Languages

Mak

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Introduction

Mak is a language of China. It is spoken in Guizhou Province, northwest Libo county, Yangfeng, Fangcun, Jialiang, and Di’e villages; some in neighboring Dushan county. .

Dialects

Chi, Ching (Cham), Hwa, Lyo, Mak. Dialect differences are minor. Similar to Ai-Cham (See: Ai-Cham).

The Mak Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteȶam3
to blowʐəp8, po5
to breatheʐəp8
to burnkut7S
to buydai3, ʔdjai3
to chewȵa:i3, ȵam3
to choosele6
to climbpin1
to cometaŋ1, thau5
to cooktuŋ1
to countʔȡai5
to cryȵe3
to cut, hacksa:p8S, te5
to digkwət8
to dreamfin1 za:n1
to drinkʐəm3
to eatsi:n1, tsin1
to falllau5, tok7, tok9
to fearl̥u1
to flowlu:i1
to flyvi:n3
to growla:u4, taŋ1, təp7S
to hearȶ'a1, ȶhiŋ5 ȶha1, hai5
to hitnak8S
to holdtai2
to huntna:k8 ʔdoŋ1
to killha3
to know, be knowledgeableʐu3
to laughȶu1
to lie downnun2
to open, uncovera:ŋ1
to planttem1, zu4
to pound, beatsa:k9
to sayȶa:ŋ3, van2
to scratchkwa:i4
to seekau5 du6
to sewtip7, tip7S
to shootpeŋ5
to sitzui6
to sleepne5 nun2
to sniff, smellnun4
to spitthiu5
to squeezenat7S
to stab, piercebən5, ȵ̊ok9
to standjun1
to steallak7
to sucksut7
to swellpəu1
to swimȡui1
to thinkmə2, si:ŋ4, siŋ2
to throwgɯn1, wit8
to tie up, fastendu1
to turnpan5
to walkpa:i1, sa:m3
to vomitdu:k10
to workve4
to yawni:t8 non4, ta3 pu4 ha3

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