Languages

Bunu, Bu-Nao

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Introduction

Bunu, Bu-Nao is a language of China. It is spoken in Western Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 22 counties: Du’an, Bama, Dahua, Lingyun, Nandan, Tiandong, Tianyang, Pingguo, Fengshan, Donglan, Hechi, Mashan, Bose, Tianlin, Leye, Tiandeng, Xincheng, Shanglin, Long’an, Debao, Laibin, and Luocheng; Guizhou Province, Libo county; Yunnan Province, Funing county. .

Dialects

Bunuo (Pu No), Cingsui Longlin, Dongnu (Bunu, Punu, Tung Nu), Hontou Longlin, Naogelao (Baonuo, Nao Khalo, Nao Klao, Nau Klau, Pounou), Numao (Hong Yao, Nu Mhou), Nunu. The dialects listed may be at least 5 languages (D. Strecker 1987), communication is difficult (McConnell 1995).

The Bunu, Bu-Nao Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitetɔ8
to blowphju1
to burnʈa3
to buysɯ4
to chooseken3, li6
to climbntɕe5
to comelɔ4, tɔ2
to cookʈo8, lo1
to cryŋkau1
to cut, hackmpo8, ntɔ3
to die, be deadtɔ6
to dign̥ɔŋ1
to dreamshi3 mpa5
to drinkhu7
to eatnɔŋ2
to fallɣo6
to fearntsha1
to flowntɬau4
to flyʑəŋ5
to heartɕəŋ5
to hidepu6 ɳʈa8
to hitntu8
to huntʈau5 ŋka2
to killtɔ5
to know, be knowledgeablepa1
to open, uncoverhe1, po7
to pound, beattu3
to saytɯ2, vaŋ6
to seepɔ8
to sewmpo3
to sitȵi1
to sleeppau5
to sniff, smellm̥ɛ5
to spitɬo3
to standsho3
to stealȵiŋ6
to swellvɔ4
to swimʑu2
to thinkŋi4
to tie up, fastenkha1
to walkʈɔ2
to vomitntu3
to workθu6
to yawn

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