Languages

Tu

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Introduction

Tu is a language of China. It is spoken in East Qinghai Province, Huzhu Tu, Minhe Tu, and Hui autonomous counties; Gansu Province. .

Dialects

Huzhu (Halchighol, Mongghul, Naringhol), Minhe (Mangghuer). Reportedly most divergent of all Mongolian languages. Dialects reported not inherently mutually intelligible. Huzhu: 150,000 people, 50,000 speakers; Minhe: 25,000. Dongren Huzhu considered standard. Dialects of Huzhu: Halchi, Karlong (18,000), and Naringhol.

The Tu Verb

Sample Verbs

to biteɢaʥa-, ʥauu-
to blowpiile-
to breathexamburaa-
to burnʂdaa-, tulee-
to buyavu-
to chewʥaʥilə-
to chooseɕueŋkə-, ləɢa-
to climbɢarə-, paala-
to comere-
to cookʨinaa-
to cryulaa-
to cut, hackʨabʥə-
to die, be deadfugu-
to digmanta-
to drinkotɕə-
to eatde-
to fallbauu-, unaa-
to fearajə-
to floworosə-
to flynesə-
to growoosə-
to hearsonosə-
to hideniuu-
to holdvarə-
to killala-
to know, be knowledgeablemude-
to laughɕinee-
to lie downkədee-
to live, be aliveamutə, dəge-
to open, uncovernee-
to planttarə-
to saykəle-
to scratchmaaʥə-
to seeuʥe-
to sewjoo-
to shootsəmuda-
to sitsauu-
to sleepntəraa-
to sniff, smellfunəsə-
to spitnəmpu-
to splitxɢalə-
to squeezedaarə-
to stealxulɢaiila-
to suckkugo-
to swellxaiidə-
to swimxumba-
to thinksana-
to tie up, fastenboo-
to walkjauu-
to vomitboolʥo-
to yawn
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