Zauzou language

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Zauzou
Rouruo
Native to China
Region Yunnan
Ethnicity Nu
Native speakers
2,100  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zal
Glottolog zauz1238[3]

Zauzou (Rouruo 柔若, Jaojo, Raorou; autoynm: zau˥zou˧) is a Loloish language of Tu'e District 兔峨地区, Lanping County, Yunnan, China. In Tu'e District, it is spoken in Tu'e 兔峨,[4] Bijifeng 碧鸡风,[5] Wupijiang 吾批江,[6] Guoli 果力,[7] Xiaocun 小村, Jiangmo 江末,[8] and a few other locations (Rouruoyu Yanjiu). The two major dialects are Guoli 果力 and Jiangmo 江末 (Sun Hongkai 2002). Sun (2002) provides extensive vocabulary word lists for the Guoli 果力 and Jiangmo 江末 dialects.

Lama (2012) observes a sound change of *r- > Ø from Proto-Loloish as a Nusoish innovation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zauzou at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012:145), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Zauzou". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185041
  5. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185043
  6. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185042
  7. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185047
  8. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185076