Tonal languages

2017-07-28T22:17:27+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Lao language, Burmese language, Naxi language, Maasai language, Mossi language, Limburgish language, Muong language, Kom language, Ticuna language, Luo dialect, Bade language, Khoekhoe language, Mikasuki language, Yucatec Maya language, Tone (linguistics), Bai language, Gǁana language, Old Chinese, Huichol language, Uspantek language, Twi, Umbundu, Nguồn language, Chut language, Haida language, Luganda, Cherokee language, Saramaccan language, Hmong language, Pirahã language, Sandawe language, Tsat language, Wu Chinese, Southwestern Tai languages, Lisu language, Paicî language, Miji languages, Cèmuhî language, Mian language, Register (phonology), Mor language (Austronesian), Bench language, Ma'ya language, Chichewa tones, Cori language, E language, Gyeongsang dialect, Nishi language, Iau language, Matbat language, Ndrumbea language, Golin language, Numèè language, Bumang language, Caijia language, Miju language, Ramree dialect, Southern Qiang language flashcards Tonal languages
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  • Lao language
    Lao, also referred to as Laotian, (ລາວ 'lao' or ພາສາລາວ 'lao language') is a tonal language of the Tai–Kadai language family.
  • Burmese language
    The Burmese language (မြန်မာဘာသာ, MLCTS: myanma bhasa, [mjəmà bàðà]) is the official language of Myanmar.
  • Naxi language
    Naxi (autonym: IPA: [nɑ˩ɕi˧]), also known as Nakhi, Nasi, Lomi, Moso, Mo-su, is a Sino-Tibetan language or group of languages spoken by some 310,000 people most of whom live in or around Lijiang City Yulong Naxi Autonomous County (Yùlóng Nàxīzú Zìzhìxiàn 玉龍納西族自治縣) of the province of Yunnan, China.
  • Maasai language
    Maasai (Masai) or Maa (English pronunciation: /ˈmɑːsaɪ/; autonym: ɔl Maa) is an Eastern Nilotic language spoken in Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania by the Maasai people, numbering about 800,000.
  • Mossi language
    The Mossi language (known in the language as Mooré; also Mòoré, Mõõré, Moré, Moshi, Moore, More) is one of two official regional languages of Burkina Faso, closely related to the Frafra language spoken just across the border in the northern half of Ghana and less-closely to Dagbani and Mampruli further south.
  • Limburgish language
    Limburgish (Limburgish: Lèmburgs Dutch: Limburgs [ˈlɪmbɵrxs], German: Limburgisch [ˈlɪmbʊʁɡɪʃ], French: Limbourgeois [lɛ̃buʁʒwa]), also called Limburgian or Limburgic, is a group of East Low Franconian varieties spoken in the Limburg and Rhineland regions, along the Dutch–Belgian–German border.
  • Muong language
    Muong (thiểng Mường) is a group of dialects spoken by the Mường people of Vietnam.
  • Kom language
    The Kom language, Itaŋikom, is the language spoken by the Kom people of Cameroon.
  • Ticuna language
    Ticuna, or Tikuna, is a language spoken by approximately 40,000 people in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia.
  • Luo dialect
    The Luo dialect, Dholuo (pronounced [d̪ólúô]) or Nilotic Kavirondo (pejorative Colonial term), is the eponymous dialect of the Luo group of Nilotic languages, spoken by about 6 million Luo people of Kenya and Tanzania, who occupy parts of the eastern shore of Lake Victoria and areas to the south.
  • Bade language
    Bade (also spelled Bede, Bedde, or Bode) is a West Chadic language spoken by the Bade people in Yobe State and Jigawa State, Nigeria.
  • Khoekhoe language
    The Khoekhoe language /ˈkɔɪkɔɪ/, Khoekhoegowab, also known by the ethnic term Nama /ˈnɑːmə/ and formerly as Hottentot, is the most widespread of those non-Bantu languages of southern Africa that contain "click" sounds and have therefore been loosely classified as Khoisan.
  • Mikasuki language
    The Mikasuki language (also Miccosukee, Mikisúkî or Hitchiti-Mikasuki) is a Muskogean language spoken by around 500 people in southern Florida.
  • Yucatec Maya language
    Yucatec Maya (Yukatek Maya in the revised orthography of the Academia de Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala), called Màaya t'àan (lit. "Maya speech") by its speakers, is a Mayan language spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula and northern Belize.
