Language name and location: Miri (Mising), India [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区米里语 (米兴语), 印度东北部阿萨姆邦

 

1. akɔ

21.  ɨjiŋanɲi kɔlaŋ akɔ

2. anɲiː or adɲiː

22.  ɨjiŋanɲi kɔlaŋ anɲiː

3. auːm

23.  ɨjiŋanɲi kɔlaŋ auːm

4. appiː or abpiː

24.  ɨjiŋanɲi kɔlaŋ appiː or abpiː

5. aŋŋɔː

25.  ɨjiŋanɲi kɔlaŋ aŋŋɔː

6. akkɜŋ, sɔj * ( from Assamese ɛxo )

26.  ɨjiŋanɲi kɔlaŋ akkɜŋ

7. kɨnɨd

27.  ɨjiŋanɲi kɔlaŋ kɨnɨd

8. piːnŋi

28.  ɨjiŋanɲi kɔlaŋ piːnŋi

9. kɔnaŋ  ( 10 -1 )

29.  ɨjiŋanɲi kɔlaŋ kɔnaŋ

10. ɨjɨŋ, dɔs ( from Assamese)

30.  ɨjiŋauːm

11. ɨjiŋkɔlaŋ akɔ

40.  ɨjiŋappiː

12. ɨjiŋkɔlaŋ anɲiː

50.  ɨjiŋaŋŋɔː

13. ɨjiŋkɔlaŋ aum

60.  ɨjiŋakkɜŋ

14. ɨjiŋkɔlaŋ appiː or abpiː

70.  ɨjiŋkɨnɨd

15. ɨjiŋkɔlaŋ aŋŋɔː

80.  ɨjiŋpiːnŋi

16. ɨjiŋkɔlaŋ akkɜŋ

90.  ɨjiŋ ponaŋ

17. ɨjiŋkɔlaŋ kɨnɨd

100. lɨŋkɔŋ, 200. lɨŋkɔŋ anɲiː

18. ɨjiŋkɔlaŋ piːnŋi

400. lɨŋkɔŋ appiː, 800. lɨŋkɔŋ piːnŋi

19. ɨjiŋkɔlaŋ kɔnaŋ

1000. ɛːzar ( from Assamese hɛzar)

20. ɨjiŋadɲiː

2000.  

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Mr. Khirud Kutum (M.A. Linguistics, Delhi University) and Miss Kavya Doley (M.A. Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University) through Prof. Pauthang Haokip, Centre for Linguistics, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies JNU, New Delhi-110067, India, March 7ᵗʰ, 2017.

供资料的语言学家: Mr. Khirud Kutum and Miss Kavya Doley, 2017 年 3 月 7 日.

 

Other comments: Mising / Miri has a decimal system. Only the first 5 numericals are used in Mising. The remaining are loaned from Assamese in day to day conversation with slight variation. Thousand and above are not known to be used in counting so far. Assamese cardinal numerical system  (loan words):

1. 1000. / ɛ:zar  (from Assamese hɛzar), 2. 100. /ɛkoŋ/ (from Assamese ɛxo),

3. 10.  /dɔs/ (Assamese), 4. 6.    /sɔj/ (Assamese)

Note that the above data are taken from Northern Assam, Dhemaji to Sonitpur Southern Bank of Brahmaputra,Tinsukia to Golaghat District of Assam. Also in the district of East Siang, Lower Dibang valley and Namsai districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

 

Mising / Miri Phonetic Chartsː

Consonants:

 

Labial

Alveolar

Palatal

Velar

Stops

p, b

 t, d

c (tʃ)

k, ɡ

Fricatives

 

 s, z

 

(h)

Nasals

m

n

 ɲ

 ŋ

lateral

 

  l

 

 

Flap

 

  r

 

 

Trill

 

ɾ

 

 

Approximants

ʋ[w]

 

 j

 

 

Vowelsː

 

Front

Mid

Back

Close

 i, iː

 ɨ, ɨː

 u, uː

Half-Close

   

 

   

Half-Open

ɛ, ɛː

 ɜ, ɜː

 ɔ, ɔː

Open

 

 a, aː

 

 


Language name and location: Miri (Mising), India [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区米里语 (米兴语), 印度东北部阿萨姆邦

 

