Journal of the International Phonetic Association

Illustrations of the IPA

Xumi (part 2): Upper Xumi, the variety of the upper reaches of the Shuiluo river

Katia Chirkovaa1, Yiya Chena2 and Tanja Kocjančič Antolíka3

a1 Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l'Asie Orientale, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France katia.chirkova@gmail.com

a2 Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, the Netherlands yiya.chen@hum.leidenuniv.nl

a3 Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France tkocjancic@googlemail.com

This Illustration focuses on the variety of the Xumi language (旭米, /LPʂu ketɕɜ/ or /EPʂu-hĩ ketɕɜ/) that is spoken in the upper reaches of the Shuiluo river (水洛河) in Shuiluo Township (水洛乡) (hereafter Upper Xumi). The township is located in Muli Tibetan Autonomous County (木里藏族自治县, smi li rang skyong rdzong in Written Tibetan, hereafter, WT), in the South-West of Sichuan Province (四川省) in the People's Republic of China.