Uvahle-Tana language

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Uvahle-Tana
Makira
Native toMatai
Native speakers
0  (date missing)
Latin

Uvahle-Tana, or Makira, is an Austronesian language spoken in southwestern Matai. It is notable for its large number of aspirated consonants


Phonology

Vowels

Consonants

Labial Labiodental Alveolar Velar Glottal
Plosive b t k ʔ
Nasal m n ŋ
Voiced fricative v
Voiceless fricative f h
Lateral l lʰ

Examples

Words

  • "Ahi" string
  • "Bihana" draw
  • "Ehihihlo" rock
  • "Hlinari" fruit
  • "Kuruhlai" money
  • "Makira" language
  • "Mihali" tree
  • "Nakamai" house