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Garawa_language

Garawa language

Garawa (or Garrwa, Gaarwa, Karawa, Leearrawa) is a recently extinct Australian Aboriginal language of northern Australia.

Classification

Garawa may be related to the Pama-Nyungan languages. A dialect, Wanji or Waanyi, is divergent enough to sometimes be considered a separate language.

Phonology

Vowels

Front Back
High i u
Low a

Consonants

Peripheral Laminal Apical
Bilabial Velar Palato-
velar
Palatal Alveolar Retroflex
Stop p k c t ʈ
Nasal m ŋ ŋ̟ ɲ n ɳ
Lateral ʎ l ɭ
Rhotic r ɻ
Semivowel w j

References

  • Belfrage, H. (1992). Aspects of verb and pronoun morphology, semantics and syntax in Garrwa. University of Melbourne.
  • Furby, Christine E. (1972). "The pronominal system of Garawa". Oceanic Linguistics 11 1–31.
  • Furby, Edward S.; Furby, Christine E. (1977). A preliminary analysis of Garawa phrases and clauses. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

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