Bukiyip language

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Bukiyip
Mountain Arapesh
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region East Sepik Province
Native speakers
16,000  (2003)[1]
Dialects
Coastal
Mountain (Bukiyip)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ape
Glottolog buki1249[2]

Bukiyip (Bukiyúp), or Mountain Arapesh, is an Arapesh language (Torricelli) of Papua New Guinea.

Sound system[edit]

Consonant Phonemes of Bukiyip
  Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
      plain lateral   plain labial plain labial
Stop voiceless [p] [t]     [k] [kʷ]    
voiced [b] [d]     [ɡ] [ɡʷ]    
Affricate voiceless       [tʃ]        
voiced       [dʒ]        
Fricative voiceless   [s]         [h] [hʷ]
Nasal [m] [n]   [ɳ]        
Tap   [ɾ]            
Approximant     [l]          
Vowel Phonemes of Bukiyip
Front Central Back
High [i] [ɨ] [u]
Mid [e] [ə] [o]
Low   [a]  

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bukiyip at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bukiyip". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.