7. A phonetic sketch of Urama

Date
2021
Authors
Brown, Jason
Muir, Alex
Petterson, Robbie
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Publisher
University of Hawai'i Press
Abstract
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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Keywords
phonetics, Papuan languages, pitch accent
Citation
Brown, Jason, Alex Muir & Robbie Petterson (2021)
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