Kaloeng language

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Kaloeng
Native toThailand, Laos
Kra–Dai
Thai alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3tts

Kaloeng (Kalerng, Kaleung) is a Southwestern Tai language of Thailand and Laos.

Distribution[edit]

In Thailand, Kaloeng is spoken in Sakon Nakhon Province, Nakhon Phanom Province, and Mukdahan Province (Trongdee 2016). In Laos, it is spoken in Khammouan Province.

External classification[edit]

Mudjalin Luksanawong (2016:56) classifies the Kaloeng language as part of the Sakon Nakhon subbranch of the Southwestern Tai.

In the Sakon Nakhon languages, Proto-Tai *hw- and *w- (Pittayaporn 2009:134-135) became /ph/- (Trongdee 2016:55). Also, the Sakon Nakhon languages display the uncommon labiovelar initial clusters thw-, cw-, sw-, hw-, ŋw-, lw-, ʔw- (Trongdee 2016:56).

Internal classification[edit]

Thananan Trongdee (2016:68) classifies the Kaloeng dialects as follows according to the evolution of the Proto-Kaloeng diphthong *-aɯ.

References[edit]

  • Luksanawong, Mudjalin. 2016. The sub-group of Kalööng in Thailand and Laos: another evidence of contact induced change. In Tai Culture Journal, Volume 24. Interdisciplinary Tai Studies Series. ISSN 1431-1240
  • Trongdee, Thananan. 2016. A clarification of the Sakon Nakhon subbranch in Laan Saang languages. In Tai Culture Journal, Volume 24. Interdisciplinary Tai Studies Series. ISSN 1431-1240