ʈɽź̩

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Ersu[edit]

In Ersu Shaba pictographic script, this word is written as a circle, and which colour it is painted changes the precise meaning: painted black, it signifies 'dim'; painted white, 'brilliant, shining'.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • [tʂɿ(˥)], tʂ̩́, [ʈɽr̩]́

Etymology[edit]

Compare Lizu tʃə.

Noun[edit]

ʈɽź̩

  1. star

References[edit]

  • Sihong Zhang, A reference grammar of Ersu: a Tibeto-Burman language of China (2013)
  • Katia Chirkova, The Duoxu Language and the Ersu-Lizu-Duoxu relationship (2015)
  • The Ersu Shaba Pictographic Writing System, Asian Highlands Perspectives 1 (2009), by Sun Hongkai, translated by Mtsho mo Skyid of Qinghai Normal University and Gerald Roche of Griffith University / Qinghai Normal University), with an introduction by Thomas Roche (University of Sohar) and Gerald Roche.