Zauzou
Rouruo
Native toChina
RegionYunnan
EthnicityNu
Native speakers
2,100 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3zal
Glottologzauz1238
ELPZauzou

Zauzou (Rouruo 柔若, Jaojo, Raorou; autoynm: zau55 zou33) is a Loloish language of Tu'e District (兔峨地区), Lanping County, Yunnan, China. It is most closely related to Nusu.

Distribution

In Tu'e District, Rouruo is spoken in Tu'e (兔峨),[3] Bijifeng (碧鸡风),[4] Wupijiang (吾批江),[5] Guoli (果力),[6] Xiaocun (小村), Jiangmo (江末),[7] and a few other locations.[8] The two major dialects are Guoli (果力) and Jiangmo (江末).[8] Sun (2002) provides extensive vocabulary word lists for the Guoli (果力) and Jiangmo (江末) dialects.

Innovations

Lama (2012) observes a sound change of *r- > Ø from Proto-Loloish as a Nusoish innovation.

References

  1. ^ Zauzou at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012). Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages: A Study from the Perspectives of Shared Innovation and Phylogenetic Estimation (Ph.D. thesis). University of Texas at Arlington. p. 145. hdl:10106/11161.
  3. ^ "Lánpíng Báizú Pǔmǐzú Zìzhìxiàn Tùé Xiāng Tùé Cūnwěihuì Tùé Cūn" 兰坪白族普米族自治县兔峨乡兔峨村委会兔峨村 [Tu'e Village, Tu'e Village Committee, Tu'e Township, Lanping Bai and Pumi Autonomous County]. ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese).
  4. ^ "Lánpíng Báizú Pǔmǐzú Zìzhìxiàn Tùé Xiāng Tùé Cūnwěihuì Bìjīlán Cūn" 兰坪白族普米族自治县兔峨乡兔峨村委会碧鸡岚村 [Bijilan Village, Tu'e Village Committee, Tu'e Township, Lanping Bai and Pumi Autonomous County] (in Chinese).
  5. ^ "Lánpíng Báizú Pǔmǐzú Zìzhìxiàn Tùé Xiāng Tùé Cūnwěihuì Wúpíjiāng Cūn" 兰坪白族普米族自治县兔峨乡兔峨村委会吾皮江村 [Wupijiang Village, Tu'e Village Committee, Tu'e Township, Lanping Bai and Pumi Autonomous County] (in Chinese).
  6. ^ "Lánpíng Báizú Pǔmǐzú Zìzhìxiàn Tùé Xiāng Guǒlì Cūnwěihuì Guǒlì Cūn" 兰坪白族普米族自治县兔峨乡果力村委会果力村 [Guoli Village, Guoli Village Committee, Tu'e Township, Lanping Bai and Pumi Autonomous County]. ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese).
  7. ^ "Lánpíng Báizú Pǔmǐzú Zìzhìxiàn Tùé Xiāng Jiāngmò Cūnwěihuì Jiāngmò Cūn" 兰坪白族普米族自治县兔峨乡江末村委会江末村 [Jiangmo Village, Jiangmo Village Committee, Tu'e Township, Lanping Bai and Pumi Autonomous County]. ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese).
  8. ^ a b Sun (2002)

Works cited

  • Sun, Hongkai 孙宏开 (2002). Róuruòyǔ yánjiū 柔若语研究 [A Study of Rouruo] (in Chinese). Beijing Shi: Zhongyang minzu daxue chubanshe.