This is to condole the sad demise of Boa Sr. who breathed her last yesternight (26th Jan, 2010) at Port Blair.

Boa Sr. was the oldest and the most prolific of the Great Andamanese people of the Andaman Islands. Her death brings a silent catastrophe to the community which lost a heritage that is equal to identity. The deaths of Nao Jr. last year was the loss of the window from that community to the other world. The loss of Boa Sr. is the loss the house itself. What remains now is only the ruins in a shape and size that cannot even tell of the edifice that was there once.

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Exemplar Verb Phrases in Great Andamanese

These are some examples of the verb phrases with basic meaning extracted from a list of basic sentences.

GA Word/Phrase

bi

boʃobo

belɔ

be

jiyo

unɖuke

unɖue

tunʈɔlo

eʈʈɔlo

ʃui

bule

untɛle

untɛlebe

akaɲarɔ

cibe

ŋucibim

uʈʰunce ~uʈʰunci

uʈʰuncikamo

ʈʰuŋuncibe

neɲobe

ŋuʈʰacebim ~ ŋuʈʰacibim

eɲo-ɸ

kaɲɔrɔke

kaɲɔrɔkɔ

raʃuekom ~ raʃuikom

raʃuiko

ʈʰuŋolobom ~ ʈʰuŋolbom

beliŋo

utpʰo ~ itpʰu

ikubeliŋ

beliŋ-ɸ

rapʰo

ʃerep

empʰilpʰulo

empʰilbo

empʰilo

ecaʈo

ecaʈobe ~ ecaʈbe

kʰuo

unnikue ~ uni kʰue

kʰue

jiyom ~ ijiom

jiyum ~ ijiom

jiyo ~ ijo

ejiu ~ ijio

ijul ~ ijiul

ŋaɲabo

ʈʰaɲabo

ijume ~ ijime

jupʰo ~ ijipʰo

jipʰo ~ ijipʰo

taakaɲa

akaɲabom

akaɲal

ebuʈʰe

buʈʰo~ buʈʰɔ

ibuʈʰɔ

boʈʰɔ

bɔrɔtʰe

buʈʰo

ekɛrenceo

ʈʰɛrenceo
ŋɛrenceo
coŋɔ
coŋo
ŋutcoŋo
tɛʃe
ieke
ʈʰumoke
connepʰobe
eolencikɔ
ʈʰutconnepʰo
dunotconne
mutconne
dutconnam ~ dutconneom
ʈʰɛŋutconnebe
meŋutconnebe
ŋutconnepʰo
ŋutconnepʰo
mutconne
ŋutconnebom
ŋutconnebo
inciko
utconne
otconne
incikom
ɛrʃoloke
boʃuʈ
empʰilo
noe
etmokom
mokom
mokɔ
ɲyokom
rɔʃe
ebano
taelukʰo
lub
lubincikom
itʰudo
ereŋkʰolebom ~ ereŋkʰolbom
ereŋkʰolam ~ ereŋkʰolom
akamelil
tɛbolbe
tɛbolɔ
ulunciko
ʈʰoeola
eolebo
taole ~ taeule
erteɖel
eole
ŋoiʃɔro ~ ŋoʃɔro
ʃɔrokamo ~ ʃɔr-kamo
ŋaunobe
akaunol
akaunom
tabeno
uʈʰijira
ŋokɛle
ʈobo
ʈob
ʈobi ~ ʈob
ʈobi ~ ʈob
tɛrtakom
ikjiral
unnijiral
tabiŋo
tabiŋobe
ektɛrʈɔe
ipʰilo
olamo
ŋutunceiko ~ ŋutuncɛkʰo
ocikom
ʃolom

oʃolul

ʃolopʰu

oʃolopʰu ~oʃolpʰu

itʃiro

itʃire

erŋolom

English Gloss

be

beat

be-aux

be-aux

be-exist

break

break

break(intr)

break(intr)

burn

buy

call

call

come-frequently

come

come

come

come

come

come

come

come

come-frequently

come-frequently

cook

cook

cry

cut

cut

cut

cut

cut

cut

die

die

die

do

do

drink

drink

drink

eat

eat

eat

eat

eat

eat

eat

eat

eat

eat

eat-chew

eat-chew

eat-chew

fall

fall

fall

fall

fall

fall

fight

fight

fight

find

find

find

give

give

give

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

go

hang

hit

kill

knit

leave

leave

leave

live

love

make

pick

pick

pick

pierce

play

play

return

run away

run away

see

see

see

see

see

see

sing

sing

sit

sit

sit

sleep

speak

stay

steal

steal

steal

steal

tell

tell

tell

think

think

throw

throw

tire

to be angry

come

walk

walk

walk

walk

wash

wash

write

 

 

 

 

Dissertation: An Introduction

Developing a Computational Framework for the Verb Morphology of Great Andamanese

The dissertation titled " Developing a Computational Framework for the Verb Morphology of Great Andamanese" is divided in five chapters and seven appendices. These are as follows:

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