Naasioi language

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Naasioi
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionKieta District, Bougainville Province
Native speakers
20,000 (2007)[1]
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3nas
Glottolognaas1242[2]
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Naasioi (also Nasioi, Kieta, Kieta Talk, Aunge) is an East Papuan language spoken in the central mountains and southeast coast of Kieta District, Bougainville Province, Papua New Guinea.

Phonology[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Front Back
High i iː u uː
Mid e eː o oː
Low a aː

Consonants[edit]

Bilabial Coronal Velar Glottal
Stop voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d
Nasal m n (ŋ)

Nasals can be syllabic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naasioi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Naasioi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Hurd, Conrad; Hurd, Phyllis W. (1966). Nasioi language course. Port Moresby: Department of Information and Extension Services.
  • Hurd, Conrad; Hurd, Phyllis W. (1970). "Nasioi verbs". Oceanic Linguistics. Oceanic Linguistics, Vol. 9, No. 1. 9 (1): 37–78. doi:10.2307/3622931. JSTOR 3622931.
  • Hurd, Conrad (1977). "Nasioi projectives". Oceanic Linguistics. Oceanic Linguistics, Vol. 16, No. 2. 16 (2): 111–178. doi:10.2307/3622956. JSTOR 3622956.