Hida dialect

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Hida dialect
Native to Japan
Region northern Gifu
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog hida1245[1]

The Hida dialect (飛騨弁 Hida-ben?) is a Japanese dialect spoken in the Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Along with the Mino dialect in the south, it is one of the two main dialects of Gifu Prefecture. It uses a number of non-standard words, for example:

Hida dialect Lexical category Standard Japanese English
ashitari noun ashita tomorrow
appo noun mochi rice cake
dashikan adjective dameda no good, too bad
gade noun tsukaide quantity
gebasu intransitive verb shippaisuru fail
kenarui adjective urayamashii envious
kosui adjective zurui cunning
kotsukaru intransitive verb butsukaru collide with
kotsukeru transitive verb butsukeru strike, hit, knock
kowai adjective moushiwakenai afraid of
mataji noun katazuke clearing away
matajisuru transitive verb katazukeru clear away
oku transitive verb yameru stop
oharu transitive verb hoshigaru desire, want, wish
ori pronoun watashi, boku, ore I
osogai adjective kowai afraid
ozoi adjective warui inferior, poor in quality
sabui adjective samui cold
utatei adjective arigatai thankful, grateful
wari pronoun anata, kimi you
mon de conjunction no de because

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Hida dialect". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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