The sound system of Nàvakat
2012 (English)In: Orientalia Suecana, ISSN 0078-6578, Vol. 60, 185-191 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this paper is to describe the basic sound system of Nàvakat, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Nako village in Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh, India). This is the first attempt to describe the sound system of any Upper Kinnaur language. The analysis presented here shows that Nàvakat exhibits many features which are typically associated with Tibetan. It shows especially close affinity with the sound systems of Tibetan varieties such as Tabo and Ladakhi. In all these respects, it differs from the sound system of Sangla Kinnauri – a West Himalayish Kanauri variety spoken in Lower Kinnaur.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2012. Vol. 60, 185-191 p.
Nàvakat, Tibeto-Burman, Kinnaur, Tibetan, sound system
Languages and Literature
Research subject Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-177298OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-177298DiVA: diva2:540036
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2007-6887