https://abvd.shh.mpg.de : Austronesian : Crows : Bantu :

Language: Tày (Cao Bằng)

Source/Author:  Hoàng Văn Ma 
Notes:  This list is derived from Hoàng Văn Ma's Swadesh (200) word list of Cao Bằng Tày, with a few words from various examples given in other sections of his paper.

Source: Hoàng Văn Ma (1997). "The Sound System of the Tày Language of Cao Bằng, Vietnam." In Jerold A. Edmondson and David B. Solnit (eds.), Comparative Kadai: The Tai branch, 221-231. Summer Institute of Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics, 124. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Cao Bằng Tày has a total of 6 tones:
1 = 53, falling tone
2 = 34, slight rising tone
3 = 43, slight falling tone
4 = 33, mid tone
5 = 21, mid-low falling tone
6 = 25, rising tone 
Problems:  Hoàng Văn Ma's Swadesh (200) word list is missing some numerals. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Andrew C. Hsiu  Checked By:  
Statistics: 
  • Total Data: 175
  • Number of Retentions:
  • Number of Loans: 10
 
Classification:  Tai-Kadai:Kam-Tai:Tai:Central 
Map 
 

Resources:

Change History:

Showing 3 of 13 entries. Show ALL logged changes

Entries:

ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
8 to turn word info      
19 shoulder      
34 to cry      
35 to vomit      
38 to chew word info      
40 to drink      
47 to yawn      
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream      
62 thatch/roof      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
73 to steal      
76 to live, be alive      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
89 to hold word info      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
101 to fly      
102 rat      
109 mosquito      
110 spider      
112 rotten word info      
113 branch word info      
119 earth/soil      
123 to flow      
134 thunder      
135 lightning      
160 painful, sick      
161 shy, ashamed      
170 when? word info      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
175 above      
176 below      
181 where? word info      
186 you      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
202 Six word info      
205 Nine word info      
208 Fifty word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
196 to count an3      
104 fat/grease bi5      
185 we word info bɔŋ1 rəw5 inclusive    
203 Seven word info cet2 Chinese   L
46 to see ciem3 to look at    
46 to see ciew3 to look at    
28 to breathe daj5 cəɯ1      
139 cold word info daŋ2      
44 to hear diŋ3      
14 belly dɔŋ6      
79 stick/wood dəw6      
197 One word info dɛw5      
201 Five word info ha2 Chinese   L
129 moon haj1      
124 sea haj2 Chinese   L
140 dry word info haw2      
83 to work word info het2      
39 to cook word info huŋ1      
152 small i2      
139 cold word info jen5      
52 to stand jɐŋ6      
189 who? word info ka3 rəɯ5      
153 big kaj2      
4 leg/foot kha1   42  
74 to kill kha2      
148 white khaw1      
99 feather khon1      
41 to bite khop2 to bite or sting    
33 to laugh khuo1 to laugh or smile    
151 green khɛw1      
31 tooth khɛw2      
37 to eat kin1   1  
42 to suck kin1 nom5      
159 wide kwaŋ2      
180 far kwəj1      
60 father kəw1      
182 I kəw1   1  
162 old word info kɛ3      
125 salt kɯə1      
115 root lak3   31  
66 to tie up, fasten lam3      
22 to fear law1   43  
32 tongue lin6   36  
136 wind lom5      
82 dull, blunt lu4      
56 child luk6   1  
153 big luoŋ1      
13 back word info lɐŋ1      
23 blood lɯət3      
150 yellow lɯəŋ1      
96 dog ma1      
117 fruit mak3      
178 that men2      
184 he/she men5      
58 wife mie5      
63 name miŋ5 Chinese   L
14 belly mok2      
132 fog mɔk3      
144 to burn word info məj2      
183 thou məŋ5   1  
163 new məɯ4      
183 thou məɯ5   1  
59 mother mɛ3      
55 woman/female mɛ3 ɲiŋ5      
166 correct, true mɛn3      
1 hand mɯ5   1  
11 dust mɯn3      
157 thick word info na1      
97 bird nok6   1  
142 heavy nɐk2      
21 to think nɐm6      
122 water word info nɐm6   1  
12 skin nɐŋ1      
51 to sit nɐŋ3      
48 to sleep nɔn5      
177 this nəj2   1  
103 meat/flesh nɯk6      
197 One word info nɯŋ3      
30 mouth pak3      
209 One Hundred word info pak3 Chinese   L
131 cloud word info pha2 va6      
80 to split word info pha3 to chop    
26 hair word info phjom1      
54 man/male phu2 zau5      
66 to tie up, fasten phuk3      
57 husband phuo1      
64 to say phuoj3 to talk    
133 rain phən1      
169 year pi1      
100 wing pik3      
111 fish pja1      
138 warm word info pom1 hot    
5 to walk pəj1 to go    
137 to blow word info pəw3      
204 Eight word info pɛt3 Chinese   L
121 sand raj5      
2 left raj6   46  
165 bad, evil raj6      
155 long word info ri5      
20 to know, be knowledgeable ru6      
141 wet rɐm5      
185 we word info rəw5 inclusive    
91 to buy rɯ6      
61 house rɯən5      
43 ear su1      
29 to sniff, smell sup3      
98 egg sɐj3      
179 near səɯ2      
190 other taŋ2 different    
184 he/she te1      
45 eye tha1   1  
75 to die, be dead thaj1   1  
105 tail thaŋ1      
120 stone thin1      
126 lake thom1      
24 head thuo1      
191 all thuon2      
108 louse word info thəw1 head louse 1  
7 to come thəŋ1      
95 to fall word info tok2      
71 to stab, pierce tɐm1      
154 short word info tɐm3      
17 liver tɐp2      
78 to cut, hack word info tɐt2      
36 to spit təw3      
128 sky va6      
64 to say vu5 to talk    
143 fire vəj5   1  
9 to swim waj2      
145 smoke word info wɐn5      
168 day wɐn5      
178 that zien6      
166 correct, true zə3      
65 rope zɯək3      
106 snake ŋu5      
118 grass ȵa2      
18 breast ək2 chest    
10 dirty ɛ1 ɬɔj5      
152 small ɛŋ1      
81 sharp ɣom5      
90 to dig ɣut6      
167 night ɣɐm3      
158 narrow ɣɐp6      
25 neck ɣɔ5      
72 to hit word info ɣɔn6      
53 person/human being ɣən5      
87 to swell word info ɣəɯ3 swollen    
167 night ɣɯn5      
199 Three word info ɬam1 Chinese   L
200 Four word info ɬi3 Chinese   L
206 Ten word info ɬip2 Chinese   L
3 right ɬwa1   1  
88 to squeeze word info ɬɐn2      
188 what? word info ɬɐŋ1      
198 Two word info ɬɔŋ1      
16 intestines ɬəj1      
207 Twenty word info ɲi3 ɬip2 Chinese   L
67 to sew word info ɲɐp6      
156 thin word info ʔbaŋ1      
116 flower ʔbjɔk3      
187 they ʔbɔŋ1 men5      
195 no, not ʔbəw3      
114 leaf ʔbəɯ1      
130 star ʔdaw1   1  
6 road/path ʔdaŋ5      
127 woods/forest ʔdoŋ1      
15 bone ʔduk3      
147 black ʔdɐm1   1  
77 to scratch word info ʔdɐn2      
27 nose ʔdɐŋ1   1  
164 good ʔdəj1      
146 ash ʔdəw3      
174 in, inside ʔdəɯ1      
149 red ʔdɛŋ1      
107 worm (earthworm) ʔdɯən1      

Seen an error? Please let us know:

Save Data: