Hnaring Lutuv Swadesh list

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Samson Alexander Lotven
Sui Hnem Par
James C Wamsley
Kelly H Berkson

Abstract

This paper presents a preliminary 100-item Swadesh word list for Hnaring Lutuv. Lutuv or Lautu(ISO 639-3 CLT) belongs to the Maraic branch of Kuki-Chin within the Tibeto-Burman language family (Eberhard et. al, 2019). Hnaring is a Lutuv village in the southern part of the Lutuv-speaking area in Thantlang Township, Chin State, Myanmar The word list comes from the intuitions of our co-author Sui Hnem Par,a 21-year-old native speaker born Near Mandalay of Lutuv parents (both from Hnaring), who lived for some of her childhood in Hnaring before moving to the US.

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