Long language

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Long
Nong
Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Long or Nong (Chinese: ; also called Longmu 龙亩) is an unclassified Loloish language of Huaning County, Yunnan, China. It is also called Luowu 罗婺.[2]

Pelkey (2011:431)[1] suggests that the Xiqi, Ati, and Long languages of Huaning County may be Southeastern Loloish languages.

Distribution[edit]

The Huaning County Gazetteer 华宁县志 (1994:514) lists the following locations of Nong within Xincheng Township 新城乡: Xincheng 新城,[3] Longmu 龙亩,[4] Kazhai 卡寨,[5] Sheyingzhai 舍阴寨,[6] Shemuduo 舍亩多,[7] Suojugou 所居沟,[8] Pusulu 普苏鲁.[9]

Vocabulary[edit]

The Huaning County Ethnic Gazetteer (1992:72)[10] provides a short word list of Adu, Ati, Xiqi, Nong, and Azhe transcribed using Chinese characters, shown below. Pinyin transliterations have also been provided below.

English gloss Chinese gloss Adu (阿笃语) Ati (阿梯语) Xiqi (西期语) Nong (弄语) Azhe (阿哲语)
village 寨子 且 (qie) 且 (qie) 卡 (ka) 卡 (ka) 卡 (ka)
water 叶 (ye) 叶 (ye) 矣咋 (yi zha) 翁咋 (weng zha) 叶 (ye)
girl 小姑娘 燃米诺 (ran mi nuo) 尼格莫 (ni ge mo) 阿门儿若 (a men er ruo) 阿门儿少若 (a men er shao ruo) 若麻儿西若 (ruo ma er xi ruo)
boy 小伙子 茶塞 (cha sai) 差血若 (cha(i) xue ruo) 阿杂若 (a za ruo) 撮沙若 (cuo sha ruo) 若那儿 (ruo na er)
corn 包谷 矣白儿 (yi bai er) 苏柏儿 (su bai er) 阻目 (zu mu) 苏木白儿 (su mu bai er) 火魔 (huo mo)
have 杂杂 (za za) 杂杂 (za za) 白儿 (bai er) 杂 (za) 祖阿(杂) (zu a (za))
not 麻 (ma) 麻 (ma) 麻 (ma) 麻 (ma) 阿米 (a mi)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pelkey, Jamin. 2011. Dialectology As Dialectic: Interpreting Phula Variation. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  2. ^ Huaning County Ethnic Gazetteer 华宁县民族志 (1992:47)
  3. ^ "华宁县宁州镇新城村民委员会新城村". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  4. ^ "华宁县宁州镇新城村民委员会龙亩村". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  5. ^ "华宁县宁州镇新城村民委员会卡寨村". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  6. ^ "华宁县宁州镇阿路本村民委员会舍阴寨村". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  7. ^ "华宁县宁州镇舍木多村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  8. ^ "华宁县宁州镇舍木多村民委员会所基沟村". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  9. ^ "华宁县宁州镇那果村民委员会普苏鲁村". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  10. ^ Huaning County Ethnic Gazetteer Editorial Committee (ed). 1992. Huaning County Ethnic Gazetteer 华宁县民族志. Kunming: Yunnan People’s Press 云南民族出版社.