Language name and location: Sorbung India [No report on Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区索尔彭, 印度

 

1. kʰáat

21.   

2. kəniŋ

22.  

3. ʔəntʰúum

23.   

4. məlíi

24. 

5. rəŋáa

25.   

6. kərúuk

26.   

7. səríi

27.   

8. ʔərét

28.   

9. ʔəkúa

29.   

10. som

30.   somtʰúum 

11. som kʰáat

40.  

12. som kəniŋ

50.   soŋŋáa

13. som ʔəntʰúum

60.  

14. som məlíi

70.  

15. som rəŋáa

80.  

16. som kərúuk

90.  

17. som səríi

100. ʔə̀jáa kʰáat

18. som ʔərét

200.

19. som ʔəkúa

1000. lèeʃìŋ kʰáat

20. semníi

2000.

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. David Mortensen, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA, February 27, 2010.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. David Mortensen, 2010 年 2 月 27 日.

 

Other comments: Sorbung is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by some members of the Tangkhul ethnicity in the southern part of Ukhrul District, Manipur Province, India. There is currently no published documentation on the language and it has no Ethnologue designation. The exact genetic affiliation with Tibeto-Burman is uncertain.

There are about 600 people living in Sorbung village. However, my consultants tell

me that a very similar language variety is spoken in several of the surrounding villages and that the area shows less linguistic diversity than most of the Tangkhul area. Sorbung has some very Kuki-Chin like characteristics, extending beyond the numeral system. While its speakers consider themselves to be ethnically Tangkhul, I think that--linguistically-- they are probably closer to Kuki-Chin (but perhaps not within the established Kuki-Chin subgroup).

 


                            

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