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Language: Kathu

Source/Author:  Wu Zili 
Notes:  Wu Zili [武自立]. 1994. A preliminary study of the Gasu language of Guangnan County, Yunnan Province [云南省广南县嘎苏话初探]. Minzu Yuwen 2.

Kathu (alternatively Kasu or Gasu; autonym: [kᴀ̰33 θṵ31]) is an SOV Lolo-Burmese language spoken in Balong Village (坝聋村), Nanping Township
(南屏镇), Guangnan County, Yunnan, China. It has 4 tones, /55/, /33/, /31/, /13/. The subscript tildes signify tenseness, and the apostrophes signify aspiration.

Wang Chengyou [王成有]. 2003. A comparative study of Yi dialects [彝语方言比较研究]. Chengdu: Sichuan Ethnic Publishing House [四川民族出版社].

According to Chen (2003), this language is spoken by the Flowery Luo (花倮) people of Anwang Village (安王村), Nanping Township (南屏镇), Guangnan County, Yunnan, China. It might be a identical or similar to Kathu as reported in Wu Zili (1994). 
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Classification:  Sino-Tibetan:Tibeto-Burman:Ngwi-Burmese:Ngwi:Southeastern 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand lo13      
1 hand lɑ13      
2 left      
3 right      
4 leg/foot k'ɪ31 foot    
5 to walk θṵ31      
6 road/path      
7 to come lo33      
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim      
10 dirty      
11 dust      
12 skin      
13 back word info      
14 belly      
15 bone      
16 intestines      
17 liver      
18 breast      
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable θḭ31      
21 to think pi̱33      
22 to fear nḭ13 ȵᴀ33 literally 'small heart'    
23 blood      
24 head      
25 neck      
26 hair word info      
27 nose      
28 to breathe      
29 to sniff, smell      
30 mouth      
31 tooth tsi33      
32 tongue      
33 to laugh      
34 to cry      
35 to vomit phe55      
36 to spit      
37 to eat ðo31      
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink      
41 to bite      
42 to suck      
43 ear      
44 to hear      
45 eye      
46 to see mɯɑ33      
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep      
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream      
51 to sit te33      
52 to stand      
53 person/human being θᴀ33      
53 person/human being θṵ33      
54 man/male      
55 woman/female mɯŋ31      
56 child o̰31 lie33      
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother mo33      
60 father p'o33      
61 house pɯḛ13      
61 house pɤe̱31      
62 thatch/roof      
63 name      
64 to say klɪ̰33      
65 rope      
66 to tie up, fasten po̱13      
67 to sew word info ȥe13      
67 to sew word info ȥe31      
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info ti21      
72 to hit word info tʂhɤ55      
73 to steal      
74 to kill θi55      
75 to die, be dead xɪ33      
76 to live, be alive      
77 to scratch word info      
78 to cut, hack word info      
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp ble33      
82 dull, blunt      
83 to work word info mu33 to do    
84 to plant      
85 to choose siḛ31      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info      
88 to squeeze word info      
89 to hold word info      
90 to dig bɯ̰13      
90 to dig bɯ̱13      
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info θe̱33      
96 dog k'lḭ31      
97 bird ŋo55      
98 egg      
99 feather      
100 wing      
101 to fly ple33      
102 rat      
103 meat/flesh      
104 fat/grease      
105 tail      
106 snake vi33      
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info      
109 mosquito      
110 spider      
111 fish ŋo31      
112 rotten word info pɯe13      
113 branch word info      
114 leaf p'lo31      
115 root      
116 flower vɪ13      
117 fruit      
118 grass      
119 earth/soil      
120 stone      
121 sand      
122 water word info ɣɪ33      
123 to flow      
124 sea      
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest      
128 sky mɯŋ31      
129 moon      
130 star      
131 cloud word info      
132 fog      
133 rain mɯŋ31 ɣɪ33      
134 thunder      
135 lightning      
136 wind      
137 to blow word info      
138 warm word info      
139 cold word info dʑɑ33      
140 dry word info pi33      
140 dry word info pi33      
141 wet      
142 heavy      
143 fire mi31      
144 to burn word info      
145 smoke word info      
146 ash      
147 black no13      
148 white p'lu33      
149 red nḭ33      
149 red ni̱33      
150 yellow      
151 green nɯŋ33      
152 small ȵᴀ33      
153 big kᴀ̰55      
153 big kᴀ̱21      
154 short word info      
155 long word info      
156 thin word info po31      
156 thin word info po31      
157 thick word info      
158 narrow ȵi55      
159 wide ki33      
160 painful, sick no33      
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info lɑu31      
163 new      
164 good ko31      
164 good mɯi31      
165 bad, evil      
166 correct, true      
167 night k'lḛ13      
168 day pɯi31 sun    
168 day nɪ33 lɯ13 day    
169 year      
170 when? word info      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside      
175 above ɪ55 ȵo13      
176 below ɪ33 k'ɪ̰13      
177 this tsᴀ31      
178 that vɑ33 proximal    
178 that ɪ33 vɑ33 distal    
179 near      
180 far      
181 where? word info kᴀ31 xi33      
182 I ŋo33      
183 thou no33      
184 he/she ʑo33      
185 we word info vu33      
186 you no33 mɯe33      
187 they ʑo33 mɯe33      
188 what? word info tsɯ̰13 mo̰31      
189 who? word info θḛ31      
190 other      
191 all ke33      
191 all xi33      
192 and      
193 if      
194 how? word info      
195 no, not ŋu33 precedes the verb    
195 no, not ᴀ33 comes after the verb    
196 to count      
197 One word info tᴀ31      
198 Two word info nɪ13      
199 Three word info θɯŋ33      
200 Four word info lie33      
201 Five word info ŋo31      
202 Six word info tʂ'u55      
203 Seven word info xɪ̰31      
204 Eight word info si55      
204 Eight word info si̱13      
205 Nine word info kɯ33      
206 Ten word info θḭ33      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info ȵo̰33      
210 One Thousand word info tɕ'ie13      

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