Chuukic languages

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Chuukese
Trukic
Geographic
distribution
Micronesia
Linguistic classification Austronesian
Glottolog truk1243[1]

Chuukic (/ˈkɪk/), also rendered Trukic[2] (/ˈtrkɪk/), historically, is a subgroup of the Chuukic–Pohnpeic family of the Austronesian language family.[3] The languages are primarily spoken in Chuuk State and Yap State of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Languages[edit]

Phonology[edit]

Proto-Trukic reflexes of Proto-Oceanic consonants[4]
Proto-Oceanic *mp *mp,ŋp *p *m *m,ŋm *k *ŋk *y *w *t *s,nj *ns,j *j *nt,nd *d,R *l *n
Proto-Micronesian *p *pʷ *f *m *mʷ *k *x *y *w *t *T *s *S *Z *c *r *l *n
Proto Chuukic-Pohnpeic *p *pʷ *f *m *mʷ *k *∅,r1 *y *w *t *T *t *t *c *r *l *n
Proto-Trukic *p *pʷ *f *m *mʷ *k *∅ *y *w *t *T *d *d *c *r *l *n

1 before /a/


References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Trukic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ "tr" is a German convention for the retroflex affricate now written "ch"
  3. ^ Lynch, John; Ross, Malcolm; Crowley, Terry (2002). The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. ISBN 978-0-7007-1128-4. OCLC 48929366. 
  4. ^ Bender, Byron W. (2003). "Proto-Micronesian Reconstructions: 1". Oceanic Linguistics. 42: 4, 5. doi:10.2307/3623449.