Wangganguru dialect

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Wangganguru
Native to Australia
Region Northern Territory
Extinct by 2003
Language codes
ISO 639-3 wgg
Glottolog wang1290[1]
AIATSIS[2] L27

Wangganguru or Wangkangurru /ˈwʌŋɡəŋˈʊər/[3] is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of the Pama–Nyungan family. It was a dialect of Arabana.

Wangganguru had the full range of consonants of the prototypical Australian language. Several of the nasals and laterals are allophonically prestopped.[4]

Peripheral Laminal Apical
Bilabial Velar Palatal Dental Alveolar Retroflex
Stop p k c t ʈ
Nasal m ~ bm ŋ ɲ n̪ ~ d̪n̪ n ~ dn ɳ
Lateral ʎ l̪ ~ d̪l̪ l ~ dl ɭ
Vibrant r  ɾ
Approximant w j ɻ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Wangganguru". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Wangganguru at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  4. ^ Jeff Mielke, 2008. The emergence of distinctive features, p 135