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By Jiang Li

ISBN-10: 9004292098

ISBN-13: 9789004292093

In A Grammar of Guiqiong, Jiang Li describes the grammar of Guiqiong, a hitherto undocumented language spoken by way of alpine humans in Kangding county, China. Guiqiong has much to supply in its phonology, verbal and nominal morphology, syntax and word list, distinguishing itself from the neighbouring Tibetan, chinese language, Qiangic and Loloish languages. The newly chanced on beneficial properties of Guiqiong comprise breathy vs. modal voice, indefinite quantity, ablative, ergative, instrumental, dative and genitive case markers, subject and emphatic markers, the diminutive suffixes, the pronominal and deictic structures, demonstratives and numerals, a wealthy shop of differentiated copular verbs expressing equationality, inchoative, animacy vs. inanimacy, based life and negation, verbal affixes indicating instructions, current demanding of skilled perceptions, gnomic annoying, perfective vs. imperfective point, modality and evidentiality.

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A Grammar of Guìqióng: A Language of Sichuan - download pdf or read online

In A Grammar of Guiqiong, Jiang Li describes the grammar of Guiqiong, a hitherto undocumented language spoken by way of alpine humans in Kangding county, China. Guiqiong has much to supply in its phonology, verbal and nominal morphology, syntax and word list, distinguishing itself from the neighbouring Tibetan, chinese language, Qiangic and Loloish languages.

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Pɐ hold pɐ̃ government official pɐŋ heat in fire ɐpu grandfather khɐpɐ mouth ʐipu hair ʂɐpɛi saliva ʨiuputsi (bigger) millet pu’ wu wild dog sɐnpu tree pɐɲi glacier, ice pɐpɐ skin, bark, peel gəpɛi sorghum dɛpɛi one person 46 CHAPTER 2 The aspirated voiceless bilabial plosive /ph/ is also followed by the high level tone in modal voice. phɐgui wild boar phɛi father phɛi’wu oats phɐi recover phu price phɐŋ᾽wɐŋ rock gədʐiphɐŋ’wɐŋ bat phɔmu feel phɛ tear open; powder; flour phə the earliest ancestor phu’wu liver The voiced bilabial plosive consonant /b/ is followed by the medial level tone in modal voice.

The famous Guìqióng festival, the celebration of the Year of Rams, which was held during the Year of Rams on October 13 once every 12 years stopped since the Cultural Revolution in 1960s. Though the festival was marked by slaughtering animals, it was also a most solemn occasion for Guìqióng people to pray gods’ blessing for humans and animals, headed by gəmə. Nowadays the most popular Guìqióng festival is Zhuǎnshānhuì 转山会, the Round the Mountains Meet, celebrated on September 11, lunar calendar.

Tshuŋ trade ʦhɐi knife; fight tshɛi salt tshitshi sparrow, small birds tshui mouse tshɐŋ body hair, fur, wool niɐntshɐŋ eyebrow tshĩ’wu cheap tshɐ change; filter tshɛʐuŋ midnight The voiced alveolar affricate /dz/ is followed by the medial level tone in the modal voice. ] dzɔ dzo (offspring of a bull and a female yak), yak dzi blood; supper dzɐŋmu copper dzo᾽wu bucket The alveolar affricate in breathy voice is represented as /dz’/ and is followed by the low-falling tone. g. pɐ ‘hold’, phɐ ‘pig’, bɐ ‘develop’ and b’ɐ ‘burst’.

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