By Professor (Chair) Randy J Lapolla, Chenglong Huang
Qiang is a Tibeto-Burman language of southwest China, spoken by way of approximately 70,000 Qiang and Tibetan humans in northern Sichuan Province. This ebook, the 1st book-length description of the Qiang language in English, contains not just the reference grammar, but additionally an ethnological assessment, numerous totally analyzed texts (mostly conventional tales) and an annotated word list. The language is verb ultimate, and agglutinative (prefixing and suffixing), with a truly complicated phonological method and either head-marking and established marking morphology. will probably be of use to typologists, comparativists, Sino-Tibetanists, anthropologists, and linguists generally.
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D. e. f. g. w˙ m˙ ph˙ ˙˙håji Æbirdﬂ + Æfireﬂ + Æforestﬂ + DIR + DIR + Ætenﬂ + Ætwo + ®pu -xu x®u pi tse t®i -su Æflockﬂ Æsmokeﬂ Æroe deerﬂ Æuncleﬂ Ælook atﬂ Æoneﬂ22 Ætenﬂ > > > > > > > wu®pu mux‘u phux®u ipi itse hat®i jusu Æ(wild) pigeonﬂ Æsmokeﬂ Æwild animalﬂ Æuncleﬂ Æsawﬂ Æelevenﬂ Ætwentyﬂ R-coloring is also involved in vowel harmony: if the second syllable of a compound or prefix + root form has r-coloring, in many cases the first syllable also takes on r-coloring. 16) a. Ùuå Æfiveﬂ + kheﬁ Æhundredﬂ > Ùuåﬁ-kheﬁ Æfive hundredﬂ23 b.
Huang Bufan, another member of the team, now retired from the Central University of Nationalities, has also done important work on Qiang (1987, 1991, 1994, 2000, 2002), and is now in the process of The data and their presentation 17 writing a grammar of the Qugu Village variety of the Yadu subdialect of the Northern dialect. These three scholars have trained a native Qiang linguist, Huang Chenglong, who has published a number of articles on his native dialect, the Ronghong Village variety of the Yadu subdialect of the Northern dialect (1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000a, 2000b, 2003; Huang, Yu & Huang 1992), on which this grammar is also based.
The bride’s family will also prepare wine and food to welcome the newlywed couple. The groom has to visit and pay respects to all of the bride’s relatives. The bride then stays at her parents’ house for a year or so, until the birth of the first child or at least until around the time of the Qiang New Year (see below). The groom will visit her there and may live in the woman’s house. She returns to her husband’s family to celebrate the birth or the New Year, and stays there permanently. In recent years there has been movement away from traditional style marriage ceremonies towards more Han Chinese style or ChineseWestern-Qiang mixed style marriage ceremonies.
A Grammar of Qiang: With Annotated Texts and Glossary by Professor (Chair) Randy J Lapolla, Chenglong Huang