A documentation and description of Yelmek
Yelmek is a small endangered language spoken in the south-west of New Guinea. It is a member of the Yelmek-Maklew family, a maximal clade language family, which has less than a thousand fluent speakers by my estimation. The present work is the first in-depth description of any variety of this language family. It is based on a total of 12-month original fieldwork. In some ways, Yelmek is typical for a language of Southern New-Guinea. Its verbal morphology is exceedingly complex, while...[Show more]
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