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Southern Qiang language

Southern Qiang is a Qiangic language of the Tibeto-Burman language family spoken by approximately 81,300 people along the Minjiang ( ) river in Sichuan Province, China.

Unlike its close relative Northern Qiang, Southern Qiang is a tonal language.

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Southern Qiang consonants

Labial Labio-dental Dental Retroflex Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular
Voiceless stop p t k q
Aspirated stop
Voiced stop b d
Voiceless affricate ts
Aspirative affricate
Voiced affricate dz
Voiceless fricative f s x
Voiced fricative z
Nasal m n
Lateral l
Semivowel j, w

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References

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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.
  • Chang, Kun. 1967. "A comparative study of the Southern Ch'iang dialects". Monumenta Serica, XXVI:422 - 443.
  • Evans, Jonathan P. 2001a. Introduction to Qiang Lexicon and Phonology: Synchrony and Diachrony. Tokyo:ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
  • 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).

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