|Region||Shan State, Myanmar and Lampang, Thailand|
Mok, also known as Amok, Hsen-Hsum, and Muak, is a possibly extinct Angkuic language spoken in Shan State, Myanmar and in Lampang Province, Thailand. In Lampang, 7 speakers were reported by Wurm & Hattori (1981).
Hall & Devereux (2018) report that five varieties of Mok are spoken in Shan State, Myanmar, providing the following comparative vocabulary table. These varieties have some lexical similarity (the lowest being 88%) with each other, but very low lexical similarity with the other Angkuic languages. Owen (2018) dubs these varieties Hwe Law, Chieng Kham, Pha Lam, Punglong, and Hwe Koi.
|Gloss||Mok A||Mok B||Mok C||Mok D||Mok E||Muak Sa-aak||Pa Xɛp U||Hu|
|silver, money||[mûi]||[nèŋ]||[ŋə̀n]||[muí]||[p.sí muî]||mûl||mùn||mm̥úl|
|fly (v.)||[tʰə̀ːŋ]||[tʰiaŋ] / [pʰiaŋ]||[ntʰíaŋ]||[mpʰîang]||[ntʰîaŋ]||pʰ.jûl||mpʰə̀||phɨ́ʁ|
|louse||[síʔ] / [nsíʔ]||[síʔ] / [nsíʔ]||[nsíʔ]||[síʔ] / [nsíʔ]||[síʔ] / [nsíʔ]||cʰíʔ||nchí||nsíʔ|
Tannumsaeng (2020) describes three locations for Mok: between Mong Khet and Mong Yang and south of Kengtung in Myanmar, and on the Thai-Burmese border in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.
Tannumsaeng (2020), citing Hall & Devereux (2018), provides the following phonology for Mok.
The consonants are /pʰ p m f w tʰ t n s l r c ɲ j kʰ k ŋ ʔ h/, with reduced /m̩ n̩ ɲ̩ ŋ̩ pə tə kə sə/. /f/ and /r/ only appear in certain varieties. The vowels are /i e ɛ u ɯ o ɤ ɔ a/, with the diphthongs /ia ɯa ua/. Mok has two tones, one low and one high.