Lolo-Burmese


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Noun1.Lolo-Burmese - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northern Burma and Yunnan
Tibeto-Burman, Tibeto-Burman language - a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken from Tibet to the Malay Peninsula
Burmese - the official language of Burma
Loloish - languages spoken by hill tribes in northern Burma and neighboring areas
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After a friendly enough beginning in the mid-1970s, he precipitated an angry exchange of articles in the early 1980s (Weidert 1981; Matisoff 1982), creating a mood between us which no doubt accounts for TBT's calculated avoidance of all mention of my work, even in the chapter on Lolo-Burmese tonology (ch.
Some branches of TB (Lolo-Burmese, Karenic, Baic) have full-blown "omnisyllabic tone" systems, where almost every syllable bears one of several distinctive tones (as in Chinese, Tai, Hmong-Mien, or Vietnamese); in the heterogeneous Himalayan and Kamarupan (northeast India) branches, many languages have prosodic contrasts spread over two or more syllables in a word ("word-tones" or "contouremes") ; others have only a rudimentary contrast of low functional load between high and low pitch, or between clear vs.
Yet the possibility of establishing regular correspondences between the tone systems of different subgroups of TB, even at much shallower time-depths, has been seriously questioned (e.g., Mazaudon 1985, for Tamangic and Karenic; Matisoff 1974, 1991, for Lolo-Burmese and Jinghpaw).