Bakairi language

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Bakairí
Bacairí
Kurâ
Native toBrazil
RegionSouthern Brazil, Mato Grosso state
Native speakers
950 (1999)[1]
Cariban
  • Pekodian
    • Bakairí
Language codes
ISO 639-3bkq
Glottologbaka1277[2]

Bakairí (Bacairí) is a Cariban language of Brazil.

Phonology[edit]

The consonant and vowel inventories for Eastern Bakairí are shown below.[3]

Consonants Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop p b t d k ɡ
Fricative s z ʃ (ʒ) h
Nasal m n (ɲ)
Approximant w ɾ

l

j
Vowels Front Central Back
High i ɨ u
Mid e ə o
Low a

Syntax[edit]

Baikarí word order is either subject-object-verb or object-verb-subject.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bakairí at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bakairi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Verfasser, Meira, Sérgio (2005). Reconstructing Pre-Bakairi segmental phonology. OCLC 1073250371.
  4. ^ "Bakairí". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  • Meira, Sergio (Fall 2005). "Reconstructing Pre-Bakairi Segmental Phonology". Anthropological Linguistics. 47 (3): 3. JSTOR 25132338.