Angkuic
EthnicityBlang people in China and Loi people in Myanmar (Shan and Mongla)
Geographic
distribution
China, Burma
Linguistic classificationAustroasiatic
Glottologangk1246

The Angkuic languages are spoken in Yunnan province, China and Shan State, Burma.

Languages

Classification

Andrew Hsiu (2015)[1] proposes the following tentative classification scheme for the Angkuic languages.

Angkuic

Hsiu (2015) suggests that the Angkuic languages originated in the Mekong River valley in the Sipsongpanna area, and subsequently dispersed upstream into western and central Yunnan.

Lexical innovations

Hsiu (2015)[1] lists the following lexical innovations in each Angkuic branch. Proto-Palaungic reconstructions are from Sidwell (2015).

'to eat' 'three' 'tooth' 'knife'
Proto-Northern Angkuic *naʔ *ʔuaj *hraŋ[2] *sak
Proto-Eastern Angkuic *pra *kuej *xaŋ *jət
Proto-Southern Angkuic *kʰaːj *-ɔj *kʰɛŋ *wac
Proto-Palaungic - *ləʔɔːj *sraːŋ *ʋaːc; *ʋiɛk

References and notes

  1. ^ a b Hsiu, Andrew. 2015. The Angkuic languages: a preliminary survey. Paper presented ICAAL 6 (6th International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics), Siem Reap, Cambodia. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1127808
  2. ^ Proto-Xiaoheijiang U, a subgroup of Northern Angkuic

Bibliography

Sources with lexical data of Angkuic languages

Gazetteers and other Chinese government sources with lexical data

Geographic information (village locations)