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Sharchopkha phrasebook

Sharchop is a regional language spoken in eastern Bhutan.

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

Front vowel Central vowel Back vowel
Unrounded vowel Rounded vowel
Close vowel /i/ /y, ʏ/ /u/
Close-mid vowel /e/ /ø/ /o/
Open-mid vowel /ɛ/ /ə/ /ɔ/
Open vowel /a/
Diphthong /ɐi, ɐu, œʏ/

ConsonantsEdit

  Labial Dental/Alveolar Alveolo-Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ  
Plosive tenuis p t k ʔ
aspirated  
voiced b d ɡ  
Affricate tenuis ts
aspirated tsʰ tɕʰ  
voiced dz  
Fricative voiceless f s ɕ   h
voiced v z ʑ   ɦ
Lateral l

Common diphthongsEdit

Coda Open Nasal Glottal stop
Medial j w j w j w
Nucleus i i         jeʔ    
y y         ɥøʔ    
ʏ ʏ                
u u                
e e                
ø ø                
o o     joŋ   joʔ  
ɛ ɛ              
ə       ən   wən      
ɔ ɔ   ɔ̃ jɔ̃ wɔ̃      
a a ja wa ã   waʔ
ɐi ɐi   wɐi            
ɐu ɐu                
œʏ œʏ                

Phrase listEdit

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BasicsEdit

Hello. 
. (kuzu zangpo)
Hello. (informal
. (oai)
How are you? 
 ? (kuzu zangpo la?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (dek pay kadrin chey )
What is your name? 
 ? ( nan ga ming hang ya?)
My name is ______ . 
___jang ka ming ___ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. (sho nang phi wa )
Please. 
. ( kuchay )
Thank you. 
. (kadinchee)
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. (gila)
No. 
. (mang gi )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (tha goth cho la )
Excuse me - request to repeat question . (begging pardon
. (la)
I'm sorry. 
. (ro ma tsik cho )
Goodbye 
. (lek bu joensho )
Goodbye (informal
. (ya ya )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( chilingpa lo selay mo?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! (wai charo aii !)
Look out! 
 ! ( wai goth cho!)
Good morning. 
. (kuzu zangpo )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. (lek bu ani yep cho )
Good night (to sleep
. (lek pu zim sho na )
I don't understand. 
. (jang ma sela )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( chabsang oh ya?)

ProblemsEdit

NumbersEdit

1-10: thur, nigdzing, sam, pshi, nga, khung, zum, yen, gu, se

TimeEdit

Clock timeEdit

DurationEdit

DaysEdit

MonthsEdit

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

  • Red: tshalu
  • Blue: yinglu
  • Green: chang kha
  • Yellow: serbu
  • Black: changlu

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

EatingEdit

BarsEdit

ShoppingEdit

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

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