In this post we will put a Swadesh list of Ioala. A Swadesh list contains the 207 most important words of a language. They will lay the foundation for our future posts.

English Ioala
I den
you (singular) dos
he/she/it dahox
we dena
you (plural) dosa
they dahoxa
this este
that esti
here rah
there rad
who uni
what ulv
where ulhva
when ulhiko
how ganos
not okra
all taka
many pilo
some tane
few kito
other ures
one akne
two dex
three iirk
four irata
five cita
big amok
long ikat
wide suri
thick kas
heavy kova
small amoko
short ikato
narrow surio
thin kaso
woman nesi
man (adult male) nisi
man (human being) seni
child lipas
wife elci
husband elfi
mother hatci
father hitci
animal laki
fish abracialaki
bird burglaki
dog zimlaki
louse tusklaki
snake goslaki
worm vlia
tree ielin
forest meas
stick urik
fruit toria
seed girano
leaf filre
root kapa
bark (of a tree) paroket
flower kuco
grass vahins
rope dinkis
skin sinkoneki
meat çikoki
blood besmodki
bone donniki
fat (noun) amonoki
egg nankinki
horn adhaki
tail taliki
feather iiaki
hair fauki
head siki
ear galuiski
eye sulioki
nose srronki
mouth siinsaitaki
tooth hamaski
tongue (organ) lapiski
fingernail muddahioki
foot lugkoiski
leg lugski
knee luggorinki
hand iremaski
wing saskiaki
belly uastaski
guts luksuudaki
neck kioaki
back ereiski
breast tuliiski
heart hietaski
liver gruski
to drink ura siiodadrikke
to eat ura siiodagi
to bite ura siiodano
to suck ura siiodamia
to spit ura siiodamio
to vomit ura siiodakenta
to blow ura siiodarahita
to breathe ura hiinska
to laugh ura nudina
to see ura suolika
to hear ura galuis
to know ura estiauida
to think ura sink
to smell ura toskva
to fear ura amio
to sleep ura iospalika
to live ura hotiska
to die ura sii
to kill ura mudasii
to fight ura uutela
to hunt ura lakimudasii
to hit ura lift
to cut ura lofiuslat
to split ura paalodiuslat
to stab ura tila
to scratch ura ilisen
to dig ura dig
to swim ura svm
to fly ura piita
to walk ura piiland
to come ura kam
to lie (as in a bed) ura stiika
to sit ura ola
to stand ura standa
to turn (intransitive) ura livaliska
to fall ura foo
to give ura suia
to hold ura sui
to squeeze ura esta
to rub ura uiif
to wash ura uos
to wipe ura uiifi
to pull ura gitrik
to push ura stut
to throw ura kah
to tie ura te
to sew ura uutakas
to count ura kuunt
to say ura sa
to sing ura sinn
to play ura pla
to float ura diff
to flow ura saiotas
to freeze ura pakaastia
to swell ura kio
sun erika
moon popsi
star sta
water vta
rain ladavta
river saiovta
lake iakaavta
sea merivta
salt sot
stone sten
sand bosa
dust piitabosa
earth ess
cloud klod
fog sio
sky suite
wind sailima
snow snu
ice iis
smoke ruuk
fire tainen
ash raaitix
to burn ura spailit
road usta
mountain kapaa
red huuin
green ueeilen
yellow glo
white giialo
black bleek
night naatdag
day dag
year rok
warm nossi
cold kod
full inta
new nia
old odd
good gud
bad dona
rotten uglamata
dirty liikasi
straight direkt
round rond
sharp (as a knife) skaap
dull (as a knife) dov
smooth silia
wet fulih
dry sek
correct corekte
near nah
far faa
right liht
left hisbak
at ut
in un
with met
and ak
if ub
because einnu
name naam

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