Language name: FIJIAN
UPSID number: 2439
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, East Malayo-Polynesian
This language has 30 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.341315595 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p tD k ? mb ndD Ng f B 6D s m nD N nr r l j gA i "e a "o u ei ai oi ou eu au
Comment: Boumaa dialect. Boumaa Fijian is spoken around 'Orovou on Taveuni, Fiji. All vowels may occur long. Long vowels and diphthongs attract stress; primary stress goes on the syllable containing the penultimate mora in Dixon's formulation. /k/ occurs in loans from Standard Fijian, Tongan, and English; /f/ in loans from English and Tongan.
Source(s): Dixon, R.M.W. 1988. A Grammar of Boumaa Fijian. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

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