Mussau-Emira distinguishes the following consonants.
In most words the primary stress falls on the penultimate vowel and secondary stresses fall on every second syllable preceding that. This is true of suffixed forms as well, as in níma 'hand', nimá-gi 'my hand'; níu 'coconut', niyúna 'its coconut'.
|1st person inclusive||ita||ita lua|
|1st person exclusive||agi||ami||ami lua|
|2nd person||io||aŋa||aŋa lua||aŋa tolu|
|3rd person||ia||ila||ila lua|
Lapita and its Transformations in the Mussau Islands, Papua New Guinea, 1985-1988: Volume 1, Introduction, Excavations and Chronology.(Book Review) (book review)
Mar 22, 2003; Edited by Patrick V. Kirch. Contribution No. 59, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California at Berkeley,...
Lapita and its transformations in Near Oceania: archaeological excavations in the Mussau Islands, Papua New Guinea, 1985-88. Volume 1: Introductions, excavations, chronology.(Book Review)
Oct 01, 2003; By P. V. Kirch. Archaeological Research Facility, University of California Berkeley, Contribution No. 59, 2001. ISBN...
Prehistoric Polynesian Puzzle: The 'Founding Culture' of Modern Polynesian Societies Was Surprisingly Complex 3,600 Years Ago. but Where Did It Originate?
Oct 10, 1987; Prehistoric Polynesian Puzzle In 1985, a team of archaeologists traveled to a small South Pacific island in search of the...