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Bugan

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Introduction

Bugan is a language of China. It is spoken in Southeast Yunnan Province, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao autonomous prefecture, Guangnan and Xichou counties, South Guangnan Nasa township, 4 Bugan villages: Laowalong, Xinwalong, Xinpingzhai, and Nala; Guangnan county, Zhuanjiao district, 2 Bugan villages: Jiuping, Shibeipo; Northern Yanshan county, Jijie district, Manlong and 6 other villages. .

Dialects

Very minor accent differences between villages.

The Bugan Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitetɕa̰24, tsa̰13
to blowphɔ31
to breathembaŋ13, sa31
to burnndo44, tɔ̰13, to̰44
to buybi35, mbɛ̰i24
to chewȵḛ31
to choosesai31
to climbpia33, qa̰44, to̰35, tu44
to comeno̰31, nuk31
to cooktaŋ31
to cryʑa44, ʑɑ33
to cut, hackqḛn24
to die, be deadptsa55, ptsa̰31
to digpau31, pou31
to dreammbo31
to drinkva̰24, va̰35
to eattsṵ31, tso̰u31
to fallla̰i55, lɛ̰i31
to fearɕɔ33, ɕo44
to flowtɕo̰u31
to flythu31
to growtho31
to heartɕɛ31
to hidekou44
to hitndɛ35, ndɛ55, ndɛ̰31
to hunttsɔ̰31 ɕɔ̰35
to killphtsha̰31, ptsha13
to know, be knowledgeablemḭ13, mi24
to laughmḭo31, mjo̰31
to lie downkhɔ35
to live, be alivesa̰i31
to open, uncoverkhə̰35
to planttɯ̰31
to pound, beattɑn35, ten24
to saypḭo13, pioŋ13, pjo̰24
to seeda24, ʑə31, ta35
to sewpa̰31, pua31, tɕeu35
to shoottḛi24, taŋ31
to sitȵa33, ȵa44
to sleepna̰ŋ44, naŋ33
to sniff, smelltsḛŋ24, tsa̰n35
to spitbdei24
to splitqḛn24
to squeezetɯ31
to standȵɔ̰13, ȵɔ̰55, ȵo̰31
to stealɕin24
to suckva̰31
to swellmbau31
to swimȵo31
to thinkȵa31, fa̰ŋ24, kɔŋ31
to throwphan31, phen31
to tie up, fastenɕaŋ24, po̰35
to walkȵa̰31, ȵa̰55
to vomita̰u31, a̰u55
to workȵu13 ba̰55
to yawnpə55 maŋ31 khɔ̰ŋ33

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