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1. The phonetics of Southern New Guinea languagesː an overview

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Title:1. The phonetics of Southern New Guinea languagesː an overview
Authors:Evans, Nicholas
Keywords:Nen
Nmbo
Ngkolmpu
Idi
Ende
show 5 moreYelmek
Bitur
Urama
labial-velar
retroflexion
show less
Date Issued:2021
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Evans, Nicholas (2021)
Series:LD&C Special Publication
Abstract:This article provides an overview of the phonologies of Southern New Guinea languages, based on the six languages in this special issue plus two others for which JIPA illustrations have recently been published – Yelmek (Yelmek-Maklew family), Ngkolmpu, Nmbo and Nen (Yam family), Idi and Ende (Pahoturi River), Bitur (Marind-Anim branch of Trans-New Guinea) and Urama (Kiwaian branch of Trans-New Guinea). It surveys overall inventory sizes (maximal 28 consonants and 8 vowels, in Nmbo, minimal 13 consonants plus 5 vowels in Urama), and the most important segment types characteristic of the region, including retroflexion in Idi and Ende, labial-velar stops (Nen, Nmbo), rounded stops (Nmbo), relatively large liquid inventories (Pahoturi River) and prenasalised stop phonemes (Ngkolmpu, Nen, Nmbo).
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24991
ISBN:978-0-9979673-2-6
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Appears in Collections: LD&C Special Publication No. 24: Phonetic fieldwork in Southern New Guinea


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