Muong edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Vietic *b-ruːʔ (forest, mountain), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *bruuʔ. Cognate with Vietnamese .

This is the chief word for "stone, rock" in most Muong lects. Mường Bi has borrowed đả from Vietnamese, but this word seems to be limited only to certain compounds.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

khũ

  1. (Mường Bi) stone; rock
    khũ caíchpebbles; small stones
  2. (Mường Bi) mountain
    khũ pẳna low mountain

References edit

  • Nguyễn Văn Khang; Bùi Chỉ; Hoàng Văn Hành (2002) Từ điển Mường - Việt (Muong - Vietnamese dictionary), Nhà xuất bản Văn hoá Dân tộc Hà Nội