Language name and location: Tilung, Nepal [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区蒂龙语, 尼泊尔

 

1. ija

2. dia

3. pija

4. t̩sʰija

5. nija

6. kija

7. suja

8. ʌija

9. mija

10. ijamago *

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Vishnu S. Rai, retired professor from Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, July 19, 2018.

提供资的语言Dr. Vishnu S. Rai, 2018 年 7 月 19 日

 

Other comments:  Tilung is a seriously endangered languages with about 20 speakers (2015 SIL) in Sagarmatha zone: south Khotang district, Chyasmitar VDC, on Halesi Range last ridge, on Sunkosi river bank. On the above data it is not sure if the Tilung numerals after 2 to 10 were from traditional native numerals or were recently developed and the word 'mago' in 10 means zero 'o'. 


Language name and location: Tilung, Nepal [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区蒂龙语, 尼泊尔

 

1. iya

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Jean Robert Opgenort, Department of Linguistics,  University of Berne, Switzerland, May 27, 2013.

提供资的语言家: Dr. Jean Robert Opgenort,  2013 年 5 月 27 日.

 

Other comments: The Tilung numeral for ‘one’ is iya. This is the only native numeral preserved in the language, the other numerals being loans from Nepali, I have not found any special adaptations for the loan numerals. The Tilung language is dying, and the last people I spoke with had a really good command of Nepali. Nepali loans were generally pronounced the Nepali way. So, dentals were pronounced dental and retroflex as retroflex (no alveolar mix as I found with the Wambule).


                            

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