Nuobi language

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Nuobi
Native toChina
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
GlottologNone

Nuobi (autonym: Lolbiq;[1] lu21 pi33[2] or lo55 bi21 in Jinping County meaning 'downriver'[3]; Chinese: 糯比 Luobi (Lobi)) is a Loloish language of south-central Yunnan, China.

Distribution[edit]

Nuobi is spoken in:

Dai (2009)[4] reports that ethnic Hani in Yangjie Township 羊街乡, Yuanjiang County belong to the Nuomei 糯美 and Nuobi 糯比 subgroups, who number 9,000 people and 6,000 people respectively in the township. The Nuomei live mostly in Gedie 戈垤,[5] Dangduo 党舵[6] (which also has Kucong speakers), and Bamu 坝木[7] administrative villages, while the Nuobi reside mostly in Langzhi 朗支[8] (which also has Yi speakers in Zhongliangzi 中梁子 [9]), Yangjie 羊街,[10] and Diexia 垤霞[11] (including Yidie 依垤[12] (Dai 2009:113)) villages.

Vocabulary[edit]

The following basic vocabulary word list of Nuobi is from the Xinping County Ethnic Gazetteer (1992:209-210).

English gloss Chinese gloss Nuobi
One tʰi˧
Two ɲĩ˧˩
Three si˧
Four ji̱˧˩
Sky mu˧˩
Ground mĩ˥
Day mu˥tʂɑ˧
Month ba˧˩lɑ˧˩
Mountain xɑŋ˧tʰɑ˧
Water ɑ˥kʰa
River 河流 lo˨˩ba˨˩ɑ˥kʰa˨˩
Sea ba˧mo̱˧
Fire ɑ˥tso˨˩
Long mɑ̃˧˩
Short mũ˧˩
Red nɨ˥
Black nɑ˧˩
Come, to ko˧lɑi˧˩
Go, to li˧˩mɛ˧
Say, to je˧˩
Hit, to dze˥
New 新的 xɑŋ˧sə˧˩
True 真的 tseŋ˧sə˧˩
Tell, to 告诉 je˧do̱˧˩
Soul 灵魂 jiɑ˥ɬɑ˥
Radio 收音机 tʂau˧jiŋ˧tsi˧
Electric light 电灯 tian˧˥teŋ˧

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zhang Peizhi [张佩芝]. 1998. Comparative vocabulary of Ha-Ya dialects [哈尼语哈雅方言土语词汇对照]. Kunming: Yunnan People's Press [云南民族出版社].
  2. ^ 云南民族识别参考资料 (1955), p.61
  3. ^ Bradley, David. 2001. Northern Hani dialects. Paper presented at the 34th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL 34), Kunming, China, 24-28 October 2001.
  4. ^ Dai Qingxia [戴庆厦]. 2009. Language status and change in Yangjie Township, Yuanjiang County [元江县羊街乡语言使用现状及其演变]. Beijing: Commercial Press [商务印书馆]. ISBN 9787100066037
  5. ^ "元江县羊街乡戈垤村民委员会". www.ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=251859
  7. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=251858
  8. ^ "元江县羊街乡浪支村民委员会". www.ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  9. ^ "元江县羊街乡浪支村民委员会中良子". www.ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  10. ^ "元江县羊街乡羊街村民委员会". www.ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  11. ^ "元江县羊街乡垤霞村民委员会". www.ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  12. ^ "元江县羊街乡垤霞村民委员会依垤". www.ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  • Xinping County Ethnic Gazetteer [新平彝族傣族自治县民族志] (1992). Kunming: Yunnan People's Press [云南民族出版社].
  • Wang Liujin 王六金; Li Zhengyou 李正有. 2011. 国际哈尼/阿卡区域文化调查: 中国金平县哈尼田哈尼族罗比·罗们人文化实录. Kunming: Yunnan People's Press 云南人民出版社. ISBN 978-7-222-08436-0 (Luobi 罗比 and Luomei 罗们 people of Hanitian 哈尼田, Jinhe Town 金河镇, Jinping County)