7. A phonetic sketch of Urama

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2021
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Brown, Jason
Muir, Alex
Petterson, Robbie
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University of Hawai'i Press
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This paper provides a phonetic sketch of Urama (Glottocode: uram1241), one of the varieties of the Northeast Kiwai group (iso code: kiw). Urama’s consonant and vowel inventories, with 12 and 5 members respectively, are characteristic of Papuan languages generally. Vowel length is contrastive, but may be in the process of being lost. Urama exhibits a pitch accent system, but only a few words are found in which tone alone distinguishes meaning.
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phonetics, Papuan languages, pitch accent
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Brown, Jason, Alex Muir & Robbie Petterson (2021)
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