Language name: WARAY
UPSID number: 8348
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Australian, Ungrouped
This language has 21 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.437229437 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p t c k p: t: c: k: m n nj N r l j w i E a+ O u
Comment: Waray was formerly spoken in the area around Adelaide River, south of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Harvey (1987) notes that unitary long consonants contrast with sequences of identical consonants. Short stops are shown as voiced after nasals, and optionally, between vowels. When intervocalic they may become approximants, or in the case of /t/ a tap.
Source(s): Harvey, M. 1987. Ngoni Waray Amungal-Yang: The Waray Language from Adelaide River. M.A. Thesis, Australian National University, Canberra.

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