Lizu language

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Lizu
Native toChina
Native speakers
7,000 (2008)[1]
Ersu Shaba script
Language codes
ISO 639-3included in ers
Glottologlizu1234
ELPLizu

Lizu (Chinese: 傈苏, 里汝, 吕苏; Western Ersu) is a Qiangic language spoken in Western Sichuan, China. There are 4,000 speakers according to Sun (1982) and 7,000 speakers according to Chirkova (2008). Muli, where Lizu is spoken, is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual county and Lizu has been historically influenced by Mandarin Chinese.[2]

Varieties[edit]

Yu (2009: 2) lists the following varieties of Lizu:

  • Mianning Lizu: spoken in Lagusa 拉姑萨 Village (Lizu name `wontʂʰɨ `lombɑ), He’ai (“Hoŋai”) 和爱 Township, Mianning 冕宁 County, Liangshan 凉山 Prefecture. Documented by Yu (2012).
  • Kala Lizu: spoken in Kala 卡拉 Township, Muli 木里 County, Liangshan Prefecture. Documented by Chirkova (2008); Huáng and Rénzēng (1991); and Dài and Huáng (1992).
  • Naiqu Lizu: spoken in Naiqu 乃渠 Village, Naiqu Township, Jiulong 九龙 County, Garzê (Gānzī 甘孜) Prefecture. Documented by Ikeda (2009).

References[edit]

  • Dai, Qingxia 戴庆厦; Huang, Bufan 黄布凡, eds. (1992). Zàng-Miǎn yǔzú yǔyán cíhuì 藏缅语族语言词汇 [A Tibeto-Burman Lexicon] (in Chinese). Beijing: Zhongyang minzu xueyuan chubanshe.
  • Huang, Bufan 黄布凡; Renzeng, Wangmu 仁增旺姆 (1991). "Lǚsūyǔ" 吕苏语 [The Lusu Language]. In Dai, Qingxia 戴庆厦; et al. (eds.). Zàngmiǎn-yǔ shíwǔ zhǒng 藏缅语十五种 [Fifteen Tibeto-Burman languages] (in Chinese). Beijing: Beijing yanshan chubanshe. pp. 132–152.
  • Ikeda, Takumi (2009). "200 Basic Words of the Lyuzu Language (Naiqu Dialect)" – via Academia.edu.
  • Ikeda, Takumi 池田巧 (2010). 西暦1853年に記録されたリュズ語の語彙 [A Study on the Lyuzu Vocabulary Recorded in 1853]. Toho Gakuho 東方學報 (in Japanese). 85: 672–653. doi:10.14989/131769. hdl:2433/131769.
  • Ikeda, Takumi 池田巧 (2019). 大谷大學所藏本<<呂蘇譯語>>について [A Philological Report on Two Versions of the Lyuzu yiyu [Lyuzu-Chinese Vocabulary]]. Toho Gakuho 東方學報 (in Japanese). 94: 436–424. doi:10.14989/250687. hdl:2433/250687.
  • Chirkova, Ekaterina (2008). "Essential Characteristics of Lizu, a Qiangic Language of Western Sichuan". HAL. CRLAO. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  • Chirkova, Katia; Chen, Yiya (2013). "Lizu". Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 43 (1): 75–86. doi:10.1017/S0025100312000242.
  • Yu, Dominic (2012). Proto-Ersuic (Ph.D. thesis). University of California, Berkeley.

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