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Lakkia

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Introduction

Lakkia is a language of China. It is spoken in Eastern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jinxiu Yao autonomous county. .

Dialects

Phonetically similar to Iu Mien (See: Iu Mien), word order to Bunu (See: Bunu, Bu-Nao). Not intelligible with Hmong Djua (See: Hmong Njua?) or Bunu. Minimal variation within Lakkia. Lexical similarity: 45% with Dong (See: Dong, Northern), 23% with Lachi (See: Lachi?) and Qabiao (See: Qabiao), 22% with Gelao.

The Lakkia Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite*kat D1, kat7
to blow*phu: B1, phu3, tshu:i1
to breathefoŋ5
to burnkjom6, ti:u4
to buy*wlei C2, wei4
to chewŋ ̥jai3, ŋ̥ja:i3
to choosetsɛ:n3
to climb*bla: A2, khju:t7, pla4
to cometaŋ2, ten6
to cook*tɔ: C1, to3
to countai6, ʔai6, fuə:n5
to cry*piə A1, piẽ1
to cut, hack*klam B1, kjam5, tɛ:t8
to die, be dead*plei A1, plei1
to dig*ʔwe:t D1, kwa:k7, wɛ:t7
to dreamhwɛ:n1 hep7, pok8 hwɛ:n1 hep7
to drink*hɔ:p D1, ho:p7, tsen1
to eat*tsen A1, tsen1
to fallɬon5, pla5
to fear*hɛ: A1, hɛ1
to flowlei4
to fly*pən B1, pon5
to growbok7, m̥a3, tsiŋ2
to hearʔɛ5, thɛŋ5
to hide*tsheu A1, kjo1
to hitkut7
to holdti2
to huntʔo:m6 tu2
to killa4, ʔa4
to know, be knowledgeablehi:u3, hji:u3
to laugh*he:m C1, hɛ:m3, hɛ̃:m3
to live, be alive*ɲeu A2, ŋjɛ:u6
to open, uncover*ha:i A1, ha:i1
to planttsoŋ5
to pound, beatta:p8
to saytsa:ŋ3
to scratch*ʔjau A1, kjep7
to see*ʔwei B1, ʔu:i5, lɛm4, lo:m1
to sewkjap7, tam3
to shoot*dziə B2, tsie6
to sit*ʔniŋ B1, niŋ5
to sleep*hep D1, hep7
to sniff, smellŋ ̥jut7, ŋ̥jũ:t7
to spit*phui A1, phu:i1
to splitpha:k7, phik7
to squeeze*ʔnam B1, *glan C2
to stand*ʔju:n A1, ju:n1
to steal*glak D2, kjak8
to suckhĩ:p7
to swell*wok D2, wok8
to swimpok8 ŋõ:m5
to thinkfie:ŋ3
to throwhwit7
to tie up, fasten*fat D1, fat7
to turnpan5
to walk*pai A1, a:m4, ʔa:m4, pai1
to vomit*ʔjok D1, jok7
to yawnma3 tei3

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