Ruund language

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Ruund
Chiluwunda
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola
Region Copperbelt
Native speakers
250,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rnd
L.53[2]
Glottolog ruun1238[3]

Ruund (Ruwund), also known as Northern Lunda or Uruund, is a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. It is highly unusual among Bantu languages for allowing consonantal codas and for its reduced vowel system, in which short /e/ and /o/ have become [i] and [a] respectively, leaving only 3 short vowels.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruund at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ruund". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Hyman, Larry. "Segmental Phonology". p. 8. Retrieved 22 March 2014.