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Sentani language

Sentani
Native toIndonesia
RegionLake Sentani, Papua
Native speakers
30,000 (1996)[1]
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3set
Glottolognucl1632[2]

Sentani or Buyaka is a Papuan language of Papua, Indonesia. It is spoken in about 30 scattered villages. Dialects are East, West, and Central (Ethnologue).

Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive b d k
Fricative f~ɸ s h
Nasal m n
Lateral l
Approximant w j

Vowels

Front Central Back
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Mid ə
Open-mid ɛ
Open a

[3]

Central Sentani

Central Sentani phonology from Foley (2018):Foley's (2018) classification is:[4]

Consonants

p k
f h
m n
l
r
w j

Vowels

i u
e ə o
æ
a

References

  1. ^ Sentani at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sentani". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Cowan, H. K. J. (1965). Grammar of the Sentani Language (PDF).
  4. ^ Foley, William A. (2018). "The languages of Northwest New Guinea". 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. 433–568. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.

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