Wp/pgh/Pittsburghese Wiki:Swadesh list

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This is a Swadesh list of words in Western Pennsylvania English (Pittsburghese), compared with that of General American English.

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No. General American English Western Pennsylvania English
Picksburgese
1 I I
2 you (singular) you, ya
3 he he, 'e
4 we we, we'uns
5 you (plural) yinz, yunz, you'uns, youns
6 they dey, 'ey
7 this dis, 'iss
8 that dat, 'at
9 here here, 'ere
10 there dere, 'ere
11 who who
12 what whut
13 where where
14 when when
15 how how, hah
16 not nawt
17 all aw
18 many many
19 some some, sum
20 few few
21 other other, udder
22 one one
23 two two
24 three three
25 four four
26 five five
27 big big
28 long lawng
29 wide wide
30 thick thick
31 heavy heavy
32 small smaw
33 short short, cutty
34 narrow narroe, narra
35 thin thin
36 woman woman
37 man (male) man
38 man (human) man
39 child child, kid, young'un
40 wife wife
41 husband husban
42 mother mudder
43 father fawdder
44 animal animal
45 fish fish
46 bird sputzee (small bird)
47 dog dawg
48 louse cootie
49 snake snake
50 worm worm
51 tree tree
52 forest woods
53 stick stick
54 fruit fruit
55 seed seed
56 leaf leaf
57 root root
58 bark (of a tree) bark
59 flower flaher
60 grass grass
61 rope roepe
62 skin skin
63 meat meat
64 blood blood
65 bone bone
66 fat (noun) fat
67 egg egg
68 horn horn
69 tail tel
70 feather feather