Language: Bangru

Classification

Comments on subclassification

Sun, Tianshin Jackson 1993 :159 Timotheus A. Bodt and Ismael Lieberherr 2015

The Bangru language, a close relative of Miji [sjl], is missing ( Sun, Tianshin Jackson 1993 :159 , Tame Ramya 2012 , Roger Blench 2012 ). Bangru and Levai (another name for Bangru) is listed in E16/E17/E18/E19 as a dialect of Hruso [hru], presumably because of the confused idea that Hruso [hru] is a dialect of Miji [sjl], going back to Shafer, Robert 1947 . Miji and Hruso share some borrowed vocabulary but are otherwise vastly different, -- nowhere near being dialects -- and probably not even deep-level related ( Roger Blench and Mark Post 2011 ). If anything, Bangru is a dialect of Miji, not of Hruso, and though the amount of data so far available is small, it suggests that Miji and Bangru are different enough not to be intelligible. See also: Hruso [hru], Sajalong [sjl].

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