  • Tone (linguistics)
    Tone is the use of pitch in language to distinguish lexical or grammatical meaning – that is, to distinguish or to inflect words.
  • Bai language
    The Bai language (Bai: Baip‧ngvp‧zix; simplified Chinese: 白语; traditional Chinese: 白語; pinyin: Báiyǔ) is a language spoken in China, primarily in Yunnan province, by the Bai people.
  • Gǁana language
    Gǁana (pronounced /ˈɡɑːnə/ in English, and also spelled ǁGana, Gxana, Dxana, Xgana) is a Khoe dialect cluster of Botswana.
  • Old Chinese
    Old Chinese, also called Archaic Chinese in older works, is the oldest attested stage of Chinese, and the ancestor of all modern varieties of Chinese.
  • Huichol language
    The Huichol language is an indigenous language of Mexico which belongs to the Uto-Aztecan language family.
  • Uspantek language
    The Uspanteko (Uspanteco, Uspanteko, Uspantec) is a Mayan language of Guatemala, closely related to K'iche'.
  • Twi
    Twi (pronounced [tɕɥi]) or Asante Twi, is spoken by 6–9 million Ashanti people as a first language and second language.
  • Umbundu
    Umbundu, or South Mbundu (autonym úmbúndú), one of two Bantu languages of Angola called Mbundu (see Kimbundu), is the most widely spoken language of Angola.
  • Nguồn language
    Nguồn (also Năm Nguyên) is a Vietic language spoken by the Nguồn people in the Trường Sơn mountains in Vietnam's North Central Coast region as well as in nearby regions of Laos.
  • Chut language
    Chut (Chứt, Cheut) or Ruc-Sach is a dialect cluster spoken by the Chut people of Vietnam, with a smaller population of some 450 speakers in neighbouring Laos (in Khammouane Province).
  • Haida language
    Haida /ˈhaɪdə/ (X̱aat Kíl, X̱aadas Kíl, X̱aayda Kil, Xaad kil,) is the language of the Haida people, spoken in the Haida Gwaii archipelago of the coast of Canada and on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.
  • Luganda
    The Ganda language, Luganda (/luːˈɡændə/, Oluganda [oluɡâːndá]), is the major language of Uganda, spoken by five million Ganda and other people principally in Southern Uganda, including the capital Kampala.
  • Cherokee language
    Cherokee (Cherokee: ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ Tsalagi Gawonihisdi) is an Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee people.
  • Saramaccan language
    Saramaccan (autonym: Saamáka) is a creole language spoken by about 58,000 ethnic African people near the Saramacca and upper Suriname Rivers, as well as in the capital Paramaribo, in Suriname (formerly also known as Dutch Guyana), 25,000 in French Guiana, and 8,000 in the Netherlands.
  • Hmong language
    Hmong (RPA: Hmoob) or Mong (RPA: Moob), known as First Vernacular Chuanqiandian Miao in China (Chinese: 川黔滇苗语第一土语; pinyin: Chuānqiándiān miáo yǔ dì yī tǔyǔ), is a dialect continuum of the West Hmongic branch of the Hmongic languages spoken by the Hmong people of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, northern Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos.
  • Pirahã language
    Pirahã (also spelled Pirahá, Pirahán), or Múra-Pirahã, is the indigenous language of the isolated Pirahã people of Amazonas, Brazil.
  • Sandawe language
    Sandawe is a click language spoken by about 60,000 Sandawe people in the Dodoma region of Tanzania.
  • Tsat language
    Tsat, also known as Utsat, Utset, Hainan Cham, or Huíhuī (simplified Chinese: 回辉语; traditional Chinese: 回輝語; pinyin: Huíhuīyǔ), is a language spoken by 4,500 people in Yanglan (Chinese: 羊栏) and Huixin (Chinese: 回新), two villages on the outskirts of near Sanya, Hainan, China by the Utsuls.
  • Wu Chinese
    Major Wu dialects include those of Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Wenzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Jinhua, and Yongkang.
  • Southwestern Tai languages
    The Southwestern Tai AKA Thai languages are an established branch of the Tai languages of Southeast Asia.
  • Lisu language
    Lisu (Lisu: ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ or ꓡꓲꓢꓴ; Chinese: 傈僳语, translit. lìsùyǔ; Burmese: လီဆူဘာသာစကား, pronounced: [lìsʰù bàðà zəɡá]) is a tonal Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Yunnan (southwestern China), northern Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand and a small part of India.
