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She

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Introduction

She is a language of China. It is spoken in Southeast Guangdong Province. Luofu: Boluo and Zengcheng counties; Lianhua: Haifeng and Huidong counties. More than 10 villages. .

Dialects

Lianhua (Western She), Luofu (Eastern She). Major linguistic differences with Iu Mien (See: Iu Mien). Most similar to Jiongnai Bunu (See: Bunu, Jiongnai). Dialects inherently intelligible. Classification within Hmong-Mien is in dispute (McConnell 1995:1320).

The She Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitet'ɤ35, thɤ6
to blowp'iu22, phiu1
to breathet'i11 k'i35
to burnfa44
to buymɔ4, mɔ54
to chewka1 za5, ka22 za11
to choosekha4, taŋ35
to climbphja4
to comelɤ54, nɤ4
to cookti44, tiu3
to countsuŋ3
to cryŋin3, ŋin44
to cut, hackpe35, pe6
to die, be deadt'a54, tha4
to digkhiu2, vat22, vat7
to dreamtɔ4 nan2, tɔ54 lan31
to drinkhɔ35, hɔ6
to eatlɤŋ31, nuŋ2
to fallti4, ti54 ke54 lɤ54
to fearha1, ha22
to flowliu44, niu3
to flyŋi11, ŋi5
to growvɔŋ2, vɔŋ31 k'i54
to hearkɤŋ11, kuŋ5
to hideŋi35
to hitk'uaŋ31, khwaŋ2
to holdk'ɤ44, khɤ3
to killsat22, ta11, ta5
to know, be knowledgeablepe1, ti11, ti11 tu11
to laughkɤ35, kɤ6
to live, be aliveŋiɔ54
to open, uncoverk'e22, khje1
to plantt'i54
to pound, beatt'i35
to saykuŋ3
to scratchva35
to seemɔ35, mɔ6
to sewŋɤŋ31
to shootsa35, sa6
to sitŋiŋ22, ŋjuŋ1
to sleeppɔ5, ŋiŋ35
to sniff, smellkɤŋ11, kuŋ5
to spitp'i54, p'ui54, phi2
to splitp'a11, pha5
to standsɤ3, sɤ44
to stealka35 ŋin54, ka6 ŋin4
to sucktse35
to swellŋ35, ŋ̊6
to thinksiɔŋ11, sjɔŋ5
to throwt'i31, vaŋ1
to tie up, fastenk'uaŋ31 pɔk22 kɔ44, khɔi1
to turnŋ̊ŋ22 kuan22 van44
to walkka1 pji3, tjɔ3, ŋ̊ŋ4, ŋ̊ŋ54 ka44
to vomitka22 si35, p'un44, tɤ3 ɤ3
to workɔ5
to yawnkia54 tiɔ31 lɤ11

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