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'''Tamang''' is a language of [[Nepal]].
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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%
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== Dialects ==
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The Tamang language has further been subdivided into the following dialects-
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*Eastern Tamang: '''759,257''' in Nepal (2000 WCD). Population total all countries: '''773,257''';
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*Western Tamang: '''322,598''' (2000 WCD);
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*Southwestern Tamang: '''109,051''' (1991 census);
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*Northwestern Tamang:  '''55,000''' (1991 census);
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*Eastern Gorkha Tamang: '''3,977''' (2000 WCD).
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Tamang language is the largest [[Tibeto-Burman]] language in Nepal.
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== Grammar ==
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Some grammatical features of Tamang languages are
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*A canonical word order of [[subject–object–verb|SOV]]
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*Use of [[postposition]]s;
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*The [[genitive]]s follow [[noun]]s;
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*[[question]] word [[Medial (linguistics)|medial]];
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*It is [[ergative]] language;
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*CV, CVC, CCV, V, CCVC;
  
==Pronunciation guide==
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Phonetically Tamang languages are [[Tonal language|tonal]].
  
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==Writing System==
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Tamang languages use Tam-Yig which is similar to  [[Tibetan script]]s and [[Devanāgarī]]. In many situations, however, Tamang is written in [[Devanāgarī]] proper.
 
===Vowels===
 
===Vowels===
  
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===Basics===
 
===Basics===
; Hello. :  Lasso .  
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; Hello. :  Lasso .jojo lapa FYAFULLa
 
; How are you? :  Eda Karangba moula?  
 
; How are you? :  Eda Karangba moula?  
 
; Fine, thank you. :  Jaban moula.  
 
; Fine, thank you. :  Jaban moula.  
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; Thank you. :  Tujeje Moula.  
 
; Thank you. :  Tujeje Moula.  
 
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  Na udi [Tamang] pangba.
 
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  Na udi [Tamang] pangba.
; I would like ______ . :  ______ chaba.
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; I would like ______ . :  ______ NGHADA ......TOJHI.
; Where is the toilet. : Souchalaire kanang moula?.
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; Where is the toilet. : Souchalaire kanang moula?. FIRKHYAP NITOJHI
 
; How do I get to _____ . : _____ kanangri moula?
 
; How do I get to _____ . : _____ kanangri moula?
 
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'''Bold text'''GHYAM KHAI HONA MULA?'''
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'''GHYAM KHAI HONA MULA?''''''
 
WHICH IS THE WAY
 
WHICH IS THE WAY
  
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LEGS GOT TIRED
 
LEGS GOT TIRED
 
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'''Bold text'''AIDA TANGHJI'''
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''''''AIDA TANGHJI''''''
 
LIKED YOU
 
LIKED YOU
  
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LET'S HAVE LUNCH
 
LET'S HAVE LUNCH
 
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'''
'''Bold text'''KALBA SHA BHOW'''
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''''''KALBA SHA BHOW''''''
 
BRING FRIED MEAT
 
BRING FRIED MEAT
  
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DIFFICULT PATH.
 
DIFFICULT PATH.
  
'''Bold text'''BOMO THOONGJHI'''Bold text''' GOT ANGRY
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'''''BOMO THOONGJHI''''' GOT ANGRY
'''Bold text'''HU TOJHI'''Bold text'''
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WANT TO SLEEP
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''''HUU TOJHI'''WANT''' TO SLEEP
  
'''Bold text'''KUI FUIJHI'''Bold text'''
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'''''KUI FUIJHI''' AM THIRSTY
AM THIRSTY
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===Problems===
 
===Problems===
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==Learning more==
 
==Learning more==
  
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Revision as of 15:26, 2 December 2012

.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%

Contents

Dialects

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

Some grammatical features of Tamang languages are

Phonetically Tamang languages are tonal.


Writing System

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

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Lasso .jojo lapa FYAFULLa
How are you? 
Eda Karangba moula?
Fine, thank you. 
Jaban moula.
What is your name? 
Ela min te La?
My name is ______ . 
Ngla min______ .
Thank you. 
Tujeje Moula.
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Na udi [Tamang] pangba.
I would like ______ . 
______ NGHADA ......TOJHI.
Where is the toilet. 
Souchalaire kanang 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

BALAY GHAAYJHI LEGS GOT TIRED 'AIDA TANGHJI' LIKED YOU

SAAM JAABA CHIM GOT GOOD OPINIONS,WELLWISHER.

DIUGU SOLGAY LET'S HAVE LUNCH 'KALBA SHA BHOW' BRING FRIED MEAT

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

KUI FUIJHI AM THIRSTY

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages