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Northern Qiang language

Northern Qiang is a Qiangic language of the Tibeto-Burman language family spoken by approximately 130,000 people in north-central Sichuan Province, China.

Unlike its close relative Southern Qiang, Northern Qiang is not a tonal language.

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Northern Qiang consonants

Labial Dental Post-
alveolar
Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal
Plosive voiceless
aspirated
voiced
Affricate voiceless
aspirated
voiced
Fricative voiced
voiceless
Trill voiced
voiceless
Lateral voiced
voiceless
Approximant

See also

References

External links

Bibliography

  • Bradley, David. (1997). Tibeto-Burman languages and classification. In D. Bradley (Ed.), Papers in South East Asian linguistics: Tibeto-Burman languages of the Himalayas (No. 14, pp. 1 71). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (Ed.). (2005). Ethnologue: Languages of the world (15th ed.). Dallas, TX: SIL International. ISBN 1-55671-159-X. (Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com).
  • LaPolla, Randy J. with Chenglong Huang. 2003. A Grammar of Qiang, with Annotated Texts and Glossary (Mouton Grammar Library). Berlin. Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Evans, Jonathan P. 2006. Vowel quality in Hongyan Qiang. Language and Linguistics 7.4: 937-960.

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