Lizu language

Lizu
Native toChina
Native speakers
7,000 (2008)[1]
Ersu Shaba script
Language codes
ISO 639-3included in ers
Glottologlizu1234[2]

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.[3]

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]

  1. ^ Chirkova 2008
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lizu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ http://elar.soas.ac.uk/deposit/0317
  • Dài, Qìngxià 戴庆厦, and Huáng Bùfán 黄布凡, ed. 1992. 藏缅语族语言词汇 Zàng-Miǎn yǔzú yǔyán cíhuì [A Tibeto-Burman lexicon]. Beijing: Central Institute of Minorities.
  • Huáng, Bùfán 黄布凡, and Rénzēng Wàngmǔ 仁增旺姆. 1991. 吕苏语 Lǚsūyǔ [The Lǚsū language]. In 藏缅语十五种 Zàngmiǎn-yǔ shíwǔ zhǒng [Fifteen Tibeto-Burman languages], ed. Dài Qìngxià 戴庆厦 et al., 132–152. Beijing: Yānshān Chūbǎnshè 北京燕山出版社.
  • Ikeda, Takumi 池田巧. 2009. 200 basic words of the Lyuzu language (Naiqu dialect). Progressive Report, Vol. 3. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S).
  • 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" (PDF), Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 43 (1): 75–86, doi:10.1017/S0025100312000242[permanent dead link]
  • Yu, Dominic (2012). Proto-Ersuic (Ph.D.). Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Department of Linguistics.

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