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Language: Tai Mene

Source/Author:  James R. Chamberlain 
Notes:  Chamberlain, James R. 1991. Mène: A Tai dialect originally spoken in Nghe An (Nghe Tinh), Vietnam -- preliminary linguistic observations and historical implications. Journal of the Siam Society 79 (2):103-123.

Data was collected from Mrs. Viengthong Thammavong (b. 1945) at the Na Pho refugee camp in Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand in March 1990. Mrs. Viengthong's family had migrated from Nghệ An province, Vietnam, in 1935 or 1936 to Ban Sop Vieng, Laos, a Tai Moey village where they were the only Tai Mene family.

ï = ɯ in Chamberlain (1991).

Tones:
1 = /213/ low rising, usually with an audible creakiness at the lowest point of the tone
2 = /21/ mid-low falling, with whisper on the end tone
3 = /545/ mid-high with slight fall of fall-rise
4 = /55/ high level
5 = /53/ high falling
6 = /45/ mid-high rising checked
7 = /32/ mid-low falling checked
 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Andrew C. Hsiu  Checked By:  
Statistics: 
  • Total Data: 46
  • Number of Retentions:
  • Number of Loans: 0
 
Classification:  Tai-Kadai:Kam-Tai:Tai:Northern 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand      
2 left      
3 right khwaa4   1  
4 leg/foot haa1   42  
5 to walk      
6 road/path      
7 to come      
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim      
10 dirty hëk7      
11 dust      
12 skin      
13 back word info      
14 belly      
15 bone duuk2      
16 intestines      
17 liver      
18 breast      
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable      
21 to think      
22 to fear      
23 blood lïat2      
24 head      
25 neck kɔɔ4      
26 hair word info      
27 nose      
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell      
30 mouth      
31 tooth hɛw3      
32 tongue      
33 to laugh hoo1      
34 to cry      
35 to vomit      
36 to spit      
37 to eat      
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink      
41 to bite khop6      
42 to suck      
43 ear huu4      
44 to hear      
45 eye      
46 to see      
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep      
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream      
51 to sit      
52 to stand      
53 person/human being kon4      
53 person/human being pëë4      
54 man/male pɔɔ2      
55 woman/female      
56 child lïk7   1  
56 child lɯk7   1  
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother      
60 father      
61 house      
62 thatch/roof      
63 name      
64 to say      
65 rope      
66 to tie up, fasten      
67 to sew word info      
68 needle hem1      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info      
73 to steal lak1      
74 to kill haa3      
75 to die, be dead      
76 to live, be alive      
77 to scratch word info khiit2      
78 to cut, hack word info      
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp      
82 dull, blunt puu3      
83 to work word info viak2      
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info      
90 to dig kut6   36  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover hoy1      
92 to open, uncover hoy4      
92 to open, uncover khay4      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info      
96 dog maa4      
97 bird      
98 egg say2      
99 feather haw1      
100 wing      
101 to fly      
102 rat      
103 meat/flesh      
104 fat/grease      
105 tail      
106 snake      
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info      
109 mosquito      
110 spider kaaw4      
110 spider kiŋ4 kaaw4      
111 fish      
112 rotten word info      
113 branch word info      
114 leaf bëë4      
115 root      
116 flower      
117 fruit      
118 grass      
119 earth/soil      
120 stone      
121 sand      
122 water word info      
123 to flow      
124 sea      
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest      
128 sky      
129 moon      
130 star      
131 cloud word info      
132 fog      
133 rain      
134 thunder phɛɛ3      
134 thunder faa5 phɛɛ3      
135 lightning      
136 wind      
137 to blow word info      
138 warm word info      
139 cold word info      
140 dry word info khoo1      
140 dry word info hëë2      
141 wet      
142 heavy      
143 fire fii4   1  
144 to burn word info      
145 smoke word info kwan4      
146 ash      
147 black      
148 white haaw1      
149 red      
150 yellow      
151 green hew1      
152 small      
153 big      
154 short word info      
155 long word info      
156 thin word info      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow kew2      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick kɛɛt2 hurt    
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info      
163 new      
164 good      
165 bad, evil      
166 correct, true      
167 night kïn4      
168 day măŋee4 sun, day    
169 year      
170 when? word info      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info hïn3 ascend    
173 at      
174 in, inside      
175 above      
176 below      
177 this      
178 that      
179 near khëë3      
180 far      
181 where? word info      
182 I      
183 thou      
184 he/she      
185 we word info      
186 you      
187 they      
188 what? word info      
189 who? word info      
190 other      
191 all kop7 complete, entire    
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not      
196 to count      
197 One word info      
198 Two word info      
199 Three word info      
200 Four word info      
201 Five word info      
202 Six word info      
203 Seven word info      
204 Eight word info      
205 Nine word info      
206 Ten word info      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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