Abstract

The Timor-Alor-Pantar family includes approximately thirty Papuan languages spoken in Eastern Indonesia and East Timor. Recent years have seen substantial progress on the reconstruction of the consonants of Proto-Timor-Alor-Pantar, though there have been to date no published applications of the comparative method to the vowels of this language family. In this paper, I present recurrent sound correspondences supporting the reconstruction of at least six vowels: *a, *e, *i, *o, *u, and *ə.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9421
Print ISSN
0029-8115
Pages
pp. 73-89
Launched on MUSE
2017-06-12
Open Access
No
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