Northwest Solomonic

Solos dictionary

How to cite

Palmer, William D. 2007. Solos dictionary. Version 2.10 University of Surrey.


View the Solos dictionary (Version 2.1).

Alphabetic order

Items in the dictionary are listed in alphabetic order in the local orthography. The order is:

a b d e g h i k m n o p s t u w y

The voiced plosives have fricative allophones but are written consistently as 'b', 'd' and 'g'. The rhotic has an allophone [d], and this is written variably as 'r' or 'd'.


This dictionary is compiled from secondary sources and a small amount of primary data collected in the field by Bill Palmer in 2006. The seconary material varies widely in quality and quantity. Details will be added to this page soon.

Document history

Version 2.0 (2007) Reformatted, checked and fully revised, and incorporating additions and amendments from my own primary data and resulting from analysis of text.

Version 1.0 (2006) Original version compiled from secondary sources.


I am grateful to Hilary Masiria for providing me with Solos data and text in the field, and to Loretta Masiria for helping transcribe and translate the text; and to Claire Turner for computer entry of the data.