The Buru language of Eastern Indonesia
Buru is an Austronesian (Central Malayo-Polynesian) language spoken by around 45,000 people on the island of Buru in eastern Indonesia. Typologically, the language can be characterised as S V 0 (X), prepositional, with modifiers following the head noun in an NP and the genitive occurring before the noun. Analysis of Buru phonology [Chapter 5] shows the language to have seventeen consonants [C] and five vowels [V]. Canonical syllable types are (C)V(C). Monomorphemic roots are distinguished...[Show more]
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