur Isauro bald Isauro Andrew 2009 See No. 52 of the Quackenbush Word List.
chuhur mangau Isauro stomach Isauro Andrew 2009 See No. 56 of the Quackenbush Word List. Cf. Quackenbush Word List No. 49.
farar Isauro claw Isauro Andrew 2006 Imetah farfari moyo. I am afraid of the cat's claws.
fehewa Isauro lungs Isauro Andrew 2009 Quackenbush Word List No. 59.
gapiripinnipewy
*hapirpin
*hapiripinpou
Isauro elbow Isauro Andrew 2009; Sisma Andrew 2013; Felicia Andrew 2013 Quackenbush Word List No.6. While Isauro did not update the spelling for this word, Sisma spelled it as hapirpin. Felicia spelled it as hapiripinpou.
hai Isauro penis Isauro Andrew 2006 Eyamuir hair. He is washing his penis. See No. 87 of the Quackenbush Word List.
hapi Isauro hip Isauro Andrew 2006 Eheihehi hepir. He is scratching his hip. Note that hapi is impolite; the polite word is tahuh.
huub

Isauro
Isauro

leg Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009 Ebechebech hin huubom. The skin on your leg is white. See No. 9 of the Quackenbush Word List.
kuripa Isauro fingernail Isauro Andrew 2009 See No. 8 of the Quackenbush Word List. Isauro spoke this word and B.W. Black spelled it.
mat Isauro eye Isauro Andrew 2006 Hemurat meteh. They were rubbing their eyes.
ngii Isauro tooth Isauro Andrew 2006 Ngiir piris makae. These are dog's teeth.
nunusuruhan Isauro
Isauro
tongue Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009 Ehusu nunusur han. He bit his tongue.See No. 34 of the Quackenbush Word List. The nu sound is like nur.
pau

Isauro
Isauro

arm; hand from wrist down; that part of the ocean current that extends out and away from the island after hitting it Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009; Justin Andrew 2008 Echa paur. He has blood on his arm. Also see R.E. Johannes, Words of the Lagoon, p. 103; Fishing Lore of Tobi (Peter W. Black 1968). See No. 2 of the Quackenbush Word List.
pohomoi Isauro knee Isauro Andrew 2009 Quackenbush Word List No. 12.
siie Isauro belly Isauro Andrew 2006 Engongo siyom. Your belly is swollen. See No. 49 of the Quackenbush Word List. Cf. Quackenbush Word List No. 56.
tahuh Isauro buttocks Isauro Andrew 2006. Eyamir tahuhunaur. Note tahuh is also polite word for hapi:hip.
tar Isauro intestines Isauro Andrew 2006 Echuh ba sibe hekene tari marurae. We could see all the animal's intestines. Cf. Quackenbush Word List No. 166.

tering
taring

Isauro ear Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009 Eheihehi ruhur taringar. He is scratching behind his ear. See No. 38 of the Quackenbush Word List.
tiriyaw Isauro lip Isauro Andrew 2009 Quackenbush Word List No. 35.
tuh Isauro vagina Isauro Andrew 2006 Faifinae ehamuir tuhar. She is washing her vagina.
tut
*tuut

Isauro
Isauro

breast Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009 Eyamiir tutur. She is washing her breast. See No. 62 of the Quackenbush Word List.
ubot
*ubut

Isauro
Isauro

navel; coconut palm Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009 Ihekene ubuteri feifinae. I see the woman's navel. See No. 51 of the Quackenbush Word List.
urour Isauro fur Isauro Andrew 2006 Ureri mayorae ehochohoch. The cat's fur is black.
uuh

Isauro
Isauro

neck Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009 Engungura uuhar. His neck is swollen. See No. 30 of the Quackenbush Word List.
uwaruhur Isauro heart Isauro Andrew 2009 Quackenbush Word List No.60.
waah Isauro vein Isauro Andrew 2009 Quackenbush Word List No. 28.
wahang Isauro throat Isauro Andrew 2009 Quackenbush Word List No. 36.
yaati Isauro gall bladder Isauro Andrew 2009 Quackenbush Word List No. 57.
yanichim Isauro hair Isauro Andrew 2006 Eyarai yanichimeri faifinae. She has long hair.
yawo
*yaaw

Isauro
Isauro

mouth Isauro Andrew 2006, 2009 Faifinae e pachih yawar. She has a small mouth. See No. 32 of the Quackenbush Word List.
yafah Isauro shoulder Isauro Andrew 2009 Quackenbush Word List No. 46.

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