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The following is a Yazghulami-English word list. The list was compiled by Sir George A. Grierson and was published as the section titled "A Short List of Yazghulami Words" in Ishkashimi, Zebaki, and Yazghulami: An Account of Three Eranian Dialects (pp. 127-28; 1920, Royal Asiatic Society, London). Below is an exact reproduction of Grierson’s work except that Grierson’s transliteration scheme, which was based on Greek characters, has been replaced by R. B. Shaw’s, a Latin scheme that was published on p. 9 of the above mentioned work. Included in this section of Grierson’s work are three translations under the title "Other Pamir Dialects."



Read a description of the Yazghulami People at the
The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire


A SHORT LIST OF YAZGHULAMI WORDS
(with, when known, the corresponding Shughni and Ishkashmi words)


afau, Ish. aluzd, to-morrow.
amang, Sh. menj, summer.
asmin, Ish. asman, the sky.
bi, Sh. boi, a smell.
biyer, Sh. bíyar, Ish. paruzd, yesterday.
cer, Sh. tsavor, , Ish. tsafur, card., four.
dhau, Sh. dho, Ish. dau or do, card., two.
dhad, Sh. dhüd, Ish. dit, smoke.
dhus, Sh. dhes, Ish. dah, card., ten.
ghrtsok, Sh. zir, Ish. sung, a stone, rock, cliff.
hosht, Sh. washt, Ish. ât, card., eight.
hovd, Sh. wuvd, Ish. uvd, card., seven.
kash, hot.
khvor, Sh. kher, Ish. remuz, the sun.
mith, Ish. roz, Zb. mi, Sh. meth, a day.
mithmad, Ish. mai, noon, midday.
mast, Sh. mest, Ish. ma, the moon.
nu, Sh. nao, Ish. naw, nine.
nur, Sh, nur, Ish, ner, to-day.
pindz, Sh, pinz, Ish. punz, card., five.
par-wes, S. par-wus, last year.
rokhnizit, Sh. rusht, Ish. roz, dawn, morning.
roshnahai, Sh. rukh, Ish. raushan, dawn, daylight.
sauza, Ish. sal, a year.
shu, Shu. khauskh, Ish. khol, card., six.
schab, Sh. skhab Ish. skhab, night.
scham, Ish. vajer, evening.
schtarak, Sh. skhtardz, Ish. struck, a star.
tsoi, Sh. arraï, Ish. rui, card., three.
wogh, Sh. yiw Ish. wak or wok, card., one.
varm, Ish. gulbaduk, a cloud.
yets, Sh. yâts, Ish. róshni, fire.


OTHER PAMIR DIALECTS


Shughni. khésta, Ish. gâ’la, bread.
Shughni. vanjin, Ish. vánji, a cloak, robe.
Roshani ziniz, Ish. varf, snow.





This page was posted at the Tajikistan Update by David Straub on December 31, 1998