Aslian languages

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Aslian languages

Postby aaakknu » 2019-09-09, 11:40

This is a thread for Aslian languages, a group of Austroasiatic languages spoken in Malaysia. I have nothing to write right now, but hopefully I will post something later)
It's more of a wanderlust for me, because I decided to focus on Austronesian languages this year)
I know that Vijay has something to say about any language in the world, so I will just wait for him to post something here :lol:
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Re: Aslian languages

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-09-09, 13:42

They are quite diverse and not always classified in a consistent way (perhaps because "asli" simply means "native" or "original" in Malay). Here are a couple links I had saved, although none of them have much info:

Some phrases in Semelai translated into Malay
Some phrases in Temiar translated into Malay
10 "Hidden" Languages of Malaysia

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Re: Aslian languages

Postby aaakknu » 2019-09-09, 20:15

Thank you so much, Linguaphile!
I will also add something later, I remember finding some papers, although don't remember where.
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Re: Aslian languages

Postby aaakknu » 2019-09-09, 20:29

So, here are some papers:

Jah Hut - a short description
A grammar of Semelai - there are some pages available there

I will look for some more later.
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Re: Aslian languages

Postby voron » 2019-09-15, 15:57

Linguaphile wrote:(perhaps because "asli" simply means "native" or "original" in Malay)

Looks like a loan word from the Arabic اصلي "original".

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Re: Aslian languages

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-09-15, 16:09

voron wrote:
Linguaphile wrote:(perhaps because "asli" simply means "native" or "original" in Malay)

Looks like a loan word from the Arabic اصلي "original".

It is! The issue is that "Aslian" means a subgroup of Mon-Khmer languages, but it also simply means "indigenous" language, so sometimes the same term is used a broader sense to include languages that don't fit into that linguistic subgroup.

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Re: Aslian languages

Postby vijayjohn » 2020-05-24, 16:56

Oh, what kind of languages outside said subgroup are sometimes included into Aslian?

Sorry for not posting anything here until now btw.


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