tɨsaw v. to roast rôtir (5 groups, 10 languages) A cf: d, sɨwra.
The basic meaning of this word is to cook food in a fire. It contrasts with *sɨwra 'to fry'. *d is a generic term for cooking. The *w has resulting in the creation of the vowel /u/ in Muyang, Gemzek and Giziga Marva, creating exceptions to the general rule of vowel harmony.

1Proto-Bata *ɨtsa cook préparer 1.1) Gude (Hoskinson) ətsa burn up 1.1.1) Gude (Hoskinson) ətsa roast over open fire

2Proto-Margi *tasa cook cuire 2.1) Kilba (Schuh) tas/a roast

3Proto-Mofu *tɨsaw cook cuire 3.1) Muyang (Smith) tusɑj smoke over a fire, roast without flame cuire au feu; rôtir (sans flamme) 3.2) Gemzek (Sabatai) ⁿdusa bake (in ashes) cuire (dans les cendres) 3.2.1) Gemzek (Sabatai) ⁿdusa roast rôtir 3.3) Dugwor (Jubumna) mətəsew bake (in ashes) cuire (dans les cendres) 3.4) Mofu-Gudur (Hollingsworth) təs faire sécher au feu (viande, boule de mil), faire cuire

4Proto-Maroua *tusa cook préparer 4.1) Giziga Marva (Hamidou) tusa gʷat bake (in ashes) cuire (dans les cendres)

5Proto-Higi *tswa cook préparer 5.1) Kamwe-Nkafa (Harley) tswå roast 5.2) Kamwe-Futu (Harley) tswa roast 5.2.1) Kamwe-Futu (Harley) tswa bake (in fire, e.g., bread) 5.3) Kirya (Blench) tswá to roast

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