As

Facts

  • Language: As
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: asz
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, West New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Raja Ampat
  • Number of speakers: 230
  • Script: Category

Introduction

As is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in West Papua Province, Asbakin, Maklaumkarta, and Mega villages. West Bird’s Head area, north coast east of Dampler strait, inland towards Warsamson river.

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 60% with some dialects on Misool Island.

The As Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitelis
to blownus
to come-ma
to cook-biap
to count-wanɔs
to cry-tanis
to cut, hack-wɛʔ
to die, be deadma-ʔ
to dig-kail
to drink-nim
to eat-aʔ
to fall-mdɔl
to fear-msi
to flow-apis
to flynapɔ
to hear-fɔ|lɔŋɔ
to hit-təbɛlɛ
to hold-siu
to kill-bun
to know, be knowledgeable-nun
to laugh-melis
to lie down-bɔruɛpu
to live, be alive-wanɛʔ
to say-bin
to scratch-kaʔ
to see-du
to sewkarɛn
to shootfantanus
to sit-ba
to sleep-nɛ-k
to sniff, smell-fɛtɛn
to spitkapi
to split-wɛʔ kapaʔ
to squeeze-sidɔʔ
to stab, pierceisabɔ
to stand-sɔ
to suck-nim sus
to swellmalabaʔ
to swim-as
to thinkisɔarfɔ
to throw-tiʔ
to tie up, fasten-batin
to turn-balɛk
to walk-tan
to vomit-lu
to workkerja
to yawn