Chut
Ruc-Sach
Native toVietnam, Laos
Native speakers
1,300 (2007)[1]
Dialects
  • Chứt
  • Rục
  • Sách
  • Mày
  • Malieng
  • ? Kata
Language codes
ISO 639-3scb
Glottologchut1247
ELP

Chứt (Chut, Cheut) or Rục-Sách is a dialect cluster spoken by the Chứt people of Vietnam, with a smaller population of some 450 speakers in neighbouring Khammouane Province, Laos. It is a Vietic language that may be most closely related to Arem.

Chứt has the four-way register system like Thavung augmented with pitch.[2] Unlike the Vietnamese language, Chứt still allows presyllables with a minor vowel, such as caku:4 "bear" (cf. Vietnamese gấu).[3]

References

  1. ^ Chut at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ "The Vietic Branch". sealang.net.
  3. ^ Baxter, William H.; Sagart, Laurent (2014). Old Chinese: A New Reconstruction. Oxford University Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-19-994537-5.