Languages

Saek

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Introduction

Saek is a language of Laos. It is spoken in Central, near Viet Nam border; Khammouan Province, Upper Nam Noy and Nam Pheo areas; Borikhamxay Province, Khamkeut district, Na Kadok village. Also in Thailand. .

Dialects

Khammouan, Na Kadok. Similar to Tai Mène (See: Tai Mène?).

The Saek Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteɣap6, kat4, khop4
to blowpɛk4, pliw1, priw2
to breathethɯt4 cɯ:1, thit4 cɯ:1
to burnham2, phraw2
to buysɯ:6
to chewɲam3
to choosele:5
to climbpi:n1
to comehun4, ma:2, thaŋ4
to cookʔɔ:m6, ruŋ2
to countnap6
to crytay3
to cut, hackban3, ban6, tat4, tɛk4
to die, be deadpra:y1
to digkhut6
to dreamvan4
to drinkkin1
to eatkin1
to falllɔn6, tɔk4
to fearla:w2
to flowtlo:y1, tro:y1
to flybɯl1, bɯn1, hɔ:p6
to growphuʔ6
to hearɲia2
to hider:it5, yɔ:l5, yɔ:n5
to hitmɔk6
to holdʔu:m3
to huntho:6
to killka:3
to know, be knowledgeablerɔ:6, rɔ:6 cak4
to laughruaw2
to lie downbe:t6, nu:n4
to live, be aliverip4
to open, uncoverhay2, phiat5
to plantplɔ:k6, prɔ:k6
to pound, beattɔ:k6, thap6
to saynɔ:y3
to scratchkaw1, khuaw4
to seerɛn2
to sewɲip6, tam3
to shootɲi:ŋ4, ɲiŋ4
to sitɲaŋ5, naŋ5
to sleepnu:n4
to sniff, smelldam1
to spitplu:t6, pru:t6
to splitpha:6, sak4
to squeezebi:p6, khal4
to stab, piercecɔʔ4, thrɔ:k5
to standyɔŋ4
to steallak6
to suckdu:t6
to swellvɔk6
to swimyu:4
to thinkkhɯt6, ŋɤʔ4
to throwcɤ:t6, kɛ:ŋ6, kwɛ:ŋ6
to tie up, fastenhɔ:t6, kɔn3, rɛt6
to turnʔwa:y6, mu:n2, mun2, pin6
to walkɲa:ŋ5, pay1, thɛ:w4, thiaw4
to vomitruak5
to workviak5, ŋa:n4
to yawnha:p6 ha:w2, ra:w2

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