Aché language

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Aché
Guayakí
Native toParaguay
RegionAlto Paraná
EthnicityAché
Native speakers
910 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3guq
Glottologache1246[2]

Aché, also known as Guayaki, is a Guarani language of Paraguay. Aché has three living dialects: Ache gatu, Ache wa, and Ñacunday River Ache. The Ñacunday River dialect has low mutual intelligibility with the other two dialects.[1]

Phonology[edit]

Aché vowels[3]
Front Central Back
Close i  ĩ ɨ  ɨ̃ u  ũ
Close-mid e   o  õ
Open a  ã
Aché consonants
Bilabial Labio-
dental
Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
plain prenasalized plain prenasalized plain prenasalized plain prenasalized
Stop voiceless p t ʔ
voiced b mb d nd ŋɡ
Affricate voiceless t͡ʃ
voiced d͡ʒ nd͡ʒ
Fricative voiceless ɸ
voiced β v
Nasal m n ɲ
Approximant j w
Flap ɾ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aché language at Ethnologue (22nd ed., 2019)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Aché". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "SAPhon – South American Phonological Inventories". linguistics.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-18.

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