Sunwar language

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Sunuwar
Sunuwar koich.jpg
Region Nepal, India, Bhutan
Native speakers
27,000  (2001 census)[1]
Dialects
Sunwar proper
Surel
Language codes
ISO 639-3 suz
Glottolog sunw1242[2]

Sunuwar is a Kiranti Kõits Loh language spoken in Nepal by the Sunuwar people. It was first comprehensively attested by the Himalayan Languages Project.

Vocabulary[edit]

Namasewal / Sewa-la -(Respect/Greeting/I bow to you)(La= Bye)
Maar -What
Dohpachaa -How to..
Dohshow -How much..
Dohmoh -How Big..
Go -I
Ge -You
Goi -You/are
GoiPuki -You are
Daarshow -beautiful
MaDarshow -Ugly


Numerals

1 ichi/kaa
2 ni/nishi
3 sa/saam
4 le
5 nga
6 ruku/roku
7 chani
8 sasi
9 van
10 gau

Vowels

a
ā
i
ī
u
ū
e
ai
o
au
ang
aha


Consonants

ka
kha
ga
gha
ṅa
ca
cha
ja
jha
ña
ṭa
ṭha
ḍa
ḍha
ṇa
ta
tha
da
dha
na
pa
pha
ba
bha
ma
ya
ra
la
va
śa
ṣa
sa
ha
व्ह hha

Writing Systems[edit]

Though Sunuwar is most commonly written with the Devanagari script, a native writing system, Jenticha, has seen limited use since the 1940s.

Sunuwar script

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunuwar at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sunwar". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 


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