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.

Phonology

Vowels

Consonants

Labial Alveolar Velar Labial-velar Glottal
Plosive p t k ʔ
Nasal m n ŋ ŋ͡mʷ
Fricative v ɬ h
Lateral l
Flap ɾ

Grammar

Reduplication

Reduplication is used to show emphasis in the Uvahle-Tana language

Vocabulary

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