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    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai

    Less savings. Much to share.

    S'gaw's proverb
    Mowakee Chaingmai

    Salak Yom Festival
    Pratupha Temple

    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand


    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson

    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi


    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village

    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai


    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village

    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo


    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys


    Boys are ordained as novice monks

     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 

    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism


    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand

    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang

    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
  •   Smile

    Smile in problems
    Urak  Lawai at Rawai Phuket
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Subject Mlabri, language, phonology, words, kinship, houses, healing, songs, Phrae, Nan
Author Kharom Paiyaphrom
Title Anthropological linguistics in Mlabri
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text English
Ethnic Identity Mlabri, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Austroasiatic
Location of
ไม่ระบุ Total Pages 203 Year 1990
Source Sirindhorn Antropoogy Center Library

The study investigates three main topics about this nomadic group. The first topic is phonology, consisting of intonation (high-falling and rising), word formation processes (compounding, borrowing, creating new words and word fillers), word types (single words, homophones, homonyms and related words), syllabic structures (pre-syllable, major syllable, minor syllable), morphemes (no definite structures, 32 consonants, 10 monophthongs and 4 diphthongs), and pronunciation (vowel length is non-phonemic and the length depends on stress and open syllable). The second topic concerns anthropological characteristics, including kinship system, house building, household utensils, healing (animistic rituals and herbs), and songs (after a hunting success and festivals). Their songs are mainly about their nomadic life, poverty, a difficult life and their difference from other ethnic groups. The last topic is concerned with the relationship between language and anthropology as seen from the word formation processes in comparison with socio-anthropological environment.

Text Analyst ไม่ระบุ Date of Report Apr 18, 2013
TAG Mlabri, language, phonology, words, kinship, houses, healing, songs, Phrae, Nan, Translator -


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