Mok language

Mok, also known as Amok,[2] Hsen-Hsum, and Muak, is a possibly extinct Angkuic language spoken in Shan State, Myanmar[1] and in Lampang Province, Thailand. In Lampang Province, Thailand, 7 speakers were reported by Wurm & Hattori (1981).

Mok
RegionShan State, Myanmar and Lampang, Thailand
Native speakers
? (2018)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mqt
Glottologmokk1243
ELPMok

VarietiesEdit

Hall & Devereux (2018) report that five varieties of Mok are spoken in Shan State, Myanmar, providing the following comparative vocabulary table.[1]

Gloss Mok A Mok B Mok C Mok D Mok E Muak Sa-aak Pa Xɛp U Hu
die [jɛ́m] [n̩jém] [jám] [jɛ́m] [jɛ̂m] jâm jàp jám
weep [jàːm] [jàːm] [jàːm] [jàːm] [jàːm] jâːm jâm jàm
chicken [ʔèa] [ʔeàː] [ʔìa] [ʔeàː] [ʔeàː] ʔɛ̂l jɛ́ -
silver, money [mûi] [nèŋ][3] [ŋə̀n][3] [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

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hall, Elizabeth and Shane Devereux (2018). Preliminary Mok Phonology and Implications for Angkuic Sound Change. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, held May 17-19, 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  2. ^ OLAC Resources in and about the Mok Language, www.language-archives.org/language.php/mqt.
  3. ^ a b Tai loanword

Further readingEdit

  • Hall, Elizabeth. 2010. A Phonology of Muak Sa-aak. M.A. thesis. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Payap University.
  • Shintani, Tadahiko. 2019. The Sen Tsum (I-Mok) language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 121. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).

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