Dumi

Facts

  • Language: Dumi
  • Alternate names: Dumi Bo’o, Dumi Bro, Lsi Rai, Ro’do Bo’, Sotmali
  • Language code: dus
  • Language family: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Mahakiranti, Kiranti, Western
  • Number of speakers: 2000
  • Script:

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    Introduction

    Dumi is spoken in the area around the Tap and Rava rivers and their confluence in Khotang district, Nepal. (Map)

    Dumi Verb Conjugation

    The Dumi verb can have one or more different stems. The Dumi verbs can be divided in various groups according to the paradigmatic stem alteration. The conjugation is therefore a fixed pattern of stem alternation.

    The flexional affixes of the intransitive, transitie, and reflexive paradigms are constant.

    There are

    Sample Verb Phikni 'get up, arise'

    1sphiktƏphikhƏ
    1diintsiphiktiphikhi
    1deantsiphiktiphikhi
    1piiŋkiphikkitiphikki
    1peaŋkiphikkitaphikka
    2sanaphiktaaphikha
    2dantsiaphiktiaphikhi
    2paniaphiktiniaphikhini
    3simphiktaphikha
    3dimniphiktiphikhi
    3phammilhamphiktahamphikha