Nauruuan

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Nauruuan
Dorerin Naoero
Native to Niue
Region Nauru
Native speakers unknown (6 000 as a primarii laenghwij i' Nauru cited 1991)[1]
1 000 as a sekand laenghwij (1991)
Laenghwij family
Dialects
Yaren Dialekt
Laenghwij codes
ISO 639-3 nau

Nauruuan ulla Nauru[2][3] (Nauruuan: Dorerin Naoero) esa Osheaniik laenghwij, tal'n nativlii b' abaut 6 000 piopel i' t' ailen kuntrii o' Nauru. Ets relayshunship tuu t' taedha Mikroneyshun laenghwijs es nor understood wel.

Fonolojii[edit | edit source]

Consonents[edit | edit source]

Nauruan haufs 16–17 consonant fonemes. Nauruan meiks fonemic kontrasts b'twiin welariz'd an palataliz'd labial consonants. Welarisayshun es nor wisibul b'foor lon bak wowels an palatalisyshun es nor wisibul b'foor nor-lo frunt wowels.[4]

Dem Consonant Fonemes[5]
Bilabial Dental Dorsal
palatalized velarized Palatal afta-welar labial
Naysal n ŋ (ŋʷ)
Stawp voiceless t k
voiced d ɡ ɡʷ
Aaproksimant ʝ ɣʷ
Rotik r rʲ

Voiceless stawps es geminat'd an dem naysal also kontrast i' lonness.[6] Dental stawps /t/ an /d/ b'kam [tʃ] an [dʒ] respectivlii b'foor dem hi frunt wowel.[7]

Referensiis[edit | edit source]

  1. Nauruuan reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
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