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Dictionary Of Mong Njua (A Miao (Meo) Language Of Southeast by Thomas A. Lyman

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1 Contrastive series The following two groups of vocalically contrastive words are here given to illustrate the difference between the two vowels which (in this work) are rendered by i and w. 3 TONES high or high falling high rising middle level lower level full falling low 'breathy' falling-rising glottalized REMARKS :The tonal diacritics used here have been arbitrarily chosen. Besides a diacritic phonemic symbol, a descriptive name has been given each tone as a mnemonic device. I n referring to their phonetic values, the numeric system of Y.

12 See Uriel 11Teinreich (1953) Languages i n Conjlid (2nd edition) (New Work, 1953). luye i n America :A Study in. Bilingual Behavior (Philadelphia, 1953). l2 "Dear Mr. Lyman : I don't know of any prr\ ious stndies on a situation of dialect mixture as fluctuating ant1 its intensive as the one you describe for &IJIBO. " [Correspondence with Uric1 Wcinrchich, Columbia Univchrsit,y,New York - 10 September 19621. lo Bibliography 12. BIBLIOGRAPHY A. WORKS ON T H E MIA0 (LANGUAGE, ETHNOLOGY, AND HISTOliY) Agnew, R.

20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Nouns (N) Mass nouns (mN) Nominals (noun substitutes) (Nl) Abstract nominals (abstract nouns) (aN1) Kinship terms (which are nouns) (K) Kinship terms (which are 'bound forms') (K] Localizers (L) Selectors (81) Selector substitutes (Sls) VerbslAdjectives (V) Verbals (Verb substitutes) (Vl) Restricted modifiers (RM) Quantifiers (Q) Quantifier substitutes (Qs) Collective selectors (incl. higher ~iumerals)(cS1) Pronouns (Pr) Pronominals (pronoun substitutes) (Prl) Clan names (C) Given names (G) Kin numeratives (KN) Place names (PI) Titles (Tl) Initiators (Int) Connectives (Joining particles) (J) Terminators (Tr) Multilocal particles (mlP) Duolocal particles (dlP) Words not belonging to any other category 29.

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