Abstract

The Long Terawan Berawan system of vowel phonemes consists of one monophthong in the antepenult, schwa, and four monophthongs in the penult, i, ə, a, and u. However, the final syllable exhibits ten monophthongs (i, ĭ, e, ĕ, a, ă, u, ŭ, o, ŏ) and six diphthongs (əi, ǝu, ăi, ai, ău, au). The paper describes how the Long Terawan vowel phoneme system emerged from a Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian system of four monophthongs (*i, *ə, *a, *u).

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9421
Print ISSN
0029-8115
Pages
pp. 588-619
Launched on MUSE
2016-12-08
Open Access
No
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