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Tamang phrasebook

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.Tamang (Devnagari: तामाङ; tāmāng) is a term used to collectively refer to a dialect cluster spoken in parts of Nepal and Sikkim. It comprises Eastern Tamang, Northwestern Tamang, Southwestern Tamang, Eastern Gorkha Tamang, and Western Tamang. Lexical similarity between Eastern Tamang (which is regarded as the most prominent) and other Tamang languages varies between 81% to 63%; lexical similarity between Spanish and Portuguese, for instance, is estimated at 89%

Dialects[edit]

The Tamang language has further been subdivided into the following dialects-

  • Eastern Tamang: 759,257 in Nepal (2000 WCD). Population total all countries: 773,257;
  • Western Tamang: 322,598 (2000 WCD);
  • Southwestern Tamang: 109,051 (1991 census);
  • Northwestern Tamang: 55,000 (1991 census);
  • Eastern Gorkha Tamang: 3,977 (2000 WCD).

Tamang language is the largest Tibeto-Burman language in Nepal.

Grammar[edit]

Some grammatical features of Tamang languages are

Phonetically Tamang languages are tonal.


Writing System[edit]

Tamang languages use Tam-Yig which is similar to Tibetan scripts and Devanāgarī. In many situations, however, Tamang is written in Devanāgarī proper.

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Hello. 
Lasso . FYAFULLa
How are you? 
Eda Kharangba mula?
Fine, thank you. 
jyaban mula.
What is your name? 
Ela min teeLa?
My name is ______ . 
Ngala min______ .
Thank you. 
Thujeche Mula.
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Nga udi-zhyana [Tamang-ttamm] pang~akham .
I would like ______ . 
______ NGHADA ......TOJHI.
Where is the toilet? 
Souchalai khanang moula?. FIRKHYAP NITOJHI=
How do I get to _____ . 
_____ kanangri moula?

GHYAM KHAI HONA MULA?' WHICH IS THE WAY

SUIIGU SUIBA WRITE LETTER, NOTE.

PLACK PLACK DUIJI GOT EXHAUSTED, HUNGRY

BeLAY GHAAYJHI LEGS GOT TIRED 'AIDA TANGHJI' LIKED YOU

SAAM JAABA CHIM GOT GOOD OPINIONS,WELLWISHER.

DIGU SOLGAY LET'S HAVE LUNCH 'KALBA SyA BHAU/baau' BRING FRIED MEAT '.,,BHAU/BAAU=BRING''' TITPA, NANBA TOLA NEED BEDSHEETS, BLANKETS

MU MUDRAJHI, DINI MUDRAJHI OVERCAST SKY,

MAAN TOLA NEED MEDICINE

HA NGHOGO DON'T TEASE

NAMSOI PINJHI BLESSED YOU

PRENBALASI,PRENSI BAJHI COERCED, USED FORCE,(PRENBA)

BYANSI BAJI SNATCHED

HADEBBA GHYAM DIFFICULT PATH.

BOMO THOONGJHI GOT ANGRY

'HUU TOJHIWANT TO SLEEP

KyUI FUIJHI AM THIRSTY

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

GIK =1 NEE =2 SOM =3 BLI =4 NGA =5 DU =6 NISS =7 BRE/BTAT =8 KU =9 CHYUI =10 CHU-GIK /CHUKRIK=11 CHU-NEE /CHUNNEE=12 CHU-SOM /CHUKSOM=13 CHU-BLI /CHUKBLI=14 CHU-NGA /CHUNNGA=15 CHU-DU / =16 CHU-NIS =17 CHU-BRAT/CHOBRE =18 CHUK-KU =19 BOGAL/THAL/NEECHU=2O





















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Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Months[edit]

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

WALA = RED TARR =WHITE MLANG/MLANGAI =BLACK PING/PINGAI =GREEN PINGSUR/PLITO =BLUE OOR =YELLOW

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Eating[edit]

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

Learning more[edit]

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