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|on has a mix of vocabularies from Indo-European, Semitic, and Khoisan roots.

Preciseness

Words in |on are often not very precise, and can take on an array of meanings, depending on the context. Words are often replaced with synonyms, or near synonyms of the words, this especially prevalent in poetry, where repetition of a word is look down upon.

Etymology

Out of survey of 130 words, here were the results:

Language Word Count Percentage
!Xoon 24 18.46%
Ju|'hoan 46 35.38%
Dutch  17 13.08%
Cantonese  18 13.84%
Spanish  12 9.23%
French 2 1.54%
Nama 1 0.77%
Onomonopoeia  6 4.63%
Latin 3 2.31%

Word List

Numbers

Traditional Numbers

English Pronunciation Spelling (Phonetic) Spelling
Zero sero 0
One |ui
Two |am
Three n!on
Four Haka
Five Koro
Six koro |ui 五一
Seven koro |am 五二
Eight koro n!on 五三
Nine koro haka 五四
Ten |am koro
Eleven |am koro |ui
Sixteen n!on koro |ui
Twenty Five Ba-n 廿

Sino-Numerals

English  Pronunciation Written
One Yat 壹 / 
Two Laya 貳 / 
Three Sam 叁 / 
Four Si 肆 / 
Five Ngo 伍 / 
Six Luk 陸 / 
Seven Sit 柒 / 
Eight Bat
Ten Sap 拾 / 
Thirty Four Sam sap si 肆 / 
One Hundred Bak 百 / 
One Thousand Sayan 千 / 
Ten Thousand Man

European Numerals

The body

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
hand koro N
arm ||oba J
finger ||ehem J
foot |asei J
leg kasa' J
toe ||uwa >趾 J
head n!ohau J
eye ga|aha J
wide-eyed gaxehun J
eye-lashes ga|ahala|ama 睫毛 J
mouth !okehem J
lip son J
penis !asama 𠹌 J
vagina |uhuru J
breast mama >乳 M
butt n!om J

Humans and their surrounding

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
man !ohan J

unmarried
man

ga!asao J
woman sehu' J

unmaried
woman

gaxoa J
kid dahaba J
family !oseda J
arrow n!asoan J
gun pisotola S
n!asoaxoe J
fire ||oe J
food msi J
meat !ahara J
tree ga!ohein J

roots
(of a tree)

kuoro J
dirt/earth |asori J
house suhu J
Europeans !ehu-dahaba J
river nxo J

Colours

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
White ~ Yellow !ehu J
Blue ~ Green |ehun J
Brown !aha!ehu J
Black ~ Grey so J
Red ~ Orange ga!ahan J
Pink ga!asom J

Basic Verbs

English Pronunication Spelling Spelling
see n|ahan X
hear/smell/taste tanhan X
feel |asaha'a X
know ga|uoman X
think !asaha-nsi X
panse' F
give ton F
take/hold |ua X
walk/run n!ahan X
hit ||asuhum X
stand ||uohun X
sit suohu X
want/like ||ahae J
read lehere S
eat/drink ahan - X
eat/drink m - J
speak kokahoi J

wear

tenere S
have sex mupu-mupu M
love |aha' X
die kai X
sleep pa|a-n X
awake kuhube X

Basic Adjectives

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
big n!aha J
small seamhi J
round !ao|ein X
thin n!oson J
hard !aseheri J
soft ga!osa-n X
warm kubi X
cold xikahan X
fast !ohohai J
slow ehun J

Time

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
year kuli X
week (5 days) bihiki X
day ||aha-n X
clock reloho S

Naval Terminology

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
ship shipe D
sea sehe D
tempest satorem

暴風雨

D
mast maset D
north norede D
south suida D
east ohosoten D
west bese 西 D
horizon horison D

Philosophical

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
god sin C
goddess hahu C
nirvana nipun 涅槃 C
heaven tin C
hell samsi 陰司 C
Buddha pata C
Boddhisattva pohu sata 菩薩 C
demon siu C
level kap C
meditation sin C
path tohu C

Scholarly

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
book puku D
scroll sunsiu C
pen pen D
brush lehoto C
debate tisiputatiho L
idea iteha S
press tukopese D
on (concerining) te L
math matematekiha L

Animals

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
fish n!angahaha X
horse ma C
lion ruhuharuho M
camel loko C
shark hahai D
dog hondo D
cat miao M
bird ga|uhuha X
bird tuhito-tuhito 鳥/ M

Military

English Pronunciation Spelling Spelling
army eheresito 伍/ S
navy ramata 海軍 S
soldier solotata D
infantry losotepihe S
cavalry kapahiheriha S
cannon kesuto D
gun kepere D
shoot pihahu M
stab/slice ||nuhum X
sword kusiho S
annex sohikasang 再加上 C
defeat so C
revolt sopan 造反 C
injury lesihon S
attack atakare S

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