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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 ==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 a the largest [[Tibeto-Burman]] language in Nepal.== Grammar ==Some grammatical features of Tamang languages are*A canonical word order of [[subject–object–verb|SOV]]*Use of [[Nepalpostposition]]s;*The [[genitive]]s follow [[noun]]s;*[[question]] word [[Medial (linguistics)|medial]];*It is [[ergative]].language;*CV, CVC, CCV, V, CCVC;
==Pronunciation guide==Phonetically Tamang languages are [[Tonal language|tonal]].
 
==Writing System==
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===
===Basics===
; Hello. : Lasso . jojo lapa FYAFULLa
; How are you? : Eda Karangba moula?
; Fine, thank you. : Jaban moula.
; Thank you. : Tujeje Moula.
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. : Na udi [Tamang] pangba.
; I would like ______ . : ______ chabaNGHADA ......TOJHI.; Where is the toilet. : Souchalaire kanang moula?.FIRKHYAP NITOJHI
; How do I get to _____ . : _____ kanangri moula?
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'''Bold text'''GHYAM KHAI HONA MULA?''''''
WHICH IS THE WAY
LEGS GOT TIRED
'''
'''Bold text'''AIDA TANGHJI''''''
LIKED YOU
LET'S HAVE LUNCH
'''
'''Bold text'''KALBA SHA BHOW''''''
BRING FRIED MEAT
DIFFICULT PATH.
'''Bold text'''BOMO THOONGJHI'''Bold text''' GOT ANGRY '''Bold text'''HU HUU TOJHI'''Bold textWANT'''WANT TO SLEEP
'''Bold text'''KUI FUIJHI'''Bold text''' AM THIRSTY
===Problems===
==Learning more==
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