Languages

Bouyei

Fact corner

  • Language: Bouyei
  • Alternate names:: Bo-I, Bui, Buyei, Buyi, Buyui, Chung-Chia, Dioi, Giay, Pui, Pu-I, Pujai, Pu-Jui, Puyi, Puyoi, Shuihu, Tujia, Zhongjia
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:pcc
  • Language family: Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Tai, Northern
  • Number of speakers: 2,600,000
  • Script:

Introduction

Bouyei is a language of China. It is spoken in Guizhou-Yunnan plateau, mainly Buyi-Miao and Miao-Dong autonomous prefectures, Zhenning and Guanling counties, south and southwest Guizhou; Yunnan Province, Luoping county; Sichuan Province, Ningnan and Huidong counties. Also in France (Giáy), Viet Nam (Giáy). .

Dialects

Qiannan (Bouyei 1, Southern Guizhou), Qianxi (Bouyei 3, Western Guizhou), Qianzhong (Bouyei 2, Central Guizhou).

The Bouyei Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitexap33
to blowpo35
to breathetɛu25 ɕɨ24
to burnɕut35
to buyɕɨ42
to chooselɛ44
to climbpin24, xən53
to comema24
to cookðʊŋ24
to crytɐi53
to cut, hackðɐm42
to die, be deadta:i24
to digpa33
to dreamfa31 xɐn31
to drinkʔdɔt35
to eatkən24
to falltok25
to fearla:u24
to flowlɐi24
to flyʔbin24
to hearka44 ɲiə24
to holdʔɐu24
to killka53
to know, be knowledgeableðo42 xɛ44
to laughðɛu24
to live, be alivetɕɐu24
to open, uncoverxa:i24
to sayka:ŋ53, nɐu31
to seeɕim24
to sewɲip33
to sitnɐŋ44
to sleepnin31
to splitpa35
to standʔdʊn25
to stealðɐk33
to swellfɔk33
to swimɕɛu44 ta44
to walkpɐi24, pja:i53
to vomitʔok44
to yawnðwau25 duɯ31
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