Language name: NAXI
UPSID number: 2525
Alternate name(s): NAKHI, NAHSI, MOSO
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Lolo-Burmese
This language has 49 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.218018915 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p t k ph th kh b d g mb nd Ng tDs t.s cC, tDsh cC,h dDz d.z djz, ndDz nd.z ndjz, f X v gF sD s. C, zD z. z, m n nj l i y E aa a_ "o u uu "@ "@. uuF
Comment: Lijiang dialect. Naxi is spoken in Northwestern Yunnan, China, primarily around Lijiang. The fricative vowel contrasts with /u/; it has a bilabial trill allophone after bilabial consonants. High vowels /i,u,y/ occur before a number of non-high vowels; the 11 resulting sequences might be regarded as diphthongs. Naxi has 4 tones, high, mid, low rising, and low falling. Bradley (1975) suggests that the rising tone only occurs in loan vocabulary.
Source(s): Bradley, D. 1975. Nahsi and Proto-Burmese-Lolo. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 2.1:93-150.
Jiang, Zhu-yi. Naxiyu gaikuang (A Brief Description of the Naxi Language). Minzu Yuwen, 1980.3 (August), 59-73.

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