Löyöp language

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Löyöp
Native to Vanuatu
Region Ureparapara
Native speakers
240  (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 urr
Glottolog leha1244[2]

Löyöp [løjøp] (also known as Lehalurup) is a language spoken on the east coast of Ureparapara Island in the Banks Islands of Vanuatu.[1] It is distinct from Lehali, the language spoken on the east coast of the same island.

Phonology[edit]

Löyöp has 11 phonemic vowels. These are ten short monophthongs /i ɪ ɛ æ a œ ø y ɔ ʊ/, and one diphthong /i͡ɛ/.[3]

Löyöp vowels
Front Back
plain round
Close i y
Near-close ɪ ø ʊ
Open-mid ɛ œ ɔ
Near-open æ  
Open a

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b List of Banks islands languages.
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lehalurup". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ François (2011:194)

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