|Native to||West Papua, Indonesia|
In 2011, researchers from Oxford University's Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics began a project to document the vocabulary and grammar of the language, in collaboration with UNIPA (State University of Papua) and UNCEN (Cenderawasih University, Papua). The project outputs were a vocabulary, a published grammar, and a website documenting the language.
The phoneme invertory of Dusner consists of five vowels and 19 consonants (five of which are only attested in loanwords from Indonesian/Papuan Malay).
|plosives||p b||t d||k g|
|affricates||( t͡ʃ ) ( d͡ʒ )|
|fricatives||β||s||( h )|
|nasal stops||m||n||( ɲ )||ŋ|
|liquids||r ( l )|
(Phonèmes in parenthèses in the table are only attested in loanwords from Papuan Malay)
There is no tone in the language. The phonology of the language has a high number of complex syllable onsets, some of them countervening the Sonority Sequencing Principle.
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