Kapriman language

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Kapriman
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEast Sepik Province
Native speakers
1,600 (2003)[1]
Sepik
Dialects
  • Kapriman
  • Karambit
Language codes
ISO 639-3dju
Glottologkapr1245[2]

Kapriman (or Sare[3]) is a Sepik language spoken in East Sepik Province, Papua-New Guinea. Alternative names are Mugumute, Wasare.

Phonology[edit]

Sare consonants are:[3]

p t k
b d ɡ
f s x
m n
r
l
w j

Sare vowels are:[3]

i ɨ u
e ə o
a

Alamblak also has the same vowel system.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kapriman at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kapriman". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b c d Foley, William A. (2018). "The Languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and Environs". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 197–432. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.