Skou language

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Skou
Tumawo
Native toIndonesia
RegionWest Papua, east of Jayapura
Native speakers
700 (1999)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3skv
Glottolognucl1634[2]

Skou (Sekol, Sekou, Sko, Skouw, Skow, Sukou), or Tumawo (Te Mawo), is a Papuan language of Indonesia.

Phonology[edit]

Consonants[edit]

The Skou consonants are:[3]

p t k
b ɟ~ɡʲ
m n
f h
l
r
w j

Vowels[edit]

Vowels can be nasalized, except for /ɨ/ and /u/.[3]

i ĩ ɨ u
e ẽ ə ə̃ o õ
a ã

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skou at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Skou". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  • Donohue, Mark. 2004. A Grammar of the Skou language of New Guinea. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at [1].