Barí language

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Barí
Barí ara
Native toColombia, Venezuela
EthnicityMotilon people
Native speakers
5,000 (2007–2008)[1]
Chibchan
  • Chibcha–Motilon
    • Barí
Language codes
ISO 639-3mot
Glottologbari1297[2]

Barí is a Chibchan language spoken in Northwestern South America by the Barí (Motilon). The Motilon are sometimes called "dobocubi", but this is a pejorative term.[1]

  Barí Spanish English
intok uno one
insami dos two
tẽtahko tres three
dary hombre man
biory mujer woman
ruraba perro dog
ña sol sun
chibai luna moon
xima agua water
ixtan tierra earth
bowara montaña mountain
kona rocío dew

Phonology[edit]

Barí has six vowels: /a, e, i, ɨ, o, u/. All vowels have nasalized forms, and Barí has contrastive nasalization.[3]

Consonants
Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop voiceless t k
voiced b d
Fricative s h
Nasal m n ɲ
Trill r

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barí at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bari (Chibchan)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "SAPhon – South American Phonological Inventories". linguistics.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-02.

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