Choni language

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Choni
Thewo-Chone
Native toChina
RegionGansu, Sichuan
Native speakers
150,000 (2004)[1]
Dialects
  • Thewo
  • Hbrugchu
Language codes
ISO 639-3cda
Glottologchon1285
ELPChoni

Choni (Jonê) and Thewo are dialects of a Tibetic language spoken in western China in the vicinity of Jonê County.

Choni has four contrastive aspirated fricatives: /sʰ/ /ɕʰ/, /ʂʰ/, /xʰ/.[2]

Phonology[edit]

Consonant phonemes of Choni
Alveolar Alveolo-palatal Retroflex Velar
Plosive voiceless t
voiceless aspirated
voiced d
voiced aspirated
Fricative voiceless s ɕ ʂ x
voiceless aspirated ɕʰ ʂʰ
voiced z ʑ ʐ ɣ
voiced aspirated ʑʱ ʐʱ ɣʱ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choni at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Guillaume Jacques 2011. A panchronic study of aspirated fricatives, with new evidence from Pumi, Lingua 121.9:1518–1538

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