Pyang Zhuang language

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Pyang Zhuang
Fuping Zhuang
Native to China
Region Debao County, Guangxi
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Pyang Zhuang, or Fuping Zhuang (Chinese: 扶平语), is an underdescribed Central Tai language spoken in southwestern Guangxi, China. It appears to be most closely related to Nong Zhuang.[1]

The Pyang refer to themselves as pja:ŋB2 or tʰoːC1-A, but are referred to as ˀjujC1 by the surrounding Yang Zhuang people (Liao 2016:315).

Distribution[edit]

Pyang Zhuang is spoken in the following locations of Guangxi, China (Liao 2016:315-316).

  • Fuping Village 扶平村, Jingde Town 敬德镇, Debao County, Guangxi
    • Tuoxin 驮信村 (ˀba:n55 te:31 θin21 in Pyang Zhuang)
  • Ronghua Township 荣华乡, Debao County, Guangxi
  • Kuixu Township 魁圩乡, Jingxi County, Guangxi

Classification[edit]

Pyang Zhuang may be closely related to the Nong Zhuang language of Yunnan. Innovations shared between Pyang Zhuang and Nong Zhuang include the following (Liao 2016:316).

  • Proto-Tai *kr-[2] > tɕʰ- (as opposed to *kr- > kʰj- in Yang Zhuang, and *kr- > h- in Southwestern Tai). Examples include tɕʰaːA1-A ‘to seek’ and tɕʰɔkDS1-A ‘six’.
  • hɔkDS1-A ‘to do’ is only found in Pyang Zhuang and Nong Zhuang (as opposed to hatDS1-A ‘to do’ in Yang Zhuang, and hetDS1-A ‘to do’ in Zuojiang Zhuang and Isan).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pyang Zhuang (Fuping) Archived 2014-02-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ (Pittayaporn 2009:143); *xr- in Li (1977:233)
  • Liao Hanbo. 2016. Tonal development of Tai languages. M.A. dissertation. Chiang Mai: Payap University.