Yeheni language

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Yeheni
Regionsouthern Hunan
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3
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Sinitic lects of Hunan

Yeheni 爷贺尼 (Pingdi Yao 平地瑶) is an unclassified Sinitic language spoken by the Yao people in Jianghua Yao Autonomous County 江华, Hunan (Jianghua County Almanac). It is spoken in Taoxu Town 涛圩镇 and Helukou Town 河路口镇 in Jianghua County, Hunan.[1]

Vocabulary[edit]

The following word list of Yeheni is from Li (2011:325-326).[2]

Chinese gloss English gloss Yeheni 爷贺尼 Page
pig li˥˧ 325
to block li˨ 325
dry lie˨˦ 325
lazy li˧˨ 325
crooked, bent li˦ 325
绿 green li˧˥ 325
child li˧ 325
桃子 peach laə˨li˧ 325
绳子 rope saə˨li˧ 325
第三人称 3rd person personal pronoun ka˨ 325
第三人称 3rd person personal pronoun ku˦ 325
第三人称 3rd person personal pronoun laə˧ 325
聋子 deaf person loŋ˨li˧ka˦ 325
缺鼻 person with no nose kʰua˦pei˨˦laə˨ 325
第一 first tai˦ji˦ 325
第二 second tai˦nai˧˥ 325
父亲 father ta˧˥ta˧˥ 326
哥哥 elder brother kə˥˧kə˥˧ 326
妹妹 younger sister mai˨mai˧˥ 326
姐姐 elder sister tsai˧˨tsai˨˦ 326
五头牛 five cows ŋoa˨lau˨ŋau˨ 326
一个碗 one bowl ji˦tʂo˦aŋ˨˦ 326
一双筷 one pair of chopsticks ji˦saŋ˥˧ti˨˦ 326
一群牛 one herd of cattle a˨˦tʂaə˨ŋau˨ 326
红布 red cloth ʂo˦poa˧ 326
热水 hot water nai˧˥su˨˦ 326
公牛 bull (male) ŋau˨koa˥˧ 326
母牛 cow (female) ŋau˨m̩˥˧ 326

References[edit]

  1. ^ 江华瑶族自治县的汉语方言和民族语言分布
  2. ^ Li Zirong [李志荣] (ed). 2011. Hunan Yaozu [湖南瑶族]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社]. ISBN 978-7-105-11699-7