  • Paicî language
    Paicî is the most widely spoken of the two dozen languages on the main island of New Caledonia.
  • Miji languages
    Miji (autonym: Dmay), also Dhammai or Sajolang, is a cluster of possibly Sino-Tibetan languages in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India.
  • Cèmuhî language
    Cemuhî (Camuhi, Camuki, Tyamuhi, Wagap) is an Oceanic language spoken on the island of New Caledonia, in the area of Poindimié and Touho.
  • Mian language
    Mian is an Ok language spoken in the Telefomin district of the Sandaun province in Papua New Guinea by the Mian people.
  • Register (phonology)
    In phonology, a register or pitch register is a prosodic feature of syllables in certain languages, in which tone, vowel phonation, glottalization, or similar features depend upon each other.
  • Mor language (Austronesian)
    Mor is a tonal Austronesian language in the putative Cenderawasih (Geelvink Bay) of Indonesian Papua.
  • Bench language
    Bench (Bencnon, Shenon or Mernon, formerly called Gimira ) is a Northern Omotic language of the "Gimojan" subgroup, spoken by about 174,000 people (in 1998) in the Bench Maji Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, in southern Ethiopia, around the towns of Mizan Teferi and Shewa Gimira.
  • Ma'ya language
    Ma'ya is an Austronesian language spoken in West Papua by 6,000 people.
  • Chichewa tones
    Chichewa (a Bantu language of Central Africa, also known as Chewa, Nyanja, or Chinyanja) is the main language spoken in south and central Malawi, and to a lesser extent in Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
  • Cori language
    The Cori (Chori) language is a minor Plateau language spoken in a single village in Kaduna State in Nigeria.
  • E language
    E (simplified Chinese: 诶话; traditional Chinese: 誒話; pinyin: Ē Huà) or Wuse/Wusehua (simplified Chinese: 五色话; traditional Chinese: 五色話; pinyin: Wŭsè Huà; literally: "Colored Language") is a Tai–Chinese mixed language spoken primarily in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Guangxi, China.
  • Gyeongsang dialect
    The Gyeongsang dialects (also spelled Kyŏngsang), or Southeastern Korean, are dialects of the Korean language of the Yeongnam region, which includes North and South Gyeongsang provinces.
  • Nishi language
    Nishi (also known as Nyishi, Nisi, Nishing, Nissi, Nyising, Bangni, Dafla, Daphla, Lel) is a Sino-Tibetan language of the Tani branch spoken in lower Subansiri and East Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh and Darrang District of Assam in India.
  • Iau language
    Iau (Iaw, Yau) or Turu is a Lakes Plain language of West Papua, Indonesia, spoken by about 600 people.
  • Matbat language
    Matbat is a heavily Papuan-influenced Austronesian language spoken in West Papua on the island of Misool, Raja Ampat islands.
  • Ndrumbea language
    Ndrumbea, variously spelled Ndumbea, Dubea, Drubea and Païta, is a New Caledonian language that gave its name to the capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa, and the neighboring town of Dumbéa.
  • Golin language
    Golin (also Gollum, Gumine) is a Papuan language of Papua New Guinea.
  • Numèè language
    Numèè (Naa Numee, Naa-Wee), or Kwényi, is a New Caledonian language, the one spoken at the southern tip of the island, as well as on the Isle of Pines offshore.
  • Bumang language
    Bumang (Chinese: 布芒语) is a tonal Austroasiatic language of Yunnan, China.
  • Caijia language
    Caijia (Chinese: 蔡家话) is an endangered Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Guizhou, China.
  • Miju language
    Kaman (Geman, Geman Deng), or Miju (Miju Mishmi, Midzu), is a small language of India and slightly into China.
  • Ramree dialect
    Ramree, or Yangbye ("Rambray" in Arakanese)(Burmese: ရမ်းဗြဲဘာသာစကား, Burmese pronunciation: [jáɴbjɛ́ bàðà zəɡá]), is the main dialect spoken in Southern Arakan, especially in Ramree Island region, Arakan State in Burma (Myanmar), and the Awagyun Island and southern coastal regions in Bangladesh.
  • Southern Qiang language
    Southern Qiang is a Sino-Tibetan language of the Qiangic branch spoken by approximately 81,300 people along the Minjiang (岷江) river in Sichuan Province, China.