Mili language

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Mili
Native to China
Region Yunnan
Native speakers
23,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ymh
Glottolog mili1235[2]

Mili is a Loloish language spoken in Jingdong County (in Anding 安定乡 and Wenlong 文龙乡 townships[3]), Yun, Zhenyuan, and Xinping counties of Yunnan province, China. Mili is a variety of Lolopo.[4]

Vocabulary[edit]

The following basic vocabulary word list of Mili is from the Xinping County Ethnic Gazetteer (1992:79-80).

English gloss Chinese gloss Mili 咪俚语
One tɕʰo²¹
Two ȵi³³
Three so³³
Four li³³
Five ŋo²¹
Six tɕʰo²¹
Seven xə²¹
Eight xẽ²¹
Nine kɯ³³
Ten tʰi³³
Sun 太阳 ʔɑ⁵⁵mu³³tɕʰu³³
Moon 月亮 xo³³bo³⁵
Sky ɤ̃³³tso³³
Ground mi²¹li³³
Mountain ʂe²¹
Water ɤ⁵⁵tsʰou²¹
Fire ʔɑ⁵⁵to⁵⁵
Field dau⁵⁵mi⁵⁵
Valley tsʰɤ⁵⁵ʂa²¹
Cow y⁵⁵ŋĩ²¹
Sheep ʔɑ⁵⁵tsʰi²¹
Horse me²¹
Pig ve²¹
Chicken ʑi³³
Dog ɑ⁵⁵nu⁵⁵
Eat 吃饭 tso⁵⁵dzo²¹
Sleep 睡觉 ʑi²¹do³³
Man (male) 男人 tsʰo⁵⁵po³³
Woman 女人 tsʰo⁵⁵mo³³
House 房屋 jɛ⁵⁵xɛ⁵⁵
Clothes 衣服 kɑ²¹tɕʰi⁵⁵
Red nɤ̃⁵⁵
Black nɑ³³
Street 街子 ʑi³³kɑ²¹

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mili at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mili". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  4. ^ Yang, Cathryn. 2011. Assessment of the Lolo languages: Current understanding and recommended next steps. m.s.
  • Xinping County Ethnic Gazetteer [新平彝族傣族自治县民族志] (1992). Kunming: Yunnan People's Press [云南民族出版社].