Lamet language

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Lamet
Khamet (Xmet)
Native to Laos
Native speakers
20,000 (1995 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lbn
Glottolog lame1256[2]

Lamet is a Mon–Khmer language of Laos. There are also a hundred speakers in Lampang Province, Thailand, where it is known as Khamet. Lamet speakers call their language [χəmɛːt], or less commonly [kʰəmɛːt].[3]

Locations[edit]

Lamet of Lampang was originally spoken in Takluh village north of Namtha in Laos.

A closely related variety called Lua' is spoken in Ban Pang Chok (Ban Lua) Wiang Pa Pao District, southern Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lamet at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lamet". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Conver, Lynn C. 1999. "A Sketch of the Phonology of a Lamet Dialect." In The Mon-Khmer Studies Journal, 29: 35-56.
  4. ^ Narumol, Charoenma. 1982. The phonologies of a Lampang Lamet and Wiang Papao Lua. The Mon-Khmer Studies Journal 11. 35-45.
  • Narumol, Charoenma. 1980. The sound systems of Lampang Lamet and Wiang Papao Lua. MA thesis, Mahidol University.
  • Narumol, Charoenma. 1982. The phonologies of a Lampang Lamet and Wiang Papao Lua. The Mon-Khmer Studies Journal 11. 35-45.

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