Lehali language

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Lehali
Loli
Native to Vanuatu
Region Ureparapara
Native speakers
200  (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tql
Glottolog leha1243[2]

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

Phonology[edit]

Lehali has 10 phonemic vowels. These are all short monophthongs /i ɪ ɛ æ ə a ɒ ɔ ʊ u/:[3]

Lehali vowels
Front Central Back
Close i u
Near-close ɪ ʊ
Mid ə
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Near-open æ   ɒ
Open a

References[edit]

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

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