Mbo language (Sino-Tibetan)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
mBo
’Bo skad
Region Zogang County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet
Language codes
ISO 639-3

mBo (IPA: mbo˥; ’Bo skad) is an unclassified Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Tshawarong, Zogang County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet. It was recently documented by Suzuki & Nyima (2016). sMad skad, a closely related language variety, is also spoken in Tshawarong.

Classification[edit]

Suzuki & Nyima (2016) suggest that mBo may be a Qiangic language. Guillaume Jacques (2016)[1] suggests that mBo is a rGyalrongic language belonging to the Stau-Khroskyabs (Horpa-Lavrung) branch.

Lexicon[edit]

Suzuki & Nyima (2016) list the following mBo words.

Gloss mBo
one də˥
two na˥
three sɔ̰̃˩
four lə̰˥
five ɴʷɚ̰˥
six tɕi˩
seven n̥i˥
eight ʱdʑə˥
nine ᵑgo˥
ten ʁɑ˥
hundred ʱdʑi˥
1.SG pronoun ŋa˥
2.SG pronoun nə˥
3.SG pronoun kə˥
blood sa˥
urine qo˩
meat tɕʰi˥
iron ʰtɕɑ˥
needle ʁɑ˩
fish ȵɛ˩ (Tibetic loan)
pig pʰo˥ ɦu
horse re˩
sky nɑ˥
land sɛ˥ tɕʰɛ (Tibetic loan)
sand ɕe˩ mɛ (Tibetic loan)
hillside ɴɢa˥
snow jʉ˥
road tɕɯ˥
water tɕə˥
eat wə˥-
sleep nə˥-

References[edit]