Atayal language


Atayal language

language
name=Atayal
region=north Taiwan
speakers=<84,330
familycolor=Austronesian
fam2=Formosan
fam3=Atayalic
script=Latin alphabet
iso2=map
iso3=tay

The Atayal language is spoken by the Atayal people of Taiwan. Squliq and C’uli’ (which includes the well-documented Mayrinax) are two major dialects.

There is a dictionary of the language and a grammar. In 2002 a Bible text was published. Atayal is written in the Latin alphabet.

Phonology

Vowels

Consonants

References

Reference grammars

*Huang, Lillian (2000). "泰雅語參考語法" [Atayal language reference grammar] . Taipei: Yuanliou. Describes Mayrinax Atayal.
*Rau, D. V. (1992). "A grammar of Atayal". Cornell University dissertation. Describes Squliq Atayal.
*Valle, G. D. (1963). "Handbook of Atayal, as it is spoken in Wufeng (Hsinchu hsien)". Taichung: Kuangchi Press

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=tay Ethnologue report for Atayal]
* [http://language.psy.auckland.ac.nz/austronesian/language.php?id=256 Ci'uli Atayal Wordlist at the Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database]


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