Appendix:Basic Avar Phrasebook

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Here are basic words and conversational phrases in Avar, a Northeast Caucasian language:

Translation Phrase Transliteration IPA Pronunciation
Avar магIарул мацI maʕarul macʼ /maˈʕarul mat͡sʼ/ mah-AH-rool mahts
Hello! ВорчIами! (to a man)
ЙорчIами! (to a woman)
РорчIами! (to several people)
Worčʼami!
Yorčʼami!
Rorčʼami!
/worˈt͡ʃʼami/
/jorˈt͡ʃʼami/
/rorˈt͡ʃʼami/
wor-CHAH-mee!
yor-CHAH-mee!
ror-CHAH-mee!
Good afternoon! Салам гIалейкум! Salam ʕaleykum! /saˈlam ʕaˈlɛi̯kum/ sah-LAHM ah-LAY-koom!
Good bye! Къо-мех лъикI! Qʼo-mex łikʼ! /qʼːo mɛχ ɬikʼ/ kkho-mekh hleek!
Good night! Сордо лъикI! Sordo łikʼ! /sorˈdo ɬikʼ/ sor-DOH hleek!
Good morning! Радал лъикI! Radal łikʼ! /raˈdal ɬikʼ/ rah-DAHL hleek!
Welcome! ЛъикI щварав! (to a man)
ЛъикI щварай! (to a woman)
ЛъикI щварал! (to several people)
Łikʼ ššwaraw!
Łikʼ ššwaray!
Łikʼ ššwaral!
/ɬikʼ ˈʃːwarav/
/ɬikʼ ˈʃːwarai̯/
/ɬikʼ ˈʃːwaral/
hleek SHWAH-rahv!
hleek SHWAH-ruy!
hleek SHWAH-rahl!
Sorry. ТIасалъугьа. Tʼasałuha. /tʼasaˈɬuha/ tah-sah-HLOO-hah.
Thank you. Баркала. Barkala. /barˈkala/ bar-KAH-lah.
Please... Бегьулеб батани... Behuleb batani... /bɛˈhulɛp baˈtani/ beh-HOO-lep bah-TAH-nee...
yes у u /uː/ oo
no гьечӀо
гуро
hečʼo
guro
/hɛt͡ʃʼo/
/ˈguro/
HEHCH-o
GOO-roh
How are do? Щиб хIал бугеб? Ššib ħal bugeb? /ʃːip ħal bugɛp/ sheep hahl BOO-gep?
What's your name? Дуда цIар щиб? Duda cʼar ššib? /duda t͡sʼar ʃːip/ DOO-dah tsar sheep?
generic toast Сахлъиялда таги! Saxłiyalda tagi! /saxˈɬijalda ˈtagi/ sahkh-LEE-yahl-dah TAH-gee!
Have a good trip! Нух битIаги! Nux bitʼagi! /nuχ biˈtʼagi/ nookh bee-TAH-gee!