Dictionary Entries explained


The purpose of this dictionary is to provide Spanish speakers with information about the current vocabulary of Uw cuwa (2225 words). The first part of the dictionary is uw cuwa-Spanish and the second part is a simple Spanish word index-uw cuwa.

The dictionary contains words of both dialectal varieties. The variation in the most known cases is indicated, however, the indication of this variation is not exhaustive. The illustrative sentences can also reflect, in some cases, the grammar of the Uwa of Tegría.

The order of the elements in the lexical articles is the following: the keyword in uw cuwa, the pronunciation or alternative form, the dialect to which it belongs, the grammatical category, one or more translations into Spanish, comments, (explanation of the word), illustrative sentences, translation of illustrative sentences, related words, synonyms and antonyms.

word, alternative form. [pronunciation] (Dialect) grammatical category. definition (s) (comments) ex. A sentence is given as an example.
The free translation of the previous sentence is given.
gram. grammatical information.
Sinon. synonym (s)
Contr. contrary (s), antonym (s).
V. related words or differences between varieties.
Abarta s. snow ej. Abarta rurucutro. Cuasayro. Curuwat cucuán wanro. Rauw owara senro.
The snow is white and is in the wasteland. It's like the seed of bagala.
It dissolves just like salt.
Sinon. sucua.
V. ráyara.
In some cases the pronunciation is indicated when there are differences that are not noted in the spelling: 1. lengthening of the vowels two vowels, ex. aa 2. aspiration after a vowel j 3. nasalization. The indication of pronunciation is not exhaustive.
When a lexicon of the dictionary belongs to a single dialect, it is specified whether it is from Cobaría, Tegría, Bócuta or Banara.
The illustrative sentences were obtained from other speakers and reflect their vision of the world and its culture. The translation into Spanish is free while maintaining the accuracy of the meaning in Uw cuwa.
The form of entry in the dictionary of nouns is the form that ends in -a. In certain contexts they frequently elicit the -a.