Dusner is a language spoken in the village of Dusner in the province of Papua, Indonesia. Dusner is highly endangered, and has been reported to have just three remaining speakers.  
Sociolinguistic situation [ edit ]
The language is highly endangered with only three speakers reported to be remaining.
  In 2011, researchers from  Oxford University's Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics began a project to document the vocabulary and grammar of the language, in collaboration with UNIPA ( State University of Papua) and UNCEN ( Cenderawasih University, Papua).  The project outputs were a vocabulary, a published grammar,  and a website documenting the language.
Phonology [ edit ]
The phoneme inventory of Dusner consists of five vowels and 19 consonants (five of which are only attested in loanwords from Indonesian/Papuan Malay).
(Phonèmes in parenthèses in the table are only attested in loanwords from Papuan Malay)
There is no tone in the language. The phonology of the language has a high number of complex syllable onsets, some of them contravening the
Sonority Sequencing Principle.
Morphology [ edit ]
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References [ edit ]
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Malvern, Jack (21 April 2011). "Last few speakers of Indonesian language Dusner nearly wiped out by flood, volcano". The Australian . Retrieved . 24 April 2011
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Dalrymple, Mary; Mofu, Suriel (2012). Dusner. LINCOM Europa. ISBN . 9783862882786
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"April 21, 2011: articles on the Dusner language, spoken by 3 last speakers". SOROSORO: So the languages of the world may live on! . Retrieved . 2013-02-08
Alleyne, Richard (2011-04-21). "Oxford University mission to save a language spoken by three people". Telegraph. Archived from the original on 2011-04-24 . Retrieved . 2013-02-08
"Multimodal language documentation for Dusner, an endangered language of Papua". University of Oxford, Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics . Retrieved . 2013-02-08
External links [ edit ]