CLASS Class of the noun, using traditional Bantu numbering system. [If the same root occurs in more than one class, they are separated by a slash, e.g. rafiki `friend' 5/9. If class unclear from dictionary entry (e.g. if no plural given), tentative class plus ? entered (e.g. kipilipili `kind of fish' =7?)] HUMAN n = not human. If human, subcategorized into: kin religious, e.g. nabii `prophet' occupation, e.g. karani `secretary' character, e.g. mjinga `fool' agentive, e.g. mvunja `one who breaks/destroys' physical description, e.g. mkongwe `old person' nationality, e.g. Mwarabu `Arab' social organization (=apart from kin, e.g. mseja `bachelor') description (miscellaeous, e.g. tajiri `wealthy person') ANIMAL n = not animal. If animal, subcategorized into: invertebrate, e.g. kaka `leech', with subcategory sea, e.g. kaya `kind of shellfish' snake mammal insect domestic amphibian origin, e.g. horn used as musical instrument made, e.g. honeycomb, made by animals fish bird part, e.g. pezi `fin of fish' social organization, e.g. killed as sacrifice unspecified, e.g. mnyama, general term for `animal' PLANT n = not plant. If plant, subcategorized into: tree fruit nut root grain grass seed flower whole plant, e.g. jimbi `bracken' various kinds, e.g. palizi `weeds' material = made from plant, e.g. kawa `grass dish cover' part, e.g. tawi `branch' INANIMATE n = not inanimate. If inanimate, subcategorized into: body part, which also includes wound, abscess, and diseases artifact, also including furniture and carpets man made, but not artifact-like, e.g. rago `camp' tool (e.g. whetstone, but also furniture, utensils such as baskets, and weapons) part (of inanimate object, e.g. omo `prow of ship') liquid mass collection (of discrete objects, e.g. shada `string of flowers/beads') place, e.g. nyika `barren place' religious, e.g. mzumai `rosary bead' abstract, also including sounds, utterances, games, dances nominalization (derived from a verb, as distinct from non-derived abstractions) social organization, e.g. rika `same initiation rites as someone' container, e.g. baskets, hollowed out gourds etc. food, i.e. prepared food e.g. para `semsem cake' transportation, e.g. meli `ship' extract, e.g. medicine or dye clothg, incl. chains, belts, necklaces left blank = none of the above SHAPE na = not applicable. If applicable, subcategorized into: long, i.e. extended in one dimension 2 dimensional solid, e.g. types of cloth 2 dimensional hollow, e.g. bracelet, net 3 dimensional solid 3 dimensional hollow, e.g. baskets, containers SIZE na = not applicable, or neither big nor small. If applicable, subcategorized into: s (relatively small, but not diminutive of another noun) l (relatively large, but not augmentative of another noun) xs (exceptionally small, i.e. diminutive of another noun) xl (exceptionally large, i.e. augmentative of another noun) ? = unsure of size [NB: general criterion for assigning size: size relative to typical member of that category, or size relative to a human being. Thus a bird described as "large" in dictionary def., or a plantation, categorized as l.] NUMBER singular or plural. ? if unsure how to categorize. AFFECT positive, e.g. a term of praise negative, e.g. a derogatory term blank = neutral, or can't tell from dictionary def. [NB: diseases and abnormal human conditions were regarded as negative in affect.] DERIVED blank = not derived. If derived, give origin plus part of speech category, e.g. tambaa V `to crawl' NATURAL FORCE (=not human, animal or plant. Includes deities, spirits, and natural phenomena such as wind and rain) n or left blank = no; y = yes LOAN Arabic Persian portuguese German English Japanese, e.g. riksho `rickshaw' Hindi French Turkish Malay Bantu = another, unspecified Bantu language ? (=unclear origin, but listed as borrowed).