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Sharchopkha phrasebook

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Sharchop or Tshangla is a regional language spoken in eastern Bhutan.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Front Central Back
Unrounded Rounded
Close /i, ɪ/ /y, ʏ/ /ɵ/ /ʊ/
Mid /ɛ/ /ə/ /o/
Open /æ/ /a/ /ɑ/
Diphthong /øʏ, oʊ/

Consonants[edit]

  Labial Dental/Alveolar Alveolo-palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Plosive tenuis p t k ʔ
aspirated
voiced b d ɡ
Affricate tenuis ts
aspirated tsʰ tɕʰ
voiced
Fricative voiceless f s ɕ h
voiced v z ɦ
Lateral l

Common diphthongs[edit]

Coda Open Nasal Glottal stop
Medial j w j w j w ɥ
Nucleus i i                  
y y                  
ɪ ɪ     ɪɲ            
ʏ ʏ     ʏɲ            
ɵ ɵ              
ʊ ʊ                  
ɛ ɛ                
ə       ən   wən əʔ jəʔ wəʔ ɥəʔ
o       joŋ   joʔ    
øʏ øʏ                  
                 
æ æ                
a       ã jaʔ waʔ  
ɑ ɑ ɑ̃ jɑ̃ wɑ̃ ɑʔ jɑʔ    

Phrase list[edit]

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.

Basics[edit]

Hello.
. (kuzu zangbo)
Hello. (informal)
. (oai)
How are you?
? (kuzu zangpo la?)
Fine, thank you.
. (dek pay kadrin chey )
What is your name?
? ( nan ga ming hang ya?)
My name is ______ .
___jang ka ming ___ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
. (sho nang phi wa )
Please.
. ( kuchay )
Thank you.
. (kadinchee)
You're welcome.
. ( )
Yes.
. (gila)
No.
. (ma gila )
Excuse me. (getting attention)
. (tha goth cho la )
Excuse me - request to repeat question . (begging pardon)
. (la)
I'm sorry.
. (ro ma tsik cho )
Goodbye
. (lek bu joensho )
Goodbye (informal)
. (ya ya )
I can't speak Sharchopkha [well].
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English?
? ( chilingpa kha selay mo?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
? ( ?)
Help!
! (wai charo aii !)
Look out!
! ( wai goth cho!)
Good morning.
. (kuzu zangpo )
Good evening.
. ( )
Good night.
. (lek bu yep sho )
Good night (to sleep)
. (lek pu zim sho na )
I don't understand.
. (jang ma sela )
Where is the toilet?
? ( chabsang oh ya?)

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

1-10: thur, nigdzing, sam, pshi, nga, khung, zum, yen, gu, se

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Months[edit]

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

  • Red: tshalu
  • Blue: yinglu
  • Green: chang kha
  • Yellow: serbu
  • Black: nag

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Eating[edit]

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

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