Languages Words

Parts of Face

In this article, we will learn the different parts of the face and the action words associated with them.

Image 1 : Face

Loaki and Meenaa will be our models for this class. foo is the word for face in KiLiKi. thae means head.

Image 2 : Eye

naa is the word for eye. You can seee how naa is used to build two verbs see and look. As we know all verbs in KiLiKi end in ni, naani is look and naanaani is see.

min naanaani thaa-ya is I am seeing her.

Image 3 : Ear

vibi is the word for ear and vibini is the action word hear and vibivibini the action word listen.

min-ta vibi is My ear.
min vibini nim-ta maa-ya is I heard your mother.
thaa vibivibini-de laali-ya is He is listening to a song.

Image 4 : Nose

moa is nose and moani is the action word smell.

nim-ta deb-ja moa is your small nose.

Image 5 : Mouth

As you would have guessed, the most prominant action with that part is given by the verb that is formed using the same word. Mouth may be associated with speech and eating, but eating is the primary activity, right?

Thereby, voag is mouth and voagini is the action word eat.

min maemae-tikae voagini-fu is I will eat in the evening.
nim tengini baed-ja voag is You have a big mouth.

Image 6 : Lip

mumu is lip and mumuni is thereby, the action word kiss. Even if you had disagreed with us on the primary funtion of the mouth, you would not disagree with mumuni, right?

min mumuni-ga min-ta maa-ya is I kissed my mother.
thaa-ta rariyu-ja mumu*kle is Her red lips.

Image 7 : Tongue

theli is the word for tongue and thelini is the action word taste. We can hear a few of you telling you have better things to do with tongue. We’ll not even argue with you.

Image 8 : Tooth

rik is tooth, rik*kle is teeth and rikini is the action word bite.

veeyu-ja rik is blue tooth.
nim-ta bavgari rikini-ga min-ta moovaafaa is your dog bit my boyfriend.

Not just the action words, the senses of most of these parts are also derived from the name of the parts.

sendi is sense
naasen is sense of sight
moasen is sense of smell
vibisen is sense of hearing
moasen is sense of smell

One of our learners, Bhaskaran, has penned a lovely song in KiLiKi, on sleep, with the words and grammar he has learn so far. Our first batch of kids from India, Australia and Malaysia have completed two weeks of training and are now able to read and write big words as well as small sentences in KiLIki. Happy to see the language slowly spreading across the world.

More than 500 new words have been added along with definitions and examples in our dictionary.

Keep exploring the language and keep surprising us with your KiLiKi creations.


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