Tausug language


Tausug language

language
name=Tausūg
nativename=Bahasa Sūg
familycolor=Austronesian
states=Mainly in the Philippines, also in Malaysia (Sabah) and Indonesia (Kalimantan)
region=Jolo, Sulu Archipelago. Palawan Island, Basilan Island, Zamboanga City and environs. Also spoken in Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah)
speakers=1,022,000
(900,000 in the Philippines)
fam2=Malayo-Polynesian
fam3=Borneo-Philippines
fam4=Central Philippine
fam5=Visayan
fam6=Southern Visayan
fam7=Butuan-Tausug
script=Latin (Filipino variant);
Jawi script"
nation=Regional language in the Philippines
agency=Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
(Commission on the Filipino Language)
iso2=phi|iso3=tsg

Tausūg (Tausūg: "Bahasa Sūg", Malay: "Bahasa Suluk") is a Visayan language spoken in Sulu province in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia by the Tausūg people.

ounds

Consonants

*p, t, k (unaspirated)
*‘ (Glottal stop written as ‘ (linguists) or h (speakers))
*b, d, g (spirantize between vowels)
*c (allophone of "ch", bichara ‘speak’ > bicara)
*j (natively, syllable initial only)
*s
*h
*m
*n
*(ny)
*ng
*l
*r (allophone of d, l)
*w
*y

Features: Gemination of all non-glottal consonants

Vowels

*i
*a
*u [o/u]
*Diphthongs: aw, uy, ay, iw [issiw, variant of hisiyu ‘who’]

Features: Vowel length (marked here with underscore, e.g. ba_y ‘house’)

Stress: Nonphonemic Stress on final syllable.

Phonology

Grammar

Pronouns

Personal

Demonstrative

Enclitic Particles

Existential

Interrogative Words

Examples

Loan Words

Numbers

Common Expressions

ee also

*Languages of the Philippines
* Filipino
* Cebuano
*Kapampangan language
*Chabacano
* Pangasinan
*Visayan languages
* Bikol
* Ilokano
* Hiligaynon
* Waray-Waray

External links

* [http://members.aol.com/linggwistik In Bahasa Sug: An Introduction to Tausug] by Christopher Sundita
* [http://iloko.tripod.com/Tausug.htm Tausug Language] by Dr. Carl G. Rubino
* [http://www.bansa.org/?q=dictionaries/cmd&dict_lang=Tausug Bansa.org Tausug Dictionary]

* [http://www.languagelinks.org/lessons/tausug/tausug.html Tausug Lessons] by Languagelinks.og
* [http://www.languagelinks.org Tausug English Glossary] Search for common Tausug Words

References

*cite book | author=Sundita, Christopher Allen | title=In Bahasa Sug: An Introduction to Tausug | publisher=Lobel & Tria Partnership, Co. | year=2002 | id=ISBN 971-92226-6-2


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