Khün language

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Not to be confused with Khuen language.
Khun
Pronunciation /tai kʰɯn/[missing tone]
Native to Burma (Shan State), Thailand[1]
Region Kengtung
Native speakers
120,000  (2000)[1]
Tai–Kadai
Tai Tham script, Thai script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kkh
Glottolog khun1259[2]

Khün, or Tai Khün (Tai Khün: Dai Kun, /tai kʰɯn/; Thai: ไทเขิน Thai pronunciation: [tʰaj kʰɤ̌ːn]), is the language of the Tai Khün people of Kengtung, Shan state, Myanmar.[3] It is a Tai language, closely related to Thai and Lao.

Phonology[edit]

  Labial Alveolar Postalveolar
/ palatal
Velar Glottal
Nasal [m] [n] [ɲ] [ŋ]  
Plosives
and
affricates
[pʰ] [tʰ] [tɕʰ] [kʰ]  
[p] [t] [tɕ] [k] [ʔ]*
[b]  
Fricative [f] [s]     [h]
Trill   [r]**      
Approximant   [l] [j] [w]  
* The glottal plosive is implied after a short vowel without final, or silent before a vowel.
** The [r] is often used with Sankrit and Pali loanwords.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=kkh
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Khun". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ bloggang.com (thai)

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