Luthigh language

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Luthigh
Native to Australia
Region Cape York Peninsula, Queensland
Extinct (date missing)
Dialects
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xpj (Mpalitjanh)
Glottolog mpal1237[1]
AIATSIS[2] Y12 Luthigh, Y25 Mpalitjanh

Luthigh (Lɔ:tiga; pronounced [lud̪iɣ]) is an extinct Paman language formerly spoken on the Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia, by the Luthigh people. It is unknown when it became extinct.[3] It constitutes a single language with Mpalitjanh.

Phonology[edit]

Consonant Phonemes[edit]

[4]

Peripheral Laminal Apical Glottal
Bilabial Velar Palatal Dental Alveolar
Plosive p k c t ʔ
Fricatives β ɣ ð
Nasals m ŋ ɲ n
Vibrant r
Approximants w j l

Vowel Phonemes[edit]

[5]

Front Back
High i u
Low æ a

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mpalityan-Lutigh". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Luthigh at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  3. ^ Ernst Kausen (2005). "Australische Sprachen". 
  4. ^ Hale, 1976, Phonological Developments in Particular Northern Paman Languages, pp.10
  5. ^ Hale, 1976, Phonological Developments in Particular Northern Paman Languages, pp.10