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Salar

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Introduction

Salar is a language of China. It is spoken in Qinghai Province, Xunhua Salar and Hualong Hui autonomous counties; Gansu Province, Jishishan autonomous county; Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yilli. Kazakh autonomous prefecture. .

Dialects

Ili, Jiezi, Mengda. Salar is spoken by descendants of an Oghuz-Turkic-speaking subtribe. Has an Oghuz Turkic base, and took on a medieval Chaghatay Turkic stratum through Central Asian contacts and finally acquired a stratum of features from local languages (1989 R. Hahn). Jiezi often seen as standard dialect.

The Salar Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteʧillɑ-
to blowfur-, jel χot
to breatheχollɑn-
to buyɑl-
to chewʤene-
to choosedɑŋnɑ-
to climbʧiχ-
to comegel-
to cookɢɑjnɑ-, ʤəŋnɑ-
to countsɑnɑ-
to cryjɑʁlɑ-
to cut, hackkes-
to die, be deadul-
to dreamgor-
to drinkiʃ-
to eatji-
to fallen-
to fearχorʁɑ-
to flowtɑŋnɑ-
to fly
to growʤiŋnɑ-
to heardiŋnɑ-, ɑŋnɑ-, iʃdi-
to hidejɑʃin-
to hitdøj-, vur-
to holdtut-
to huntrətəχ vur-
to killʤɑrə-, uldər-
to know, be knowledgeablebil-
to laughkuli-
to live, be alivediri-
to open, uncoverɑʧ-
to plantex-
to sayjeʃɑ-
to seegor-
to shootvur-
to sitotər-
to sleepuχlɑ-
to sniff, smellisgin-
to spittiuxur-
to splitjɑr-
to standtix-
to stealoʁrə-
to swellʧiʃ-
to thinksumurlɑ-
to throwʤɑʁɑ-
to tie up, fastenbɑʁlɑ-
to walkjyr-
to vomitqus-
to workɑχdər-
to yawn
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