Ati language (China)

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Ati
Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Ati (Chinese: 阿梯/阿替) is an unclassified Loloish language of Huaning County, Yunnan, China.

Pelkey (2011:431)[1] suggests that the Xiqi, Ati, and Long languages of Huaning County may be Southeastern Loloish languages.

Distribution[edit]

The Huaning County Gazetteer 华宁县志 (1994:514) lists the following locations of Ati.

  • Huaxi Township 华溪乡: Xiaozhai 小寨,[2] Daxinzhai 大新寨,[3] Heiniubai 黑牛白[4]
  • Chengjiao Township 城郊乡: Faguo 法果,[5] Mada 吗哒,[6] Zanle 咱乐,[7] Chongmai 冲麦[8]
  • Xincheng Township 新城乡: Longmu 龙亩,[9] Tulaoyi 土老依,[10] Naguo 那果[11]
  • Tonghongdian Township 通红甸乡: Zele 则勒, Momian 磨面,[12] Xiaoguodi 小锅底
  • Qinglong Township 青龙镇: Zhongcun 中村,[13] Yifu 矣甫,[14] Daomakan 倒马坎[15]
  • Lufeng Township 禄丰乡: Chekaibi 扯开比

Vocabulary[edit]

The Huaning County Ethnic Gazetteer (1992:72)[16] provides a short word list of Adu, Ati, Xiqi, Nong, and Azhe transcribed using Chinese characters, shown below. Pinyin transliterations have also been provided below.

English gloss Chinese gloss Adu (阿笃语) Ati (阿梯语) Xiqi (西期语) Nong (弄语) Azhe (阿哲语)
village 寨子 且 (qie) 且 (qie) 卡 (ka) 卡 (ka) 卡 (ka)
water 叶 (ye) 叶 (ye) 矣咋 (yi zha) 翁咋 (weng zha) 叶 (ye)
girl 小姑娘 燃米诺 (ran mi nuo) 尼格莫 (ni ge mo) 阿门儿若 (a men er ruo) 阿门儿少若 (a men er shao ruo) 若麻儿西若 (ruo ma er xi ruo)
boy 小伙子 茶塞 (cha sai) 差血若 (cha(i) xue ruo) 阿杂若 (a za ruo) 撮沙若 (cuo sha ruo) 若那儿 (ruo na er)
corn 包谷 矣白儿 (yi bai er) 苏柏儿 (su bai er) 阻目 (zu mu) 苏木白儿 (su mu bai er) 火魔 (huo mo)
have 杂杂 (za za) 杂杂 (za za) 白儿 (bai er) 杂 (za) 祖阿(杂) (zu a (za))
not 麻 (ma) 麻 (ma) 麻 (ma) 麻 (ma) 阿米 (a mi)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pelkey, Jamin. 2011. Dialectology As Dialectic: Interpreting Phula Variation. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  2. ^ "华宁县华溪镇小寨村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  3. ^ "华宁县华溪镇大新寨村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  4. ^ "华宁县华溪镇黑牛白村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  5. ^ "华宁县宁州镇法果村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  6. ^ "华宁县宁州镇吗达村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  7. ^ "华宁县宁州镇咱乐村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  8. ^ "华宁县宁州镇冲麦村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  9. ^ "华宁县宁州镇新城村民委员会龙亩村". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  10. ^ "华宁县宁州镇红坡村民委员会土老依村". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  11. ^ "华宁县宁州镇那果村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  12. ^ "华宁县通红甸乡所梅早村民委员会磨面村". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  13. ^ "华宁县青龙镇中村村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  14. ^ "华宁县青龙镇矣甫村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  15. ^ "华宁县青龙镇倒马坎村民委员会". ynszxc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  16. ^ Huaning County Ethnic Gazetteer Editorial Committee (ed). 1992. Huaning County Ethnic Gazetteer 华宁县民族志. Kunming: Yunnan People’s Press 云南民族出版社.