Jiarong, Eastern

Facts

  • Language: Jiarong, Eastern
  • Alternate names: Situ
  • Language code: jya
  • Language family: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Tangut-Qiang, rGyarong
  • Number of speakers: ?
  • Script:

Introduction

Jiarong is distinguished by its morphological complexity, and the archaisms. It's considered by linguists to be a living fossil of the Sino-Tibetan languages.

The samples on this page are based on the Cogtse/Somang dialects.

The verb

Personal markers of the Jiarong verb

Person Singular Dual Plural
Intransitive Transitive Intransitive Transitive Intransitive Transitive
1st -tʃh -i
2nd tə- -n tə- -u tə- -ntʃh tə- -ŋ
3rd - -u wə- -ntʃh kə- -ntʃh wə- -ŋ kə- -ŋ

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