Mondzish (Mangish) is a small group of languages that constitute the most divergent branch of the Lolo–Burmese languages in the classification of Lama (2012), who identifies them as the descendents of the Man people (Nánmán).
Hsiu (2014:73) classifies the Mondzish languages as follows.
- Kathu (Thou)
- Nuclear Mondzish (Nuclear Mangish)
Lama (2012) lists the following sound changes from Proto-Loloish as Mondzish innovations.
- *tsʰ- > s-
- *ɣr- > ʐ-
- *ɣʷ- > b-
- Edmondson, Jerold A. 2003. Three Tibeto-Burman Languages of Vietnam. http://ling.uta.edu/jerry/vietTB1.pdf
- Hsiu, Andrew. 2014. "Mondzish: a new subgroup of Lolo-Burmese". In Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-14). Taipei: Academia Sinica.
- Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington (archived)
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