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Tai Nüa

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  • Language: Tai Nüa
  • Alternate names:: Chinese Shan, Chinese Tai, Dai Kong, Dai Na, Dai Nuea, Daide, Dehong, Dehong Dai, Tai Dehong, Tai Le, Tai Mao, Tai Neua, Tai nö, Tai Nü, Tai Nue, Tai taü, Tai-Kong, Tai-Le, Yunannese Shan, Yunnan Shant’ou
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:tdd
  • Language family: Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Tai, Southwestern
  • Number of speakers: 540,000
  • Script:

Introduction

Tai Nüa is a language of China. It is spoken in Southwest Yunnan Province, Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefectures, Baoshan, Simao, and Lincang municipal prefectures. Mangshi dialect: Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefectures, Luxi, Yingjiang, Lianghe, Longchuan, and Wanding counties, Baoshan municipal prefecture, Baoshan, Tengchong, Longling, and Shidian counties. Menggeng dialect: Simao municipal prefecture, Menglian Dai-Lahu-Va, Jinggu Dai-Yi, Lancang Hani, Zhenyuan Yi-Hani-Lahu, Ximeng Va, Jingdong Yi, Pu’er Hani-Yi, and Mojiang Hani autonomous counties, as well as Simao county, Baoshan municipal prefecture, Changning county, Lincang municipal prefecture, Lincang, Yongde, Zhenkang, Yun, and Fengqing counties, and Shuangjiang Lahu-Va-Blang-Dai, and Cangyuan Va autonomous counties. Also in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam. .

Dialects

Mangshi (Debao, Dehong, Taile), Menggeng (Taita), Tai Pong (Ka, La, Sai, Tai Ka, Ya, You), Yongren. Related to Khamti (See: Khamti?).

The Tai Nüa Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekaap5, kat1
to blowpau3, tho2
to breathehaa6, thoi6
to burnmai4, phau1
to buysaaŋ4, sɨ5
to chewkeu5, tseu5, yɛm5
to chooselək5
to climbkɔn3
to comemaa2
to cookhuŋ1, taŋ4
to countʔaan3, taak5
to cryhai4
to cut, hacktat1
to die, be deadtaai6
to digkon3, xot5
to dreamfan1
to drinkʔut1, lut1, tsot1
to eatkin6, tsin6
to falltok3
to fearhe1, ko6, yeu6
to flowlai1
to flymen6
to growlum2, sɔm4
to hearyin2, ŋin2
to hidethɔp5
to hitmaŋ6, teŋ5, thɛp5
to holdkam6, ŋaam1
to huntwaam5
to killhɛm1, xaa4
to know, be knowledgeablehu5
to laughxo1
to lie downlɔn2, lɛŋ4
to live, be aliveko3, yu3
to open, uncoverʔaa4, mun2, ŋaak5
to plantpak1, sam2
to pound, beattam6, tɔk3
to saywaa6
to scratchkən3, xaan3
to seehan1
to sewyap5, yɛp5
to shootyɨ2(6), yeŋ2
to sitlaŋ6
to sleeplɔn2
to sniff, smellsɔp3
to spitxaai2
to splitphaa3
to squeezepan4
to standtsan2, tsuk1
to steallak5
to sucklut1, sot5, tsup1
to swellhoŋ2, kaɨ6
to swimlɔi2
to thinkmaaŋ3, saaŋ2
to throwthim4
to tie up, fastenmat5
to turnwin3
to walkpai6
to vomithaak5
to workhet3, taaŋ6
to yawnhau1
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