Laze
Muli Shuitian
Pronunciationlɑ33 ze33
Native toChina
RegionSichuan
Native speakers
300 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
Glottologlaze1238

Laze, rendered in Chinese as Lare (拉热)[2] and Shuitianhua (水田话), is a language of the Naish subbranch of the Naic group of languages, spoken in Muli County, western Sichuan, China.

Laze is spoken by less than 300 fluent speakers in Xiangjiao Township 项脚乡 within Muli County (Michaud & Jacques 2012).[1]

Name

The name Laze (IPA: [lɑ33 ze33]) is likely to be a place name.[2]

Further reading

Publications are available on:

Recordings in Laze are available from the Pangloss Collection (an online archive of languages).[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Michaud, Alexis, and Guillaume Jacques. 2012. "The Phonology of Laze: Phonemic Analysis, Syllabic Inventory, and a Short Word List." Yuyanxue Luncong 语言学论丛 (45): 196–230.
  2. ^ a b Guo Dalie, and He Zhiwu. 1994. Naxizu Shi (A History of the Naxi People). Chongqing: Sichuan Minzu Chubanshe.
  3. ^ 黄布凡. 2009. “木里水田话概况.” 汉藏语学报 3: 30–55 (Huang Bufan. 2009. “A Survey of Muli Shuitian (Muli Shuitianhua Gaikuang).” Journal of Sino-Tibetan Linguistics (Hanzangyu Xuebao) 3: 30–55.)
  4. ^ Michaud, Alexis, and Guillaume Jacques. 2012. “The Phonology of Laze: Phonemic Analysis, Syllabic Inventory, and a Short Word List.” Yuyanxue Luncong 语言学论丛 45: 196–230.
  5. ^ Jacques, Guillaume, and Alexis Michaud. 2011. "Approaching the historical phonology of three highly eroded Sino-Tibetan languages: Naxi, Na and Laze." Diachronica 28:468-498.
  6. ^ Michaud, Alexis. 2009. [hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00436463/en “The Prosodic System of Muli Shuitian (Laze) (Muli Shuitianhua Shengdiao Xitong Yanjiu 木里水田话声调系统研究).”] Minority Languages of China (Minzu Yuwen 民族语文) 6: 28–33.
  7. ^ Laze recordings in the Pangloss Collection