1. ako

21.  ɨjɨŋ aɲi kolaŋ ako

2. aɲi

22.  ɨjɨŋ aɲi kolaŋ aɲi

3. aum

23.  ɨjɨŋ aɲi kolaŋ aum

4. appi

24.  ɨjɨŋ aɲi kolaŋ appi

5. aŋŋɔ

25.  ɨjɨŋ aɲi kolaŋ aŋŋɔ

6. akkəŋ

26.  ɨjɨŋ aɲi kolaŋ akkəŋ

7. kɨnɨt ~ kɨnɨd

27.  ɨjɨŋ aɲi kolaŋ kɨnɨt  ~ kɨnɨd

8. piiɲi

28.  ɨjɨŋ aɲi kolaŋ piiɲi

9. ponaŋ  ( 10 -1 )

29.  ɨjɨŋ aɲi kolaŋ ponaŋ

10. ɨjɨŋ

30.  ɨjɨŋ aum

11. ɨjɨŋ kolaŋ ako

40.  ɨjɨŋ áppi

12. ɨjɨŋ kolaŋ aɲi

50.  ɨjɨŋ aŋŋɔ

13. ɨjɨŋ kolaŋ aum

60.  ɨjɨŋ akkəŋ

14. ɨjɨŋ kolaŋ appi

70.  ɨjɨŋ kɨnɨt ~ kɨnɨd

15. ɨjɨŋ kolaŋ aŋŋɔ

80.  ɨjɨŋ piiɲi

16. ɨjɨŋ kolaŋ akkəŋ

90.  ɨjɨŋ ponaŋ

17. ɨjɨŋ kolaŋ kɨnɨt ~ kɨnɨd

100. lɨŋkɔ

18. ɨjɨŋ kolaŋ piiɲi

200. lɨŋɲi

19. ɨjɨŋ kolaŋ ponaŋ

1000. lɨɨjɨŋ ( 100 x 10 )

20. ɨjɨŋ aɲi

2000.  lɨɨjɨŋ aɲi

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Mark W. Post, Department of Linguistics, La Trobe University, Australia, March 16, 2009.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. Mark W. Post, 2009 年 3 月 16 日.

 

Other comments: Mising has a decimal system. The above data are taken from Pagro dialect of Mising (Eastern Tani), Lakhimpur District, Upper Assam, Northeast India.
Note: The above list represents the most frequently-attested forms. Some Mising speakers employ a compounded form of multiples of ten 20-60 (jɨɨɲɨ, jɨum…), like the system attested for Upper Belt Minyong. Generally speaking, compounded forms are associated with older/more practised speech manners, and are more characteristic of highland Tani languages. Periphrastic forms are associated with novel and/or casual speech styles, usually found in the lowlands (Pasighat and Upper Assam).


Language name and location: Miri (Mising), India [Refer to Ethnologue]

语言名称和分布地区: 米里语, 印度

 

1. ákɔ

21.   iñiŋánñi (laŋ) ákɔ

2. ánñi

22.   iñiŋánñi (laŋ) ánñikɔ

3. áum

23.  

4. áppi

24.  

5. áŋɔ

25.  

6. áppëŋ

26.  

7. kïnïd

27.  

8. píñi

28.  

9. pɔnaŋ  ( 10 -1 )

29. 

10. iñiŋ

30.  iñiŋáum

11. iñiŋkɔlaŋákɔ

40.  iñiŋáppi

12. iñiŋkɔlaŋánñi

50.  iñiŋáŋɔ

13. iñiŋkɔlaŋáum

60.  iñiŋáppëŋ

14. iñiŋkɔlaŋáppi

70.  iñiŋkïnïd

15. iñiŋkɔlaŋáŋɔ

80.  iñiŋpíñi

16. iñiŋkɔlaŋáppëŋ

90.  iñiŋpɔnaŋ

17. iñiŋkɔlaŋkïnïd

100. lïŋkɔ

18. iñiŋkɔlaŋpíñi

200.

19. iñiŋkɔlaŋpɔnaŋ

1000. lïñiŋkɔ ( 100 x 10 )

20. iñiŋánñkɔ

 

 

Sourceː G. Devi Prasada Sastry, 1991.Mising Grammar. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India

 

Other comments: Miri has a decimal numeral system. Miri has three tonesː rising tone, /a ́/, falling tone, /à / and level tone (unmarked). The symbol 'ë' is a ' high central retroflex vowel.


                            

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