Languages

Atayal

Fact corner

  • Language: Atayal
  • Alternate names:: Ataiyal, Attayal, Bonotsek, Shabogala, Taijyal, Taiyal, Takonan, Tangao, Tayal, Tyal, Yukan
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:tay
  • Language family: Austronesian, Atayalic
  • Number of speakers: 84,300
  • Script:

Introduction

Atayal is a language of Taiwan. It is spoken in Northeast mountains, south of Ketagalan (See: Ketangalan?) language area. .

Dialects

Sqoleq (Squliq), Ts’ole’ (Ci’uli’). Mayrinax is a Ci’uli’ subdialect.

The Atayal Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekmac, kmat, kumaat, kumat
to blowʔumiyup, jəmup, mzyup, yumuk
to breatheɣnsunaʔ, ɣumisunaʔ, pasikiṣiliʔ
to burncumuliŋ, lmom, matuliŋ, msuliŋ
to buymaßaay, maßaynay, maziy, mβes
to chewpiskaniy, pskan, smkon
to chooseɣmoyaw, moyax, mwaaɣ
to climbmkaraw, rumakiyas, trkax
to comeʔunel, muah, mwah
to cookhapui, hpurun, mahúʔil, tmahok, tumahuk, tumaluk
to countlmpuɣ, lmpuu, lmpuw, lumpu', lumpuɣ
to crymaŋilis, miŋilis, mliŋis, mŋilis
to cut, hackkmuc, minaẓan, patßaɣßuɣ, talamau, tlamau, tmutuʔ
to die, be deadmahuʔíl, mhoqil, minuqil, mnahuqil, mnoqil
to digkméhur, kmehuy, kmihui, kmihuy, kumaiʔ, kumayhu
to dreammspiʔ, sumapiyal
to drinkmaʔábuʔ, manußwaɣ, mnbuu, mnβuw, mnβux
to eatmaniʔ, maniq
to fallmahotaw, mahutaw, maqaluit, masutu, mhutau
to fearmaʔicuɣ, maŋuŋuʔ, mŋuŋuʔ
to flowmqluiʔ, mqnuyiɬ, mthului, mulít
to flymanßahaɣ, mlakaʔ, mulakaʔ
to growmarakiyas, mrkyas
to hearmuŋ
to hitmahi', mahiy, mihiy, minii, tmuciŋ
to holdgalan, galən, magal, miʔiŋ, miŋ, rumiriliq
to huntmacabúʔ, maloẓak, qmalup, qumaluap, qumalup
to killkmut, papúhil, phoqil, pnoqil, tumutiŋ
to know, be knowledgeableßaqun, baʔun, baq, baqun, βaq
to laughmṣéʔ, masiyaq, msiaq, msyaq
to lie downmabel, minraomul
to live, be alivemaqiyanux, mayanuh, mqianux, mqyanux
to open, uncoverɣmawah, ɣmeh, ɣumawah
to plantmamuwaʔ, muyaʔ
to pound, beatcmuxuʔ, cumuxuʔ, smuxuʔ
to saykmaial, kmayal, kumaal, kumaẓal
to scratchguŋkuíʔ, kmamil, kumamil
to seektayux, kumitaal, matox, mitaʔ
to sewcəmaʔis, cmaqis, cumaʔiŋ, cumaqis, smaqis
to shootcumßuʔ, cunbúʔ, muʔ
to sitmantahuuk, matamaʔ, matatámaʔ, mathawnak, mətəheyuk, mtamaʔ
to sleepmabel, makəŋurah, maqilaap, maqilup, mavi, mʔabiʔ, mʔaβiʔ
to sniff, smellsakanúx, smok, sumauk
to spitptuyuq, putuhaq, taẓunaʔ, tiyunaq, tuioq
to splitmaßkaʔ, məṣbakáʔ, mkaʔ, mkβkaʔ, sbkaʔ
to squeezemaẓít, moq, muq
to stab, piercehmap, hmop, humaß, métaʔ, metaq
to standcqrux, macáru', mancaʔrux, mancaqruɣ, msʔurux
to stealmquriq, qumuriq
to suckhəmimoq, huniák, pasihuß, pənhaŋuts, pshup, shop
to swellmaßaʔßaʔ, mʔβaʔ
to swimləməŋiyaq, lmŋyaq, lumaŋui, lumaŋuy, mələŋiyaq
to thinklumaŋluŋ, luŋluŋ, mnluŋ, mŋluŋ
to throwβtkaniʔ, mbuliŋ, muliŋ, pabúliŋ, sipakatiʔ
to tie up, fastenmhul, mumuʔ, mutut, tmumuʔ
to turnmatukiẓi, mayray, miray
to walkhumakay, mahkaki, mhkaniʔ
to vomitcəmopah, mutaq
to workmatawaw, mciyaw, mtiyaw, mumarah, qumah
to yawnmasuwaɣ, msuyap
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